Looking ahead this week the first ever Philipsburg Fest is scheduled for this Saturday.
Business owners and non profits decided that the area needed a summer event after Heritage Days was canceled for the second year in a row due to COVID-19 gathering concerns.
The day will kick off with the Wilderness City 5k race at the Cold Stream Dam at 9 am, and will feature an all day car show and Happy Valley Cruise Fundraiser for the Hope Gala.
Fireworks and a performance by Grammy award winning rapper Coolio will happen at 10 pm to conclude the event.
“After the fireworks, that’s when things are going to go pretty wild. Coolio is going to be on. We’re bringing in a talent called Estragos. He’s got his own recording stuff he’s going to play.
Then he’s going to join Coolio and his all star band. With DJ Rhino Jerez, it’s just going to be an amazing event.”
“We mean business in the economy and the economics of the area. We’re a player. Philipsburg’s a player in it. The Centre County commissioners have done multiple things to give us some revitalization.
The Philipsburg Revitalization Committee, those people do an amazing job downtown, and it’s coming back.”
The rapper Coolio appearing in Philipsburg has drawn attention from folks all over the state.