Special Events

Thank you for visiting our Special Events page.  Throughout the year, we will post our Special Events here as well as within our Seasonal Active Guide.  Additionally, you can view our Special Special EventsEvents on the Events Calendar.  If a Special Event requires pre-registration, a link is provided that will take you to our external registration site for that particular event. 


State College Area Municipal Band

80 amateur and semi-professional band members selected for balanced instrumentation perform four indoor concerts annually. Repertoire ranges from pops to standard band classics, including overtures, transcriptions and marches.

The FREE concerts of this award-winning band are held in the Mount Nittany Middle School Auditorium, unless noted otherwise. Donations for the band are gratefully accepted at the door. EVERYONE is welcome! Please check back HERE for the dates and times.

Concerts are held: February, March/April, May, and November

Can you Wibit?

Find out this summer if you can Wibit at Park Forest and Welch Pools! The Wibit Floating Obstacle Course will rotate between Welch and Park Forest Pools this summer and will be in the water Saturdays and Sundays. Click HERE for the Wibit Schedule, rules, and more information.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
Centre Region Parks and Recreation is partnering with The Healthy Bodies Project at Penn State, which is participating in the SFSP.  The SFSP is funded by the USDA and the Department of Education.Summer Food Service Program

Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. In addition to meals, there will be fun activities for kiddos and families alike!  The CRPR meal sites are considered open, drop-in sites, and meals will be provided, at a first-come, first-serve basis, from June 18th through August 24th, at the sites and times as follows:
  • Tudek Park, 400 Herman Drive, State College, PA 16803:  Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 PM
  • Orchard Park, 1060 Bayberry Drive, State College, PA 16801:  Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:00-1:00 PM.
  • Blue Spring Park, 230 Wagner Street, Boalsburg, PA 16827:  Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 PM.
More info. will be posted as it gets closer to summertime!  However, to learn more about this project, please visit: bbh.hhdev.psu.edu/lab/family-child-health 

To read blog posts about this local community work, please visit: https://littlepickyeaters.com/

July is Parks and Recreation MonthJuly is Parks and Recreation Month
It's that time of year where CRPR celebrates this special month along with other parks and recreation agencies across the US and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)!  Parks and recreation agencies and the work they do can positively impact a community and its residents; through open spaces and active parks, programming and organized community activities, and the provision of facilities, community residents have a multitude of opportunities to get outdoors and play, take a class, or enjoy some of the local parks and open spaces.  
CRPR is celebrating this month and you can check our Activity Calendar for all the activities taking place during July!  You can also read our Press Release which details the impact of parks and recreation on the local community and a brief list of the activities taking place this month.Activity Book
For CRPR's younger fans, please download this fun Activity Booklet!  Kids can draw, color, learn, investigate, read, write, and have fun while thinking about parks and recreation related activities!  CRPR suggests you take this booklet with you and complete it while enjoying one of the local parks or playgrounds or pavilions!

CRPR Pedal, Splash & Dash Youth Triathalon

This fun and challenging annual event, open to ages 6-13, is a great way for kids to tackle their first triathlon. Distances vary for each age group.  Participants must be eqipped with appropriate swim wear, their own bicycle and helmet, and running shoes or sneakers.  Parents/guardians should be present to assit their children with event transitions.  Event will be held rain or shine.  Cancellation with full refund ONLY in event of thunder/lightning.  Participants who register prior to Wednesday, July 11 will receive an event t-shirt.  Register Now!

Date:  Saturday, July 21st
Time:  8:00 AM-11:00 AM (Different age groups start at different times)
Fee:   $10/participant

CRPR FitThonSummer Fit Thon

Test drive all of CRPR's fitness classes in one 2-hour mega class! Held at Spring Creek Park on the Basketball Courts.  Each class type will be previewed for 20-30 minutes.  Try out as few or as many as you'd like before deciding what fall class to join.  Advanced registration preferred.  Register Now!

Date:  Saturday, August 11
Time:  9:00 AM-11:00 AM 
Fee:   $10/participant  

Music and Movie Night at the Marsh
Date & Time: TBD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Halloween Parade

Put on your costume and grab your family and friends and join us for the 72nd Annual Halloween Costume Parade in downtown State College. The parade forms at the corner of College Ave and Burrowes St. at 6:30 PM, with step off promptly at 7 PM. Costume judging takes place at Memorial Field. Over 10 different costume categories to choose from. Stay tuned to see what new and unique categories we come up with for 2018! Cash prizes and free treat bags provided to all from the State College Lions Club. The event is Free!

Date: Sunday, October 28th