The Tavern: Honoring Tradition & Embracing Innovation

Back in 1948, The Tavern was started by two brothers who were World War II veterans. Today, The Tavern stands strong and is a key part of the heart of Happy Valley. Pat Daughtery, the owner of The Tavern, wants the public to have a place to feel comfortable and celebrate their big milestones, as […]

The State Theatre: An Historic Landmark & Cultural Hub

When The State Theatre reopened in 2006, it has become a huge part of the Heart of Happy Valley. The State Theatre prides itself on having something for everyone. With the largest screen in the county and being Centre County’s only non-profit performing arts center, The State Theatre is a hub of arts and culture […]

Downtown State College Features the Work of Local Artist Mary Deutsch

We welcome the work of local artist Mary Deutsch! Mary has been a practicing artist for over 25 years, after receiving her BS in Art Education from Penn State University. Mary’s bold, dynamic and colorful abstract paintings will be on display in the Downtown State College Improvement District office at 127 S Fraser Street for […]

Important Information from Governor Wolf’s Office

On March 16, 2020, Governor Wolf ordered the statewide shutdown of all non-essential businesses as of midnight 3/16/2020 for at least two weeks. This order includes the closure of bars and restaurants with the exception of takeout and delivery. Please find more detailed information and recommendations from the Governor’s Office, the PA Department of Health, and the Center […]

Welcome Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, and Carvel!

Attention late night snackers… Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, and Carvel just opened in Downtown State College with late hours and plenty of sweet and salty treats for your cravings! They opened to the public on Valentine’s Day, making it the perfect sweet treat to share with a loved one! The grand opening celebration will be Thursday, […]

Get ready for Spring Break Downtown!

Spring break is just around the corner and many are prepping to look and feel their best for their upcoming getaways! Let us help you by suggesting some great places to visit before jetting off! Nourish: The first step in looking and feeling your best is eating right! Lucky for you, State College is home […]

Valentine’s Day in Downtown State College

Valentine’s Day prep For Him: It’s February 14th and you realize how behind you are on your planning of the day. To ensure your loved one is pleased on Valentine’s Day, we have comprised some simple steps in order to make this day one to remember! Start off your morning with breakfast from Sowers Harvest Café, […]

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 […]

Downtown Polar Express

Pre-registration has SOLD OUT. Walk-in registrations will be accepted in person on a first come, first serve basis by visiting the Downtown State College Improvement District at 127 S Fraser Street, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Additional spaces will be reserved for day of walk-ins beginning at 9am on Saturday and 12pm on Sunday. Please call 814-238-7004 […]