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 […]

Weekend Events July 12th-14th

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, July 12th and Sunday, July 14th. Enjoy! Friday, July 12th A Year With Frog and Toad– Playhouse Theatre at 10AM and […]

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!

Ice Cream Fest

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream…Fest! The Downtown State College Rotary Club is holding our annual Ice Cream Fest on Saturday, June 1st on Allen Street. The whole family will enjoy this kid-friendly festival designed to spark the imagination, delight the senses and awaken the scientist in all of us. And […]

We Are Weekend

Return to University Park from May 31 – June 2 and start a new Penn State tradition. Register today for We Are Weekend, the Alumni Association’s premier summer event set for May 31–June 2. The three-day celebration is open and inclusive to all Penn Staters, giving everyone the opportunity to attend events with family, friends, and classmates. […]

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 […]

To Kill a Mockingbird

From the novel by Harper Lee Adapted by Christopher Sergel Directed by Susan H. Schulman It’s 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Jean Louise Finch-or Scout, as she is fondly called-manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race. All that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, […]

To Kill a Mockingbird

From the novel by Harper Lee Adapted by Christopher Sergel Directed by Susan H. Schulman It’s 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Jean Louise Finch-or Scout, as she is fondly called-manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race. All that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch, […]

THON Weekend 2019

THON Weekend is a 46-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon led by Penn State Students and held every February benefitting pediatric cancer. Students, volunteers, and Four Diamonds families join together in Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center. For 46 hours, volunteers give kids and their families the opportunity to forget about their cancer diagnosis. 700+ […]