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 […]

Small Business Saturday

Venture downtown to support your local small businesses on November 30th during Small Business Saturday! Make a day of it, shop and dine local by patronizing the small, brick and mortar businesses that make our downtown special…this day and every day! Visit our Facebook event for a list of special SBS events going on in […]

Downtown Holiday Open House

Why wait for Small Business Saturday? Join us for a Holiday Open House and kick off your holiday shopping now at downtown’s locally owned small businesses! Visit your favorite shops, boutiques and restaurants and get a jump start on your shopping list. Enjoy demonstrations, refreshments, raffles, and give-a-ways at participating businesses and show your love […]

Weekend Events November 22nd-24th

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, November 22nd and Sunday, November 24th. Enjoy! Friday, November 22 Downtown Farmer’s Market                  […]

The Happy Valley Holiday Shoppe

With the holiday season just around the corner, downtown State College has a new store that will meet all of your needs! Located at 325 E. Calder Way, The Happy Valley Holiday Shoppe is a place that anyone with holiday spirit will love. When Cheap Thrills, the clothing store that formally sat in the shop’s […]

20th Annual Downtown Fall Fest

The 20th Annual Fall Festival will take place on the 200 block of Allen Street from 10am-3pm. Bring the whole family! Free pumpkins for the kids at our Pumpkin Patch with a pumpkin decorating activity sponsored by Growing Tree Toys! Enjoy pony rides, a Bounce House sponsored by State College Orthodontics, the Tumble Bus sponsored […]

Ten Thousand Villages State College Downtown Pop-Up Shop

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 East College Avenue, will be hosting a Pop-Up Shop for Ten Thousand Villages State College this Saturday, October 5th from 9 AM – 9 PM and Sunday, October 6th from 8:30 AM – 1 PM. Ten Thousand Villages sells unique, ethically-sourced gifts, carefully handcrafted by artisans from around the […]

Ten Thousand Villages State College Downtown Pop-Up Shop

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 250 East College Avenue, will be hosting a Pop-Up Shop for Ten Thousand Villages State College this Saturday, October 5th from 9 AM – 9 PM and Sunday, October 6th from 8:30 AM – 1 PM. Ten Thousand Villages sells unique, ethically-sourced gifts, carefully handcrafted by artisans from around the […]

Weekend Events October 4th-6th

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, October 4th and Sunday, October 6th. Enjoy! Friday, October 4 Free Developmental Screenings                  […]

Pop Up Ave

Pop Up Ave is back for a Fall Market! Join us on Fraser Street and Calder Way in Downtown State College for a unique shopping experience. There will also be live music, food vendors, beer—and it’s completely free! Check out popupave.com for more info, including our vendor lineup and music schedule.