The National Caves Association, which represents 90 show caves in the United States, Bermuda and Barbados, has declared June 6 as National Caves and Karst Day to increase awareness of the roles both play in our lives and the environment. This year, 2021, marks the fifth year for this special event. 2021 also happens to be designated the International Year of Caves and Karst, bringing together cave scientists (speleologists), cave explorers and show cave owners and staff from all over the United States and the world.
New accessible outdoor recreation opportunities, and dining options bringing soulful comfort food and authentic Mexican cuisine to northern Centre County, offer even more reasons to spend a day in Happy Valley, PA's beautiful Bald Eagle Valley.
The State College Spikes’ 2021 season, the first of the brand-new Major League Baseball Draft League, starts with Opening Night presented by PSECU on Monday, May 24. Single-game tickets for all 34 home games on the Spikes’ 2021 home schedule are now on sale by calling 814-272-1711, visiting the Spikes Ticket Office at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, or logging on to StateCollegeSpikes.com.
Downtown Bellefonte will kick off its 2021 Friday in the ‘Fonte Summer Series on May 28, 2021. The series will feature free live music, pop-up outdoor beverage and dining spaces, kids activities and historic walking tours by Local Historia. A special Friday in the ‘Fonte Shop Small Crawl will begin in May and continue through the end of September.
Legends Pub at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center is hosting a benefit event NOW through May 23. During this time, 10 percent of all food and beverage purchases will be donated to the Centre County United Way.
Pennsylvania Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam announced that the commonwealth’s mask order reflects the announcement made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on May 12, 2021.
The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau (HVAB) is making strategic changes that will better position the organization to drive local economic recovery efforts through leisure, sports and business visitation, as well as ensure that the county can capitalize on future tourism growth.
On May 10, the HVAB will move Visitor Center services and administrative offices from its current location at 800 E. Park Avenue to 131 South Fraser Street. Suite 3, in downtown State College. The HVAB Board of Directors approved the move at its March meeting.
The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau cannot stress enough that we believe in responsible and safe travel. We do encourage visitors planning business or leisure travel to Happy Valley to refer to the following resources for reliable information and updates regarding COVID-19. Please keep in mind that some articles on this blog were written in a different age pre-virus. Please refer to the individual business websites for current status and hours available. HVAB links to business and other appropriate pages at every opportunity.