Holiday Art Walk

Join us in Downtown State College for a fun, festive Holiday Art Walk! Twenty of the area’s best local artists and artisans will be installed in fantastic stores and cafes throughout Downtown State College. Bring you family and stroll through our lit-up downtown as you find locally sourced treasures for everyone on your list! While […]

Light-Up Downtown

The Downtown State College Improvement District is working to make this holiday season one of the most festive and decorative seasons to date! Light Up Downtown will include several locations enhanced with lights, greenery and decoration’s. We’re creating a winter wonderland that encourages the community to come downtown and enjoy a safe festive walking tour. Come […]

Holiday Senior Shopping Hours

Starting the Week of November 23, participating downtown businesses are designating an hour  for our senior shoppers to shop with a bit more peace of mind. Every Monday and Tuesday, 9am – 10am downtown businesses will open their doors and welcome you into a safe shopping environment. We are pleased to inform you that Holiday […]

We Appreciate You: Downtown State College Military Appreciation Scavenger Hunt

We are celebrating our veterans during Military Appreciation Week by asking the community to take part in a scavenger hunt from Nov. 7 to 14 to win a $25 Downtown Gift Card! How to Play: Each business has chosen a member they would like to commemorate, and throughout the week, their profile will be displayed […]

Grab the kids for the Downtown Pumpkin Pursuit!

Let’s have some fall fun downtown! Are you in pursuit of the perfect pumpkin for your kids? Come downtown and each child will pick out a FREE mini pumpkin with take-home decorations and crafts to bring your pumpkin to life! Start your visit at Growing Tree Toys or The Makery to pick out your favorite […]

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 […]