Local Events
Boalsburg Fire Company Carnival
Thursday Night and Sunday Afternoon will be Wristband Events. Pay $13 to buy a Wristband
that is good for unlimited rides between 6pm. and 10pm. on Thursday and 2pm. and 6pm.
on Sunday. Saturday is Parade Day. Line-up will begine at 3:30pm. with the Parade steping
off at 5pm. Rain or Shine. The Carnival will feature all your Boalsburg Fire Company favorites
to eat including BBQ Chicken Dinners, Hot Sausage Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs,
French Fries and lots more. BBQ Chicken will not be available on Sunday. Come down and
play Bingo in the Truck Room for only $.25 for a Double Card. Pick up some Raffle tickets for
your chance to win a cash prize. Midway will be provided by Sunshine Shows of Middleburg.
Event Details
May 22, 2014 - May 26, 2014
Times: Thursday 6pm - 10pm. Friday 6pm-10pm. Saturday 5pm-10pm. Sunday 2pm- 6pm.
Monday 10am-6pm.
Location: Boalsburg Fire Company
Contact: Boalsburg Fire Company
Hershey Miracle Campfire Celebration to benefit
Each summer families share in the tradition of making HERSHEY’S S’mores over the campfire –
a simple moment of sharing goodness that brings people together. Inspired by this family tradition, The Hershey Company is inviting families, friends and neighbors to help make a difference
for Children’s Miracle Network children and their families as they kick-off their S’more for the
Kids fundraising campaign with the Hershey Miracle Campfire Celebration.
Event Details
Starts Friday May 30th, 2014 at 5:00PM
Kish Bank Family Fun Day
Join us for a day of free family fun at the Kish Bank Family Fun Day! Held rain or shine a t the Kish
Bank Financial Center: 2610 Green Tech Drive State College, PA 16803 (off North Atherton Street
in front of Home Depot). We will have Games & Prizes , Food , Home Depot Kids Workshop, North
Atherton Farmers Market Activities, Bounce House, Tumblebus, Face Painting, Fire Truck Bucket
Rides, and a LifeFlight Helicopter from 10 - 11 a.m. 814-861-4747 www.KishBank.com
Event Details
Saturday May 31st, 2014 - Wednesday November 30th
1st Annual South Hills Our Town Altoona Community Block Party
This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome to enter the iPad drawing and enjoy
20 craft vendors, enjoy live music with 9 local bands, food from the South Hills kitchen, Italian
Grill, St. Georges Greek Orthodox.Health Career Club and carnival food galore, 6 different activities for kids such as face and flower painting, duck pond and bean bag toss and fingerprinting
for ID cards. Also listen to free talks on Social Media, resume writing, email etiquette and Cloud
Technology. All proceeds benefit Operation Our Town. [email protected] 814944-6134 www.southhills.edu
Event Details
Saturday May 31st, 2014 - Wednesday November 30th
Lakemont Park Customer Appreciation Days
Receive a FREE grandstand ticket to see the Altoona Curve take on the Reading Fightin Phils on
Sunday 15th with the purchase of an All Day Ride & Slide Pass or Dollar Days Admission through
June 15th. (While supplies last. Exceptions include Memorial Day and School Days.)
Event Details
May 24, 2014 - June 15, 2014
Location: Lakemont Park
Phone: 1-800-434-8006
Lower Witmer Park, Clearfield. Food, games, and two shows by Forrest Davis a young performer who mixes together the elements of fire, juggling clubs, knives and a unicycle or two.
Using feats of balance, juggling and slight-of-hand, Forrest helps kids uncover truth in God’s
Word that leaves a lasting impression. And it’s all free! Sponsored by local churches. Join
your friends for an enjoyable an evening in the park.
Event Details
Sunday June 1st, 2014 - Wednesday November 30th
Jefferson County Youth Field Day
This year’s Jefferson County Youth Field Day is June 7, Reynlow Park, Reynoldsville, starting
at 7:30 am. This marks the 20th anniversary of the event, introducing our youth to various outdoor activities. They are given the opportunity to have fun participating in shooting
sports, archery, canoeing, and demonstrations. All activities are carried out under close
supervision to provide a safe and fun environment. This daylong activity is free, and includes
lunch, hats, shirts, and prizes. Pre-registration is required in order to receive a hat and shirt.
Please visit our website, www.jeffersoncoyfd.org for more information and link to registration or go directly to www.pgc.state.pa.us Click on Education, then Go Hunting and Fishing,
then Youth Programs, then Youth Field Day.
Event Details
Saturday June 7th, 2014
Growing Up Wild!
