News for Immediate Release
July 10, 2014
Harrisburg – Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today attended the
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, an annual event that draws
approximately 100,000 visitors to downtown State College each year.
Corbett toured the nationally recognized Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition, which
features more than 300 exhibitors from across the country. The event also
includes a street painting festival, a variety of educational workshops, as
well as music, dance and theatrical performances.
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts offers visitors of all ages an
opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the arts in every form,” said Mrs. Corbett.
“I encourage Pennsylvanians to take advantage of this festival as well as the
many other exciting events taking place throughout the state this summer.”
to Pennsylvania can enjoy a variety of unique events and attractions all summer
long across the state. From July 11-12, travelers can celebrate Independence
Day in New Castle, the “Fireworks Capital of America” or enjoy MusikFest, the
largest free music festival in the country from Aug. 1-10. Corvette enthusiasts
from around the world will convene at Corvettes at Carlisle, the world’s
largest Corvette extravaganza Aug. 22-24.
Corbett is passionate about promoting the commonwealth’s unique historical and
cultural attractions as Pennsylvania’s “First Tourist.” In this role, she
visits and recommends must-see museums, important historic sites and one of a
kind attractions found only in Pennsylvania.
state’s travel and tourism economy continued to expand in 2012 with industry
sales rising 3.8 percent to $38.4 billion. The number of travelers visiting
Pennsylvania posted the highest growth rate since the recession, with the state
hosting an estimated 192.3 million domestic and international travelers in
2012, with growth concentrated in the day-trip segment. Additionally, travel
and tourism related economic activity supported 470,953 total jobs, both
directly and indirectly, representing 6.5 percent of the state’s total
more information on upcoming events, go to visitPA.com or call (800) VISIT PA; become a fan at facebook.com/visitPA, and follow us at twitter.com/visitPA.
Mostek, First Lady’s Office; 717-787-1965
Kensinger, DCED; 717-783-11132