Mark your calendars, 2019 is almost here!

It's hard to believe that 2018 is almost over already, but here we are! We've compiled some of the big dates so you can plan out next year's weekends of football, festivals and fun.

 

THON

The largest student-run philanthropy in the world will take place on Feb. 15-17 at the Bryce Jordan Center. THON continues to grow each and every year, so make your plans now for one of the most amazing weekends Happy Valley has to offer.

 

BLUE-WHITE WEEKEND

This is truly a tradition unlike any other. Sure, other colleges have annual scrimmages that are open to the public, but nothing is quite like the Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium. It’s not just a scrimmage – it’s an event. Fans tailgate, there is an autograph session with players. Oh, and there’s a game! You’ll get a chance to take a sneak peek at the 2019 Nittany Lions as head coach James Franklin readies his squad for another run at the Big Ten Championship. The game is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019. Admission is free, but make sure to brush up on parking updates before you head out.

 

REUNION WEEKEND

Reunions are in the air! On June 7-9, 2019, you can usher in summer with some of your favorite people and favorite memories. Check our listings for cabins, campgrounds or even a hostel. Make reconnecting with your former Penn Staters an experience no one will forget anytime soon!

 

4TH FEST

The Central PA 4th Fest is a volunteer-run celebration of Independence Day. The day begins with the Firecracker 4K and continues all afternoon with games, music and food. The day culminates with one of the best fireworks shows in the nation. Admission is free, but VIP passes are available for sale. As always, it's held on July 4, rain or shine.

 

ARTS FEST

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts is a Penn State tradition! Start planning now for the 53nd annual event, which will take place from July 11-14. Just like the arts fest you've always loved, there will be the food vendors, live music and plenty of art for sale.

 

SEASON OPENER

The Penn State football team will open its 2019 season on Saturday, August 31 against Idaho at Beaver Stadium. The team will look a little different, but the excitement of the home opener will be there for sure.

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