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 Events 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. 
Fabulously Fancy Tea Party  Stacked tea cups

Saturday, February 1
12:30-2:30 PM
Ages 5-8 
$40R / $60 NR
The Makery (209 W. Calder Way)

You are invited to The Makery for an afternoon of fabulous food, fancy crafts, fantastic games and a photo booth!  Fancy attire encouraged!  Registration is required. Fee includes one adult and one child.  Register now!

Winter Trails Day Hikes

Winter Carnival
Saturday, February 8 at Fairbook Park
Saturday, March 14 at Bernel Road Park
1:30 - 2:30 PM
All Ages
$5 Residents; $7 Non-Residents

Join a Millbrook Marsh Naturalist for National Winter Trails Day and Beyond! Bundle up, get outside, and explore three different parks in the Centre Region! Register now!

Sip & Paint: Winter CardinalWinter Carnival

Wednesday, February 12
6 - 8 PM
Ages 18 and Over
$40 County Residents; $60 Non-County Residents
Active Adult Center, Nittany Mall

Join us for some painting fun and beat the winter blues! Love Cardinals? Paint this beautiful winter scene! Sip mocktails and enjoy some appetizers while you paint. If we reach our minimum of 10, the price will drop to $35/person, so bring a friend! Register now!

Cornhole TournamentWinter Carnival

Saturday, February 15
Starting at 11 AM
Ages 21 and Over
$40 Per Two-Person Team
Ramada Inn, State College

Join us for our 3rd Annual Cornhole Tournament! As of right now, we will be running a competitive and social division doubles tournament. MINIMUM $800 guaranteed for competitive doubles, paying top four teams. Bags fly at 11 AM. Pre-register or pay at the door. There will be a full food and bar menu. Bring your own bags and partner. Following main tournament, there will be a four-person crew cup for $10 a person or $40 for a team of four.

We would like to thank Beer Belly’s Beverage for being our main sponsor of this tournament. Also special thanks to DEM Boards LLC.
Tournament benefits Centre Region Parks and Recreation. Register now!

Winter CarnivalWinter Carnival

Saturday, February 29
3 - 5 PM
All Ages
Blue Spring Park

Come to our 3rd annual Winter Carnival at Blue Spring Park! We'll have crafts, games, snacks, fires, and the ice rink! Don't let cold weather keep you indoors! Bring the family and celebrate all the wonderful things about winter!

Sensory Easter Hop

Saturday, April 4
1 - 3 PM
Ages 9 and Under
Active Adult Center in the Nittany Mall

This is a sensory-friendly event for children with disabilities in elementary school or younger and their immediate family. Activities will include an Easter-themed dance as well as sensory specific crafts and snack making! For the Safety of the children, all parents must remain with their child the whole time. Register now!

Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Wednesday, April 8Winter Carnival
8 - 9:15 PM
Grades 6-8
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Teens are invited to bring a flashlight, a basket and a friend or two for a crazy evening of Easter Egg hunting in the dark! Find eggs full of candy and some special prize eggs and win gift cards, movie passes or maybe even the grand prize! Pre-registration is required before April 8. Remember to dress for the weather and wear appropriate shoes. Doors open at 8 PM and the hunt begins at 8:30 PM. Walk-in registrations will NOT be accepted. Register now!

59th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 11Winter Carnival
1 - 2 PM
Ages 9 and Under
Oak Hall Regional Park

Easter Bunny arrives at 1:30 PM! Hunt begins at 2 PM SHARP! Gather the kids and head on over to Oak Hall Regional Park to go Easter Egg Hunting! With more than 7,000 eggs filled with candy and tickets for beautiful prize baskets provided by the State College Rotary and local businesses, this is one hunt where everyone will walk away happy. We urge everyone to arrive on time. Once the hunt begins, it doesn't take long for it to end. Make sure you make time to meet the Easter Bunny! Parents are allowed to assist their children in the Under 2 area only. Age Groups: 2 and under; 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7, 8, and 9. Registration is not required.

Earth Day Birthday

Saturday, April 18Winter Carnival
1 - 5 PM
All Ages
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Come celebrate Mother Earth and the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day at our annual Earth Day Birthday celebration. Spend the afternoon outdoors exploring displays from environmental organizations, participating in activities and games, visiting local vendors, and enjoying local entertainment. This event is great for all ages and fun for the whole family! In the event of inclement weather the event will move to Sunday, April 19th. Registration is not required.