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Erie, PA Summer Festival List 2024

Summer is right around the corner! The kids will be out of school, and the weekends will be filled with good food, great music, and fun! Let's take a look at this year's festival lineup!

A boy and girl stand in the waves of Lake Erie at sunset.
Summertime in Erie, PA is the best!!


May 24, 25, & 26

Church of the Nativity Community Center

109 German St. Erie, PA 16507

Panegyri Greek Festival

July 12-13

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

4376 W. Lake Road

Saint Paul's Italian Festival

August 9, 10, & 11

1617 Walnut St.

Zabawa Polish Heritage Festival

August 23, 24, & 25

Holy Trinity Parish

2220 Reed St.

A family stands by Walnut Creek in Erie, PA at sunset.

German Heritage Festival

August 31 & September 1

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 13, 14, & 15

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!

A boy and girl sit with their arms around each other and look at the sunset over Lake Erie.

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

UPMC Sunset Music Series

June 19-July 24 (Wednesday Evenings 5:30-8:30pm)

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! This event is also pet friendly! Check out the website for details!

North East Firemen's Cherry Festival

July 17, 18, 19, & 20

40 N. Lake St.

They haven't updated their website for 2024 yet; but their Facebook page is active! 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 22-28

Presque Isle State Park

This marks the 30th year of Discover Presque Isle Days! It's 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.

Erie photographer, Ashley Stack Photography, captures a family walking on the shore of Lake Erie

8 Great Tuesdays

*not updated for 2024 as of posting!*

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 19, 20, & 21

Gazebo Park 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

July 31 - August 3

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 16, 17, & 18

Downtown Erie between 4th and 10th streets

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

I'd love to know of any other festivals taking place in our region! Tell me your favorite festival in the comments!

And if you haven't updated your family's photos yet this year, now is the perfect time to schedule a family portrait session! Don't let our beautiful weather pass you by!

I hope you all have an amazing summer, having fun in our beautiful city! Until next time, take care, and smile pretty!

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