Don’t let your young child miss out on nature! Bring them to this interactive program designed for children aged 3-5 years old. Each month a new topic will be explored through a
variety of basic crafts, stories, short walks and nature games which could take place inside
or outside. Dress for the weather! This year-long series will be held on the first Thursday of
each month through December 2014 (excluding May). Pre-registration is required for each
month by calling the Environmental Learning Center at 814-625-9369. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center. 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Event Details
June 5, 2014 - December 4, 2014
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday Concerts on the Lemont Village Green
For the fourteenth summer there will be Friday evening concerts on the Village Green. We
have an exciting line-up with some who have performed before and several new-to-us. The
schedule is filled for thirteen Friday nights. Picnickers are always welcome. Concerts are
free but a basket is passed to help support the renovation projects. Please visit the website
for complete listing of performers - www.lemontvillage.org
Event Details
June 6, 2014 - August 29, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bellefonte Children’s Fair
The Bellefonte Children’s Fair, held on a Saturday in early June, features five fun-filled hours
of games, activities, entertainment, raffles and displays. This event is made possible by
Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary and proceeds benefit the Bellefonte Borough playgrounds. For
more information call 814-355-1300.
Event Details
June 7, 2014
Times: 9:00 am
Family Fishing Program
Discover how much fun fishing can be at PA Fish and Boat Commission’s Family Fishing
Festival on June 7, 2014 from 4p.m.-8p.m. at Bald Eagle State Park, pavilion #6. This event
is designed for families with little or no fishing experience to learn basic fishing skills and
have fun fishing together. No fishing license is required for this event. PFBC provides all
equipment and bait!! PFBC will have staff on hand to introduce participants to types of
fish, basic fishing skills, gear, knots, casting, intro to regulations and to assist with fishing.
All participants will receive a fishing packet that includes: fishing maps, fish ID guides, tips
and tricks to fishing and more. The day of the event participant names will be entered for a
chance to win prizes! Preregistration is required. Visit www.TakeMeFishingPa.com to register for this event. Space is limited so register today! For more information on the Family
Fishing Festival contact Amidea Daniel at (814) 359-5127.
Event Details
June 7, 2014
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wild Mushroom Walk
Bring a non-perishable food item and help us stock the shelves at Faith Centre Food Bank in
Bellefonte. Wild Mushroom Walk with Bill Russell, author of Field Guide to the Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic. Local chef Courtney Confer will show us how to
handle and prepare them. We will start at Shavers Creek Environmental Center for an illustrated talk and then head into the woods for hunting and cooking. Located at the Bellefonte
Art Museum for Centre County.
Event Details
June 8, 2014
Times: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Kids Day Learning Kitchen
Tony Sapia of Gemelli Bakers will teach elementary school children at the Boalsburg Farmer’s Market how to purchase and demonstrate how to prepare the beautiful produce available at the market. Students from the June 3rd “Farmer Comes To School” presentation
will be given a $5 voucher to use to purchase products from market vendors.
Event Details
Tuesday June 10th, 2014
PA Wild Childs
Join Black Moshannon State Park and the Friends of Black Moshannon for this fun event.
Enjoy a fun-filled day of activities in a friendly non-competitive environment. Children from
the ages of 4 to 16 get to choose 4 classes they would like to attend throughout the day. The
classes for this event include kayaking, canoeing, campfire cooking, colonial candle-dipping,
bird id, fly-fishing, trapping, atlatl, fire fighting and safety, archery, fishing skills, fly-tying,
campfire cooking, outdoor photography, bluebird habitat, turtles, kid’s craft, geo-caching,
making plastic bottle rockets, snake id, gardening, and primitive fire building. For a registration form and complete class list, please contact the park office at 814-342-5960 or
[email protected] Cost: $15 per child, which includes lunch for child
and one adult. Extra adult meals are $3. Your paid registration gets you a light breakfast,
a delicious lunch cooked over a campfire, 4 classes, and equipment needed for use during
classes. The deadline for registering is June 6, 2014.
Event Details
June 14, 2014
Times: 8:00 am - 3:00pm
Kids Cave Kamp
A unique & exciting educational day camp! Entering Grades 6,7,8,9 With all day adventure
caving on Friday! 9-12 each day Creative activities, crafts, learning, fun and friendship!
Learn about caves, bats, rocks, and fossils. Included are Cavern tours, panning for gems,
snacks, T-shirts, Kamp Photos, etc. Pre-registration required. Register today at www.Lincolncaverns.com
Event Details
Wednesday June 11th, 2014 - Saturday June 14th, 2014
Celebrate 82 years of discovery at Lincoln Caverns. Just once a year, enjoy special historic
tours, free workshops and children’s activities. Fun for the entire family! At special prices
too! 9 AM-5 PM each day
Event Details
Saturday June 21st, 2014 - Sunday June 22nd, 2014
WPSU DelGrosso’s Amusement Park
Hey Neighbors! PBS Kids’ Daniel Tiger is coming to the WPSU neighborhood at DelGrosso’s
Amusement Park. Visit Daniel’s house and pick up your WPSU Detective Book to find clues
around the park and register for door prizes. The first 400 kids (up to age 10) who complete
their book will receive a jar of DelGrosso’s Grr-iffic Pizza Sauce, plus other fun giveaways. Stop
by and say hi to Daniel Tiger and have your photo taken. Admission to the park is free! Visit
wpsu.org/events for more information. For questions, please call 814-865-3333. DelGrosso’s
Amusement Park is located at 4352 E. Pleasant Valley Boulevard Tipton, PA 16684.
