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Erie Summer Bucket List

Make it an EPIC Erie summer! 

VisitErie and Macaroni KID Erie are teaming up to help you make the most of this season with an EPIC Erie summer bucket list! We've put together a list of 50 must-do activities in Erie this summer. Complete five of them through August 30, and you will be entered to win one of three prize packs from VisitErie. 

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Here's how it works:

1. Download the ‘Hello Erie’ Trip Planner App  (it's free!). Click on "Challenges" to access the Epic Erie Summer Bucket List

2. Check in at five stops on the Epic Erie Summer Bucket List using the ‘Hello Erie’ Trip Planner App, and you'll be entered to win one of three prize packs from VisitErie! 
(Checking in at five stops = one entry)

3. Once you've checked in at five stops, you'll see a badge, and you'll be prompted to enter your name, phone number, and email address. We will use that information to contact the winners!

4. Receive additional entries by sharing your photos on Facebook or Instagram using #EpicErieSummer.

Please note: You must check in at 5 stops using the 'Hello Erie' Trip Planner App before being entered to win a prize pack! Only users who have completed the challenge on the app will be entered to win a prize, and can receive additional entries for each shared photo using the hashtag. Submissions on the 'Hello Erie' App will be reviewed for accuracy before being entered to win.

We will announce our winners on Aug. 31! 

View the List!     Download a Printable Checklist

Prize Packs:

1. Family overnight package for Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park ($250 value)

2. $250 gift certificate to the Millcreek Mall

3. Four tickets to an Erie Otters game this fall, plus a $50 gift certificate to the Flagship City Food Hall ($150 value)

By entering this contest, you understand that you are providing your information to VisitErie and not to Facebook. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook. 

VisitErie will never ask for personal information, including credit cards, social security numbers or bank information. VisitErie will ask for your name and contact information as part of this promotion so that we may contact contest winners. 

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