Be a tourist: Events around town August 26-28

Looking for some fun things to do this weekend? Look no further than here in Erie. Here is a list of some great activities going on this weekend!

The Port Farms Flower Festival

Immerse yourself in five acres of vibrant sunflowers and zinnias and the sweet scents of summer every August at Port Farms. This event is the perfect opportunity to add some color to your Instagram posts! If you’re looking to take some of the magic home with you, you can choose sunflowers, cosmos and zinnias next to the bloom or bucket! The Flower Festival is family friendly and dog friendly. This also makes a great date night or outing for all your friends! As an added bonus, most of your favorite Port Farm activities and our Beer Garden will be open. This festival will take place starting from August 6 and ending on September 11. For more information or to purchase tickets go to their website or call 814-796-4500.

All in one act presents: Agatha Christie’s The Rule of Three

Three stories of intrigue from the lady of suspense. A light comedy in which a detective tries to find a priceless emerald. A chilling tale in which a pair of lovers find themselves lured into an apartment and framed for murder. This show runs at the All An Act Theater from August 19th to September 4th. Showtimes will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm To purchase tickets or learn more about this show, go to their website or call 814-450 -8553.

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Erie Station Dinner Theater presents “Watchin Waldo”

After 25 years of wedded “bliss,” Mr. Brendlmeyer has decided to take his wife on a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate their anniversary. John, an eager-to-please employee who has recently been promoted to vice president, suddenly finds himself in charge of Mr. Brendlmeyer’s company, his apartment, and his “dog,” Waldo. For details, performance schedule and menu, click here. This show will take place on Saturday at 5.30pm and Sunday at 2.30pm For more information check out their website.

Erie Tall Ships

Join the Erie on a four-day nautical holiday. Climb aboard and explore a fleet of ships, cruise all day on select ships or enjoy many other festival highlights, including live music and entertainment, children’s activities, a festival market, food vendors and much more. JET 24/FOX 66/ will cover the event as the weekend continues. You can learn more about this event through the Tall Ships website, or by following our coverage.

Polish fun festival

A celebration of Polish heritage. It’s the 29th annual Zabawa festival at Holy Trinity Parish. This event will take place on August 26 from 5 to 10 p.m., August 27 from 10 p.m. and August 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The event will include musical headliners and even the masses. Learn more about this event by visiting their website.


Final Fridays of the festival at the Grape Discovery Center

Join the Grape Discovery Center for an End of Summer Shindig, the final Friday of the season! Enjoy delicious food and drinks along with some weekend downtime on our relaxing patio with our new fire pit, or relax inside in the tasting room. New this year, Bank Holiday Fridays occur on the last Friday of the month, May-August. Each of the four Fridays has a theme. This event will take place on August 26th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM To learn more about this event, please visit their website.

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Wild dog outbreak

On Saturday, August 27th from 10am-2pm come to your local Erie Zoo to enjoy our annual Wild Dog Pounce event! At 11:00, our painted African dogs “Malia”, “Mary Alice” and “Selina” will go head-to-head with three cardboard contenders! Who will be the last one standing? The week before the event you’ll meet our three card contenders and have the chance to vote for who you think will win. Everyone who voted for the winner will receive a print of one of the Erie Zoo’s African Wild Dog painted paw prints! And one lucky person will be drawn from that group to win a very rare backstage tour to meet the African Painted Dogs! And don’t worry, one lucky winner will be chosen from the 2nd and 3rd place votes and will receive some fun Erie Zoo swag! Each vote is $1 and all proceeds benefit the Painted Dog Conservation organization. Throughout the event we will have the opportunity to learn all about African painted dogs and the animal species represented by the cartoon contenders. It’s a great day to learn a little about African wildlife while contributing to the survival of their wild counterparts! Learn more about this event by visiting their website or calling 814-864-2022.

LEAF Open Market

This regular market consists of fresh bread and pastries, fruit and vegetables, oils and vinegars, honey, herbs, fresh flowers and plants, coffee and tea. Sometimes the markets also consist of local craft vendors, artists, hard cider, beer and more, but it is limited to the needs of “grocery shopping outside” when Covid-19 is at greater risk. LEAF Open Markets will run biweekly on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm on the 8th Street side of Frontier Park. To learn more about this market, check out their website.

Hill Circle Flea

A six-hour extravaganza of art, music, local vendors, food and great company. A uniquely diverse neighborhood focused on small business revitalization, community engagement, diversity and inclusion in the Erie Hill Federal Historic District. This event will take place from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on July 31st. For more information visit their website.

Downtown Farmers Market

The Erie Downtown Partnership and the Urban Oasis Project have teamed up to host the Downtown Farmers Market in Perry Square. This market will run from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM every Sunday from June 26 to September 11. Head downtown to experience fresh produce vendors, crafts, makers, flowers, food and drink, and much more. The Farmers Market Concert Series will feature live music on stage each week at noon. Yogi Chelsea will also hold a kid-friendly yoga class every week at 11am. For more information on this market, check out their website.

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