celebrate erie

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about the celebration

A three-day festival designed to bring us together for a regional showcase of all things Erie.

  • NEW! Family Districtfamily-friendly entertainment and hands-on activities designed to engage both children and adults through wellness, learning, and the arts.
  • NEW! Business Districta bustling block dedicated to Erie’s homegrown shops, businesses, and startups showcasing the products and services produced and performed in our region.
  • Art Districtartwork of all kinds, including live demonstrations and displays by Erie’s finest local artists and artisan vendors adjacent to everyone’s favorite Chalkwalk.
  • Culture Districta true multicultural marketplace of international food, artisans, and performances celebrating Erie’s diverse communities.
  • Food Districta taste of Erie’s best food and drinks from our hometown food trucks, restaurants, distributors, brewers, winemakers, and distillers.
  • Mainstagethe largest free music concerts in the region, hosting three nights of world-class musical acts and local opening acts.
  • Chalkwalklocal artists come together to color State Street alive with more than 40 vibrant chalk murals the length of a city block.
  • District Stagesfour unique stages showcasing Erie’s talented musicians, dancers, and other performing artists.
  • Hometown Vendorsartisan, retail, and food merchants located throughout the event for attendees to purchase local goods from local vendors.

shuttle service

NEW! Free shuttle service at CelebrateErie will be provided by EMTA
Our 2018 survey results showed that parking was the main concern about the event. This year, we're partnering with EMTA to provide a free shuttle service for attendees.

  • Free parking is available at the Lincoln Park-And-Ride, Liberty Park, and the Intermodal Transportation Center (disability parking available at the Intermodal)
  • Buses will run from Lincoln Park-And-Ride, Liberty Park, and the Intermodal Transportation Center, to Perry Square at French Street
  • Shuttles will run on the hour and on the half hour from 12 p.m. until the end of the Mainstage shows
Thanks to EMTA for providing this new service for our event. We hope these shuttles make CelebrateErie more accessible for everyone to enjoy!

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.

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presenting sponsor

highmark ahn saint vincent

district sponsors

erie insurance
giant eagle
great lakes building

marquette savings
upmc health plan

headlining act sponsors

sunflower club


flagship funder sponsors

national fuel
pa lottery
port of erie

perry patron sponsors

citizens bank
moore research

presque isle downs

dobbins donor sponsors

allegheny beverage
erie beer company
first national bank
hero bx
imagine ar

key bank
lake erie ale trail
richards & associates
robert frank

south erie turners

bayfront benefactor sponsors

baldwin brothers
first national bank

scott enterprises
trinity club
waste management

downtown donor sponsors

black insurance
country fair
h jack langer

insurance management
knox law
logistics plus
pulaski club
world of music

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