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Downtown State College:
What's YOUR State Of Mind?

Though we bleed Blue and White for our Nittany Lions, Downtown State College is much more than a college town.

In one sense, it’s a neighborhood - with diverse, civic-minded residents and a wide, deep variety of businesses (both established and new) that make it a point to know you by name and offer a glad hand in greeting.

In another sense, it’s a city - with a cosmopolitan nightlife, unique shopping, and an eclectic selection of restaurants, theaters and hotels sure to satisfy virtually any taste or mood.

In every sense, Downtown State College offers a wholesome mix of youthful energy and established calm. We’re equally comfortable hosting an international business expo as we are playing host to the Central Pennsylvania Festival of
the Arts every summer. In other words, we do “big city” and “small town” equally well!

For business, pleasure, shopping, dining, living - and just about any other “ing” you can think of - Downtown State College is the place to be.

About The Downtown State College
Improvement District

The Downtown State College Improvement District (DSCID) is a Neighborhood Improvement District, established by ordinance of the Borough of State College in accordance with the laws of Pennsylvania.  The District extends from Atherton Street to Sowers Street, College Avenue to Highland Alley.

Our mission? To provide a safe, clean environment in State College Borough and to enhance the image of Downtown State College to encourage people to live here, work here, play here, and visit here.

With over 400 participating businesses (and counting!), the DSCID sponsors annual events, promotions and other civic-minded pursuits that add value to the State College experience, and reinforce our belief that there’s no better place in the world to find your own state of mind.

Upcoming Events...

SEPTEMBER 05 : First Friday State College
Discover the Best Times of Your Life in Downtown State College!  On the first Friday of every month, businesses keep their doors open late to host&nb... View

OCTOBER 03 : First Friday State College
Discover the Best Times of Your Life in Downtown State College!  On the first Friday of every month, businesses keep their doors open late to host sp... View

OCTOBER 04 : Downtown Fall Festival
The 15th Annual Fall Festival will be taking place on Allen Street and throughout Downtown, once again.  Come on ou... View

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