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Here's a look at what's new for the Erie area in 2021-22 including a new African American Heritage Tour, Kellar's, Hagen History Center plus... Presque Isle State Park celebrates it's 100-yr anniversary in 2021!
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Presque Isle State Park
recently announced the installation of eight new electric vehicle charging stations under construction. Four will be installed at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC), two at Beach 8 and two at the Presque Isle Marina. 

Your Sailing Adventure – Make great memories with people on sailing adventures and city explorations. Beginning May 2021 experience 4-day adventures, private charters, sunset sails and more!

Hagen History Center/Erie County Historical Society has plans to unveil nine new exhibits during their summer campus grand reopening July 16-18, 2021. Among those exhibits is a sword belonging to Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.  The sword has been inFrankLloydWright Exhibit the historical society’s collection since before 1913.  Another new exhibit is Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic San Francisco Office (rebuilt).  Wright’s 1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet, will also be on display along with a 17-foot model of The Butterfly Bridge, a structure designed to connect San Francisco and Oakland across the bay with a monumental reinforced concrete bridge, proposed in 1949. While the bridge was never built, the impressive model was featured in the Bruce Willis film “Die Hard.” The office is a permanent exhibit, but the Cord is on loan only until October, and the bridge will be on display for at least a year. Eight of the nine exhibits scheduled for display are part of the first phase of the center's $2.5 million comprehensive exhibit design plan.

Flagship City Food Hall

Showcasing Erie’s diverse culinary talent with a passion for food and cooking’ located in the heart of Downtown Erie. Vendors will include: Luckie Louie’s Beer & Wieners, Taste of Love, Shawarma Station, Red Letter Hospitality (brick oven pizza, delicatessen and taco stand), The Straw Hat Sundae Shop, Taste and See Fruit & Veggie Bar. The Hall will also have live music, public art displays, themed nights and events. Coming summer 2021

Goodell Gardens Expansion

Goodell Gardens & Homestead is launching their next phase of development. After an extensive strategic planning process, Goodell Gardens & Homestead identified several goals to help guide programming, development, and vision over the next three years. Goals include increased programming, adding trails to the 80-acre site, renovating existing structures, improving amenities for gatherings and events, and adding an observation platform where visitors can see the wildlife on Edinboro Lake Cove. They are also in the beginning stages of planning a Children's Garden and new Visitors Center. 2022-23

Hampton Inn Bayfront Hotel & Oliver’s Rooftop Bar & Restaurant 

Erie's newest hotel, a Hampton Inn & Suites along Erie's Bayfront opened in the fall of 2020. Featuring stunning views of Presque Isle Bay, including panoramic views from Oliver's Rooftop restaurant on the hotel's eighth floor. The hotel's interior design pays tribute to the Erie region's rich naval history and is inspired by Oliver Hazard Perry, a naval commander in the War of 1812. Learn More.

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UPMC Ballpark 

Home to the Erie SeaWolves AA baseball team, the new improvements to the Park include a new entranceway, indoor expanded team store, updated picnic and beer garden, new stadium club, home plate suite, enhanced ballpark suites, renovated restrooms, playing surface and scoreboard upgrades. Learn More.


Federal Hill Smokehouse

According to the folks at Food&, Federal Hill Smokehouse has the best barbecue in Pennsylvania! Receiving this accolade in late 2020, the “Best BBQ in America” article touts their humungous beef ribs along with the popular deep fried pulled pork cakes, brisket and smoked turkey and sausages. Located in the Shops on the Hill District at 2609 Peach Street.



Luminary Distilling, Eatery Fuhrman's Cider 

Luminary Distilling completed a purchase a year in the making to transfer their operations to the former Fuhrman's Cider Mill. The previous owners of Fuhrman's Cider Mill and Bakery had been seeking a business interested in continuing the Fuhrman's legacy in an innovative way! With keeping the spirit of Fuhrman's, Luminary Distilling will continue to craft Fuhrman's apple cider and freshly made donut, bringing their award winning spirits that are distilled in house from locally sourced products and production to the new location at 8270 Peach Street. Luminary Distilling, Fuhrman's Cider, and Eatery is excited to present a unique environment for customers to enjoy craft spirits and food

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Kellar’s: A Modern Magic & Comedy Club 

Formerly Jr.’s Last Laugh Comedy Club. A Magical Experience Bar/Restaurant. Celebrating the man who defined magic, inspired Houdini and the Wizard of Oz. Henrich “Harry” Kellar is from Erie PA, and the new club looks inside Kellar’s life and illusions with memorabilia and genuine artifacts. From Kellar’s career.


Asbury Woods Low Ropes Course 

Asbury Woods is excited to announce the launch a brand new outdoor recreational activity. Six low ropes course elements have been installed and are ready for groups (minimum of 6 people) to schedule programs. These elements are designed to challenge participants through cooperation, communication, and team-driven problem solving. Groups of all kinds can take on these challenges during a facilitated session with a trained Asbury Woods employee.


Presque Isle State Park -100 year anniversary 2021!


Lake Erie named #3 in Best Bass Lakes of the Decade! 

The recognition came from Bassmaster Magazine, listing Lake Erie #3 among the top 100 bass fishing lakes. Small mouth bass can be found up and down the Lake Erie shoreline.  Put fishing Lake Erie on your bucket list! 


Erie African-American Heritage Trail

A new African American Heritage Trail will give people more understanding about Erie's black history: A Trail of Shared Heritage. A Shared Heritage invites you to discover key people, places, and events associated with the history of African Americans in Erie County, Pennsylvania, and learn how they contribute to the economic, political, and cultural broader story of our region. Brochure and driving tour available.

NEW - African American Heritage Tour with Audio!

Explore this new self-guided tour with audio! VisitErie has partnered with the creators of A Shared Heritage Tour and Erie Arts & Culture to create a new tour that celebrates Erie County Black History.  The new self-guided audio-narrated tour is available through VisitErie’s ‘Hello Erie’ mobile app and online here. The African American History Tour features 35 historic points of interest, public art, and businesses that pay tribute to the City of Erie's African American heritage.  


Grand re-opening of the Warner Theatre – Fall 2021 

$26.7 million in upgrades including a new stage and orchestra shell, updated sound system and many behind-the-scene improvements.

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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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New Direct Daily Flights to Washington, DC

Erie International Airport now offers two direct daily flights to and from Washington Dulles International Airport with connecting flights to the east coast, west coast and international destinations. Book your flight today!

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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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Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership is leading Erie's economic evolution. We're the heart of the business community to champion a vibrant and sustainable economy. Your business is our business. Become a member and increase your brand awareness, advocate for important business issues, and gain access to people, education, and information integral to elevating your team's success.

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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

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Millcreek Mall

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

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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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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

Enjoy a scenic ride to North East and stop into family owned Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company to sip and savor the local flavor.

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