Sips and Sounds June, 28, 2024

By Lee Anne Jeffries
June, 2024
Free Public Event


Enjoy the second annual Sips & Sounds Downtown, an outdoor food and drink festival that celebrates summer in State College!

Event-goers will enjoy upbeat music by local musicians, cold drinks by Central PA Tasting Trail craft beverage producers, and fresh fare by area food vendors.

Set for the Friday leading up to the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Happy Valley on Sunday and the Central PA 4th Fest on Thursday, Sips & Sounds will kick off an action-packed week in Downtown State College. The new venue at Sidney Friedman Park boasts ample shade, play areas for children, and grassy patches ideal for laying out a cozy picnic blanket.

Pre-register and reserve your spot at the event now!

This is event is not possible without generous help from volunteers.

Please consider signing up for a shift! >>

Music Lineup:
🎢 4:00-5:30 p.m. Mystery Mochine
🎢 5:30-6:30 p.m. DJ Elbow Knee Knee
🎢 6:30-8:00 p.m. Anna Pearl Belinda & Sam Christensen

Central PA Tasting Trail Vendors:
🍻 University Wine Company
🍻 Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery
🍻 Axemann Brewery
🍻 Barrel 21 Distillery
🍻 Otto’s Pub & Brewery
🍻 Antifragile Brewing Co.
🍻 Big Spring Spirits

🍻 814 Cider Works

Non-alcoholic option:
🍹 Happy Valley Nomadic Spirits
🍹 Moody Culture Kombucha

Food Vendors:
🍴 Auntie Anne’s

🍴 Juana’s Venezuelan Cuisine
🍴 Belle Springs
🍴 Real Taste 570
🍴 Twisted Whisk Catering
🍴 Dulce Luca
🍴 Sunset Slush Happy Valley

🍴 El Jefe’s Taqueria

🚘 Free 3-hour Parking validations will be provided for the Pugh, Fraser, or Beaver Garages (ask for one at the DID table)
🚘 Additional parking available at the Beaver Metered Lot, McAllister Deck, On-Street Parking. Click here for more info on parking downtown >

Free Public Event