Get in loser, we’re going shopping — no, not at the Nittany Mall! Pop Up Ave is returning to the streets of Happy Valley. On Saturday, Sept. 22, this shopping experience will make its highly anticipated grand return to the streets of State College. Although it isn’t new, Pop Up Ave provides all the aspects we love about our weekly trips to the farmers market — spending time with friends outside shopping for new finds — and gives it to us in the form a pop-up flea market.
Pop Up Ave started in 2016 with inspiration taken from New York City, where fleas like this regularly populate community calendars. Pop Up Ave has now become a great event for the community to get out and get involved in a fun way that spices up your weekend. Nearly 50 vendors will be in attendance selling clothes for men and women, vintage jewelry, accessories, art and many other things. Many of the vendors offer vintage and eco-friendly products for everyone to browse throughout the day.
Shopping and live music? Say no more. Brad and Andrea Groznik, co-founders of Pop Up Ave, have curated a lineup of stellar live musical performances to keep an entertained crowd.
- 11 a.m. — Caryn Dixon
- Noon — The Crooked Line
- 1 p.m. — Shalom Dubas
- 2 p.m. — DJ Zach Kelly
- 3:30 p.m. — The Wizard of Groz (DJ set)
- 5 p.m. — Hops & Vines
The only thing missing from this incredible day of music and shopping is having something to eat — Pop Up Ave has taken care of all of that too! Check out some of the vendors below and what you’ll be able to feast on throughout the day while you’re jamming out and perusing all of the great buys!
- Beer Garden by Elk Creek Café & Aleworks
- Brazilian Munchies
- HUSKY BROS POPCORN CO
- Koo-Weh Nana Baklava
- Moody Culture Kombucha
The free event,funded in part by Green Mountain Energy, The CBICC, The Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Elk Creek Café + Aleworks, will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and attendees can access the parking garage on Fraser Street from Beaver Avenue. Throw a little variety into your everyday thrifting downtown at an event that has just about everything that you could want! For further information, check out their website.