Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Ring in the holiday season with this annual tradition in Downtown State College.  Every year the community gathers to sing carols, enjoy cookies and treats, and welcome Santa.  Donations are collected for the State College Area Food Bank and Toys for Tots, and one lucky donor is chosen to help Santa light up the tree! […]

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. […]

19th Annual Downtown Fall Festival

Fall Festival has returned! The festival will take place on the 200 block of Allen Street from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Come on out for free pumpkins for the kids at the Pumpkin Patch, enjoy the Bounce House, Tumble Bus, Pony Rides, and more. Fun and games for the whole family! Enjoy music throughout the […]


Join us on the 100 and 200 blocks of South Allen Street in downtown State College for the Living In One Neighborhood (LION) Bash!  Learn about the State College and Penn State community with over 75 engagement stations while enjoying: Games and activities Music and entertainment FREE giveaways and food Block Party + Community Resource […]

Sidewalk Sale

The Downtown Sidewalk Sale is returning and will take place from August 3-5. Participating Downtown Businesses will sell discounted merchandise on the sidewalks in front of their stores on the 100 block of Allen Street. The Sidewalk Sale is a great opportunity to save on end of season merchandise from all of your favorite downtown […]

Downtown State College Sidewalk Sale

Stop by your favorite local retailers and take advantage of some of the best sales of the season!  Experience a vast selection of accessories, apparel, gifts, home decor, specialty foods and much more!  Typical retail hours apply and may vary depending on the individual retailers preference.

BMX Bike Show

Allen Street will be home to a heart pumping BMX bike show prior to the Independence Day Parade in downtown State College! Dialed Action Sports offers some of the BEST BMX riders, Rollerbladers, Skateboarders and Freestyle Motocross riders – athletes who have competed in the Dew Tour, X-games and various other contests around the world, and perform […]