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TGIF: State College Weekend Events for July 5-7

by on July 05, 2019 10:15 AM

Happy Friday, Happy Valley!

Next week is festival week, but before then there's still fun to be had around the area.

We've picked out some of the weekend's highlights below.

There is plenty more around the area for you to enjoy and you can find it all on our calendar page. Explore the weekend's events and add your own if it isn't listed. Or see our Bar Tour and Movies pages for more options this weekend or anytime.


Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival

The Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival continues through Sunday at Grange Park in Centre Hall. With more than 11 hours of music each day, the festival features nearly two dozen national acts, food and craft vendors, kids programming, workshops and plenty of jamming, with RV and rough camping available. Single-day tickets are available. For ticket info and more details, check the festival website.

First Friday
The monthly celebration of all that downtown State College has to offer highlights art, entertainment, food, shopping and more from 5 to 8 p.m. July's First Friday includes:

- Free Vamos! Lion Chariot pedicab rides.

- A preview show for "Square" an exhibition of hundreds of 6-inch square artworks that fill the Art Alliance Downtown Gallery, 123 S. Fraser St. Enjoy refreshments and make your wish list for when the sale opens on July 10.

- Happy Valley Improv at The Makery, 209 W. Calder Way (7-8 p.m., $5)

- Kristi Jean & Her Ne’er-Do-Wells perform at the MLK Plaza on South Fraser Street.

- An opening reception for "Images 2019," the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts’ juried exhibition, at the Kish Expect More Store, 114 S. Allen St. See a variety of selected works from Pennsylvania artists while enjoying cheeses, wine and beer. (5:30-8 p.m.)

Discover alternative photography techniques and print your own unique image at Woskob Family Gallery, 146 S. Allen St.

- Singer/guitarist Chris Good plays on the corner of South Allen Street and Calder Way.

- Refreshments, vendor demonstrations and Kid Tech at Appalachian Outdoors, 123 S. Allen St.

- 15 percent off food at Hotel State College establishments when mentioning First Friday.

Concert on the Village Green
Lemont Village Association's summer Friday night concert series continues with songwriter and storyteller Christopher Kent performing at the band shelter on the Village Green from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Bring blankets or chairs. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in The Granary.

World War I Documentary
At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg hosts a screening of "The Battle of the Somme." In 1916, a British War Office film crew documents the first days of this summer battle that lasted four months at the cost of more than 1 million killed and wounded. Regular admission rates apply.

Logan Fire Company Parade
The 41st annual Logan Fire Company Parade starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at Bellefonte High School and continues on Bishop, Allegheny and High streets before ending at Talleyrand Park.

Centred Outdoors
This week's Centred Outdoors adventure is an urban hike in downtown State College ahead of Arts Fest. Admire all the permanent public art displays you may not even know are there, hear about the history of public art in State College and learn about the stories behind the pieces. Hikes are at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. (if needed) on Sunday and 5 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday

Welch Pool Cardboard Regatta
Check out the creative boats made only of cardboard, paperboard and duct tape as the race in the second annual Welch Pool Cardboard Regatta, starting at 4 p.m. Sunday. Awards are given in each division for fastest boat, best design, best costume and most spectacular sinking. New this year is a mini boat division, with boats only -- no swimmers -- racing in the current channel. The leisure pool will remain open for swimming during the event. 

Woody Pines
Nashville troubadour Woody Pines brings Americana and hillbilly boogie to Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks, 100 W. Main St. in Millheim, at 5 p.m. Sunday.

South Hills Summer Music Picnic
South Hills School of Business and Technology, 480 Waupelani Drive, continues its summer concert series with the Deacons of Dixieland performing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Grounds open at 5 p.m. and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic, blankets and chairs. Refreshments and light picnic fare also will be available for purchase.

Bark in the Park Night
Bring your pooch out to Medlar Field for the State College Spikes 6:05 p.m. game Sunday against Batavia on Bark in the Park Night. See policies here. It's also Kids Day with a pre-game catch on the field from 5 to 5:30 p.m., post-game run the bases and a voucher for a free hot dog, chips and small soda for the first 250 kids.

Summer Sounds from the Gazebo
A seasonal staple in Bellefonte, Summer Sounds from the Gazebo in Talleyrand Park continues with RamaLama performing '50s and '60s a cappella doo-wop at 7 p.m. Sunday. Lawn chairs or blankets are suggested.



Geoff Rushton is managing editor for StateCollege.com. Contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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