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 […]

Activities: Feb. 22-25

What’s happening? 2/22 – Luke Bryan: What Makes You Country Tour @ The Bryce Jordan Center 2/22 – Penn State Basketball Coaches Show @ Primanti Bros. 2/22 – Surj-Ed: White Fragility @ Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe 2/22 – Cafe Thursday @ Cafe 210 West 2/22 – Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam w/ Dopplerpoppins @ Zeno’s Pub […]

Happy Valley Music Fest 2017

STATE COLLEGE, PA   April 21, 2017 – Happy Valley Music Fest, formerly Summer’s Best Music Fest, has announced the final acts in the 2017 line up, with The Spin Doctors and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires headlining the two-day, four-stage schedule. “We’re excited about the level of talent we have for the festival this […]


STATE COLLEGE, PA   March 15, 2016 – Today the Summer’s Best Music Fest unveiled a lineup that’s bigger and better than ever, with headliners Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds and Doyle Bramhall II on top of the two-day, five-stage schedule. For the first time, the festival will feature a beer garden. “This is our […]

The Polar Express Returns to Downtown State College

As Downtown State College prepares for the holiday season, the Schlow Centre Region Library and the Downtown Improvement District are working together to prepare for the annual Polar Express event. A tradition since the 1990’s, families from the Centre Region and beyond come together for a reading of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, […]

2015 Fall Festival

State College families and visitors joined us for some awesome autumn fun at the 16th Annual Downtown Fall Festival!  Located on S Allen St, there was something for everyone to enjoy. Activities for families included pumpkin decorating where children could pick their very own from the pumpkin patch, as well as a bounce house, fun house, pony rides, […]