Central PA Festival of the Arts

Founded by the State College Chamber of Commerce and Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, the Central PA Festival of the Arts attracts about 125,000 visitors each summer. Each year, Children and Youth Day kicks off the beginning of the festival. At the Central PA Festival of the Arts Children and Youth Day, artists […]

Military Appreciation First Friday

In partnership with Penn State University and Military Appreciation Week, November’s First Friday will celebrate the contributions of our service members, veterans and their families. The November 2nd event will take place in Downtown State College from 5-8 pm, culminating on the 100 block of South Fraser Street with military vehicles and organizations, live performances […]

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 […]

State College Culture Crawl and Festival

This monthly festival showcases original art, handmade products and live music on the second Sunday of the month through October. Calder way is closed to allow for dozens of vendors, artisans and musicians to line the street! Enjoy the festival while taking advantage of free parking on Sunday’s downtown!

July First Friday Highlights

July’s First Friday offered a variety of activities and entertainment! Thank you to all of the businesses and performers who contributed–and thank you to the public for coming out and supporting Downtown State College! Here are some of our favorite images from the event! The next First Friday is August 3rd, don’t miss it!   […]

State College Culture Crawl & Festival

Add to your growing art collections and come celebrate art and community in the heart of Downtown State College. On Calder Way, participating downtown stores will turn into art galleries by displaying works of art in each of their stores. The vendors contributing to The Culture Crawl will showcase their artistic and creative abilities in […]

Exciting Times are Afoot in Downtown State College

State College, PA  October 7, 2016 –  It’s an exciting time in Downtown State College as new businesses are popping up all over the place. We’re thrilled to celebrate each of these new establishments and look forward to seeing how each will make its mark on Downtown State College. The Melt Shack (218 E. Calder […]