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New Favorites for Authentically-Local Spots for Shopping and Dining

Strong Community Support Helped Local Businesses Survive Pandemic, Now They’re Ready for Visitors

The best traveling experiences are often made in spots locals love the most. Local love means a lot to these businesses who started up not long before the pandemic. Their dedication and creativity through that tough time made them fast favorites in Happy Valley. Make sure to add them to your list.

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Chalk the Walk, Live Music and more on Howard Street at July 30th Friday in the ‘Fonte

Friday in the ‘Fonte — a free summertime event which supports Bellefonte’s shopping, dining, craft beverage producers and more — is held on the last Friday of the month in May, June, July and September. As part of the Friday in the 'Fonte celebration in July, we’re bringing Bellefonte to life with colorful artwork created with chalk on High, Allegheny and Spring streets downtown. Squares will be designed by residents and families, as well as local businesses and organizations during this fundraiser that benefits Downtown Bellefonte Inc.!

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Live Music and Outdoor Dining are just the beginning for May 28th Friday in the ‘Fonte

Downtown Bellefonte will kick off its 2021 Friday in the ‘Fonte Summer Series on May 28, 2021. The series will feature free live music, pop-up outdoor beverage and dining spaces, kids activities and historic walking tours by Local Historia. A special Friday in the ‘Fonte Shop Small Crawl will begin in May and continue through the end of September.

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In Happy Valley for your COVID vaccine?

It is great news that the vaccine is accessible to all. Pennsylvania has set up a Regional Vaccine Clinic at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. What else is there to do while you are in Happy Valley for your vaccine...read on.

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Happy Valley Pivot: Your Cigar Den

Bringing State College’s downtown, and the world’s best cigars, into your own home. Your Cigar Den is operated by one of only 13 certified master tobacconists in the nation and promises that it can fit anyone, from novice to aficionado, with the perfect cigar.

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Helping Happy Valley LIVE

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau and partner organizations from 4 to 10 p.m. December 5, 2020, for a special live broadcast: Helping Happy Valley Live. This live Facebook event will showcase the county’s small businesses and the products they have for sale, just in time for the holidays. Find unique gifts for friends and family and get holiday shopping done right from the comfort of your home.

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.