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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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State College Pride Parade On June 11th!

Come downtown for State College Pride on June 11th!

The parade starts at 3 pm and ends downtown where you’ll be able to visit the tables of local businesses and organizations. There will be music, magic and more at the main stage, starting at 5pm.

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Penn's Woods Music Festival And Juneteenth

A Celebration of Resilience – On the jazz side, we’ll celebrate Juneteenth by shinning the spotlight on Afro-American freedom and achievement through music with invited jazz musicians to our festival.

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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.

2022 8x11 Spring Bike Anywhere


State College, PA – May is Bike Month and Centre Region Spring Bike Anywhere Friday is scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022. Bike Anywhere Friday is an initiative to get people riding in the Centre Region and coincides with National Bike to Work Day which encourages people to bike to work.

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