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Happy Valley’s rural location definitely has its advantages when it comes to spring. Home to many parks, hiking trails and, of course, the Penn State campus, Happy Valley is the perfect spot to observe the wonders of the spring season in Pennsylvania.
If you're looking for some family-friendly, spring fun over Easter weekend and in the week leading up to the holiday, you've come to the right place. Happy Valley has tons of different options to choose from. Start marking your calendar now for these can't-miss events! First, find the Easter Bunny in one unlikely spot. Lincoln Caverns in Huntingdon is hosting the legendary bunny himself, April... MORE
Happy Valley will be getting a whole lot happier this summer with a brand new music festival. Karoondinha Music and Arts Festival will take place July 21-23 at Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, and it's not just any run-of-the-mill concert.  This massive three-day festival will feature John Legend, Alessia Cara, X Ambassadors, Daya, Maren Morris, the Roots, and about 80 other... MORE
Looking for something fun for the family to do around State College while students are away on break? Look no further than SpikesFest 2017, which takes place this Sunday, March 5 at the Penn State Indoor Multi-Sport Facility. This giant indoor baseball carnival is an afternoon of fun the whole family can enjoy. There will be plenty of events, including mascot meet and... MORE
Have you checked out the Penn State Center for the Performing Arts' spring schedule of shows? If not, we've got you covered, because they're too good to miss out on!   Theatre WILDERNESS – March 15 A Year with Frog and Toad – March 19 PIPPIN – March 21 RENT – April 6 ANNIE – April 18   Concerts Wu Han (... MORE
Another unforgettable THON is in the books, with a total of $10,045,478.44 raised for pediatric cancer. It was an exhilarating reveal, with the total once again reaching eight digits after taking a significant hit in 2016. The incredible number speaks volumes about the Penn State community’s ability to rally together for this cause despite THON’s difficult decision to phase out canning... MORE
Will you be visiting Happy Valley for THON? Whether you're coming to cheer on a friend or family member, or just to watch some of the one-of-a-kind event, chances are you'll have some extra time to kill during your visit. Here are some of the top things to fit in while you're in town this weekend.   Experience Hockey Valley With the regular season nearing its end, it's the... MORE
The Journey from $2,000 to $13 Million The 45th Penn State Dance Marathon will take place this weekend, adding to the total of over $137 million raised for pediatric cancer over those 45 years. In its first year, THON raised $2,136. No one imagined in their wildest dreams that it would eventually become the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. So how did THON get to where... MORE
We're just hours away, Happy Valley! THON 2017 kicks off this Friday evening. Whether you're coming to town to support a dancer you know or cheering on THON from home, here's everything you need to know for the weekend.   Where: Bryce Jordan Center Doors open: Friday, February 17 at 4 p.m. THON starts: Friday, February 17 at 6 p.m. THON ends: Sunday,... MORE
Do you know about the Guinness World Record attempt happening downtown this weekend? If not, you should—because you can still be a part of it! Light Up State College will take place Saturday, February 4, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest ice lantern display ever, with more than 3,000 ice luminaries. An ice luminary, if you've never heard of one, is a... MORE


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