Downtown State College FREE Holiday Parking

The Downtown State College Improvement District and the Borough of State College are making your holiday season a little sweeter this year with free parking throughout downtown State College. Visitors are able to get a FREE four hour validation for the three downtown parking garages: Fraser, Beaver and Pugh Street. These are available at all […]

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 […]

Quick, Fresh and Affordable: State College Welcomes SNAP

The State College community has a new quick stop for locally sourced and delicious food. SNAP Custom Pizza has already seen incredible support from the State College community. The new restaurant located at 132 W. College Ave has been filled with students and community members since they opened their doors just a few weeks ago. […]

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. […]

Ethereal Brings a Touch of Positivity to Downtown State College

Downtown State College welcomed a new business this week: Ethereal. This boho-chic store with a modern twist is centered around a unique shopping experience, offering athleisure-wear, fashionable women’s business clothing, accessories, home products and more. Miranda Sheetz, owner of the new boutique, worked for a Forture 500 company for two years, before deciding to reevaluate […]

September First Friday Highlights

Downtown State College kicked off September with the monthly First Friday event, an evening that brings together community members and local businesses to promote community engagement and entertainment for everyone. This month’s First Friday offered a wide range of activities for all State College residents. From kid’s crafts to professional art; plenty of treats from […]

Badger and Hound Barber Club’s New Location!

The scene at Badger and Hound Barber Club feels reminiscent of days gone by where your local barber shop was more than just a place to get a haircut.  There is a laid back, welcoming, and inclusive vibe in the shop that sets Badger and Hound apart; everyone is welcome whether you need a haircut […]

August First Friday Highlights

If you attended August’s First Friday, you can agree that Downtown State College was consumed by a variety of activities and entertainment. We would like to give a big Thank You to all of the downtown businesses as well as the performers who participated in the fun-filled evening! We would also like to give our […]