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 […]

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.

Sidewalk Sale and Street Bazaar

Back by popular demand, the Downtown Sidewalk Sale is returning on August 3rd. The Sidewalk Sale will kick off after August’s First Friday from 5pm-8pm. Participating downtown businesses will have an outside presence on the sidewalks in front of their stores. On Saturday, the Sidewalk Sale will go on from 9am-4pm with participating businesses moving […]

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. […]

Pop Up Ave

Pop Up Ave is back for a Spring Market! Join us from 11am to 7pm on Saturday, April 27 on Fraser Street and Calder Way in Downtown State College for a unique shopping experience. There will be the coolest handmade and vintage sellers, live music, food vendors, beer—and it’s completely free! Check out popupave.com for […]