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The Centre Region has been exploding with new businesses during the past few months. As the population grows, both in downtown State College and the outer regions like Bellefonte and Centre Hall, we’ve had a hard time keeping up with all of the openings. Here’s a list of some of our favorites. The Barn at Lemont Part organic garden center and part home goods, the Barn occupies that... MORE
It's spring, and you know what that means. The snow is gone and it's time for outside fun. We've put together some fun ideas to add on to your next Happy Valley weekend. Get out and have some fun this spring and summer while you count down the weekends 'til the 2017 Kickoff Weekend!  Take a Hike  Perhaps the most popular outdoor adventure in all of Happy Valley is a hike of Mount... MORE
Great live music can sometimes be hard to come by. Luckily, Happy Valley is a hub for stellar live music. Whatever kind of music you’re into, Happy Valley has something to offer everyone. Check out the Top 5 places to catch a performance! The Bryce Jordan Center The Bryce Jordan Center is one of the most well-known music venues in the area. With big-name performers from Florida-Georgia Line... MORE
Happy Valley is ‘going green’ on April 22! Want to get in on the Earth Day fun? Check out all the places hosting Earth Day celebrations! 1. Watershed Cleanup Day with ClearWater Conservancy Help keep Happy Valley beautiful by participating in the Watershed Cleanup Day and Volunteer Picnic with the ClearWater Conservancy. The cleanup portion of the event will take place from 8 a.m. to... MORE
The unofficial spring Homecoming at Penn State is only a few days away, with the Blue-White game scheduled for a 3 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, April 22.  The venue: Beaver Stadium, everyone’s favorite gathering spot for fall Saturdays — and for one Saturday in April. Excellent tailgating conditions are in place, with a mid-afternoon start and good weather expected (mid-60s, clear skies), so... MORE
What’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon? Fishing, of course! Now that the warm weather has hit Happy Valley, it’s time to bust out those fishing rods and tackle boxes. Check out the best fishing spots that’ll have you reeling them in all day.
Happy Valley’s rural location definitely has its advantages when it comes to spring. Home to many parks, hiking trails and, of course, the Penn State campus, Happy Valley is the perfect spot to observe the wonders of the spring season in Pennsylvania.
If you're looking for some family-friendly, spring fun over Easter weekend and in the week leading up to the holiday, you've come to the right place. Happy Valley has tons of different options to choose from. Start marking your calendar now for these can't-miss events! First, find the Easter Bunny in one unlikely spot. Lincoln Caverns in Huntingdon is hosting the legendary bunny himself, April... MORE
Happy Valley will be getting a whole lot happier this summer with a brand new music festival. Karoondinha Music and Arts Festival will take place July 21-23 at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, and it's not just any run-of-the-mill concert.  This massive three-day festival will feature John Legend, Alessia Cara, X Ambassadors, Daya, Maren Morris, the Roots, and about 80 other... MORE
Looking for something fun for the family to do around State College while students are away on break? Look no further than SpikesFest 2017, which takes place this Sunday, March 5 at the Penn State Indoor Multi-Sport Facility. This giant indoor baseball carnival is an afternoon of fun the whole family can enjoy. There will be plenty of events, including mascot meet and... MORE

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