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Fairs & Festivals - Summer 2016

Jun 06, 2016 01:48PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Central PA 4thFest

July 3 & 4, State College

A family-oriented, patriotic birthday party held on the east campus of Penn State University and packed with activities for the whole family, starting 5 p.m. Sunday with amusement rides and musical entertainment; the State College Spikes baseball game is 6 p.m.  Monday, July 4th, starts at 9 a.m. with Firecracker Fun Runs: the traditional 4K race and new 4-mile run. A full day of activities leads up to a choreographed pyrotechnics show at 9:15 p.m., ranked one of USA’s best. The Parade of Heroes begins at 2 p.m. downtown with large helium balloons, marching bands and tributes to our local heroes. A Human Cannonball, Women’s Roller Derby competition, BMX exhibition, live music, entertainment and food galore is available throughout the day. Visit 4thFest.org for updates.


 
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

July 14-15, Downtown State College

The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts brings over 125,000 people to State College and the University Park campus of Penn State University over a five-day period each July. The festival is home to a nationally-recognized juried outdoor fine art and craft fair, music at both outdoor and indoor venues, 5k, 10k, and 10-mile runs, and a full day of children's activities.  (814) 237-3682 or Arts-Festival.com




Tri an Event in Lewisburg

Lewisburg Triathlon Weekend Aug. 12-13

Lewisburg Hilly Half Marathon Sept. 11

The Lewisburg Sprint Triathlon, for racers 14 and over, is chip-timed with awards for the top female and male finishers, top three in each 5-year age category, the top three 2 and 3 person teams and top three aqua-velo (swim-bike) finishers. Lewisburg Hilly Half Marathon is limited to 500 racers. Great post-race food, pre-race expo. Showers available. Finisher medal for everyone! Awards in top three in each 5-year age category; discounts for military and first responders. New: $40 for first 40 finishers! AFitEvent.com and LewisburgTriathlon.com

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