Football Preview/Summer Fun Guide: our ultimate guide to all things summer and Penn State football

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 explosive last two seasons and the loss of some of their star players to the NFL, this upcoming Nittany Lion football season is sure to be a wild ride. We sat down with quarterback Trace McSorely and Team Captain Nick Scott to talk about the upcoming season, the team dynamic and what it means to be a part of the Penn State football legacy.

If you want a deeper analysis of how the Lions look going into the season, we've got you covered. Our football contributor looks to answer five high-impact questions for the upcoming season, identifies the new key players and takes a close look at our opponents and the details that will play a key role in the games to come. You'll also find information in this year's tailgate must-haves, from games to food and drinks and more, plus our list of our top 10 game day traditions.

But Happy Valley isn't just known for our Nittany Lions. This summer is packed with exciting events and fantastic festivals, and we have all the insider details. Did you know the Central PA 4thFest Fireworks Show has been rated one of the best 4th of July fireworks shows in the nation? Or that over 300 artists are coming to the Central PA Festival of the Arts? When you come to town for Elton John, Kevin Hart and Veronica Swift's stellar shows, why not make a weekend vacation —or staycation— of it by staying at some of the most charming B&Bs in Pennsylvania. Find all the information you need to plan the perfect trip inside!

From fun for the whole family and music to dinner and drinks on the patio, there's a little something for everyone to enjoy, and we've got it all right here.

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