Event Details
Saturday June 21st, 2014 -Wednesday November 30th
Wingstock is a family oriented public festival located in York’s downtown, featuring hot wings
from local restaurants, chicken and egg based competitions and contests. Public art, live
music, and a variety of interactive activities will delight attendees of all ages. Located at
Santander Stadium, Wingstock showcases a wide variety of hot wings by local and regional
restaurants. The restaurants compete for the titles of Best Hot Wings in York, Best Original
Recipe Wings, and the People’s Choice Award. Attendees have the opportunity to participate
in chicken-themed activates such as: a wing eating contest, chicken bowling, egg roulette,
chicken chunkin’, taste testing wings, enjoying games and children’s activities, and a water
splash pad. MC Earl David Reed as well as live music performances by Shane Speal’s Snake
Oil Band and B-Tropical will entertain the crowds as they explore all that Wingstock has to
offer. This community event raises funds to support the programs of the Crispus Attucks Association of York, which provides social services, education, community development, and
affordable housing to the diverse population of York.
Event Details
Saturday June 21st, 2014
Central PA 4th Fest
The 4thFest is a daylong, family oriented, patriotic birthday party held July 4th on the east
campus of Penn State University. The 4th Fest is organized by Central Pennsylvania July 4,
Inc., a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) with an all-volunteer Board and leadership team.
Over 500 volunteers and 220 sponsors are dedicated to celebrating America’s independence with fun filled activities and the best all-volunteer fireworks display in the nation. Volunteers work year-round to plan and organize the activities and events for the July 4th event.
We’ve got lots of great activities planned for the day! Start off by joining us in theFirecracker
4K race, then come back for all the activities in the afternoon. Starting at 2 PM, there is
music in three venues, various activities in the Towne Square area, activities for children and
teens, and a Civil War living history. After the fireworks, stick around for our Street Dance!
Why fight the traffic? Some of the events for the day include: America’s Got Heros; Firecracker 4K Race; Heros Parade; B-25 Flyover. Please visit www.4thfest.org for a complete schedlue of events. Located at the area surrounding Beaver Stadium.
Event Details
July 4, 2014
All Day
Summer Thunder® 2014
DelGrosso Foods Helps to Send 17,000 Pizzas to Overseas Troops for July 4th Celebration
The DelGrosso Family of Companies is gearing up for a summer time tradition like no other.
This year’s annual fireworks extravaganza is being billed as “A Salute to the Blue & Gray:
Remembering the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.” The Battle of Gettysburg
took place just 120 miles down the road from Tipton, PA in July of 1863. It has been called
the deadliest battle of the Civil War. “We thought with this year being the 150th Anniversary
of the Battle of Gettysburg, it would be a nice way to honor those who gave their lives so
that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today,” says Joe DelGrosso, President of DelGrosso
Foods, Inc. and Summer Thunder® Coordinator. This year Battery ‘B’, 34rd PA Vol. Light
Artillery Unit (a Civil
War Re-enactment Group), led by Commanding Officer Capt. Gene Metzgar, will be
firing Civil War era cannons in salute and in conjunction with the fireworks show.
Event Details
July 4, 2014
Call for time: 814-684-3538
Freedom Ride ‘14
Freedom Ride ‘14 is a FAMILY FRIENDLY bicycle ride to raise money for the Veterans of Blair
County. Join us on July 4th to celebrate your freedom and give thanks to the Vets of Blair
County. Freedom Ride is a family friendly 10 mile bike ride, not a race. Join us afterwards for
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs.
Event Deatils
Friday July 4th, 2014
Flavors of Happy Valley
Come join us for the annual “Flavors of Happy Valley” celebration! This year, extend the 4th
of July Holiday through the weekend and experience all that Happy Valley has to offer. The
celebration begins on Thursday with the Central PA 4th Fest, held at Beaver Stadium and the
Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State Campus. This spectacular show, ranking third in the
country for its fireworks display, features a day of activities, food, music, and fun for all. Stay
through the weekend and explore the many activities, attractions, tours, sidewalk bazaar
and Ice Treat Fest to be enjoyed by families of all ages! Hotel guests staying July 4,5 or 6
will receive a complimentary wristband from their participating hotel which entitles them to
receive discounts at many events and venues featured. The general public can purchase a
wristband for $5.00 at the Visitor Bureau and participating hotels. Check the Flavors website
for additional information.
