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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.