We look forward to welcoming everyone for the 52nd Festival of the Arts July 12-15, 2018. Children and Youth Day will be July 11. Save the date(s)!

Your Favorite Children & Youth Day Memories

In thinking about Arts Fest Children & Youth Day – which is only 42 days away – I started reminiscing about my own Children & Youth Day memories.

Summer in State College is always glorious but it’s even more so when you are a kid. A kid at Arts Fest.

I don’t know about you but I would save my allowance for weeks before the Festival so I could do it up right on that ever-important first day.

My favorite memory? When I was allowed to head downtown by myself on the Catabus, meet my friends and spend the day roaming the streets of State College. Inevitably, I would see classmates selling their wares along Allen Street or marching along in the Festival Processional with those amazing (and huge!) puppets. One year, I actually performed in a play in Central Parklet (now known as Sidney Friedman Parklet) – ah, my 15 minutes of fame.

What are your favorite Children & Youth Day memories? Share them with us.*

*As always, please keep your comments G-rated. Thank you!

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