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. […]

Family Fun at the 20th Annual Downtown Fall Fest

This year, the Downtown Improvement District held their 20th Annual Fall Fest. It was on Saturday, October 12th on the 200 Block of South Allen Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Did you miss it? Here’s what happened! Although there was a slight drizzle in the morning, that did not stop families from having […]

February First Friday

The frigid winter temperatures lifted on Friday afternoon as residents came to Downtown State College to experience the cool and eclectic vibe of February First Friday.  Local businesses and vendors welcomed attendees to enjoy monthly art displays, exclusive discounts and to learn about services and missions within the community,  Moody Culture Kombucha displayed its first public […]

Annual Tree Lighting Kicks off the Holiday Season

Despite the snow and cold, over a hundred families and children bundled up and headed to Allen Street to kick off the holiday season with the Holiday Tree Lighting on November 16.   The tree lighting ceremony is an annual event where community members can come together to sing carols, drink hot cocoa and visit […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Mystery Money Mob

  What is a Mystery Money Mob? It’s a unique event designed for an unconventional evening of fun, camaraderie, and supporting the local economy!   There are three rules: 1.) Have fun! 2.) Meet three new people! 3.) Spend at least $20 to unlock flash sale discounts!   How does it work?   Click here […]