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 […]

Fall Fest

Fall Festival has returned! The festival will take place on the 200 block of Allen Street from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come on out for free pumpkins for the kids at the Pumpkin Patch, enjoy the Bounce House, Tumble Bus, Pony Rides, and more. Fun and games for the whole family! Enjoy music throughout […]

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 […]

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. […]

State College Culture Crawl & Festival

Add to your growing art collections and come celebrate art and community in the heart of Downtown State College. On Calder Way, participating downtown stores will turn into art galleries by displaying works of art in each of their stores. The vendors contributing to The Culture Crawl will showcase their artistic and creative abilities in […]

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, […]

Amp Up the Flavor at Cafe Verve

BY LEXIE MATINOG February 28, 2017 Are you ready for something new? Café Verve, State College’s first vegan café is sure to fit the bill. Heather Jones, manager and part owner of Café Verve wants to take your taste buds on an adventure and introduce State College to vegan foods that are surprisingly delightful. Jones […]

Downtown Businesses Featured Prominently in State College Magazine’s “Best of State College 2016”

Every year the November issue of State College Magazine highlights “The Best of State College,” and every year we are thrilled to see so many Downtown State College businesses taking honors.  2016 is no different as 55 Downtown businesses appeared in 60 different categories with 27 gold, 30 silver, and 23 bronze finishes.  Congratulations to […]