Your Top 10 FREE Events Happening In the Erie Area This May

By Kara Murphy May 1, 2019

We have more than 220 family-friendly Erie events listed on Macaroni Kid Erie's event calendar during May. And nearly half of them are FREE! 

Here are my picks for the top 10 free kid-friendly events happening in Erie in May. Click on the links for all the details about these family-friendly May Erie events!

💥Comic Book Day at Books Galore

One free comic book for every customer. Earn more by dressing up or bringing a canned food item. Special appearances by costumed characters. May 4

🌍 Asian Festival at Rainbow Gardens

Take a journey through Asia by visiting our display booths showcasing various Asian cultures; participate in arts and crafts and activities such as henna, calligraphy, and an ethnic costume photo booth! May 4

🙋🏽 Erie City Moms' Night Out! (FREE childcare provided)

Erie City Moms meets once a month kid-free to get real about our struggles. You do not need to live in the city to attend these meetings. May 6

🎨Memories for Mom During Second Sundays at the Erie Art Museum

With Mother’s Day right around the corner make mom something special. Take a polaroid in front of your favorite work of art and then make a personalized frame just for mom. May 12

🌽 Square Foot Gardening at Edinboro Library

Learn about Square Foot Gardening, which uses raised beds to grow more vegetables in less space and with less work. May 14

🎶 Edinboro Art and Music Festival

Along with live performances wellbeing workshops, jam sessions and artisans throughout town, there will be a children's tent at  Goodell Gardens & Homestead. May 16-19 (Children's Tent open May 18 & 19)

🚘 Learn Basic Car Maintenance at Edinboro Library

Join Gary Fuller, Floor Manager with Monro Auto Service and Tire Centers, as he demonstrates how to change a tire and check your oil. May 18

🐶 Dog Days of Summer at Asbury Woods

Asbury Woods welcomes well-behaved leashed dogs of all kinds to join us for a fun hike through the trails at Asbury Woods. May 21

👧🏼Marshmallow Catapults at Blasco (Registration requested)

Build your own catapult with rubber bands and craft sticks. Launch marshmallow ammunition across the room to see if we can topple the Château des Solo Cups. Ages 8-12. May 23

🚣🏻 Lagoon By Pontoon at Presque Isle

Join park staff and volunteers on a one-hour interpretive pontoon boat ride to discover the natural history and beauty of the interior of Presque Isle State Park. Daily, beginning May 24

Want to see more family-friendly events in Erie? Check out our full calendar!