celebrate erie

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 -18

check out the headliners


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.

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.

share the celebration

Join the fun with #CelebrateErie to be featured here!

Social wall powered by:

presenting sponsor

highmark ahn saint vincent

Website Powered by: vnet
Proud Partner of: visit erie