Light Up Downtown!

The Downtown State College Improvement District is working to make this holiday season one of the most festive and decorative seasons to date! Light Up Downtown will include several locations enhanced with lights, greenery and decoration’s. We’re creating a winter wonderland that encourages the community to come downtown and enjoy a safe festive walking tour. […]

We Appreciate You: Downtown State College Military Appreciation Scavenger Hunt

We are celebrating our veterans during Military Appreciation Week by asking the community to take part in a scavenger hunt from Nov. 7 to 14 to win a $25 Downtown Gift Card! How to Play: Each business has chosen a member they would like to commemorate, and throughout the week, their profile will be displayed […]

Lions Pride: Everything Penn State for Every Penn Stater!

Open daily…everything Penn State for every Penn Stater! Lions Pride, owned and operated by Penn State alumni, has been selling apparel & merchandise for all since 1976. Providing the very best Penn State sportswear and memorabilia to Penn State fans and alumni, Lions Pride is proud to be a part of the Heart of Happy […]

Rinaldo’s Barber Shop: Styling State College since 1925!

For 95 years, Rinaldo’s Barber Shop has been styling State College and is an historic landmark downtown. Having the opportunity to be a part of the Heart of Happy Valley campaign makes the business eternally grateful for the continuous local support. Located on 107 S. Allen Street, Rinaldo’s Barber Shop provides a traditional experience and […]

Downtown State College Features the Work of Local Artist Mary Deutsch

We welcome the work of local artist Mary Deutsch! Mary has been a practicing artist for over 25 years, after receiving her BS in Art Education from Penn State University. Mary’s bold, dynamic and colorful abstract paintings will be on display in the Downtown State College Improvement District office at 127 S Fraser Street for […]

Valentine’s Day in Downtown State College

Valentine’s Day prep For Him: It’s February 14th and you realize how behind you are on your planning of the day. To ensure your loved one is pleased on Valentine’s Day, we have comprised some simple steps in order to make this day one to remember! Start off your morning with breakfast from Sowers Harvest Café, […]

Weekend Events December 13th-15th

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, December 13th and Sunday, December 15th. Enjoy! Friday, December 13 Comic’s Club                    […]

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 […]

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 […]