Downtown State College FREE Holiday Parking

The Downtown State College Improvement District and the Borough of State College are making your holiday season a little sweeter this year with free parking throughout downtown State College. Visitors are able to get a FREE four hour validation for the three downtown parking garages: Fraser, Beaver and Pugh Street. These are available at all […]

Annual Tree Lighting Kicks off the Holiday Season

Despite the snow and cold, over a hundred families and children bundled up and headed to Allen Street to kick off the holiday season with the Holiday Tree Lighting on November 16.   The tree lighting ceremony is an annual event where community members can come together to sing carols, drink hot cocoa and visit […]

Military Appreciation in Downtown State College

Downtown State College celebrated Military Appreciation on November 2nd during the monthly First Friday event. State College donned an array of military memorabilia and patriotic regalia as the American flag flew high from the Fraser Deck and military vehicles lined the street. The event started with the presentation of colors by American Legion Post #245 […]

Quick, Fresh and Affordable: State College Welcomes SNAP

The State College community has a new quick stop for locally sourced and delicious food. SNAP Custom Pizza has already seen incredible support from the State College community. The new restaurant located at 132 W. College Ave has been filled with students and community members since they opened their doors just a few weeks ago. […]

October First Friday

Downtown State College celebrated our First Friday event on October 5. This monthly event promotes art and entertainment for community members and visitors to enjoy, as well as exclusive offers and discounts at local businesses. This month’s First Friday featured a live acoustic set by Chris Good at MLK plaza and modern jazz group Urban […]

19th Annual Fall Festival

Downtown State College welcomed hundreds of local residents and families to the 19th Annual Fall Festival. The 200 block of Allen Street was filled with dozens of family-friendly activities including different crafts, food vendors, music and more. This year, mini-pumpkins lined Allen Street where children could choose their pumpkin and adorn it with Halloween-themed decorations. […]

Ethereal Brings a Touch of Positivity to Downtown State College

Downtown State College welcomed a new business this week: Ethereal. This boho-chic store with a modern twist is centered around a unique shopping experience, offering athleisure-wear, fashionable women’s business clothing, accessories, home products and more. Miranda Sheetz, owner of the new boutique, worked for a Forture 500 company for two years, before deciding to reevaluate […]

Summer’s Hot New Spot: Salúd Juicery & Wellness Bar

Looking for a new spot this summer to help you beat the heat? Well look no further than Downtown State College’s newest addition, “Salúd Juicery & Wellness Bar.” Having opened at the end of May and located on the corner of South Fraser Street and West Calder Way, this new eatery offers a variety of […]

A Pittsburgh Tradition Brought Local!

BY ELYSSA GANSER April 12, 2016 If you’re from Pittsburgh you might be familiar with the Primanti Bros. restaurant, which originated in the city during the Great Depression and has been there ever since. Joe Primanti started his sandwich business with just a cart in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. He stood outside during all hours of […]

The College Town Film Festival is Back

The College Town Film Festival returns to Happy Valley this week! This traveling film festival finds extraordinary movies, and with the cooperation of top notch film, media, and acting programs at major universities, rolls into town with one purpose: to rally around independent film. The festival runs from Wednesday, March 16th to Saturday, March 19th. […]