Reconnect with Happy Valley during Blue-White Weekend

The unofficial (late) start to spring is only a few weeks away, and Blue-White Weekend offers plenty of family friendly-opportunities to reconnect with Happy Valley during April 21–23. 

Blue-White Game

The Blue-White game will kick off at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, with free admission. As previously announced by Penn State Athletics, 2016 season ticket and season parking holders can park for free by showing their 2017 Blue-White parking permit that was included in last year’s sheets. FYI that if you’ve misplaced that sheet, Athletics won’t replace it. 

Penn State Baseball (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

The Penn State baseball team hosts Big Ten rival Northwestern for a three-game set, with opening pitch on Friday set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s contest features the same starting time, while Sunday’s finale will begin at 1 p.m. All games will be held at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Season, flex and single-game ticket options are on sale by calling Medlar Field at Lubrano Park ticket office at 814-272-1711. Tickets are also available on game day at the gate. 

Penn State Softball (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

Nearby, softball also plays at home for a three-game set, battling Rutgers at Nittany Lion Softball Field and Beard Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m., with following games set for 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday. Fans can purchase single game tickets for $6 by calling 1-800-NITTANY Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; they can also be purchased in-person at the Bryce Jordan Center Athletic Ticket Office Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tickets are also available on game day at the gate. 

Late Night Cabaret at The State Theatre (Friday)

Titled, “Lady Grey Productions presents Twisted Fairytales,” here’s an option for alumni and locals alike, though, as a heads-up, you must 18 or older to attend this event. Shows are scheduled for Friday night at 8 and 10 p.m. According to The State Theatre’s website, the evening entails “A very quirky and wildly twisted night of adult entertainment with many of the storybook heroes and villains you know and love. Back for their fifth monthly Late Night Cabaret, Lady Grey and her Lovelies promise an evening of music, dance and hysterical audience participation. Joined this month by guest artists Jezabelle von Jane (Philadelphia), Boom Boom Bridgette (Pittsburgh) and Vyrus Vixen (Pittsburgh), they weave a silly tale of love, loss and lust of power. Please come dressed to impress… you never know when you’ll be pulled up on stage to participate!” Tickets are $18, with an additional $2 ticketing fee, and you can visit thestatetheatre.org for more information. A link to purchase tickets is available by visiting the revenue’s event calendar and clicking on the event description. 

Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run (Sunday)

The eighth annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Pennsylvania is set for the day after the Blue-White Game, with participants finishing on the Beaver Stadium field. Options are available for both running and walking; and if you can’t make it back to Happy Valley for the event, you can register as a virtual participant and create your own team. Complete details and team registration is available at specialolympicspa.org/beaver-stadium-run. You can also show your support and share your race day experience by using #StadiumRun on social media. 

Hike Mount Nittany (All Weekend)

With temperatures expected to reach the mid-60s on Friday and Saturday and the high-50s on Friday — according to AccuWeather — here’s a free option that’ll also leave you feeling great. Whether you’re a regular hiker or this is new territory for you, plenty of information is available for you at mtnittany.org. Click on “The Mountain” tab at the top for details on directions, hiking maps and trails and safety notes. There’s also more information on the geological and cultural history of Mount Nittany. 

Visit HappyValley.com to learn more about what’s happening Blue-White Weekend, and also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@HappyValleyPSU).

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