Free and Fun in Downtown Chambersburg

by Laiton Suders, intern, Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

moviesOn a beautiful summer Saturday evening staying inside seems like a waste of gorgeous weather, but going out always costs more money than you’d prefer to spend. So, what’s a reasonable Chambersburg family to do? You put in a long, hard week of work and you deserve to unwind without breaking your bank.

Never fear, we have the perfect solution: Second Saturdays.

Every second Saturday of the month from June through September, Downtown Chambersburg Inc. (DCI) organizes an outdoor concert and movie showing at Chambers Fort Park (the park behind Main Street Deli at the confluence of the Falling Spring and Conococheague Creeks).

And it is absolutely free.

At 5 p.m.., relax and enjoy opening acts such as Jon Ingels and Carly Clark. Then, get ready for our favorite local bands including Wings That Buzz and the NAS Trio. At sundown, gather your family for an outdoor theater-style showing of a family-friendly movie such as  “Zootopia” or “Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens.” With entertainment appropriate for kids and amusing for adults, Second Saturday has something for everyone in your family.

The next Second Saturday will kick off ChambersFest week on July 9. It will feature Wings That Buzz with opener Jon Ingels, followed by the film “Back to the Future” (1985). You won’t want to miss it!

If your busy schedule keeps you away this month, here’s the full Second Saturday schedule for the rest of the year:

July 9
Concert - Wings That Buzz with opener Jon Ingels
Movie - Back to the Future - PG (1985)

August 13
Concert - Shawan and The Wonton with opener Carly Clark
Movie - Zootopia - PG (2016)

September 10
Concert - NAS trio performance with opener Waylon K. Smith
Movie - Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens - PG13 (2015)

Second Saturday Concerts in the Park are sponsored by Volvo Construction Equipment and the Downtown Summer Movie Series is sponsored by Summit Health.