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Top Five Things to Do in Happy Valley

State TheatreWhen you visit Happy Valley, fun is all around you. But if you’re unfamiliar with the area, you might not be sure what you want to explore first.

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Visit State College with the Alumni Discount Plan

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For Penn State alumni, there’s a new, compelling reason to return to your old college home.

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Cycling in Happy Valley

CyclingIts spring again in Happy Valley, the air is crisp and the skies are clear. State College has been famous for Sports on the gridiron and off, and this year is no different. However, what many people may not know is that Happy Valley also has one of the better sites for Cycling.

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The Hilton Garden Inn: Home to Harrison’s, Luxury and Relaxation

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When looking for a hotel in the State College area, be sure to keep the three Hs in mind:

Hilton, Harrison’s and Hospitality 

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Five Historic Places to Visit

PSU FootballHappy Valley is a history buff’s delight as there are plenty of historical locations to explore that represent many different cultural periods. You will be delighted by the amount of interesting exhibits and interaction you can have when you visit these sites.

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Summer Festivals in Happy Valley

 

PSU FootballEvery July, thousands upon thousands of visitors make their way to State College to experience the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Arts Fest as it’s commonly known, brings crowds that can exceed a Penn State football weekend.

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Three Must See Events Coming to Happy Valley

Banff Mountain Film Festival April 12-13

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Hot on the heels of the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has hit the road. The 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival World tour brings films from the 38th Annual Banff Mountain Festival to over 390 communities and 35 countries across the globe. State College, PA is one of the stops on the tour!

From adrenaline-fueled action sports, to an exploration of wild landscapes and remote mountain cultures, films in this year’s tour are sure to captivate the explorer within you. The State Theatre is a fantastic environment to experience the best films that capture the spirit of mountain culture and mountain sports! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is produced by Mountain Culture at The Banff Centre, and features award-winning films and audience favorites from approximately 300 films entered in the annual festival in Banff.

Join the Sierra Club Moshannon Group when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to State College at the State Theatre in downtown State College on Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th, with different film selections each night. Sponsored by Appalachian Outdoors.

Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth!

Hair - April 12

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The Public Theater’s new production of HAIR, winner of the Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, is an electric celebration on stage! This exuberant musical about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love in a turbulent time has struck a resonant chord with audiences young and old. HAIR features an extraordinary cast and unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning Starshine,” and “Easy to Be Hard.” Its relevance is undeniable. Its energy is unbridled. Its truth is unwavering. It’s HAIR, and it’s time. “Irresistible. The best version yet,” raves a Washington Post critic. “HAIR feels utterly of the moment in its power to move us,” writes a Bloomberg News reviewer. “There’s nothing like it.”

 

Bellefonte Big Spring Festival - May 19

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The Big Spring Festival takes place on the third weekend in May and celebrates Bellefonte's bountiful supply of water with entertainment, water sports, crafts, fish stocking of Spring Creek and more. 

Take a Summer Vacation to Happy Valley

PSU FootballPlan a trip to State College this summer where you can enjoy a fun-filled family getaway that won’t break the bank.

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Penn State Swimming Camps

Swimming Camp I == 9-13 June
Swimming Camp II: Start & Turn == 14-16 June
Swimming Camp III == 16-20 June
Swimming Camp IV: Start & Turn == 21-23 June 

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Did you Know? Penn State Trivia

Carnegie Inn & SpaPenn State University has a long and storied tradition that dates back to 1855 when the school was born as a small agricultural college called the Farmers’ High School..

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