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-3pm with participating businesses moving […]

Make America GREEN Again PART 3

JOIN us for some exciting GREEN news in our communities! ** State College Area School District (SCASD) will present information on their renovations and sustainability initiatives within the district. ** Burkholder’s Country Market Solar Installation Project in Penns Valley by Sun Directed.  Mr. Burkholder will also be present to discuss the reasons he is making […]

February First Friday

The frigid winter temperatures lifted on Friday afternoon as residents came to Downtown State College to experience the cool and eclectic vibe of February First Friday.  Local businesses and vendors welcomed attendees to enjoy monthly art displays, exclusive discounts and to learn about services and missions within the community,  Moody Culture Kombucha displayed its first public […]

Military Appreciation in Downtown State College

Downtown State College celebrated Military Appreciation on November 2nd during the monthly First Friday event. State College donned an array of military memorabilia and patriotic regalia as the American flag flew high from the Fraser Deck and military vehicles lined the street. The event started with the presentation of colors by American Legion Post #245 […]

Military Appreciation First Friday

In partnership with Penn State University and Military Appreciation Week, November’s First Friday will celebrate the contributions of our service members, veterans and their families. The November 2nd event will take place in Downtown State College from 5-8 pm, culminating on the 100 block of South Fraser Street with military vehicles and organizations, live performances […]

October First Friday

Downtown State College celebrated our First Friday event on October 5. This monthly event promotes art and entertainment for community members and visitors to enjoy, as well as exclusive offers and discounts at local businesses. This month’s First Friday featured a live acoustic set by Chris Good at MLK plaza and modern jazz group Urban […]

September First Friday Highlights

Downtown State College kicked off September with the monthly First Friday event, an evening that brings together community members and local businesses to promote community engagement and entertainment for everyone. This month’s First Friday offered a wide range of activities for all State College residents. From kid’s crafts to professional art; plenty of treats from […]

August First Friday Highlights

If you attended August’s First Friday, you can agree that Downtown State College was consumed by a variety of activities and entertainment. We would like to give a big Thank You to all of the downtown businesses as well as the performers who participated in the fun-filled evening! We would also like to give our […]

July First Friday Highlights

July’s First Friday offered a variety of activities and entertainment! Thank you to all of the businesses and performers who contributed–and thank you to the public for coming out and supporting Downtown State College! Here are some of our favorite images from the event! The next First Friday is August 3rd, don’t miss it!   […]

First Friday

    Relax. Play. Shop. Stay. Experience the cool vibe of downtown State College during our monthly First Friday events.  A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at the diverse and delectable State College restaurants.  First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, free bites and beverages, […]