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Military appreciation street fair to be held in downtown State College Nov. 14

The Military Appreciation Open Streets event with live music, food will be held in coordination with Penn State’s Military Appreciation Week

The American Legion Post No. 245 Honor Guard presented the colors at the First Friday event in downtown State College on Nov. 3, 2017. Credit: Downtown State College Improvement DistrictAll Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An open street resource fair with live music, military vehicle displays, food, a patriotic light show at dusk and more will be held in downtown State College on Sunday, Nov. 14, in coordination with Penn State’s 10th annual Military Appreciation Week.

The Military Appreciation Open Streets event, presented by the Downtown State College Improvement District and the Penn State Military Appreciation Committee, will take place on Calder Way between Allen and Pugh streets beginning at 3 p.m.

Lee Anne Jeffries, executive director of the Downtown State College Improvement District, said the event is a chance to bring the local community, veterans and their families together for support and celebration.

“We recognize the sacrifices that veterans and their families make for our freedom and honor them during Military Appreciation Week by hosting a celebration downtown,” she said. “There will be something for everyone, and you don’t have to be in the military to enjoy this event — all are welcome.”

There will be resource tables and military vehicles along Calder Way, live music from the Donny Burns Duo, food and drinks available for purchase from Auntie Anne's and Doggie’s Pizza, an Alpha Fire Truck and more. Several downtown businesses also will offer military discounts.

A full list of organizations that will be providing resource information and businesses offering military discounts is available on the event’s Facebook page.

Penn State's 10th annual Military Appreciation Week officially kicks off on Nov. 11 with a series of festivities celebrating the Pennsylvania National Guard. The celebrations, which include Veterans Day activities on Nov. 11, will culminate in the annual Military Appreciation Tailgate and Football Game at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 20.

For the latest Military Appreciation Week event information, visit the Penn State Military Appreciation website. To help support events organized by the Penn State Military Appreciation Committee, visit give.communityfunded.com/o/annual-giving/i/military.

Last Updated November 05, 2021