Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season on Allen Street from 5:30 – 7:30 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, and welcome Santa as he arrives to light the tree! Donations are collected for the State College Area […]

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 […]

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.

Weekend Events September 27th-29th

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, September 27th and Sunday, September 29th. Enjoy! Friday, September 27 Downtown Farmer’s Market                 […]

LION BASH

Join us on the 100 and 200 blocks of South Allen Street in downtown State College for the Living In One Neighborhood (LION) Bash!  Learn about the State College and Penn State community with over 75 engagement stations while enjoying: Games and activities Music and entertainment FREE giveaways and food Block Party + Community Resource […]

Weekend Events August 30th-September 2nd

Are you looking for something fun to do this long 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, August 30th and Monday, September 2nd. Enjoy! Friday, August 30 Downtown State College Farmer’s Market        11:30 am- […]

Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest 2019

Three days of theatre, dance, poetry, and more! Involving over 20 performing arts groups, the Central PA Theatre and Dance Fest will offer ticketed events, workshops, panel discussions, and more events for folks of all ages. Last year’s festival featured over 100 events in 3 days!

Men on Boats: Penn State Off-Centre Stage

A rollicking adventure tale brought thrillingly to life by a cast of diverse performers, who use carefully exaggerated theatrics to tell the story of an actual 1869 expedition led by John Wesley Powell to chart the Colorado River. Comical but never camp, pointed but never political, this rousing historical saga is a provocative meditation on […]

The Future of Science and the World: A Chat with Gina McCarthy

Join us in the Freeman Auditorium in the HUB as Gina McCarthy, the 13th Administrator of the EPA and the EPA Administrator under President Obama chats with Central PA about public health, climate change, and why communication about science and policy can get so muddled! We’ll look at what the road ahead look like and […]

Yonder Mountain String Band with Fireside Collective

Yonder Mountain String Band’s first new album in two years, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE is undeniably the Colorado-based progressive bluegrass outfit’s most surprising, creative, and yes, energetic studio excursion to date. Songs like “Chasing My Tail” and “Alison” are rooted in tradition but as current as tomorrow, animated by electrifying performance, vivid production, and the modernist […]