Central PA is one of the best places to visit. With proximity to Penn State, as well as entertainment and recreation for all interests, central PA offers something for everyone. Some of our top-notch events and attractions drawing thousands of visitors to the area include:
Home to Nittany Lion and Lady Lion basketball, the BJC also serves as Central PA’s major concert venue, hosting superstars like Billy Joel, Cher, and Bruce Springsteen yearly.
Consistently ranked among the top outdoor fine art and fine craft shows in the nation, Arts Fest draws more than 300 exhibitors and 100,000+ visitors every July.
This daylong celebration features a parade, family friendly entertainment, a giant American flag cake, and one of the top 5 fireworks displays in the country.
The nation’s only encampment fair offers family fun, unique and delicious food, national entertainment acts, and farm and animal exhibits every August.
Minor league affiliates of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Spikes light up State College summers with unique promotions, community events, and family fun.
From Beaver Stadium to Rec Hall to the new Pegula Ice Arena, Penn State sports are a highlight all year long. Cheering the Nittany Lions on to victory is a favorite local pastime.