Time to soak in the summer heat! We have plenty of outdoor activities (and indoor ones, for those especially hot days) for you and your friends to enjoy. Grab a refreshing iced coffee or tea and lets jump right in!

Ironman 70.3

July 2nd | All throughout Happy Valley

Athletes from all over will be taking on their racing journey starting with a 1.2-mile swim in Foster Joseph Sayers Reservoir at Bald Eagle State Park, continuing with a 56-mile bike ride through Centre and Clinton Counties, and ending with a 13.1-mile run on Penn State University campus. For more information or to register, click the link below.

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State College Spikes

$10+ | July 3rd | 6:35 PM | Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

The "Patriotic Fireworks Spike-tacular Show" will feature one of the largest shows at a Spikes home game to date! Enjoy the 20 minute firework show after the 6:35 game vs the Crosscutters.

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Central PA 4thFest

July 4th | Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Enjoy a full day of independence day activities ranging from free hot dogs, cake, a parade, a roller derby, car show, 4k run, live music, and more. End the day watching the largest fireworks show in all of Pennsylvania! For more information and ticket purchasing, click below.

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Acoustic Brew presents CelticFest

$20 | July 8th | 12 PM- 6PM | Boal Museum Amphitheater

Experience Acoustic Brew's first Celtic Music Festival! The festival will feature pipers, dancers, story tellers, food and craft vendors, and live music. The main act features House of Hamill, an international touring Folk band.


2023 Philipsburg Heritage Days

July 11th-15th | 10 AM | Philipsburg

Join over 12,000 attendees in this 5-day event! Celebrate the rich historic assets of the Philipsburg community with various events, including a watermelon eating contest, a flower show, marching bands, live music, art and food vendors, a parade, and even a fireworks show. For more information on scheduling, click below.

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Art in the Orchard

July 13th-15th | Way Fruit Farm

Join Way Fruit Farm this summer for their 3rd annual Art in the Orchard event. There will be a unique array of artists, crafters, food and drink vendors, and live music. To view the full line-up and more information, click below.

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People's Choice Festival

July 13th-16th | Grange Park, Centre Hall

The People's Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts started 30 years ago in 1993, and today has grown into a festival with over 200 artisans, food and drink vendors, live music, and more. Come enjoy several days of fun and celebrate the local arts here in central PA. Click below for more information.

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Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts

July 13th-16th | Downtown State College & Penn State Campus

Whether you are into art shows, craft vendors, food, drinks, wine, indoor & outdoor live music, street painting, a banner exhibition and competition, costume contests, a BookFest at Schlow, a juggling class, or something else, this 3-day festival probably has something for you! Grab your family or some friends and enjoy the 3-days of excitement during the 57th annual Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

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NamaStadium Yoga on the Field at Beaver Stadium

$40 | July 15th | Beaver Stadium

Join PYP Studio and Penn State University for the first NamaStadium Yoga practice! This session will feature football focused yoga sequences for all skill levels. Purchase tickets utilizing the link below.


Raleigh Ringers in Concert

$20 | July 15th | 7 PM | State College Area High School Performance Arts Center

Join the State College Choral Society for their 75th Anniversary celebration with The Raleigh Ringers! They are an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir from Raleigh, North Carolina specializing in popular music including famous rock 'n' roll tunes. Get your tickets below!

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Life Under the Canopy: The Vietnam War

July 22nd | 10 AM- 4 PM | Pennsylvania Military Museum

As the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War comes to a close, join museum staff and living history volunteers in their final 50th anniversary event. Immerse yourself as you walk through a military camp and experience life on the front of Southeast Asia. Encampment is open to the public from 10 AM- 4 PM, and regular admission rates apply to the museum gallery.

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Crash Test Dummies

$46 | July 26th | 8 PM | The State Theatre

Internationally renowned creators of the multi-Grammy nominated hit album, "God Shuffled His Feet", are coming to the State Theatre. Jam to hits both new and old and get some dancing in! Find tickets below.


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

$46 | July 21st | 8 PM | The State Theatre

This April marked Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's 30 year anniversary. They have toured nonstop since the early nineties, and sold over 2 million albums. Their presence in the music scene has reminded the world that whether you are young or old, it is still cool to swing. Their music blends jazz, swing, and Dixieland, while the band members maintain high energy and spirits on stage. It is an experience you do not want to miss! (The author of this email can confirm, they are an amazing bunch to see live). Get your tickets below!


WingFest Round 6: Fooz Fighters

$10 | July 27th | 5:30 PM | Tussey Mountain

Every Thursday this month will bring you a different musician and competition restaurant. Thursday, July 27th, brings you a Foo Fighter's tribute band, Fooz Fighters, as well as several restaurants competing for the best wing: Centre Cares, Juniper Village, Savory Station, and We Are Inn.

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Happy Valley Mini Golf

$8+ | Hours vary depending on weather | South Atherton St.

Looking for a fun activity to do with family or friends? This 18-hole miniature golf course offers a fun, affordable outing for all ages! Check out their website to see a gorgeous fly through of the course.

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Poll of the Month

Vote in our monthly polls! Every month we will be asking a question and post the final results in the following month's newsletter. Have a question you would like us to put out to the masses? DM us your question on Instagram, @ARPMrents, and your question may be selected next month!

In June we asked what our reader's favorite part of summer was. Here was our top result:

We definitely had a large division of favorite activities, but this was our highest voted! Who can blame anyone for loving the beach? Laying in the sand? listening to those waves? So relaxing!

So let's take it up a notch and talk about some partying. Fourth of July is almost here, and we want to know what you do to celebrate the holiday!

What do you do to celebrate the Fourth of July?
I have a very specific family/friend tradition (Feel free to email us what it is!)
Hosting/attending a BBQ
Watching a parade
Nothing crazy, I just lounge around! (Respect!)

If you have a specific tradition for the Fourth of July or something you do that you'd like to share with us, please reply to this email and tell us! We will share any submissions in our next newsletter. Please write "OK to share" in your email so we know we have your permission to share your story to our email list!

July Apartment Spotlight:

Beaver Terrace

We are almost fully rented for the 2023-2024 lease term, but we still have a roommate space available in a 2 bedroom at Beaver Terrace for students! Amenities include on-site coin operated laundry, a private balcony, and more. If you are interested please contact us ASAP as this is our LAST availability for the 2023-2024 school year!

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