Downtown State College in July!
Downtown Welcomes...
Roots Natural Kitchen
Roots Natural Kitchen, opening July 1 in Downtown State College , serves delicious “feel good” food for an affordable price. The two most important aspects of Roots is nature and taste. 
The owners of Roots Natural Kitchen believe that when it comes to food, it’s important to trust nature to give us the nutrients and vitamins our bodies need to survive and thrive. So the food they serve grows from mother Earth. Unlike processed foods, natural ingredients are healthier and may provide benefits such as increased energy, better sleep and simply feeling good.  Nature produces the perfect fuel for our bodies so why not use it? Read more... 

270 E. Beaver Ave.
Mon-Fri 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sat-Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Events in and around town...
4th Fest Independence Day Parade
July 4th
2:00 pm
Come downtown and celebrate our freedom with the Independence Day Parade  which kicks off at 2 pm on South Allen Street. The parade ends at the Bryce Jordan Center where you can cap off the evening by taking in one of the best firework displays in the nation!
First Friday
July 5th
5-8 pm
Experience the cool vibe of Downtown State College during our monthly First Friday events . A casual atmosphere features art, people-watching, mingling with friends, shopping, and dining at the diverse and delectable State College restaurants. First Friday goers will experience after-hours access to galleries and shops, free bites and beverages, live music and entertainment, retail and restaurant specials, and more. And there’s free parking in the Pugh, Fraser and Beaver garages with validations from participating merchants!

July's entertainment:
Central PA Festival of the Arts
July 10-14
The 53rd Annual Festival of the Arts is upon us! We will be welcoming over 300 of the nations best artists to Downtown State College who offer a wide variety of fine art and fine craft in this sidewalk sale and exhibition! Enjoy live musical performances, Italian Street Painting, and much more!
The Penn State Downtown Theatre
July 10-13, 17-20
8:00 pm

Don't miss this captivating play at the Penn State Downtown Theatre. Shows start at 8 pm. “Immerse yourself in a theatrical experience that challenges and delights with a tale as old and new as time itself.”

Downtown Farmers Market
Tuesday and Friday
11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Locust Lane
Buy fresh, buy local...and join us for the  Downtown State College Farmers Market  every Tuesday and Friday from 11:30-5:30!  During your visit you will find dozens of local fruit and veggie farmers; local cheeses, meats, and eggs; flowers, herbs, plants and soaps; delicious ready-to-eat baked goods, jams, honey, and lots more! See you on the 100 block of Locust Lane!
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Parking Downtown - What you need to know...
  • Parking is free everywhere on Sundays from 6am-10pm...with the exception of event weekends.

  • Street meters and parking lots are enforced from 10am-10pm Monday-Saturday.

  • Park in the Fraser Street, Pugh Street, or Beaver Avenue parking garages to take advantage of the Merchant Validated Parking (MVP) program...over 50 downtown businesses offer parking validations good for up to three hours of parking at any of these garages with qualified purchase! Just look for the MVP logo at participating businesses. And always ask if you don't see the logo!

  • Park Mobile and EZ Passes are options for your convenience.
Downtown State College Gift Card
The Downtown Gift Card is the perfect gift for every occasion! Valid at over 100 downtown locations, the Downtown Gift Card gives the gift of choice. Order on our website or stop in at the Downtown Improvement District Office, at 127 S. Fraser Street, during regular business hours.
Downtown State College Improvement District | 814-238-7004 |