Events & Programs
A lot happens here in Carlisle during the year! We start out in January with the Annual Dinner at which time we recognize Carlisle’s Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Employee of the Year, and Friend of Education. These awards are given to our citizens and businesses who have volunteered their time/talents for the betterment of the community.
New for 2023 Carlisle Bike Night! Carlisle Bike Night will be the third Saturday May through September from 5PM to 10PM. See our flyers below!
Lunch and Learn meetings are from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Second Tuesday. Come and enjoy a delicious meal, network, and learn about the offerings to help existing small businesses. Stay current with our newsletters for location and time details! PURCHASE MEAL TICKETS
Chamber Golf Outing is on the third Saturday in August and provides a day of fun and raises money for youth activities in the Carlisle area. Click here to view our Golf Outing details on our Sponsorship page!
Welcome Back to School Breakfast is held in August for the Carlisle Community Schools teachers and staff. Click here to view our Teacher Appreciation Breakfast details on our Sponsorship page!
PumpkinFest is the fourth Saturday in October from 1-3 pm, check the Events Calendar for more information. Some features will be a costume parade through downtown Carlisle, Trunk or Treat, the most original carved/decorated pumpkin contest, vendor booths on the street, photos, and more. As we encouraged local residents and businesses to participate in the popular event which distributes candy safely and provides games and activities to about 400 children in historic downtown Carlisle. Click on the flyer below to print your business a flyer.
“Light Up Carlisle”, is the second Sunday in December from 5 PM – 7 PM, for more information please see the Events Calendar. This will be the largest ever “Light Up Carlisle” with over 20 businesses with their inflatables to celebrate the holidays. Santa will be there to hand out goodies, wave, and wish everyone Happy Holidays. Come see all the beautiful lite inflatables from our local businesses. Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of fun for everyone.
Remember to take time to drive by and see our local businesses and residents who will be lit up for the holidays.
Inflatable signs are available! There is no cost for Chamber members, other than any signage we may have to make for your business. Non-members cost is $20 for the display of inflatable plus signage. (set up begins at 3:00 PM) If you need to purchase an inflatable you can contact our local True Value Hardware at (515) 259-9872.
We have a traveling trophy, sponsored by “Living Magazine” for a business’s best holiday decorations. So let’s really light up the town and have every business decorated for the holidays. Last year’s winner is LaVilla Mexican Restaurant. Let’s see who is the best in 2020. We all need our spirits lit up.
We also have a residential contest, so let’s really get lit up with all residents lighting up the town. All judges will be viewing the displays the day before the event. Announcements will be made the day of the event.
Carlisle Chamber’s Annual Dinner will be held at Summerset Winery. The evening will start with a cocktail hour, followed by a dinner, then “Of the Year” awards will be presented. There is entertainment that is fun for all ages. Chamber members and their guests have the first opportunity to reserve seats. This event is open to the public. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Legislative Opening Day Reception is typically the 2nd Monday in January. Every Chamber of Commerce is invited to participate and show off their community.
Warren County Regional Chamber Legislative Luncheon is held in December. This allows the members of the Warren County Chambers to get a feel for the issues that are on the docket for the upcoming year.
Community Area Events
Farmer’s Market – Beginning, in early June, and Ending, late October, the Carlisle Farmers Market will be held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Wyckoff parking lot on the corner of Highway 5 and 1st Street. Local produce vendors, baked goods, crafts, and more! Farmers Market will continue social distancing and using hand sanitizer, and a “you point and we’ll pick” method to purchase items.
The 4th of July Celebration
To be a sponsor or for a community event and program promotion, you must be a Chamber member receiving membership benefits, established partner, or vendor. Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce may grant an exemption to this requirement upon approval, so call for details.