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. 
Family Fun Ride

Family Fun Ride
Saturday, September 21
10 AM - Noon
All Ages
Orchard Park

Join State College Borough Mayor Don Hahn and CentreBike for a fun, family friendly ride. The 8-mile ride starts and ends at Orchard Park and travels on shared use paths and low volume streets in State College Borough and Ferguson Township. All ages and experience levels are welcome and helmets are required. After the ride we'll enjoy snacks and beverages and all participants will also receive an event gift.

B94.5 FM Bit of Fit Fitness Classes - P90X Live 

Bit of Fit
Monday, September 23
6:30-7:30 PM
Ages 18 and Over
Location:  Centre Region Active Adult Center

P90X LIVE is the total-body strength and conditioning group fitness class for anyone looking to get lean, toned, and fit! This motivating, results-driven workout is designed to burn calories and build muscle using light to moderate weights. It’s perfect for all fitness levels and can be modified so everyone can participate.  Class time: Mondays, 6:30 PM at the AAC.  Register now!

Millbrook Marsh Barn Dance Fundraiser

Friday, September 27MMNC Moonlit Walk
6 - 11 PM
Ages 21 and Over
Early Bird Discount: $25/person or $40/couple
         (will be $35/person or $50/couple after
         September 20th)
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Dust off your dancing boots and join us for a barn dance! We will have live music by Sam Milz playing acoustic guitar, Kristi Jean & Her Ne’er-Do-Wells playing honky-tonk and rockabilly, West Beaver Arts Collective playing blues funk, and Triple A Blues Band. Join the Silver Spurs for line dancing, and Happy Dishes and Brazilian Munchies will have full menu selections available for purchase. University Wine Company and W.R. Hickey Beer Distributor will have drinks availalbe - one complimentary drink person person! Tickets: $35/person or $50/couple; $10 early-bird discount offered through September 20. Proceeds support environmental education programs and land management of the marsh. Ages: 21 and over only. Register online now!

Halloween / Trick-or-Treat Night

On Monday, August 26, the Centre Region Council of Governments set the 2019 Trick-or-Treat hours for the region’s municipalities during their General Forum meeting. In consultation withTrick-Or-Treat the State College Borough, Patton Township, and the Ferguson Township Police Chiefs, the 2019 Trick-or-Treat Night was set for Halloween, Thursday October 31, and the hours will be:

  • 6-8 PM for the State College Borough, and the Townships of College, Ferguson, Harris, and Patton; and
  • 5:30-8:30 PM for Halfmoon Township.

Centre Region Parks and Recreation reminds families that utilizing some of the following reminders will make their Trick-or-Treating experience a good one:

  • If using a mask as part of children’s costumes, ensure children have a clear vision in all directions; this will help to reduce tripping and help them to see oncoming obstacles or traffic.
  • Include some reflective material on your children’s costumes which will make them more visible to other trick-or-treaters and traffic as they cross neighborhood streets.
  • Visit only homes with their front porch light on to ensure a response when children knock.
  • If trick-or-treating in non-lighted neighborhoods, children should carry a small flashlight.
  • Be respectful of your neighborhood’s trick-or-treat times.

Be sure to check back with Centre Region Parks and Recreation for updated information on the Agency’s Annual Halloween Parade.  Because Memorial Football Field, located in downtown State College, will not be available for the costume parade’s judging area, the Agency is working on another location and parade route.  That information will be available soon.

Halloween Costume Parade 

Bit of Fit
Sunday, October 27
Line-Up: 6:30 PM
Step-Off: 7 PM
All Ages
Location: TBD

Bring out your Ghouls, Goblins, Fairies and Avengers to the 73rd Annual CRPR Halloween Costume Parade! The parade may be a little different this year due to the construction at Memorial Field - stay tuned for details! We'll have costume judging with over 10 different categories and cash prizes and candy treats provided by the State College Lions Club!

Friday Night Slides

Friday, December 6MMNC Moonlit Walk
6 - 8 PM
All Ages
Slab Cabin Park

It's time to get those saucers, slides, sleds, skis, and snowboards ready! Friday Night Slides will return on December 6 at Slab Cabin Park! Join CRPR for a night of downhill fun under the lights. We'll have the campfires going along with some tasty snacks and music! We'll have some organizaed sledding/sliding competitions if there is snow, and if not, we even have a plan for some no-snow activities! Join us for some Friday Fun! Dress for the weather and night temperatures, and bring your favorite snow transportation! This event is open to all ages and is FREE! 

Build Your Own Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, December 14MMNC Moonlit Walk
10 - 11:30 AM
All Ages
$25/parent and child
Millbrook Marsh Nature Center

Join us for this holiday tradition, except with less mess and less stress! Gingerbread houses are pre-baked and ready to go, and decorating supplies are included. All you need to do is bring your creativity and holiday cheer! Register online now!