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Football season is far from the only thing that draws people back to Happy Valley each year. With our beloved annual traditions like 4th Fest, Arts Fest, WingFest and Spikes games, summer is one big celebration here. On top of that, this summer promises some amazing first-ever events that are sure to become new favorite traditions themselves. So whether you’re only in town for one of these... MORE
Lunch in the summer is so much better outside. Instead of spending money at an outdoor vendor, pack a basket and blanket and head to some of these priceless picnic spots all located near Happy Valley.  Spring Creek Park This park is a staple in State College. The park surrounds a beautiful creek with a traditional covered bridge; along the creek are perfect grassy areas and benches... MORE
The beautiful nature surrounding our cozy Happy Valley is calling and this summer is the perfect time to take advantage of the great camping sites and woods that Central PA provides us with by going on a camping trip. Here are some of the best places to plan your outing, just within a short drive of State College. Raystown Lake This reservoir in Huntington has campground areas for both tents... MORE
If you’re looking to make this July 4 the best one yet, then State College is the place to do so. There are many local events and ways to celebrate America on this festive day, so here are a few options! The Central PA 4thFest does not let down when it comes to July 4, and has everything you need to have the best day. The main highlights of the festival are the Firecracker 4K and 4M... MORE
Central PA holds an infamous fireworks show every July 4, for which you're going to want the best possible seats. This fireworks show was named one of the best annual shows in Pennsylvania and the third largest in the nation, so don't miss out on this iconic Happy Valley tradition. Here are a few options for prime firework viewing spots: BJC: The Bryce Jordan Center and all around Beaver... MORE
The Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival may be canceled, but that doesn't mean you can't still see great muisicans in State College! A concert that you won’t want to miss this summer is The Weeknd on the Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour. This concert is being held at the Bryce Jordan Center, September 6. Country music lovers can catch Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Big & Rich... MORE
It's finally summer in Happy Valley! Make sure you're picking the best spots for awesome sights!
Arts Fest is quickly approaching State College and the festival has already stocked the weekend with some great artists and scheduled performances. There are so many opportunities to appreciate and celebrate the arts in Happy Valley July 13th -16th, and if you want to experience it all, as well as show your support for the Arts Festival, make sure to go ahead and purchase your $10 button to get... MORE
Father’s Day is quickly approaching and it is up to us to make this day as special as possible for our beloved fathers. If you are looking for something to do on this upcoming holiday, then look no further, because Happy Valley has some Father’s Day events that are perfect for your day. The State College Spikes have a Father’s Day special that every dad will love, and the memories will... MORE
Don’t miss your chance to buy individual tickets to the many performances coming to the Center of the Performing Arts at Penn State this upcoming 2017-18 season. Tickets will be available to the public on June 26th, so make sure you purchase them either online or by phone, as you do not want to pass up a chance to see some of these amazingly talented artists. This season is going to be filled... MORE


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