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LGBTQIA+ Travel in Erie

Love and equality is for everyone! 

The Erie region celebrates and supports the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Intersexed and Ally/Asexual (LGBTQIA) community.
Whether you identify as LGBTQIA or are an ally, ALL are welcome!  

In Erie, we strive to be a welcoming, equitable, inclusive community where we celebrate our rich diversity of cultures. Everyone has their own individual set of talents, skills, and perspectives. We believe that the color of your skin, the language you speak, the part of the world you come from, the faith you practice, your customs, your sexual orientation, and your gender preference, all make you the unique person you are and that each and every person brings value to our community.

Plan a trip to Erie Pennsylvania and experience a relaxing, stress-free getaway filled with love and acceptance.  

We are so proud to welcome you to our shores!

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Upcoming Events - 2022

Pride month is filled with fun events focused on celebrating and supporting the LGBTQIA community. Throw on your festive rainbow colors and join us!  For a year-round list of LGBTQIA-related events and happenings, please visit our friends at the NW PA Pride Alliance, Greater Erie Alliance for Equality or Erie Gay News.  Photo credit: Erie Gay News

Here are some amazing ways to celebrate Pride in Erie PA! 

Wednesday, June 1 – Pride Drag Bingo - 6:30 p.m. 

Sunday, June 5 - Erie Pride Celebration - 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Downtown Erie/Perry Square

Wednesday, June 8 – Safe Space Social Hour at Underdog BBQ - 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, June 18 - Rainbow Family Story Time - 10 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Thursday, June 23 - Pride Night with the Erie SeaWolves - 6:05 p.m. 

Saturday, June 25 - Pride Parade and Pride Festival - Parade at 11 a.m., Perry Square Festival at Noon

Saturday, June 25 - All-Ages Post Pride Party at Voodoo Brewing - 4 p.m.

                                   Official After Party at The Zone Dance Club - 4 p.m. (must be 21 yrs of age or older)

Sunday, June 26 - Drive Your Pride at Presque Isle State Park - 1 p.m. 

Sunday, June 26 - Pride Drag Brunch - The Zone Dance Club at Noon

Sunday, August 14 - Pride Day at Waldameer Park and Water World

Saturday, August 13 – The 29th Annual Pride Picnic

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Get Involved!

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 has 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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Erie PA LGBTQ+ Resources

Partner Spotlight

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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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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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Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

The Erie Regional Chamber is leading Erie’s economic evolution through awareness, advocacy, and access to the people, education, and information integral to elevating regional success and economic growth. Become a member today and join us in championing a vibrant and sustainable regional economy.

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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

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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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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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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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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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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 or

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