Our Pick: 10 FREE Kid-Friendly Events Happening in Erie in March

You won't want your kids to miss these free events!

By Kara Murphy February 27, 2020

Welcome March ... the month of spring! Can't wait! We have more than 275 kid-friendly events listed on the Macaroni Kid Erie calendar for March. Of those, more than 100 are free!

Here are our picks for 10 FREE events you won't want to miss this month in Erie, Pa. Click on the title for more information about these Erie events:

❄️FREE: Introductory Snowshoe Hike at Presque Isle

Enjoy the wintery outdoors on this guided 1-mile snowshoe hike. Appropriate for anyone who can walk 1-mile in winter conditions. March 1

🧜🏼‍♀️FREE: Great Lakes Pirates and Mermaids at Tom Ridge Center

Presque Isle State Park and the Erie Maritime Museum invite you for storytelling and hands-on activities Recommended for ages 7-15 years old. March 2

🐲FREE: Nerdling Night: D&D 101 at Blasco (Registration required)

This is an introductory program to D&D meant for kids who have never played before. We will be talking about the game and its origins, creating characters, and playing a short one-off campaign designed specifically for children. March 4 and 17

πŸš™FREE: Ask an Expert - Teen Driver Safety at Blasco 

Before your teen gets behind the wheel, have them learn what’s going on underneath the hood during a conversation with expert Brenda Bennet from Transportation Solutions. March 7 and 20

βš“οΈFREE: Charter Day at Erie Maritime Museum

Join the Erie Maritime Museum and U.S. Brig Niagara in celebrating the Commonwealth’s 338th birthday. Tour the Commonwealth’s Flagship, explore the museum’s exhibits, and stay for a special Charter Day concert. March 8

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈFREE: National Anthem Auditions for Erie SeaWolves

The SeaWolves will hold open auditions for National Anthem singers at the Millcreek Mall. No age requirement, but performers must be comfortable singing in a stadium environment. March 14

☘️FREE: 43rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

The parade begins at 11th and State Streets and goes to St. Patrick's Church on E. 4th Street. March 14

🌼FREE: Welcome to Spring Nature Program at Presque Isle

Celebrate the first day of spring at Presque Isle State Park. Activities teaching about the spring season, recommended for ages 7-plus, will take place both indoors and outdoors. March 20

πŸ“šFREE: Book Bingo - "Who Was..." Biographies

Win prizes with this literary spin on the traditional game. This session's theme will be biographies, especially from the popular "Who Was..." series! March 23

πŸ§ͺFREE: Science Story Time at Penn State Behrend (Reservations required)

Join in some hands-on science fun! Each session includes a story reading and hands-on lesson for preschoolers by Tracy Halmi, associate teaching professor in chemistry. March 27


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