Pride month and every month have many events focused on celebrating and supporting the LGBTQIA+ community. We welcome everyone to join us! For a year-round list of LGBTQIA+ related events and happenings, you can also visit the NW PA Pride Alliance, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality or Erie Gay News calendars. Photos credit: Erie Gay News and F. Strumilia
December 1: 2022 World AIDS Day Program. The program will include a memorial segment for those who have passed on due to HIV / AIDS, panels from the AIDS memorial quilt and more.
December 2 - 18: Dramashop presents "The Crumple Zone", a hilarious Off-Broadway hit, set in a run-down apartment on Staten Island, concerns three gay roommates coming to a crisis during one frantic Christmas weekend.
December 3: Christmas BINGO with the Queens at the Saga Club.
December 4: Drag Brunch at The Zone Dance Club
Saturday, December 17: Drag Pre-Show Christmas Party. Celebrate The Holidays with Dramashop before THE CRUMPLE ZONE with a drag pre-show, hosted by Tony Gressley, featuring four fabulous local queens! It all starts at 6:30 p.m. for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, with drag performances at 7 p.m., followed by THE CRUMPLE ZONE at 8 p.m. Wear your ugliest sweater or most fabulous holiday outfit, and BYOB! Tickets are $25 and are available here.
Bi-Monthly Drag BINGO - The first Wednesday of every other month (the next date is December 7) from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Voodoo Brewing.
Bears Do Dinner - Each month this group picks a new location around the area to enjoy a social dinner. The places and dates/times are based on a group majority and establishment hours of operation. Interested in learning more? Request to join the Facebook group and post a message for information and answers to questions.
Erie Pride Fest and Parade (Saturday June 24, 2023)
Drive Your Pride at Presque Isle State Park (Sunday June 25, 2023)
Erie Pride Picnic at Presque Isle State Park (Saturday August 12, 2023)
Erie Pride Day at Waldameer Park & Water World (Sunday August 13, 2023)
Supporting your LGBTQIA+ family and friends is so much more than rainbow flags and colorful parades. It is also about recognizing and remembering the struggles that the LGBTQIA+ community have faced to achieve equal justice and opportunities. There are a number of local, regional and national organizations that advocate and provide a variety of services. These groups do everything from fighting for LGBTQIA+ rights and offering health services, to providing educational programs and managing emergency helplines.
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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!
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.
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.
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
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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