Be a tourist: events in the city on the weekend 16-18. July


Looking for fun plans for this weekend? Look no further than here in Erie. Here is a list of some great activities happening this weekend!

100 Years Presque Isle Exhibition

Presque Isle State Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a new educational exhibit showcasing the history of the park. This exhibition will be on view at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center from May 17th to August 23rd. In this exhibition you will find newspaper articles, photos, maps and more. All of these pieces tell the story of this great park. This exhibition is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about this exhibition please call 814-833-7424 or click here.

Erie Playhouse presents Into the Woods… Art of

A field of grass surrounded by trees in the west of Millcreek becomes an enchanted world of magical beans, towering giants and handsome princes as the backdrop for the Erie Playhouse’s first fully staged LIVE musical in over a year – the gloomy, humorous and hauntingly beautiful masterpiece by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, Into the Woods. As the baker and his wife travel through the forest trying to undo a witch’s curse, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and other famous fairy tale characters, all in search of their own wishes … a story from “Pass on what you wish for ”when granted wishes have unexpected effects. This is Sondheim at its best, with memorable songs like “Children Will Listen” and “No One Is Alone”. Pack some folding chairs and blankets for a live outdoor theater experience! Alcohol not allowed. Please note: ALL COVID restrictions will be enforced. This show will take place on July 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th and 17th at 6:30 pm. Please visit the Erie Playhouse website for more information on this show.

Summer fun weeks at the National Comedy Center

The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York celebrates some of the most popular comedy genres and talent with Summer Fun Weeks from June 20 to August 7. Each week, the Comedy Center honors a special type of comedy within the National Comedy Center with fun activities for all ages, special video programs, and outdoor events that culminate in a free weekly themed outdoor comedy film in Comedy Center Park on their riverside Saturday Celebrations. This week’s theme is Comedy in the Workplace. From The Office to 30 Rock to Cheers and M * A * S * H, workplace humor has been the focus of some of the most revered movies and TV shows of all time. Play hooky this week and hang out with your favorite comedy colleagues. For more information on this series of events, visit the National Comedy Center website or call 716-484-2222.

Saturdays by the riverside at the National Comedy Center

At the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York, partake in the FREE Riverside Saturday series in Comedy Center Park, featuring a comedy variety show, acrobats, a marmot day showing, and more! There is limited seating available so it is recommended that you bring deck chairs and blankets with you. Beer, wine and snacks are available for purchase. This event also includes music, a terrace cafe / bar, and fun activities for the whole family. The Riverside Saturdays Series takes place on Saturday evening and culminates in a free outdoor comedy from June 26th to August 7th. Enjoy comedy at the museum all day, then enjoy some outdoor activities and drinks at 7:00 p.m., with the movie starting at 8:45 p.m. This week’s movie is Monsters Inc. The movie starts at 8:45 pm To find out more about this event, call 716-. 484-2222 or visit the National Comedy Center website.

The LEAF open market

LEAF Open Markets take place biweekly on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 8th Street side of Frontier Park. The regular market consists of fresh bread and pastries, fruits and vegetables, oils and vinegars, honey, herbs, fresh flowers and plants, coffee and tea. Sometimes the markets also consist of local handicraft vendors, artists, cider, beer and more – but limited to the bare minimum – “grocery shopping outdoors” – when Covid-19 is more at risk. Vendors for this event include Majestic Baking Company, Post Apples, After the Fall Cider, Cafe 7-10, Allburn Florist, Blooming Valley Farms, Erie Ale Works, and more. To find out more about this event, visit their website.

Drag Queen Bingo

Come out and have fun at Erie’s Drag Queen Bingo. Over $ 2,000 in cash prizes. Some crazy door prizes will also be raffled off at this event. Join your favorite drag queens Rebecca Mae, Michelle Michael’s and Priscilla Godzilla for a crazy night of bingo and fun. This event takes place at the Saga Club and starts at 7pm. You can find more information about this event on their Facebook page.

Farmers market in the city center

The weekly Farmers Market takes place in Perry Square on Sunday, July 18 from 10am. The event also features live music on the Perry Square stage from 12pm to 1pm. To learn more about this event, please visit the Erie Downtown Partnership website.

