A free summer festival that showcases the local food and drink, local art, local culture, local music and, most importantly, local people that make Erie worth celebrating.

august 16 -19

experience a celebration

about celebrate erie

4 days and 6 city blocks worth of the sights, sounds, and flavors that make Erie a great place to live, work and play— and a perfect place to visit.

  • CelebrateErie Mainstage—The largest free music concert in the region, hosting world-class musical acts and local opening acts.
  • KidsZone—featuring family-friendly entertainment, activities, and fun for all ages.
  • Chalkwalk—a colorful display of chalk art, showcasing a wide range of creative subjects.
  • Taste of Erie—Perry Square hosts outposts of local restaurants with menus featuring special dishes and drinks made just for CelebrateErie.
  • Multicultural Marketplace—a bustling block of international food, artisans and performances celebrating Erie’s diverse communities.
  • Artwork of all types of medium, created by some of Erie’s finest local artists.
  • 3 different stages showcasing musical and performing art from the region’s most talented entertainers.
  • Erie’s best cuisine from food trucks, local restaurants, unique cultures and catering companies.
  • Award-winning beer and wine made right here in our region.
  • Local vendor booths where festival-goers can purchase crafts from local artisans and businesses.

mainstage headliners

The Erie Allstars Present Tom Petty

Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

The Ohio Players

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018

Sugar Ray

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018

Dan + Shay

Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018

celebrate music

Local and regional musical acts of all genres, followed by national headlining acts.

celebrate culture

Diverse sights, sounds and tastes from the international cultures that call Erie their home.

celebrate food

Unique cuisine from our region, from food trucks, to local dining, to locally made wine and craft beer.

celebrate art

A display of our region’s visual and performing arts and interactive experiences for kids and adults.

presenting sponsors

giant eagle highmark highmark sunflower club upmc upmc ecgara mercyhurst Happi BOB ROCKET The Wolf


flagship funders

eig pa lottery lamar advertising nat gas erie port auth glbct

perry patrons

erie downtown partnership Lilly Broadcasting northwest savings pi downs casino velocity net moore research

dobbins donors

Sam Catania Painting Erie Community Foundation Marquette Savings Bank Marquette Savings Bank Hero Bx Frank Photo First energy first national bank key bank lossel and schaaf pnc South Erie Turners lake erie ale trail glenwood beer erie beer

bayfront benefactors

waste management Erie Times News A and H Erie Times News scott enterprises erie bank essentra mcinnes country fair smith dogs erie reader International Association of Firefighters Local No 293 CA Curtze Co Reed Manufacturing Brandel Painting and Services Quinn Law Firm Accuride Corporation

downtown donors

spaeder Richards & Associates, CPAs erie federal credit union society of holy trinity urban engineers black ins health south baldwin bros erie h2o bloomstine printing concepts logistics plus knox law macdonnald law mcgillpower Contemporary Motorcar roth berkheimer Fraternal Order of Police Plyler Entry Systems ROTS

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