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10 Great Things to Do in Erie in March

Wednesday Mar 4th, 2020

Whether in like a lamb or a lion, March in Erie is full of fun things to check out; event-wise. For a complete list of March events, go to

1. VNEA PA State 8-Ball Championships

March 13-15

The 38th Annual VNEA PA State 8-Ball Tournament will be hosted at the Bayfront Convention Center. The tournament, hosted annually by Warner Coin Machine, is the fourth largest 8-ball tournament in the country. More than 200 tables will be set up for the competition of nearly 2,000 qualifying pool players.

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2. Erie Home & Garden Expo

March 20-22

Shop the latest in home improvement products and learn from experts on all of your home building, remodeling, and decorating needs.  See an actual home constructed inside the convention center for attendees to tour, plus seminars.

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3. Sinbad at JR’s Last Laugh

March 20-21

Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. Throughout his incredibly successful career as a standup comedian, Sinbad has starred in two Comedy Central specials and four HBO comedy specials.

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4. 43rd Annual Erie St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 14

No matter what the weather brings or what your nationality, everyone is ALWAYS Irish and the weather is ALWAYS perfect during the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Beginning 2 PM from 11th and State Streets, down State Street to St. Patrick’s Church on East 4th and French.

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 5. Molly Brannigan’s St. Paddy’s Weekend 2020

March 13-15, 17

It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’s Day in Erie without making a stop at Molly’s.  A modern Irish pub located in the heart of downtown.   The Irish eyes are smiling when they look at Molly’s all decked out for this special time of year.  Featuring live music, Irish food as well as an unbelievable Irish whiskey selection! 

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 6. Sunday Concerts at Arundel Cellars

Every Sunday in March 1 PM – 4 PM

Arundel Cellars & Brewing Co. is a family-owned winery/brewery headquartered in a beautifully restored 19th century barn nestled among the vineyards of scenic North East. A variety of appetizers and delicious entrées are available every day; and premium wine, delicious beer and non-alcoholic beverages are always on hand to satisfy thirsty customers. Different music each week.  Free

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7. Erie Pickleball Tournament

March 28-29

Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and table tennis. The American Pickleball Tour will host the Erie Pickleball Tournament for the first time at ERIEBANK Sports Park. The tournament is open to anyone interested in trying the sport - whether beginner or professional, with competition for singles, doubles and mixed. 

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8. Erie Bayhawks Basketball

throughout the month you can catch the high-flying action of Erie’s very own NBA G-League basketball team, an affiliate of the New Orleans Penguins.  The Bayhawks regular season concludes in March with the last home game set for March 28th (fan appreciation night).

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9. Erie Playhouse “Something Rotten”

March 20-Apr 5

One of the funniest musicals to come out of Broadway in years, there is hardly time to recover from the last burst of hysterics or applause before you'll find yourself laughing out loud again. Fans of history and theater alike will remain enthralled with the innumerable references to Shakespeare’s most infamous quotes and dozens of musical theater references. The musical is over-the-top, flashy and full of energy.

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10. Erie Philharmonic Pop Series “Rodgers & Hammerstein in Concert”

March 21

This will be one of the Phil’s last concerts in the historic Warner Theatre before it closes for its final stage of renovation.  Enjoy your favorite Broadway hits with an all-star local cast, featuring classics from the Sound of Music, Cinderella, the King and I and more!

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Partner Spotlight


UPMC Hamot - See What Makes Us Different

UPMC Hamot is a 423-bed hospital in Erie, PA, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, and serves as a regional referral hub and Level II Trauma Center.

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The Cork 1794

The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.

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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

Join us today! The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.

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U Pick 6 Craft Beer Pubs & Restaurants

Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”

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Outdoor Dining at the Bayfront Grille

The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is excited to announce that our Bayside Patio is open for Lunch and Dinner. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.

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Creation Station

The Creation Station is an unique arts and crafts studio where kids can create and have fun!
Book your birthday party, register for a ladies night out or stop in during open Craft days and choose a project from the project board.

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Holidays at Port Farms

Experience the holidays at Port Farms November 26th through December 23rd. The farm features horse-drawn carriage & sleigh rides, Santa's Workshop with holiday activities, surprise visits from Santa, live music, pick your own Christmas trees, holiday decor, and more. The farm will be open Wednesday - Sunday. Create lasting memories with your family and friends at Port Farms!

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Direct Daily Flights to Charlotte, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines and United Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte, Chicago, and Washington D.C. with connecting flights to the east coast, west coast, and international destinations. Book your flight today at or

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Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

The Erie Regional Chamber is leading Erie’s economic evolution through awareness, advocacy, and access to the people, education, and information integral to elevating regional success and economic growth. Become a member today and join us in championing a vibrant and sustainable regional economy.

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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

Local wine is great for holiday entertaining, plus it makes a great gift! Stop by to try (and pick up) award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company, both located in North East, PA.

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Dobbins Landing

Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.

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Millcreek Mall

A destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Experience it all!

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