Military Appreciation in Downtown State College

Downtown State College celebrated Military Appreciation on November 2nd during the monthly First Friday event. State College donned an array of military memorabilia and patriotic regalia as the American flag flew high from the Fraser Deck and military vehicles lined the street. The event started with the presentation of colors by American Legion Post #245 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!   […]

First Friday

    Relax. Play. Shop. Stay. Experience the cool vibe of downtown State College during our monthly First Friday events.  A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at the diverse and delectable State College restaurants.  First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, free bites and beverages, […]

First Friday July: An Evening of Literary Readings

During Downtown State College’s July First Friday, in collaboration with Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe, the gallery will host an evening of literary readings and refreshments. At 5:30 PM, we will kick things off with a reading by Rachael Lyon, Assistant Teaching Professor of Poetry at Penn State, followed at 6 PM by Lisa Mangini, Assistant […]

Downtown Festival Celebrates Military Appreciation

Downtown Businesses, Dr. Eric Barron, and Local Groups Honor Service Members Past and Present   State College, PA – With an American flag flying high, Allen Street was in full patriotic regalia to kick-off Military Appreciation week ahead of Veteran’s Day. “Downtown businesses are donating a portion of their proceeds to the Penn State Student […]

Exciting Times are Afoot in Downtown State College

State College, PA  October 7, 2016 –  It’s an exciting time in Downtown State College as new businesses are popping up all over the place. We’re thrilled to celebrate each of these new establishments and look forward to seeing how each will make its mark on Downtown State College. The Melt Shack (218 E. Calder […]