23 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501
The mission of the Erie Philharmonic is to strengthen our community and region by providing high-quality live orchestra concerts and programs that enrich, entertain and educate people of all ages. In existence since 1913, the Philharmonic is one of the oldest professional ensembles in the country and is recognized on a national level as one of the top orchestras in its budget size. With a season that features 13 concerts, various summer programs, a free chamber music series, four Youth Concerts and numerous outreach events, the orchestra reaches more than 50,000 people across the region annually.
Beginning with the leadership of Executive Director Steve Weiser in 2015, the orchestra made a conscious decision to focus on the three facets of this mission statement: enrich, educate and entertain. As a previous musician with the Philharmonic, Weiser had firsthand knowledge of the issues facing the orchestra and implemented a new strategy to integrate the ensemble back into the community.
In 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the orchestra broadcast 20 free concerts on WQLN PBS. These free performances represented a positive and healing light for our region as Erie looked to weather the ongoing health crisis. From the moment concerts were canceled in March, 2020, the Philharmonic dedicated itself to seeing the music return. To do so in a way that the entire community enjoyed for free is the full embodiment of the orchestra’s mission to enrich, educate and entertain. Following a nearly two-year hiatus, the Philharmonic returned home to a newly renovated Warner Theatre in January, 2022.
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.
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.
Enjoy Santa’s Workshop every weekend for visits with Santa, live music, crafts, cookie decorating, and holiday food & drinks! They also offer cut-your-own trees, pre-cut trees, freshly made wreaths, holiday décor, and other great gifts throughout the week. The Port Farms Christmas season is November 25th - December 23rd and there is no admission fee. Plan an enchanting Christmas experience at Port Farms today! Visit www.portfarms.com for more info!
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.
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.
The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.
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.
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!”
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.
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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