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 […]

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-3pm 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 […]

Small Business Saturday

Venture to Downtown State College to support your local small businesses on November 24th 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! #ShopSmall #SmallBizSat

Downtown Holiday Open House

Join Downtown State College on Saturday, November 17th for a Holiday Open House! Visit your favorite shops, boutiques and restaurants on Saturday and get a jump start on your shopping list. Enjoy demonstrations, refreshments, raffles, and give-a-ways at participating businesses and show your love for Downtown State College.   Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe will be hosting […]

Military Appreciation First Friday

In partnership with Penn State University and Military Appreciation Week, November’s First Friday will celebrate the contributions of our service members, veterans and their families. The November 2nd event will take place in Downtown State College from 5-8 pm, culminating on the 100 block of South Fraser Street with military vehicles and organizations, live performances […]