Sunday Sesh at five & 20 &

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon on the terrace with live local music from Paolello & Gone! Grab a glass of your favorite beer, wine or cocktail from our newly designed menu, sit back and relax. Enjoy live music from Paolello & Gone, a self-described blues duo on the porch. The food is provided by the Over the Rainbow Food Truck! Space will be limited, all seats will come first, first serve. Please note that we cannot guarantee seats for large groups during peak times / events. Please help us keep our events going by following our published safety guidelines. This is a free event. Please no outside food and drinks. To find out more about this event, visit their website or call 716-793-9463.

Arundel Cellars Sunday Concert Series

Enjoy a cozy afternoon by the fireplace in the Arundel Cellars with a glass of your favorite wine, craft beer or cider from Arundel and listen to the sounds of local musicians. This Sunday the feature act will be Acoustic Ear Candy. Enjoy pints and jugs of craft beer, glasses of premium wine, soft drinks, and food available for purchase during the event. This event will take place on Sunday, July 18th from 1pm to 4pm. For more information on this event, please visit the Arundel Cellars website or call 814-725-1079.

Kellars Modern Magic and Comedy Club Presents Kevin Downey Jr.

Comedian, columnist Kevin Downey, Jr. was recently described as “refreshingly bizarre” by fellow comedian Joe Mulligan. He is a regular on The Bob and Tom Show, Sirius, and XM Satellite Radio. He’s been on Comedy Central, What Not to Wear, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy where he got a much-needed haircut, and he was on America’s Got Talent. He has a nationally released DVD entitled “I’m Not Gay, But Don’t Stop,” which can be found on Amazon and Netflix. Kevin is not related to Robert Downey, Jr. Kevin will be in Kellars on July 16th and 17th at 7pm

Goodell Gardens Summer Music Series

Thanks to generous sponsors, admission to the summer music series 2021 is free, donations are welcome! Summer concerts take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gates open at 6:45 p.m. Bring your most comfortable garden chair (or borrow one of ours), face mask and dancing shoes and enjoy great music in a beautiful atmosphere! As a rule, concessions are available for purchase. Would you like to become a Goodell member and enjoy free entry to these events? Become a member today! The 2021 Summer Concert Series is sponsored by the Erie Federal Credit Union, the Clarence E. Beyers Performance Fund at Erie Arts & Culture, and the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority. This week’s featured act will be Salmon Frank. To learn more about this event, please visit their website.

Erie Seawolves Baseball

The Erie SeaWolves are at home this week to battle Bowie Baysox, the AA daughter of the Baltimore Oriels. Games start at 7:05 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 1:35 p.m. on Sunday. For more information or tickets to these games, visit the Erie SeaWolves website.

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Waterford days

Since 1974, Waterford has celebrated its history, heritage and people with a variety of community celebrations. Every year we enjoy a summer event on the third full weekend in July. This is an opportunity to introduce our community, their churches, nonprofits, sponsorship groups, and businesses. The Waterford Days take place all weekend in Downtown Waterford. For more information, please visit their website.

North East Fireman’s Cherry Festival Drive-Thru

The North East Fire Department, in partnership with Rusty Wheel Concessions and Catering, is proud to announce drive-through grocery sales during the traditional week of the Cherry Festival. Instead of the traditional Cherry Festival, the North East Fire Department is hosting a drive-thru festival food event. This event includes hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, and of course, cherry pie. This event will take place on July 16th from 5pm to 8pm and Saturday 17th from 12pm to 8pm in Heard Memorial Park, the traditional festival site. You can find more information about this event on the Facebook page of the Northeast Fire Brigade.

Hagen History Center Great reopening weekend

This weekend the Hagen History Center will be open to the public free of charge with the help of sponsorships. Indoor tours are conducted with the requirements of masks and social distancing guidelines. The reopening includes campus tours, food trucks, music and activity tables for children. After several months of closure, please plan for the campus-wide reopening of the Hagen History Center on the weekend of July 17th. The Hagen history center is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information about this event can be found on their website.

Candlelight tours of Judson House

The guests are led through candle-lit rooms to experience stories from times long past. Each room will be a different adventure in history given by trained historians. Head to the Judson House Museum at the Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society on Saturday, July 17, from 6pm to 8pm for the candlelight tours. Admission is $ 5 per person and $ 3 for children ages 3 to 12. You can find more information about this event on their Facebook page.