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+ […]

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Ring in the holiday season with this annual tradition in Downtown State College.  Every year the community gathers to sing carols, enjoy cookies and treats, and welcome Santa.  Donations are collected for the State College Area Food Bank and Toys for Tots, and one lucky donor is chosen to help Santa light up the tree! […]

Centre Region Parks and Recreation – Halloween Parade

Put on your costume and grab your family and friends and join us for the 72nd Annual Halloween Costume Parade in downtown State College. New this year:  The parade forms on Burrowes Ave.between College Ave and Calder Way at 6:30 PM, with step off promptly at 7 PM. Costume judging takes place at Memorial Field. Nine different costume categories […]