It's that time of year again. Downtown State College transforms into a premiere Festival destination for the 53rd year in a row. The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts brings five (hopefully all sunny) days of art, music, and great times to the heart of Happy Valley. Ready to revisit your favorite summer memory-maker? Here's what you need to know (including the new location of the famous Arts Fest street paintings)! Read More Here


It’s officially hitting those weeks of 70- and 80-degree weather here in Happy Valley, and that can only mean one thing: ice cream! Of course you can't go wrong with the famous Berkey Creamery, but your options only begin there. When you're ready to cool off during Arts Fest or any time, here's our guide to Happy Valley's best places to chill out.


The 17th Annual Penn State Lift for Life will again feature the Nittany Lion offense taking on the defense in a series of competitions to benefit rare diseases throug h the Penn State Chapter of Uplifting Athletes . Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Stay tuned next week for HappyValley.com's coverage.
We put summer fun and our 2019 football preview together into one handy guide!  Click here  to read our our exclusive one-on-one interview with Coach James Franklin,  plus our one-stop guide to a Happy Valley summer full of great fun, delicious food, and new discoveries!
LOOKING TO "GET AWAY" WITH YOUR FAMILY WHILE STAYING CLOSE TO HOME THIS SUMMER?


  • Guest room with 1 king, or 2 double beds
  • $20.00 gift card to Papa John's
  • Complimentary Breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking
  • Use of outdoor swimming pool and patio


Step back in time when you come to the Hampton Inn & Suites in State College at Williamsburg Square. Our Colonial-style hotel has the old-world feel of the Revolutionary period, yet boasts modern amenities and a convenient location near almost everywhere you want to be in town. Headed to Penn State? The campus is just a mile away. Want to explore downtown State College? It’s just four miles from our front door. Our State College hotel offers 71 rooms, a 945-square-foot meeting room, complimentary hot breakfast every morning and much more.