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Get outside with summer festivals!

Throughout the year, Happy Valley is full of great things to do, whether you are looking for live music, sporting events, outdoor recreation, festivals, or just a night out with friends. Save the date for these iconic outdoor festivals that we are looking forward to in 2023.

– by Cara Aungst

Central PA 4th Fest
University Park Campus
July 4, 2023

After three years, The Central PA 4thFest is elated to announce a full day of family-friendly activities and events, and what will officially be the largest fireworks display in Pennsylvania.

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The Central PA Festival of the Arts
Downtown State College
July 13-16, 2023

Featuring the nationally recognized Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition, a juried gallery exhibition, Children and Youth Day, Street Painting, educational opportunities, music, dance and theatrical performances in a variety of outdoor and indoor venues – the Central PA Festival of the Arts is one of the highlights of summer in Happy Valley.

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People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts

Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall
July 13-16, 2023

The People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts returns from July 13-16, 2023 in its second year at its new location at the Grange Park in Centre Hall!

The festival is a celebration of Pennsylvania art and features nearly 200 artisans, food vendors, live entertainment and children’s activities.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau publishes up-to-date event information at HappyValley.com/events