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For 75 years, folks have been gathering in Happy Valley to wish our country a happy birthday. Last year, the Travel Channel declared 4th Fest 'one of the best fireworks displays in the country.' They don't know the half of it. This all volunteer-run fete takes more than $200,000 to run, and is powered entirely by individual and corporate donations. It's one more thing that makes Happy... MORE
The State Theatre will continue its Read It, Watch It tradition this summer with free movies on Wednesdays at noon. This year’s series will include Up, The Lego Movie, Ratatouille, Stuart Little, and more top notch kids’ movies. Another favorite spot for family fun is Northland Bowl, and kids can bowl for free this summer! To register, click here. Northland Bowl offers daily specials, including... MORE
  Some of the other highlights on the promotional calendar this year include a Christian Hackenberg bobblehead giveaway for the first 1,000 fans on August 13; and for all of the Saved by the Bell fans, your chance to meet Principal Belding, Dennis Haskins, on Saturday, August 14. And on September 4, one lucky fan will be guaranteed to drive away from the final Spikes home game of the year in a... MORE
If you’re looking to add some variety to your routine of low-key pool weekends, incorporate a bit of excitement by planning a trip to one of Central PA’s amusement and water parks. DelGrosso’s is your home for “Hot Rides and Cool Slides!” The amusement park, located 30 miles southwest of State College in Tipton, PA, features a Kid’s Kingdom as one of over 30 rides and attractions in the park. ... MORE
Register here. For $35 for Alumni Association members (and $60 for nonmembers), you'll get: Parking in The Nittany Lion Inn Deck; Alumni Association tote bag; Berkey Creamery social on Saturday afternoon; T-shirt; Arts Festival button; Swimming at McCoy Natatorium and outside pool area; Movie night in the West Hall dorms; Bus tour of University Park campus; Ice skating at Pegula Ice Arena; Old... MORE
3. Actually go inside of the Hub. (Generally a scary place, but you’ll probably emerge unscathed over the summer.) 4. Make friends with a squirrel – they’re probably feeling lonely (read: hungry). 5. Hit the Arboretum. 6. Get your passport stamped at Zeno’s. 7. Frequent Spikes games for all your spectating needs. 8. Visit Champs on a Tuesday. One word: Bullfight. 9. Find a parking spot on... MORE
May 26-30: Boalsburg Memorial Day Celebration Local legend has it Memorial Day was born in Boalsburg in 1864. The town certainly knows how to honor the fallen and celebrate their sacrifices.  June 3-4: Summer’s Best Music Festival More than 10 national acts, along with favorite local bands, will mount one of two main stages in the Garner Street parking lot for ticketed shows and various other... MORE
The Stocking of Spring Creek, sponsored by Stocker Chevrolet Subaru, is a highlight of the afternoon, with fish furnished by Elk Creek Hatchery in Millheim. Talleyrand Park is prime people-watching real estate all summer long; you’re guaranteed to witness at least one engagement photo shoot on any given Saturday and several little ones joyfully feeding stale bread to the ducklings. During the... MORE


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