districts and music

Celebrate Music

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

  • Mainstage: the largest free music concert in the region, hosting three nights of world-class musical acts and local opening acts.
  • District Stages: 4 different stages showcasing musical and performing art from the region’s most talented entertainers.

Along with featuring music throughout the entire weekend, CelebrateErie showcases five event districts, each representing a different part of what makes Erie unique:

Celebrate Art

A display of our region’s visual arts, interactive demonstrations, and artisan vendors.

  • Chalkwalk: a colorful display of chalk art, showcasing a wide range of creative subjects.
  • Artisan Vendors: artwork of all types of medium, created and sold by some of Erie’s finest local artists.
  • Demonstrating Artists: watch artists craft their artwork live, right on the street.
  • Local Artist Gallery: explore an Erie-themed gallery dedicated to local art and artists.  

Celebrate Culture

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

  • Multicultural Marketplace: local merchants representing the diverse cultures and goods from around the world.
  • Unique Cuisine: a sampling of some of the finest international food vendors that are unique to Erie.
  • Culture District Stage: a stage dedicated to celebrating Erie’s diverse performers, from music to dance and everything in-between.

Celebrate Food

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

  • Erie Restaurants and Food Trucks: Perry Square hosts restaurants that are unique to Erie with menus featuring customer favorites, special dishes and drinks made just for CelebrateErie.
  • Local Food Tour: visit local brick-and-mortar restaurants within the CelebrateErie area to purchase samples of local cuisine.
  • Brews and Wines: enjoy local craft beer and wine in our beer garden.
  • Perry Square Stage: catch a diverse sample of Erie’s local music scene while enjoying a meal or craft brew in the park.

Celebrate Family

Engaging, family fun for children, teens, parents, and grandparents.

  • Interactive Family Experiences: from crafting to STEM to music and arts, there’s something for everyone in the family to join in the fun.
  • Family District Stage: music, dance, and wellness activities for children and adults to enjoy.

Celebrate Business

Erie’s hometown businesses and the people behind their success, all in one place.

  • Small Business Retail Setups: tailored to showcase and feature the unique products sold right here in Erie.
  • Interactive Showcase: a display of products and services from Erie’s business community, including hands-on demonstrations and activities.