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 […]

September First Friday Highlights

Downtown State College kicked off September with the monthly First Friday event, an evening that brings together community members and local businesses to promote community engagement and entertainment for everyone. This month’s First Friday offered a wide range of activities for all State College residents. From kid’s crafts to professional art; plenty of treats from […]

Badger and Hound Barber Club’s New Location!

The scene at Badger and Hound Barber Club feels reminiscent of days gone by where your local barber shop was more than just a place to get a haircut.  There is a laid back, welcoming, and inclusive vibe in the shop that sets Badger and Hound apart; everyone is welcome whether you need a haircut […]

August First Friday Highlights

If you attended August’s First Friday, you can agree that Downtown State College was consumed by a variety of activities and entertainment. We would like to give a big Thank You to all of the downtown businesses as well as the performers who participated in the fun-filled evening! We would also like to give our […]

Welcome Bistrozine to Downtown State College!

Love food, love life. The premise is simple, yet the execution is the result of a lifelong dream and years of patience for owner Joe Liu. After spending many years traveling and living in Europe, and many more in the restaurant business in New York, Joe decided the time had come to call upon the […]

July First Friday Highlights

July’s First Friday offered a variety of activities and entertainment! Thank you to all of the businesses and performers who contributed–and thank you to the public for coming out and supporting Downtown State College! Here are some of our favorite images from the event! The next First Friday is August 3rd, don’t miss it!   […]

Mid-State Literacy Council: Giving Back to the Community

Are you looking to give back to the State College community or in need of a rewarding volunteer experience? The Mid-State Literacy Council is a small, comprehensive learning space for anyone looking to improve their English. This non-profit group provides adult education instruction in Centre and Clearfield Counties. “The Council offers basic literacy, English as […]

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 […]