Polar Express

Come to the children’s department of the Schlow Centre Region Library and listen to the story of the Polar Express! Then, take a ride around the block on a trolley to Santa’s winter wonderland. During the ride, children will be given a velveteen pouch with a bell inside, and a coin to spend at Santa’s […]

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 […]

First Friday: Jennifer Kane Art Exhibit

The Expect More Store presents the work of local artist Jennifer Kane during First Friday! Stop by to view her original artwork and enjoy cheeses, wine, and beer. Kane, a contemporary artist, received a BFA in Painting and an MFA in Costume Design from the University of Illinois. http://jenniferkaneart.com/

Centre County Out of the Darkness Walk

The Centre County Out of the Darkness Walk raises awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. This walk aims to reduce the stigma of mental health and suicide. It is also a place […]

First Friday: Troy Hallock Art Exhibit

The Expect More Store presents the work of local artist Troy Hallock during First Friday! Stop by to view his original watercolors and enjoy cheeses, wine, and beer.

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 […]

State College Culture Crawl and Festival

This monthly festival showcases original art, handmade products and live music on the second Sunday of the month through October. Calder way is closed to allow for dozens of vendors, artisans and musicians to line the street! Enjoy the festival while taking advantage of free parking on Sunday’s downtown!

LION BASH

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 […]