Must attend events happening this summer in Happy Valley PA!

– by Ellie Aungst

Welcome to Summer 2024 in Happy Valley PA, where community spirit and cultural celebrations abound. Dive into the arts at the Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest and the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Celebrate history at Philipsburg Heritage Days and cheer on athletes at the IRONMAN 70.3 Pennsylvania. Don't miss the iconic Centre County Grange Fair, a delightful nine-day event filled with fun for all ages. Join us in celebrating the season with family, friends, and neighbors!

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Concerts on the Village Green

Friday evenings June 7–September 27, 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Lemont Village Association.

Summer Sounds from The Gazebo in Talleyrand Park

Free concerts every Sunday from June to August at 7:00 p.m. Hosted by the Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association.

Lemont Village Association Strawberry Festival, Saturday, June 8, 3:00–7:00 p.m.

Fresh strawberries, homemade cakes, Meyer Dairy Ice Cream, and art activities by the Art Alliance of Central PA, “Speeder” rides by the Bellefonte Historic Railroad and tours of the 1885 Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds. Music from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

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WingFest June 13 - August 8 at Tussey Mountain

For over 20 years, WingFest at Tussey Mountain has been drawing hungry, happy crowds to the slopes on Thursdays in the summertime. Thousands come for the competition, the camaraderie and the entertainment, as up to 30 local restaurants and 14 top local and nationally touring bands participate each season.

Happy Valley Restaurant Week - June 14-23

If it’s summer in Centre County, it’s time to fire up your appetite for Restaurant Week! Enjoy brand new dishes that our area’s inspired chefs have dreamed up just for this event. Grab your dining buddies, a seat at your favorite local tables, and get ready to delight in this year’s culinary celebration!

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Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest June 20-23

The Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest showcases the Centre region’s vibrant professional and pre-professional theatre, dance, and other performing arts groups through one immersive weekend each summer. The Fest invites both local residents and visitors alike to experience State College as a thriving destination for the performing arts. Enjoy groundbreaking performances from local and national artists, learn a new skill at a workshop, and take in all our community has to offer.

Bellefonte Union Cemetery Tour, Saturday, June 22

With historian Chuck Young. Meet at the fountain near High Street. Hosted by the Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association.

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Happy Valley Music Series at Tussey Mountain June 23 - August 15

Staring The WAILERS with Michael Glabicki, Jim Messina and his band and more! Stay tuned for more information on future shows. Announcement coming soon!

Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival June 26-30

5-day festival featuring over 20 National Acts. Grounds offer 1500 RV Hookups. Special hotel rates. Lots of food & craft vendors. Workshops and kids' programs.

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Year 2: IRONMAN 70.3 Pennsylvania Happy Valley June 30

Athletes will take on their race journey from a 1.2-mile swim in Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir at Bald Eagle State Park, a scenic 56-mile bike ride through the beautiful rolling hills of Centre and Clinton Counties, culminating with a 13.1-mile run on the campus of Penn State University including a unique finish line experience for athletes inside Beaver Stadium, home to the Penn State University Nittany Lions.

Celtic Fest at Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion July 6

Back by popular demand, the Acoustic Brew Concert Series presents Celtic Fest, a celebration of Celtic music, dance, art, crafts, and culture. Last year’s inaugural event was a smashing success, so we’re going another round to bring to Central Pennsylvania a taste of all Celtic culture has to offer.

Philipsburg Heritage Days

Philipsburg Heritage Days July 10-13

Philipsburg Heritage Days was started in 1998 by a group of former committee members of the Philipsburg Bi-Centennial Committee. The organizers wanted to have an annual event that would highlight the rich historic assets of the Philipsburg community. The event is held the week following the 4Th of July and follows the schedule established by the Arts Festival in State College, PA. It was felt that by having the event at the same time as the Arts Festival, joint marketing could be done for both events to increase attendance.

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts - Children and Youth Day July 10

Our Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition is the perfect place for shopping while you support independent artist-entrepreneurs across the country. Who needs a big box store or website named after a river when you have so much cool stuff at your fingertips? Whether you’re looking for a work of art, piece of jewelry, housewares, or all of the above, our artists have something for you.

Central PA Festival of the Arts Puppet Courtesy of Central PA Festival of the Arts

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts July 11-14

You’ll find some of the country’s most talented artists in a wide variety of media from ceramics to wood. Are you trying to find one an artist you bought something from–but whose name you’re forgotten? Reach out to us, we’re usually able to identify look at the work and connect you to the artist. The Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13, and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 14.

People's Choice Art Festival July 11-14, 2024 At Grange Park

Some of the original artists are still planning the festival after nearly 27 years. Though it has grown so much, our goals are the same – to be a family friendly festival, with affordable art, continuous music and yummy food. From artisans to musicians, we’re all proud Pennsylvanians.

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– Photo courtesy of the Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair

Mountaintop Historical Day, Saturday, July 13

Located at the David House Heritage Museum in Snow Shoe. A family friendly event with an open house, picnic food and more.

Monet’s Picnic, Saturday, July 27

Bellefonte Art Museum’s annual fundraising event will be held at REfarm Cafe at Windswept Farm.

41st Annual Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair, August 2

Arts, crafts, food, entertainment, and activities for kids! What more could you want!

Grange Fair Crowd Shot

Ag Progress Days 2024, August 13-15

Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, held annually during three days in August, is Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor agricultural exposition. With over 400 exhibitors from the United States and Canada, there is something for everyone to enjoy at no cost as parking and admission are free. The show is hosted by Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and showcases educational programs, current research, and the latest innovations in agricultural equipment and technology

The Centre County Grange Fair August 16-24

The Centre County Grange Fair, affectionately known as the Grange Fair, is a delightful nine-day tenting fair held every summer at Grange Park in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. This unique event has a rich history and is the last remaining tenting fair in the United States. For generations, local families have been attending the fair, many of them camping in the iconic canvas tents.

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