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Central PA 4th Fest Celebration Keeps Fans Coming Back

“The Central PA 4th Fest is the fireworks extravaganza to attend. Medlar Field gives you the best viewing experience possible,” said Ed Stoddard, communications director for the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau. “There is a special patriotic thrill every time when I watch the Happy Valley fireworks going off synchronized to the music. I have great memories from all the 4th Fest celebrations!”

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Explore Poe Paddy Tunnel and beyond this Sunday & Wednesday!

This Sunday, June 12 and Wednesday, June 15 we'll be joining Penns Valley Conservation Association and Penns Creek Chapter of Trout Unlimited at Poe Paddy Tunnel for guided walks and fly fishing demonstrations along Penns Creek. Depending on where you are coming from, the drive out to this location will take between 30-45 minutes, so please double check your directions before leaving home as cell service is unreliable around this destination. The views as you enter the Poe Paddy State Park area are gorgeous and perfect for rolling your window down to enjoy the cool forest air and breeze!

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Discover Downtown in June!

Experience the cool vibe of downtown State College during our monthly First Friday events. A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at the diverse and delectable State College restaurants. First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, free bites and beverages, live music and entertainment, retail and restaurant specials, and more. And there’s free parking in the Pugh, Fraser and Beaver garages with validations from participating merchants!

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(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) - The Central PA 4th Fest returns to Medlar Field on Monday, July 4 for a celebration of independence at the home of the State College Spikes and Penn State Baseball. The 4th Fest program includes the return of the Human Cannonball from "America's Got Talent," plenty of live music from Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and more favorites, and a signature 4th Fest FIREWORKS show that will light up the skies for the 4th of July.


YOLO: Take a joyride with Vamos! pedicabs

What do you get when you combine a successful career in meteorology, a love of Happy Valley and a You Only Live Once mindset? If you ask Todd Miner, you get to turn life into a carnival ride. Meet Vamos!, Happy Valley’s premier Transportainment experience.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau publishes up-to-date event information at