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 […]

Pop Up Ave

Pop Up Ave is back for a Fall Market! Join us on Fraser Street and Calder Way in Downtown State College for a unique shopping experience. There will also be live music, food vendors, beer—and it’s completely free! Check out popupave.com for more info, including our vendor lineup and music schedule.

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-3pm with participating businesses moving […]

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 […]

Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest 2019

Three days of theatre, dance, poetry, and more! Involving over 20 performing arts groups, the Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest will offer ticketed events, workshops, panel discussions, and more events for folks of all ages. Last year’s festival featured over 100 events in 3 days!

Men on Boats: Penn State Off-Centre Stage

A rollicking adventure tale brought thrillingly to life by a cast of diverse performers, who use carefully exaggerated theatrics to tell the story of an actual 1869 expedition led by John Wesley Powell to chart the Colorado River. Comical but never camp, pointed but never political, this rousing historical saga is a provocative meditation on […]

Vintage Pop-Up Shop to Benefit CLSN Youth Group

Join us at Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe on April 6th and 7th for a vintage pop-up shop. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Centre LGBTQA Support Network’s Youth Group. You’ll find vintage and up-cycled clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage decor and more! The sale will be held from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Vintage Pop-Up Shop to Benefit CLSN Youth Group

Join us at Webster’s Bookstore and Cafe on April 6th and 7th for a vintage pop-up shop. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Centre LGBTQA Support Network’s Youth Group. You’ll find vintage and up-cycled clothing, jewelry, accessories, vintage decor and more! The sale will be held from 10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Happy Valley Indian Performing Arts Festival, 2019 – Day 1

Central Pennsylvania’s premier Indian music and dance event, the fifth annual Happy Valley Indian Performing Arts Festival features top artists from over the world. Join Society for Indian Music and Arts and Nritya on the evenings of April 5 and 7, for moving, spectacular, and memorable performances! The evening of April 5th will present two […]

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 […]