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! […]

Military Appreciation First Friday

In partnership with Penn State University and Military Appreciation Week, November’s First Friday will celebrate the contributions of our service members, veterans and their families. The November 2nd event will take place in Downtown State College from 5-8 pm, culminating on the 100 block of South Fraser Street with military vehicles and organizations, live performances […]

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. […]

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 […]

Park(ing) Day State College

PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where businesses, activists, and citizens create parklets in on-street parking spaces. The goal of PARK(ing) Day is to create community engagement, inspire creative space design, and create awareness about the usage of urban areas as open, social spaces.  Parking spaces on the 100 block of S Allen Street […]

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 […]