Happy Fourth of July
The Central PA 4thFest fireworks show has been rated one of the top three fireworks shows in the United States! The show will light up the sky, but other events will light up faces around Beaver Stadium until the 9:15 show. Whether you are coming from out of town or just up the road, be sure to check out our Fourth of July Guide to find all the other events happening around the area during the July 4th holiday. (Community Calendar)
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
The Arts Festival returns next week (July 9-12, Children's Day 7/8) and will bring over 125,000 people to downtown State College and the University Park campus. Come celebrate the arts with the nationally recognized sidewalk sale and exhibition, sand sculpture, great music, theatrical performances, children activities and all sorts of food choices!
You can find all your Arts Festival information by using our Online Arts Festival Guide.
Cut Down: A tree that's been a part of the State College since the Revolution is now one for the history books. (watch video)
Stalking Case: A homeless man is behind bars for allegedly stalking a woman whose wallet he found and returned. (read story)
Term Limits: A committee of the PSU BOT is ready to recommend new guidelines for emeriti trustees. (next meeting 7/17)
911 System: Centre County Commissioners approvied some long-awaited 911 upgrades. (new law)
First Friday - July
Experience the cool vibe of downtown State College this Friday. 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. (Art Crawl this Friday)
Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on Independence Day, July 4, 1826.