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 […]

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kick off the holiday season on Allen Street from 5:30 – 8:00 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, a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas with Mrs. Claus, and welcome Santa as he arrives to […]

Weekend Events November 15th-17th

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, November 15th and Sunday, November 17th. Enjoy! Friday, November 15 Infant Massage                    […]

Weekend Events November 8th-10th

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, November 8th and Sunday, November 10th. Enjoy! Friday, November 8 Infant Massage                    […]

Weekend Events November 1st-3rd

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, November 1st and Sunday, November 3rd. Enjoy! Friday, November 1 Infant Massage                    […]

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 […]

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.

LION BASH

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]