Let's Celebrate, Erie!

Downtown Erie will come alive, once again, August 14-17, 2014! CelebrateErie is a four-day summer street festival held in downtown Erie. The event features free access to local art museums, displays and demonstrations from local artists, street vendors, and entertainment and activities designed to encourage the arts. It also includes musical performances from a wide variety of local and nationally renowned artists across the multiple genres. The event is divided into multiple “zones” or areas to include: CelebrateDiversity, Kids Zone, Kids Construction Zone, Chalk Walk, Taste of Erie, Artist Colony and more.

Taste of Erie Kids Zone Kids Construction Zone

Taste of Erie

Thursday evening marks the opening of CelebrateErie and Taste of Erie is the place to be! With plenty of seating, and music to enjoy, come sample some of Erie’s finest eating establishments have to offer. While strolling through Perry Square, you can also check out the Artist Colony, where some of the regions most acclaimed artists will display their art for the night.

Kids Zone

The Kids Zone is filled with activities and entertainment spanning two city blocks. It features hands-on educational activities including art, history, science and math, and so much more. It also has a stage that is scheduled with local dance and other performers to display their talent.

Kids Construction Zone

This area is dedicated to the education and enticement of the industry. An opportunity to get kids excited about construction and big machinery. They can jump on board and give a “hoot” and perhaps make a career out of it someday.

Chalk Walk Celebrate Diversity Grand Finale Fireworks

Chalk Walk

Local artists and artists from around the tri-state area come together to spend three days on their hands and knees creating spectacular chalk murals along State Street. Spectators can watch with delight as pictures come alive throughout the weekend. Guests will even be able to vote for their favorite piece of work.


Come travel the world with us for a day. Entertainers from a variety of different cultures will wow you with their diverse skills and talents. Enjoy culture, dance, music and art from around the globe.

Grand Finale Fireworks

On Sunday night, immediately following the main stage musical entertainment, Zambelli Fireworks Internationale will host one of its world-famous fireworks display over the Bayfront at Dobbins Landing.

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