Discover Downtown in June!

– by Ellie Aungst

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!

Check out a couple highlighted First Friday events below, and click here for the full list of what's happening!

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Be sure to check out the First Friday Market Jam in June! In coordination with the Downtown Farmers Market, the DID will be sponsoring live, local music between noon and 2pm at the market on Locust Lane in conjunction with First Friday programming for the months of May through September.

Rolando Simon will be playing on Locust Lane from noon-2pm on June 3!

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Midstate Select will be performing in the MLK Plaza from 5:30 to 8pm!

Sponsored by the Downtown Improvement District and organized by The Band Junkies.

Stop by Sidney Friedman Park at dusk for "Movies Under the Stars", a series brought to you by the Borough of State College Office of Community Engagement and the Downtown Improvement District.

The June First Friday movie is Luca!

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First Friday Participants:

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau publishes up-to-date event information at