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Keep On Keepin' On - Fun Online Activities in Erie PA

Wednesday Mar 25th, 2020

VisitErie.  It’s our name and pretty self-explanatory.  We sincerely hope you do when this is all over. 

Come back and see us on your own terms, when you’re ready, when you’re comfortable.  Pennsylvania’s only Great Lakes Port City isn’t going anywhere.  Whether you're coming next month, or next year to experience all that our beautiful area has to offer, we'll be here and ready to welcome you with open arms and the genuine hospitality our community is known for day in and day out. #VisitErie

In the meantime, check out the following links from Erie’s tourism industry for some fun family-forward activities and a few laughs too!

Erie News Now – Make your own weather instruments at home!

Goodell Gardens & Homestead – Virtual music classes are being offered with Lori Burke.  Click here for info. 

Erie Philharmonic –Fun videos from their orchestra players are posted daily on their Facebook page.

Erie Playhouse – Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday enjoy PLAYtime session at 3 pm on their Facebook  page or YouTube.  Or add some extra learning activities to your PLAYtime session and get a free downloadable “Pretend” matching game to play along! Click here.

Asbury Woods – Sharing the beauty of nature with everyone.  Check out their newest Virtual Visit posted to their Facebook page! Join Sarah Lewis, School Programs Manager, as she gives you a virtual tour of the Asbury Woods vermicomosting program and reads Winnie Finn, Worm Farmer.

expERIEnce Children’s Museum – Offering Museum Fun 101 on their Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Noon.   Their educators have been working hard to gather and share resources for little learners to enjoy while the museum is closed.

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– Posting regular updates, videos and fun facts on their Facebook page.  The dancing macaw is one of our faves! You can also visit the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to see a list of over 30 activities and videos from accredited zoos across the country. Link:

Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF) – Offering various challenges and educational posts and ideas for the whole family to enjoy.


These are just a few online activities our partners are offering.  As we all deal with this difficult situation, please don’t forget about all of Erie’s wonderful assets, attractions, shops and restaurants who are all affected and will ALL be waiting for you when this passes.  For a complete list of Erie’s tourism assets, visit our web site

Stay safe, stay healthy!

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Partner Spotlight


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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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