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Thursday Jun 30th, 2022

Happy Birthday America! Great Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in Erie PA

The Erie region has several Fourth of July weekend events to help you celebrate our most patriotic of holidays.

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Thursday Jun 30th, 2022

10 Free Things to Do Around Erie

The Erie area is packed with free festivals, events, attractions and activities to help you plan your lake escape and save a few dollars.  

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Wednesday Jun 1st, 2022

How to Celebrate Pride Month in Erie PA

Show your Pride all month long and come party in Erie!  Here are some amazing ways to celebrate Pride in Erie PA!

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Monday May 9th, 2022

7 Favorite Summer Activities at Presque Isle State Park

There is always something fun to do at Presque Isle State Park, where you can easily spend an entire day enjoying the park’s many outdoor adventures.  Bring your family and friends and make your escape to Presque Isle! 

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Wednesday Feb 23rd, 2022

Must See March Events in Erie

The month of March is filled with fun things to do! 

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Thursday Feb 10th, 2022

The Best Places for Outdoor Winter Fun in Erie PA

It’s safe to say this season our area has received a healthy amount of the fluffy white stuff and for a lot of people that means SNOW MUCH FUN is waiting to be had!

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Tuesday Nov 16th, 2021

Unique Holiday Shopping Ideas

Our area is loaded with AWESOME locally-owned businesses that sell all sorts of unique gifts you can’t find in traditional name brand stores! 

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Friday Nov 12th, 2021

Holiday Events in Erie County

The holiday season is upon us! Time to celebrate with family and friends. (Main photo:  Asbury Woods Winter Wonderland)

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Wednesday Jul 28th, 2021

Dive In and Beat the Heat in Erie PA!

Erie County has plenty of options for you to cool off during the dog days of summer.  Here are some of our favorite ways to beat the heat!

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Thursday Dec 17th, 2020

WintERIE Wonderland - Outdoor Adventures

Bundle up and get ready to explore our WintERIE Wonderland! 

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Friday Nov 13th, 2020

'Tis the Season - Holiday Events in Erie County

The holidays are upon us and everyone we hope is ready to celebrate, whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukah or even Festivus!  If you need a little more encouragement this season, we have some great events to get you in the holiday spirit!  

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Wednesday Sep 23rd, 2020

Fall Food Favorites!

We love all the seasons but fall has to be one of our favorites.  The beautiful colors, fun events and activities and of course the fabulous fall FOOD!

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Tuesday Sep 15th, 2020

Falling for Fall - 10 Great Ways to Enjoy Autumn in Erie PA

With summer in our rear-view mirror and fall on the approaching horizon, we thought we’d take a moment to clue you in on some local area activities for fall!

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Tuesday Jun 9th, 2020

Cool Activities for Hot Summer Days – Water, Water Everywhere!

While things may not be completely back to normal, we are all eager to get outside and enjoy the warmer temperatures and have some fun this summer!  What better way to celebrate than by getting out on the water?!

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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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Make memories all year at Port Farms!

Bring your family to Port Farms this summer, fall and winter! Port Farms is a fun-filled family destination located in Waterford, PA (30 minutes outside of Erie). The farm features many activities for all ages including a NEW Flower Festival, animal exhibits, slides, pedal carts, wagon rides, 8-acre corn maze, jumping pillows, pumpkin picking, Christmas tree picking, visiting with Santa, and much more. Options for wedding venues, corporate events, birthday parties, and school field trips are also available. To learn more, purchase tickets, or book an event visit www.portfarms.com.

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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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Millcreek Mall

The Millcreek Mall features more than 160 stores, restaurants, and fun for the whole family on Upper Peach Street, Erie’s most popular shopping district! Shopping in Erie means no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Choose from a variety of hotels located on the Mall property and just minutes away at the intersection of Peach Street and Interstate 90.

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When you have an opportunity to fly, give Erie a try - support your hometown airport!

Direct Daily Flights to Charlotte and Chicago.
Erie International Airport is serviced by American Airlines and United Airlines with daily flights to Charlotte and Chicago with connections across the country and around the world. Book your flight today at www.aa.com or www.united.com

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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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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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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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John Russell Brewing Company Brew House & Restaurant

Local Craft Beer Brewery & Pub in Erie, PA! Featuring a large selection of craft beers, a wood-fired brick oven featuring fresh dough specialty pizzas & our open-view brewing environment makes for a unique experience! Reservations // Call 814.866.BEER (2337)
:: Full Menu, Wood-fired Brick Oven & Casual Pub Dining
:: Brewery & Craft Beer Pub
:: Craft Beers on Tap & Beer To-Go
:: Indoor & Outdoor Dining & Bar
:: Online Ordering & Takeout
:: Beer To-Go
:: Conveniently located of I-90 on Peach Street

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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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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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