Downtown Polar Express

UPDATE: Pre-registration has SOLD OUT. Walk-in registrations will be accepted in person on a first come, first serve basis by visiting the Downtown State College Improvement District at 127 S Fraser Street, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Additional spaces will be reserved for day of walk-ins beginning at 9am on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday. Please call […]

Military Appreciation Week November 8-16, 2019

In partnership with Penn State University and Military Appreciation Week, Downtown State College celebrates and honors the contributions of our service members, veterans and their families! Year after year, downtown business owners and community members have generously contributed to the Penn State University Military Student Fund on behalf of the Downtown State College Improvement District. […]

Welcome Three Little Birds Boutique!

Opening in their third location, Three Little Birds comes to Downtown State College! Located at 220 E. Calder Way, the boutique brings fashionable everyday wear to State College. Stop in and check them out now and plan on attending their grand opening event on November 2!  Three Little Birds is not your typical boutique. They are friendly, helpful, […]

Welcome Cape Escape!

Colorful, creative, and fun! Cape Escape brings these three words to life. In their first store on 244 East Calder Way, Cape Escape gives people the opportunity to customize capes however they would like. The store owners started off by making capes for friends and family and then moved to selling more online. Soon after, […]

August First Friday Recap

August First Friday Recap   Weren’t able to make it to August First Friday? We’ll fill you in on what happened. It was a lively, fun day for the whole family! Nicole Packard, a local artist and art educator, had her art opening reception at the Downtown State College Improvement District. There was also appetizers and […]

Discover Downtown State College in July!

Stay in the loop and receive updates on downtown events and new business openings with our monthly newsletter.  Take a look at July’s newsletter and find out more about Roots Natural Kitchen!   All your downtown news right here! Sign up for newsletters so they are sent right to your inbox!  Sign up here!

Downtown Welcomes 3 Dots!

Dot Dot Dot… 3 Dots is opening in June and the possibilities are endless! 3 Dots is a unique space like none other designed to enhance one’s artistic experience. The space supports all local talent, like art, performance, food and music, creating a hub for creativity and possibilities. So if you want to display your […]

Weekend Events April 12 – 14

  Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? Look no further! Downtown State College Improvement District has got you covered. Continue reading to discover events happening in and around downtown between Friday,  April 12th and Sunday, April 14th. Enjoy!   Friday, April 12th   To Kill a Mockingbird: Penn State Centre Stage […]