Event Details
July 4, 2014 - July 6, 2014
All Day
Central PA Festival of Arts
Nationally recognized visual and performing arts festival. Sidewalk sale and exhibition
located in downtown State College and on Penn State Campus.
Event Details
July 9, 2014 - July 13, 2014
Times: Call for time: (814) 237-3682
Happy Valley Culinary Week
Happy Valley Culinary Week is a seven day celebration of the art of cooking, locally grown
foods and the chefs who prepare it. Events and demonstrations will be scheduled throughout the week; Culinary Week menus will be featured at participating restaurants. Participating restaurants will offer a discounted three-course fixed price menu during their hours of
operation so diners will have an opportunity to sample cuisine from a broad selection of
restaurants at an affordable price. The meal will include an appetizer, entrée and dessert.
For additional information, please visit the website www.happyculinaryweek.com
Event Details
July 14, 2014 - July 20, 2014
Times: check website
Annual arts & crafts festival featuring the best of Central Pennsylvania artisians; food, fun
and family entertainment in a park-like setting. Visit www.peopleschoicefestival.com for details. $5.00 for onsite parking. Located at he Pennsylvanis Military Museum in Centre County.
Event Details
Thursday July 10th, 2014 - Sunday July 13th, 2014
Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival
4 day bluegrass festival held at the Centre Country Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall, PA!
The event will feature over 20 National acts including Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Nothin
Fancy, Little Roy Lewis, Ralph Stanley II, Hillbilly Gypsies, Spinney Brothers, Goldwing
Express, Remington Ryde, and many more! RVs and Rough campers welcome. Food & Craft
vendors on hand. Complete information visit www.remingtonryde.com or www.grangefair.net!
Event Details
Thursday July 10th, 2014 - Sunday July 13th, 2014
Dollar Day at Lakemont Park
For only $5.00 admission, park guests can ride & slide all day every Wednesday, Thursday,
and Friday. Special Dollar Day discounts at the Gift Shops & Concession Stands. Sponsored
by Wendy’s.
Event Details
July 11, 2014 - August 22, 2014
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Black Moshannon Blueberry Bash
The Blueberry Bash is a fun program for all ages. At 10:00 am, meet at Boat Launch #3 on
West Side Road to find areas of the park to pick blueberries. From 11:00 am to 2:00 pm,
come to the Environmental Learning Center to try many different types of food made from
blueberries. Recipes for each item will be available. Bring your own blueberry recipes to
Event Details
July 12, 2014
Times: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bricktown Challenge
The Bricktown Challenge is a family oriented canoe and kayak race to publicize the efforts
of many groups to build a 14 mile rail/trail that connects Beech Creek Borough, Bald Eagle
State Park, Howard Borough, and the PHMC site at Curtin Village The idea evolved into the
Brick Town trail to promote the rich brick making history of the towns along the trail. The
Beech Creek Watershed Association is the major sponsor of the event. For more information
please visit
Event Details
July 12, 2014
Registration at 8:00 am Race time 9:00 am
Friends of Black Moshannon Summer Festival
The 29th Annual Friends of Black Moshannon Summer Festival welcome you to try your luck
at winning the Lumber Jack and Lumber Jill competitions at Lumber Days, then dance the
night away at the Beach Party. On Sunday, try to build a boat and see how many people can
fit into it before it sinks. You can also visit with Smokey Bear and race at the canoe and kayak
races. Food and craft vendors will be available on both days.
Event Details
July 19, 2014 - July 20, 2014
Times: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pa Reunion Fest
A rare opportunity is coming. This is your only chance to see long lost bands from years ago
come back to play live shows. We are adding a new twist to the traditional music festival by
featuring some of Pennsylvania’s best known bands from back in the 20th Century. (That
is, bands that are no longer together.) We have been busy inspiring several once-popular
bands from that era to regroup and return to the stage for an exclusive encore performance.
This all-day reunion celebration will showcase nearly a dozen of our area’s finest bands from
years gone by. For the first time, local nightlife enthusiasts will not only be able to stroll down
memory lane, but they’ll actually experience it once again in real life. Bands that they have
remembered and loved from many years ago will come back to life and recreate the magic of
those good old days. Don’t miss it!
Event Details
Sunday July 20th, 2014 - Wednesday November 30th
Last Cruise Car & Motorcycle Show
“The Annual State College Last Cruise Car and Motorcycle Show” benefiting the Centre County
Youth Service Bureau. Located in downtown State College. For more details please visit www.
ccysb.com/last_cruise/schedule/carshow.html or call 814-237-5731.
Event Details
July 27, 2014