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Erie Festival List for 2023

As our weather is finally starting to warm up, it got me thinking about all of the amazing festivals that Erie is home to! My family and I have lived here for about 8 years now and we still haven't been to all of them! My goal is to explore some new ones this year!

Two children order ice cream from an old fashioned ice cream truck in Erie, Pennsylvania
Nothing says "Summertime" like our ice cream man and his vintage truck!


May 26-28

Church of the Nativity Community Center

109 German St. Erie, PA 16507

Panegyri Greek Festival

July 7-8

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

4376 W. Lake Road

Saint Paul's Italian Festival

August 11-13

1617 Walnut St.

Zabawa Polish Heritage Festival

August 25-27

Holy Trinity Parish

2220 Reed St.

German Heritage Festival

September 2-3

Saint Nick's Grove

5131 Old French Rd, Erie, PA, 16509

Festival Admission:

$5 per person

Children 12 and under are free

$8 per two-day pass

At the 2022 festival, donations were collected for the ANNA Shelter.

Irish Festival

September 15-17

Saint Patrick Church

130 E 4th St, Erie, PA 16507

This one is a favorite of my family's! It's especially dear to my heart since we're members of St. Pat's and I cantor there!

And don't forget about a few other fun festivals around town over the summer!

Two girls stand on Presque Isle Beach at sunset during a photoshoot with Erie, PA  photographer Ashley Stack Photography
Just two girls enjoying one of Presque Isle Beach's beautiful sunsets!

UPMC Sunset Music Series

June 21-July 26 (Wednesday Evenings 5:30-7:00pm)

Presque Isle Beach 11

Enjoy live music and local food trucks while you take a dip in the lake or play at the nature playground!

North East Firemen's Cherry Festival

July 5-8

40 N. Lake St.

Enjoy rides, festival foods, and games! All proceeds from the North East fire department tents benefit Fuller Hose Company #1 and Crescent Hose Company #2.

Discover Presque Isle Days

July 24-30

Presque Isle State Park

Discover Presque Isle Days is hosted by the Presque Isle Partnership, an official non-profit partner to Presque Isle State Park. DPI is a multi-day celebration that occupies several areas of the park and offers dozens of family friendly recreational and educational opportunities.

8 Great Tuesdays

July 11-August 29 (Tuesday evenings 6:30-9:30pm)

Highmark Amphitheater & Liberty Park

828 W Bayfront Parkway

Enjoy live music, different local vendors, and a great view! Rent a tent at the top of the hill or bring a blanket for the family! These events are ones that I can't wait to check out this year!

Waterford Heritage Days - 50th Anniversary

July 21-23

Parks in downtown Waterford

The Waterford Heritage Days showcase the community, churches, non-profits, booster groups, and businesses. Enjoy entertainment, games, crafters, and food vendors!

Dan Rice Days

August 2-6

34 Main St. W.

This celebration commemorates the many contributes that Dan Rice made to the Girard community. Enjoy free entertainment, a parade, crafts, vendors, educational activities, and local food! Parking is available on side streets and at the Girard High School. A free shuttle bus is available and makes stops at various locations.

Celebrate Erie

August 18-20

Downtown Erie between 4th and 10th streets

Celebrate the best of Erie's arts, culture, food, business, and family!

Ok Erie-ites! I want to know, what's YOUR favorite festival?? Which one are you dying to try this year? Let me know in the comments!

And if you know you need family photos this summer, reach out now! Let's get you scheduled so another gorgeous summer doesn't go by without capturing your family!

Until next time, take care and smile pretty!!


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