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Arts & Entertainment in Erie

 

Erie’s arts and entertainment scene is a unique blend of metropolitan spirit and small town charm. With engaging settings, riveting concerts and theatrical performances, thought-provoking art galleries, national touring acts and artists, Erie provides high caliber entertainment in an affordable, convenient setting.

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Presque Isle Downs and Casino

Welcome to Northwestern Pennsylvania’s premier gambling destination and racetrack! Conveniently located off the I-90/State Street exit, Presque Isle Downs spans 272 acres and features more than 1,500 slot machines, a state-of-the-art poker room with nine tables, multiple lounges, live entertainment, customer incentives and Churchill's Bourbon & Brew restaurant. Place your bets on off-track and live thoroughbred racing. The live thoroughbred horse racing season runs May through October.

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Museums and Theaters

Catch riveting concerts and theatrical performances, national touring acts and outstanding exhibits or fill your day with enlightening museum gallery tours. The Erie area is a proud home to many theaters and museums, each with their own distinct characteristics.

The stars shine bright over the Erie Playhouse, the 12th oldest community theater in the nation. The Playhouse’s season consists of high calibur dramas, comedies, musicals and youth theater. Located right in the heart of Erie, All An Act Theatre provides a variety of thought-provoking performances in an intimate space. Its mission is to present a venue that is accessible and affordable for all theater lovers. For those who enjoy dinner and a show then the Erie Station Dinner Theatre is the place to go! Set in a vintage train sleeping car, the Station’s season includes their annual medieval feast production along with rousing sing-a-longs and silly farces.

The Erie Art Museum houses a collection of over 8,000 objects, with strengths in American ceramics, Tibetan paintings, Indian bronzes, photography, and comic book art. In addition to its regular collection, the Erie Art Museum also features special artist exhibits, an annual Juried Spring Show, Gallery Nights, Saturday tours, special events and performances throughout the year. The Erie Maritime Museum, the home of Erie’s Flagship U.S. Brig Niagara and Lettie G. Howard Schooner, tells the story of Erie’s maritime history and heritage of the Greater Erie region and the War of 1812. The museum’s centerpiece exhibit is the U.S. Brig Niagara, a floating maritime museum and active sailing vessel docked behind the museum. Formerly known as the Erie County Historical Society, the Hagen History Center Campus showcases the history of Erie County over the past 200 years in addition to special exhibits, including Frank Lloyd Wright’s original San Francisco Office.

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 Warner Theater

Erie’s historic Warner Theater is an art deco and french renaissance-styled theater listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theater was commissioned in 1929 by the world-famous Warner Brothers and recently underwent a $17 million renovation and restoration. In addition to hosting national touring acts, Broadway shows and regional performances, the Warner is also home to the Erie Philharmonic. Click here for a behind-the-scenes tour of the space!

 

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Downtown Erie Sculpture Walk

The Downtown Erie Sculpture Walk features 15 sculptures in Downtown Erie and the Bayfront District, representing the work of 13 different artists from throughout the United States. The inaugural set of sculptures are on display through August 2023. For a list and map of current sculptures, click here.

 

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Erie County Mural Arts Tour

Take a self-guided tour of Erie's Mural Arts! Explore more than 80 murals located throughout Erie County. Explore by yourself or with family and friends. Be inspired by the creativity of our local muralists and residents. The majority of murals are not artificially lit, therefore viewing them during daylight hours is recommended.

Download the Erie County Mural List Download the Mural Arts Tour Map

 

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EMTA Cultural Loop Free Trolley Program

Sit back, relax, and see all what Erie’s downtown has to offer on the Cultural Loop! The Cultural Loop, a partnership between the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority (EMTA) and the Erie Philharmonic, is a FREE trolley service providing Saturday evening service to popular events and activities throughout Downtown. Enjoy free complimentary parking at the Intermodal Transportation Center or the Liberty Park-N-Ride. Track your ride on EMTA’s myStop mobile app or by viewing the real-time departures on screens located at select cultural venues. The trolley service runs up and down State Street, Saturdays from 5 p.m. to Midnight throughout the summer. For service times and stops, click here. Download the cultural loop map/brochure. Get on board tonight!

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All An Act Theatre

814-450-8553
652 West 17th Street
Erie, PA 16502

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Allenstoneware Gallery

814-572-7466
2602 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505

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Bicentennial Tower

814-455-6055
1 State Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Board & Brush Erie

814-392-3500
3330 West 26th Street
Village West Plaza
Erie, PA 16506

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Erie Art Museum

814-459-5477
20 East 5th Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Erie Axe Throwing

814-864-9464
7851 Peach Street
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Erie, PA 16509

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Erie Commodores National Premier Soccer League

814-392-4785
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8159 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

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Erie Events

814-453-7117
809 French Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Insurance Arena

814-453-7117
809 French Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Philharmonic

814-455-1375
23 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Playhouse

814-454-2852
12 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Sports Center

8159 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

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814-864-2022
4940 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16501

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814-572-1207
8159 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

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Escape Game Erie

814-580-9905
4838 West Ridge Road
Erie, PA 16506

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Escape Game Erie

814-580-9905
23 W 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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814-453-3743
420 French Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Flying Monkey Inflata-Park

814-897-5815
3515 McClelland Avenue
Erie, PA 16510

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Glass Growers Gallery

814-453-3758
10 East 5th Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Kellar's Magic & Comedy Club - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

814-461-0911
1402 State Street
Erie, PA 16501

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National Comedy Center

716-484-222
203 W. Second Street
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814-664-3053
32 North Center Street
Corry, PA 16407

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Play Port

814-528-5247
2730 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505

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Presque Isle Downs & Casino

866-ERIE-FUN (374-3386)
8199 Perry Highway/Exit 27, I-90
Erie, PA 16509

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Presque Isle Gallery & Gifts

814-841-1567
301 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

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Relish Studio & Gallery

814-836-1827
3835 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505

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Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort

866-3SPLASH (77-5274)
8091 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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Sunview Golf at Nick's Place

814-734-5098
12246 Route 99
Edinboro, PA 16412

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Near the Intersection of 26th and Peach Street
Erie, PA 16502

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Waldameer Park & Water World

877-817-1009
220 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

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Warner Theatre

814-452-4857
811 State Street
Erie, PA 16501

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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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UPMC Hamot - See What Makes Us Different

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.

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John Russell Brewing Company Brew House & Restaurant

Local Craft Beer Brewery & Pub in Erie, PA! Featuring a large selection of craft beers, a wood-fired brick oven featuring fresh dough specialty pizzas & our open-view brewing environment makes for a unique experience! Reservations // Call 814.866.BEER (2337)
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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

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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When you have an opportunity to fly, give Erie a try - support your hometown airport!

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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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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Make memories all year at Port Farms!

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 www.portfarms.com.

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Millcreek Mall

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.

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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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