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First Friday

July 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

First Friday State College



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, live music and entertainment, retail and restaurant specials, and more. And there’s free parking in the Pugh, Fraser and Beaver garages with validations from participating merchants.  Visit FirstFridayStateCollege.com for all the details.

Vamos! Lion Chariot at First Friday

5:00-8:00 pm

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Get around downtown in style during July First Friday and jump on board Vamos! Lion Chariot from 5-8 pm…our treat to you!

Preview Show for Square at the Art Alliance Downtown Gallery

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Join the Art Alliance Downtown Gallery a reception to get a first look at the hundreds of 6-inch square artworks that fill our gallery during July. All works will sell for $25 each BUT NO PURCHASING until the big opening event on July 10th from 6-9pm. This is your chance to take time to really see the pieces and make your wish list while you socialize and enjoy refreshments. Works are numbered and anonymous until the big reveal once you buy.

Happy Valley Improv at The Makery

7:00-8:00 pm 

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Happy Valley Improv is taking over The Makery for July First Friday for a night of family fun…don’t miss it!

Kristi Jean & Her Ne’er-Do-Wells on Fraser Street MLK Stage

5:00 – 8:00 pm

 Kristi Jean & Her Ne’er-Do-Wells  bring their Rockabilly sound to the MLK Plaza stage for July 5th First Friday!

Images 2019 Opening Reception at The Expect More Store

5:30 – 8:00 pm

The Expect More Store presents an opening reception for Images 2019, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts’ juried exhibition, during First Friday! Stop by to view a variety of artwork— drawings, paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-pulled prints, watercolors, fiber, paper, and digital art—from Pennsylvania artists and enjoy cheeses, wine, and beer.

The sixty works accepted into the Images 2019 exhibition were chosen by juror Dr. Shannon Egan from 334 entered pieces. Dr. Egan is Director of the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College and has been curating exhibitions of contemporary and historical art since 2007. She also teaches courses at Gettysburg College on contemporary art, the history and theory of photography, and art and public policy. Dr. Egan received her M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Art from Johns Hopkins University and her undergraduate degree in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The exhibition will hang in The Expect More Store and Schlow Centre Region Library throughout the month of July.  Click for more information about Images 2019

Mention First Friday and get 15% off of food at all Hotel State College Restauants

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Mention First Friday at The Corner RoomSpats at the GrillBill Pickle’s Tap RoomZeno’s Pub or Chumley’s and receive 15% off of your food from 5-8 pm during any First Friday event!

First Friday at Appalachian Outdoors

5:00 – 8:00 pm

You’re bound to have a good time (and run into someone you know) atAppalachian Outdoors First Friday event! As always, enjoy refreshments while shopping and checking out their featured local vendors!

Alternative Photography Techniques at the Woskob Family Gallery

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Discover alternative photography techniques and print your own unique image during the Woskob Family Gallery‘s First Friday event!

Chris Good on Allen Street

5:00 – 8:00 pm

We welcome back Chris Good Music for July First Friday! Chris will be performing on the corner of Allen Street and Calder Way from 5-8 pm…come out and enjoy! 



July 5, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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