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The 4th of July is one of the most popular holidays in the country. The day is packed with BBQs and parties with friends and family capped off with beautiful fireworks shows all done in celebration of the U.S. declaring independence. And there's no better place to celebrate than in Happy Valley. Each year, State College puts on one of the best fireworks shows in the nation during 4th Fest,... MORE
After posting their fifth straight 40-win season, 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 won two of the last four New York-Penn League titles and are primed to once again bring the trophy back to Happy Valley. This season... MORE
Looking for something to do this summer, either during your weekends as a local or on a specific date when you’ll be in town? Luckily for you (and all of us!), Happy Valley’s calendar is chock‑full of fun festivals all summer long. There’s barely a day without something exciting to do.  Whatever your interest or age, there’s sure to be at least one festival on this list that catches your... MORE
As anyone who has spent time here in the summertime will tell you, it’s true; Happy Valley transforms into a completely different experience in the summer. The sun is shining and local businesses make sure there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and get involved!   Here are our some of our favorite places to go and things to do, whether you’re just visiting for the weekend or... MORE
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Mark your calendars! The 52nd Annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will be held July 12–15, 2018. Whether you live in Centre County or miles away, start planning your visit to Happy Valley for one of the most exciting weekends of the year. The annual festival brings over 300 artists from across the country to the heart of Pennsylvania each year. Peruse through the streets of... MORE
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

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