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If you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, in a historic setting, look no further than Boalsburg, Pa. The birthplace of Memorial Day, the charming small town is still reminiscent of the early 19th century, with plenty of past plus modern amenities. Just a 15 minute drive from Penn State’s University Park campus, it offers bed and breakfasts, coffee shops, bars, casual dining... MORE
Summer is here once again. The sun is shining, birds are singing and children are home from school creating the perfect environment to have fun outside and spend time with family. However, while being home is fun for children initially, parents will soon be hearing the most dreaded phrase from their little ones: “I’m bored.”   Thankfully, Happy Valley holds many cures for summer... MORE
It's almost time for the 52nd annual Festival of the Arts. From July 12-15, downtown State College will transform back into the festival that features some of our favorite summer memories. We talked with Jennifer Shuey, Director of Development about what's new, what's back and how kids can get involved. Read on!   HV: Tell us about this festival year — what's new?  Jen: This... MORE
It's finally here! Hitting the stands the week of June 25, the Happy Valley Football Summer Fun Guide is the perfect read to get you amped up for summer and the upcoming football season. Inside you'll find exclusive interviews with the Penn State football team, the inside scoop on the biggest festivals of the year and details on the best places to eat, drink and sleep this summer. After an... MORE
Cool summer nights in Lubrano Park are fast approaching. With those summer nights, comes your chance to see our favorite up-and-coming major league players as the State College Spikes officially begin their season. Opening Night Opening night against Williamsport is June 16 at 7:05 p.m. Fans can enter in LuCKy’s Kia Giveaway at the Lion Country Kia table for a chance to leave the park... MORE
While we should be grateful for the father figures in our lives every day, this special Sunday in June gives us a great excuse to treat our fathers and thank them for being the amazing men they are. Of course, this happy valley of ours hosts an array of events, activities and restaurants to help make this Father’s Day memorable. From baseball to brews, golf rounds to car shows, celebrate the... MORE
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has finalized its 2018–19 performance schedule, and it’s packed with acclaimed Broadway hits, performances from dance troupes with a message, celebrations of figures in American pop culture and so much more. Tickets are available here starting June 18, and can also be purchased by phone at 814-863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX; and in person at... MORE
Although you never really need an excuse to visit Happy Valley, this weekend’s highly anticipated celebration is the perfect reason to make your way back. We Are Weekend, a premier summer event hosted by the Penn State Alumni Association, is here to help you reunite with old classmates, share the joy of Penn State with your family and reminisce on your time as a Nittany Lion. With countless... MORE
Happy Valley has one of the best festival seasons around, hands down, and when there isn't a festival, there’s always another exciting event waiting for you and your family. With so many upcoming fairs, festivals and shows, it can be hard to keep track! Thankfully, Happy Valley has the insider details on all the weekend events you won’t want to miss! We Are Weekend: June 1–3 It's finally... MORE
Whether you are looking to reunite with friends, share memories with your family or spend some quality time with your partner, turn to the Bryce Jordan Center and the Center for Performing Arts for a wide array of musical and theatrical performances. From award winning artists to compelling performances, buy your tickets and let Happy Valley be your entertainment destination this upcoming season... MORE

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