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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.

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Central Pennsylvania's Rhoneymeade Fest features three days of eclectic national and local musical acts June 2-4

Join us at Rhoneymeade Fest for three days of live performances, DJs, visual art, and local food and drink. Experience over 40 multicultural performances by local and national musicians, showcasing an eclectic mix of experimental styles. With support from 3 Dots and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Folk and Traditional Arts Partnership, this outdoor event is not to be missed. Book your tickets now at an early bird rate and enjoy free events on Friday. Visit our website and Facebook event page for more info and lineup. See you there!

Dale Chihuly, Lupine Blue Persian Wall (detail)

Palmer Museum of Art will unveil installation by Dale Chihuly in new building

The new building for the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, which is currently under construction, will feature a site-specific art installation by internationally acclaimed artist Dale Chihuly. Commissioned in honor of Penn State President Emeritus Eric Barron and his wife Molly Barron, and funded through the generosity of donors, Lupine Blue Persian Wall will anchor the feature staircase in the Museum’s new 71,254-square-foot facility, slated to open to the public in spring 2024. The large-scale installation spans over 13 feet tall and 35 feet wide and comprises 22 glass forms in Penn State’s classic blue and white, accented with golden yellows and vibrant reds. This stunning work will be a notable addition to the Palmer Museum’s growing permanent collection.

Corey Elbin as DJ Elbow Knee Knee Rhoneymeade Fest 2022

Sound and food curator Corey Elbin is happy to be here

Who is Corey Elbin?

Audibly speaking, he is DJ Elbow Knee Knee, audio mixologist and one of Happy Valley’s fastest-rising community figures. He is a curator of all-vinyl musicscapes for book release events, all-age dance parties, yoga salutations and baby raves. He also collaborates with Open Music, a project ensemble of musical humanists who celebrate today’s avant-garde artists.

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