Erie has a thriving art and culture scene. Each year local productions, Broadway shows, national touring acts, and our annual heritage festivals pack local social calendars across Erie County. A world-class kids museum, the Flagship Niagara, historic Warner Theater, and a zoo that has been the pride of the community since it opened its doors in 1927, offer family activities or experiences for locals and tourists.
Year round cultural experiences are the heart of Erie County's special lore. Live music in North East vineyards and on the beaches of Presque Isle, or theatrical performances downtown on one of our First Friday experiences at the Erie Art Museum and local art galleries. Erie provides entertainment found in a larger city with the affordability, easy accessibility, and convenience of a smaller town.
Erie’s extraordinary arts and cultural community