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By Curtis Stratton   Summer fun in Happy Valley is never far away. Whether it’s crossing off your bucket list with a visit to Penn’s Cave, afternoon fun for the kids at WildRiver Waterpark or a family trip to see the State College Spikes play some minor league baseball, the options are endless — even outside of festival weekends. While school’s out, here are Happy Valley’s top 10... MORE
By Jeff Cavanaugh   There is nothing better than a Saturday tailgate before a big Penn State home game in Happy Valley. Whether it is an early season noon game or a primetime White Out against Michigan, tailgating in the fields around Beaver Stadium is a huge part of the Penn State gameday experience. It is no secret, however, that the best tailgate parties take a lot of... MORE
By Marisa Ramiccio   The lazy days of summer are here, but why stay indoors when there is so much to explore in Centre County? There is no shortage of outdoor celebrations, festivals and competitions that offer something for the whole family. Whether you’re an art lover, a camping guru or a die-hard foodie, there’s a summer event for you. Check out the list below and save the dates for... MORE
By Jeff Cavanaugh   Happy Valley is a football area come Fall, but in the Summer, we are all about baseball.  The State College Spikes return to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park this June with a jam-packed schedule of affordable, family fun. The Spikes, the Short-Season Single-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, have an exciting summer planned with hopes of once again... MORE
By Abbe Hamilton   Did you know that Pennsylvania’s deepest gorge AND biggest lake can be found within an hour’s drive of State College? Jack’s Narrows and Raystown Lake are two superlative features of Central Pennsylvania’s landscape, and they’re calling your name this summer. You may have passed through Jack’s Narrows on Route 22 between Mapleton and Mount Union. There is a... MORE
The slow, relaxed weekends of summer are even better at The Nittany Lion Inn. Make plans to kick back and enjoy their Friday night PA on the Patio, or add a golf experience to your stay and get their legendary food, a room, and 36 holes all for one convenient price. Shake up your plans with PA on the Patio All this summer, prepare to shake up your Friday night plans. With grilled tapas, PA... MORE
By David Harry   Your new high school graduate is headed to Penn State.  Congratulations! Not only is your child about to experience a great education at a first-class university, you are about to become a regular visitor to one of the most beautiful and exciting locations in Pennsylvania: Happy Valley! You’ve been here before to see the University, but now, whether your Penn... MORE
This July, downtown State College will transform into a Festival destination for the 53rd year in a row. From July 10-14, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will bring us five sunny days of art, music and great times. Ready to revisit your favorite summer memory-maker? Here's what you need to know!   New this year: Street Painting moving to Foster The Festival's Street... MORE
FEATURED EVENTS June 21-23 Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest State College, PA centralpatheatre.com   July 10-14 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts State College, PA arts-festival.com   July 4 Central PA 4th Fest State College, PA centralpa4thfest.orgfireworks   June 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15 WingFest Tussey... MORE
By David Harry   Take a drive through Central Pennsylvania – the Appalachian Mountains nesting around the highway, farmland stretching out in patchwork lines – and sooner or later you'll find Bellefonte. I'm here to advise you to make it sooner rather than later, because exploring this jewelry box of a small Victorian town bursting with flavor, culture and ideas is going to be a... MORE

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