Small Business Saturday

Venture to Downtown State College to support your local small businesses on November 24th during Small Business Saturday! Make a day of it, shop and dine local by patronizing the small, brick and mortar businesses that make our downtown special…this day and every day! #ShopSmall #SmallBizSat

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! […]

Centre Region Parks and Recreation – Halloween Parade

Put on your costume and grab your family and friends and join us for the 72nd Annual Halloween Costume Parade in downtown State College. New this year:  The parade forms on Burrowes Ave.between College Ave and Calder Way at 6:30 PM, with step off promptly at 7 PM. Costume judging takes place at Memorial Field. Nine different costume categories […]

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. […]

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 […]

State College Culture Crawl and Festival

This monthly festival showcases original art, handmade products and live music on the second Sunday of the month through October. Calder way is closed to allow for dozens of vendors, artisans and musicians to line the street! Enjoy the festival while taking advantage of free parking on Sunday’s downtown!

LION BASH

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 […]

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 […]

State College Culture Crawl & Festival

Add to your growing art collections and come celebrate art and community in the heart of Downtown State College. On Calder Way, participating downtown stores will turn into art galleries by displaying works of art in each of their stores. The vendors contributing to The Culture Crawl will showcase their artistic and creative abilities in […]

Amp Up the Flavor at Cafe Verve

BY LEXIE MATINOG February 28, 2017 Are you ready for something new? Café Verve, State College’s first vegan café is sure to fit the bill. Heather Jones, manager and part owner of Café Verve wants to take your taste buds on an adventure and introduce State College to vegan foods that are surprisingly delightful. Jones […]