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Calling all runners and walkers! It’s time to get that last lap in before winter hits. Happy Valley has plenty of runs and walks to choose from coming up soon, and each of them will not only be a ton of fun, but also for a fantastic cause. So if you’ll be heading to town for a weekend soon, be sure to pack your sneakers and put those legs in gear for your favorite charity.  ... MORE
There’s a lot more to do than watch football this fall in Happy Valley. With festivals, food, and fun packed into every weekend, there are plenty of ways to keep your entire family entertained this season.   Find Fun at One of Many Fall Festivals With too many festivals on the calendar to list here (find the full rundown at, our area boasts some great harvest... MORE
Four years of color and fun will be converging in Happy Valley on September 25. For those unaware, The Color Run, also known as the “Happiest 5K on the Planet,” is coming to Penn State for the fourth straight year — something students and residents alike should be extremely excited about.  The Color Run is unlike anything you’ve ever seen, and it’s an unforgettable experience that is... MORE
Across Pennsylvania, we are fortunate to have some of the most beautiful countryside in the world – with lakes, trails, mountains and caves that attract tourists from all over the world. But perhaps our best kept secret – the Raystown Lake Region in Central Pennsylvania – is the best place to enjoy everything that our beautiful Pennsylvania outdoors has to offer. And, it is only a short, one-hour... MORE
The Spikes won their second New York-Penn League title in the last three years with a 2-1 victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades in Game Two of the NYPL Championship Series on Monday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  The Spikes' win enabled them to sweep the series in two games and clinch the NYPL title for the first time at home. State College's 2014 championship was won on... MORE
Nation’s Top Eco-Friendly Resort is in the Heart of Happy Valley If you’re looking to stay at the nation’s top eco-friendly resort, you don’t have to look beyond Happy Valley. Nestled in the picturesque Bald Eagle State Park, just a 30-minute drive from Beaver Stadium, is The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle, recently voted the Best Eco-Friendly Resort in a USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice poll... MORE
Not since “Cirkopolis” has Montreal-based contemporary circus troupe Cirque Éloize tantalized a central Pennsylvania audience with its gravity-defying acrobatics. The company will return to Penn State for the first time in three years with its new Wild West-themed adventure “Saloon.” The production, co-commissioned by the Center for the Performing Arts, will swing open its doors at 7:30 p.m.... MORE
The Penn State Homecoming-sponsored Color Run Penn State is returning to State College for a fourth year on September 25. Register now – tickets are $29.99 for the first 1,000 people, and then will increase. “The Color Run allows Penn State Homecoming to engage with the community especially because it is a weekend event. We are excited to put on such a fun event not only for Penn State... MORE
Tickets go on sale to public July 11 The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has announced its 2016–2017 season lineup! From smash Broadway hits to contemporary circus to classical music performances, culture and entertainment await audiences from all walks of life. The upcoming season will feature 27 presentations and two Penn State School of Music features. Tickets will be... MORE
The start of a new school year is an exciting time for both incoming freshman and returning students at Penn State. But there’s no reason why it can’t also be a fun time for parents. After months of buying dorm supplies, filling out financial aid paperwork, and packing the car to its breaking point, move-in week is a great to get to know Happy Valley, or to get reacquainted if you were a student... MORE


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