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 […]

Holiday Maker Workshop at The Makery

‘Tis the season to create! Join us at The Makery to learn new skills and create unique, holiday gifts to take home. Ages 5 and up. Projects will be customized to be age appropriate. $35/child, $30/sibling Morning session: 9:30 am – Noon or Afternoon session: 1 – 3:30 pm All day: $65/child, $60/sibling 9:30 am […]

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kick off the holiday season on Allen Street from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. with a free evening of carols, cookies, and hot chocolate! Enjoy the sounds of the season with performances from a variety of community groups, a reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas with Mrs. Claus, and welcome Santa as he arrives to […]

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. […]

Cat Video Film Festival

The State Theatre is donating $2 of every ticket sold to local cat rescue Hope’s Dream Rescue & Sanctuary. CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, […]

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+ […]