September First Friday Recap

The perfectly warm and sunny weather on September First Friday matched the great atmosphere for the fun event! There was great music, free food, fun activities, and so much more! Did you miss this month’s First Friday? Not to worry, here’s a recap of everything that happened! The Pete Kilpatrick Band came all the way […]

Weekend Events September 6th-8th

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, September 6th and Sunday, September 8th. Enjoy! Friday, September 6 Free Week of Yoga                […]

Weekend Events August 30th-September 2nd

Are you looking for something fun to do this long 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, August 30th and Monday, September 2nd. Enjoy! Friday, August 30 Downtown State College Farmer’s Market        11:30 am- […]

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 […]