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VisitErie Events Calendar Guidelines

The overall objective of the Calendar of Events is to:

  • Assist in growing the tourism and hospitality industry by increasing the number of visitors who visit the VisitErie website, to help visitors plan trips to the region, and to increase the amount of money visitors spend during their stay.
  • Increase the resourcefulness of by providing valuable information in a manner that best serves the consumer.
  • Showcase the great entertainment, festivals, and events in the Erie region.

In order for this page to best serve the consumer, the event must fit the following criteria:

  • Have a broader appeal than just local participants.
  • Present visitors with the opportunity to experience Erie County’s tourism industry assets.
  • This is a tourism related event calendar; all events must be open to the public and be an activity in which visitors can participate.

Examples of events that are not eligible are: store sales, job fairs, conferences, yard sales, non-entertainment bar/restaurant events, meetings, most fundraisers, fundraiser dinners, seminars and membership events, and other events that are not travel and tourism related.

Submitted events should keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Only one event may be submitted per form.
  • Event dates must be final; tentative dates are not acceptable.
  • Event descriptions must be shorter than 300 words in length.
  • Descriptions must be in sentence form; please do not send events in all capital letters.
  • Events should be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the event occurrence to ensure adequate notice to the public.
  • Photos should omit logos & text.

Event listings may be edited, approved or refused at VisitErie’s discretion. Please verify that your event is not already listed on the calendar before submitting.

Questions may be sent to Christine Temple,  or 814-454-1000 x 136

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