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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Dessert Judges Awarded Blue Ribbons at Downtown Fall Festival

October 16, 2017 – After tasting and analyzing many scrumptious dessert entries, guest judges Mike the Mailman Herr, Cathi Alloway of Schlow Library, and Scott Dutt of Happy Valley Optical awarded blue ribbons to Jaylyn McCoy’s “Pumpkin on a Log” in the adult division and to William Antonio Duiker’s “Cream Cheese Pastries” in the under […]

State College’s Best Place to Dance

BY ELYSSA GANSER March 29, 2017 Live music, local DJs, appearances by national artists, exciting year-round events; it doesn’t get better than that! At Indigo, there’s non-stop fun from salsa night and beach parties to local DJ entertainment, New Year’s Eve bashes and celebrity performances. Indigo is Downtown’s only true dance club, providing the community […]

Say Farewell to the Old Year, Welcome the New Year at First Night State College!

December 28, 2016 First Night State College will once again provide central Pennsylvania with a great way to mark the passing of the old year and the ringing in of the New Year. This alcohol-free community celebration of the visual and performing arts will take place in downtown State College and on the University Park […]