Jax Bar & Kitchen Offers a Creative and Eclectic Twist

Jax Bar & Kitchen opened their doors four months ago and have since been serving the State College community a unique selection of elevated bar foods, cocktails and trivia nights that have won the hearts of State College residents and students. Jax took over the location of the former Darkhorse Tavern located in Calder Way. […]

February First Friday

The frigid winter temperatures lifted on Friday afternoon as residents came to Downtown State College to experience the cool and eclectic vibe of February First Friday.  Local businesses and vendors welcomed attendees to enjoy monthly art displays, exclusive discounts and to learn about services and missions within the community,  Moody Culture Kombucha displayed its first public […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day Downtown!

It’s that time of year again… the season of expressing love. If you’re short on words or short on time, rest assured that Downtown State College Improvement District is here to help. Keep reading to see a sampling of what downtown State College has to offer you and your loved one this February 14th. We […]

The Cheese Shoppe: A Downtown Treasure

A local community staple, The Cheese Shoppe, has been offering State College residents fresh cheese and roasted coffee for over 40 years. Owner William Clarke began his work focusing solely on cheese four decades ago, but saw a trend in the community and added his own twist by serving coffee as well, and The Cheese […]

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. […]