Everything you missed at Pop Up Ave

For the hippy dippies and lovers of fun, quirky finds

This past weekend was the kickoff to what will (hopefully) become a tradition here in Happy Valley: Pop Up Ave. If you don’t already know what this amazing event is, we’re here to fill you in so you don’t miss it next time.

Taking place in the parking lot next to Chipotle in front of Beaver Hill, Pop Up Ave featured all things hippy dippy and amazing. Think urban flea market comes to Penn State.

Honestly, the only issue was the lack of food and drink vendors. Webster’s was there, but what about some more unique, hard to find places with cool drinks you’d never think of? Worst case scenario, though, you walk to the edge of the parking lot and go to Chipotle, Starbucks or another nearby place, so still, not bad.

If you missed out, don’t worry: we’ve got you covered on everything it had to offer.

Live, local music














Hippy clothes you wish you had the guts to wear

Handpainted, no less!

Pins and patches to brighten anyone’s day!

Cards to express yourself for any occasion

One of them said “I know words, I have the best words.” (Courtesy of Trump)

Natural grown things

The perfect gifts for anyone in your life

Vintage clothing you won’t find at Urban or Metro

Beautiful updated, vintage clothes. Definitely not to be missed


Dad caps on a whole ‘nother level

Accessories that make a statement

Because who doesn’t want Batman on their clutch or pencil case?

Handmade items that are good for the world

Handmade with upcycled material

Henna tattoos and vinyl, because no flea market would be complete without them

Feminism, because why not?

Some of her other pins included “Feminist Killjoy”, “Say no to slut shaming”, and “My body is not a joke”

Happy, lovely people and dogs

Basically, next time Pop Up Ave pops up, make sure to go. You definitely won’t regret it.

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