Mark your calendar now for First Night State College on December 31, 2021. First Night is an alcohol-free celebration of the arts and New Year’s possibilities in downtown State College that’s been a fixture on the Centre County holiday calendar for over twenty years.
First Night presents music and theatrical performances in churches and public buildings in downtown State College. Be a part of the show by joining in our procession of giant papier-mache puppets!
If your New Year’s resolution is to get moving, you won’t want to miss the 5K Resolution Run or ice skating at the Pegula Arena. Or, if your idea of moving involves a car, you won’t want to miss our county-wide holiday decorations contest.
Come out on October 16 for Central PA Tasting Trail’s first ever Oktoberfest. It will be a day full of live music, food vendors and brews from tasting trail members as well as local breweries from surrounding counties.
Be sure to check out the 2021 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts online Image Exhibition Gallery. You will see a curated selection of works by artists ranging from photography to mixed media collage to hand-etched print. Amazing!
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.