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 […]

Pop Up Ave

Pop Up Ave is back! Join us on Fraser Street and Calder Way in Downtown State College for a day of handmade and vintage treasure hunting with some of the raddest vendors in PA (and beyond)! There will also be live music, food, beer—and it’s completely free! Check out for more info, including our […]


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 […]

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!

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. […]

Pop Up Ave

Pop Up Ave is back for a Spring Market! Join us from 11am to 7pm on Saturday, April 27 on Fraser Street and Calder Way in Downtown State College for a unique shopping experience. There will be the coolest handmade and vintage sellers, live music, food vendors, beer—and it’s completely free! Check out for […]

PreVUE 2019 Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest Sampler

It’s preview time! Get a jump on what’s happening this coming festival season when you join the 20 participating companies for their preview kickoff announcing new events and upcoming festival activities. There are samplings of performances, readings, and workshops for all ages! For complete details and updated information make sure to check out