BELLEFONTE – Fridays in the ‘Fonte brings the fun to the main street with live music, food, artisan vendors and events from downtown Bellefonte businesses. All festivities will take place at the Center County Courthouse and along High, Allegheny, Bishop and Spring streets. The community and visitors are invited to shop, dine and explore downtown Bellefonte from 5 to 8 p.m. on July 29.
Grab a bite to eat at State Burger Co., Knights of Columbus, Nittany Catering, Pizza Mia, Mamma Lucrezia’s, or your other favorite downtown restaurant, then head to the courthouse for live music from ‘Eric Ian Farmer and browse a variety of pop-up vendors including Prachi’s Bohemian Art, Teaberry Design Co., Sammy’s Secret Garden, Acres Artisans and many more.
Bring your pup and stop by Felicity’s Pet Supplies for a treat, then head to Local Historia to enjoy a free historical walking tour of Bellefonte.
Businesses will have extended opening hours and are excited to celebrate the day with special offers, promotions and events! Stop by Magpie’s Nest, a home accessories store, to find unique items for your home or buy gifts for friends and family – and don’t miss the vendors, Diirstains and Mya’s Wraps and Crafts while there you are!
Need a drink? By A Thread and Belle Mercantile will host Sip and Shop, while Big Spring Spirits will be set up next to the courthouse ready to whip up a refreshing drink for you. Bees Knees Coffee will be waiting for you at By A Thread ready to give you an afternoon of coffee pick-me-up.
Find vintage music and records featured by DJ Fez of Fez Records and handmade jewelry from Rebel Made Goods outside Belle Mercantile. Sisters’ Sunflower will be set up at By A Thread, ready to show off their new stickers!
Children will enjoy balloon art, rock painting and other children’s activities at the YMCA. Then hop over to the diamond to enjoy Sunset Slush Happy Valley’s finest Italian gelato.
Discover all the events in downtown Bellefonte below! Many of these companies are listed on the 2022 Discovery Passport. Pick up yours today at Belle Mercantile or visit the DBI booth on Friday in the ‘Fonte.
Bellefonte.com, Blink, Happy Valley Adventure Bureau and Stuckey Ford Bellefonte are this year’s sponsors for Friday’s ‘Fonte 2022 Summer Series’.
More information about Passport and Fridays in the ‘Fonte can be found on the Downtown Bellefonte Inc. website.
Chalk the walk
Chalk the Walk will take place the same day as Friday in the ‘Fonte’ from 4pm to 8pm
We’ll bring Bellefonte to life with colorful chalk art on High, Spring and Allegheny streets downtown. Places will be designed by residents and families, as well as local businesses and organizations during this fundraiser for the benefit of downtown Bellefonte Inc.!
To participate in this event, visit the Downtown Bellefonte Inc. website to purchase tickets. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the DBI booth on Friday in the ‘Fonte. Your ticket will include chalk supplies to use to decorate your masterpieces inside a dedicated 4×4 foot square.
Everyone who participates in the event on Friday will have their creations judged by a jury for the chance to win a prize. Chalk artists will also be eligible to win the People’s Choice Award, where Downtown Bellefonte Inc.’s social media followers will vote on their favorite spot via social media. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to support DBI’s revitalization and economic development efforts.