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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
Cool summer nights in Lubrano Park are fast approaching. With those summer nights, comes your chance to see our favorite up-and-coming major league players as the State College Spikes officially begin their season. Opening Night Opening night against Williamsport is June 16 at 7:05 p.m. Fans can enter in LuCKy’s Kia Giveaway at the Lion Country Kia table for a chance to leave the park... MORE
While we should be grateful for the father figures in our lives every day, this special Sunday in June gives us a great excuse to treat our fathers and thank them for being the amazing men they are. Of course, this happy valley of ours hosts an array of events, activities and restaurants to help make this Father’s Day memorable. From baseball to brews, golf rounds to car shows, celebrate the... MORE
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has finalized its 2018–19 performance schedule, and it’s packed with acclaimed Broadway hits, performances from dance troupes with a message, celebrations of figures in American pop culture and so much more. Tickets are available here starting June 18, and can also be purchased by phone at 814-863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX; and in person at... MORE

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