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 […]

Fall Fest

Fall Festival has returned! The festival will take place on the 200 block of Allen Street from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come on out for free pumpkins for the kids at the Pumpkin Patch, enjoy the Bounce House, Tumble Bus, Pony Rides, and more. Fun and games for the whole family! Enjoy music throughout […]

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.

The Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra Presents “Music with the Maestro”

This drop-in program is free! Presented by the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra and The Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, Music with the Maestro is an opportunity for children to get up close and personal with Maestro Yaniv Attar and members of our orchestra to learn about music, musical instruments, and musicians. Each event is paired with […]

Weekend Events September 20th-22nd

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, September 20th and Sunday, September 22nd. Enjoy! Friday, September 20 Fall Open House                  […]

September First Friday Recap

The perfectly warm and sunny weather on September First Friday matched the great atmosphere for the fun event! There was great music, free food, fun activities, and so much more! Did you miss this month’s First Friday? Not to worry, here’s a recap of everything that happened! The Pete Kilpatrick Band came all the way […]

Weekend Events September 6th-8th

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, September 6th and Sunday, September 8th. Enjoy! Friday, September 6 Free Week of Yoga                […]

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 […]

WPSU Presents: Molly of Denali

Join us at the State Theatre for a screening of a new show on PBS Kids, Molly of Denali. Meet 10-year-old Molly Mabray, her dog Suki and her friends Tooey and Trini in the new PBS KIDS series Molly of Denali. Join the crew on their daily adventures in Alaska, from fishing to building snow […]