CelebrateErie returns to Downtown Erie, PA August 18-20, 2023!
All festivities are FREE and will be centered around State Street from Fourth to Ninth Street.
Where to Park
Here are some other suggestions for public parking within walking distance to the event:
- Side streets adjacent to the event
- Peach Street Garage (712 Peach Street)
- Erie Parking Authority Garage B (24 E 8th Street)
- East 10th Street Garage (25 E 10th Street)
- West 9th Street Garage (120 W 9th Street)
Handicapped parking is available on the north side of W 7th Street between State St. and Peach St.
What shouldn’t you bring?
Due to expected crowds, please don’t bring your dog unless it’s a certified service animal. Please don’t bring chairs to watch the mainstage concerts, which will be standing room only. Also, due to crowds, bikes, hoverboards, and skateboards are not permitted.
What to Expect
Expect all things local…food, vendors, and activities highlighting all the things that make Erie worth celebrating. Each day, expect to find a full slate of activities and entertainment in each of CelebrateErie’s districts:
The Food District in West Perry Square, with local food trucks and food and beverage vendors serving up a diverse mix of meals and treats all day long
The VNET Fiber Family District in East Perry Square, with the Metro (T-Mobile) Family Stage featuring dance and gymnastics acts, storytime, children’s yoga, and performances from the Erie Playhouse.
The Erie Insurance Marketplace, where you’ll find vendors, artists, small businesses and more at the largest Erie marketplace CelebrateErie has seen in years!
The Marquette Savings Bank Chalkwalk, the most popular attraction at CelebrateErie, will showcase nearly 30 vibrant chalk drawings done by local artists spanning a city block.
In addition to the national headliners on the Northwest Bank Mainstage, come early to watch the local opening acts, and a full, three-day lineup of local performers on four stages throughout the festival area. We are expecting large crowds this year, so plan to arrive early with a plan for parking.
CelebrateErie is taking extra precautions this year to ensure a safe and fun event for all attendees. We would like to thank the Erie Police, Millcreek Police, Erie County Sheriff’s Department, and the Pennsylvania State Police for their assistance in making sure CelebrateErie is safe and secure throughout the entire weekend!
Where to Stay
Make a weekend of it! There’s so much to see and do at CelebrateErie and in Erie, PA that you’ll want to stay awhile. Click here for hotel options in Erie.