First Night

Ring in 2019 in Downtown State College! Enjoy New Year’s Eve at a local restaurant, take in the holiday atmosphere with carved ice sculptures and festive musical and visual entertainment – it’s fun for the whole family! First Night State College will take place in downtown State College, PA and on the University Park campus of Penn […]

Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season on Allen Street from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. with a free evening of carols, cookies, and hot chocolate! Enjoy the sounds of the season with performances from a variety of community groups, and welcome Santa as he arrives to light the tree! Donations are collected for the State College Area […]

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 […]

20th Annual Downtown Fall Fest

The 20th Annual Fall Festival will take place on the 200 block of Allen Street from 10am-3pm. Bring the whole family! Free pumpkins for the kids at our Pumpkin Patch with a pumpkin decorating activity sponsored by Growing Tree Toys! Enjoy pony rides, a Bounce House sponsored by State College Orthodontics, the Tumble Bus sponsored […]

Weekend Events October 11th-13th

Are you looking for something fun to do this  weekend? Look no further! Downtown State College Improvement District has got you covered. Continue reading to discover events happening in and around downtown between Friday, October 11th and Sunday, October 13th. Enjoy! Friday, October 11 Downtown Farmer’s Market                  […]

First Friday: State College Photo Club Exhibit

The Expect More Store presents the work of the State College Photo Club during First Friday! Stop by to view the club’s photographs and enjoy cheeses, wine, and beer. The State College Photo Club (formerly the State College Color Slide Club) was formed in 1947 and has been meeting monthly ever since. The club is […]


Join us on the 100 and 200 blocks of South Allen Street in downtown State College for the Living In One Neighborhood (LION) Bash!  Learn about the State College and Penn State community with over 75 engagement stations while enjoying: Games and activities Music and entertainment FREE giveaways and food Block Party + Community Resource […]

First Friday: Jack Mernin Art Exhibit

The Expect More Store presents the work of local artist Jack Mernin during First Friday! Stop by to view his original paintings and enjoy cheeses, wine, and beer. Born in State College, Mernin grew up in Belleville, PA and and holds a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. He currently divides […]

Sidewalk Sale and Street Bazaar

Back by popular demand, the Downtown Sidewalk Sale is returning on August 3rd. The Sidewalk Sale will kick off after August’s First Friday from 5pm-8pm. Participating downtown businesses will have an outside presence on the sidewalks in front of their stores. On Saturday, the Sidewalk Sale will go on from 9am-4pm with participating businesses moving […]

First Friday: Chuck Fong Photography Exhibit

The Expect More Store presents the work of local photographer Chuck Fong during First Friday! Stop by to view his photographs and enjoy cheeses, wine, and beer. After an honors-filled Penn State career, Fong honed his skills in New York, and then attended the Winona International School of Professional Photography and trained with nationally renowned […]