UPDATED! Mark Your Calendars With Erie's 2021 Fairs & Festivals

Most fairs and festivals have announced 2021 dates

By Kara Murphy June 7, 2021

Erie is famous for its summer fairs and festivals. COVID has made planning difficult for organizers, but most fairs and festivals are still occurring at least in some fashion during the summer of 2021 while others — like CelebrateErie — have been reimagined this year as organizers have been forced to pivot.

Because information is changing rapidly not all details are yet available for many of the festivals and fairs as of June 7. We will continue to update throughout the summer as more details are announced.

Here is a list of festivals, fairs and other favorite summer annual favorite celebrations happening between June and August so you can mark your calendars now! They are listed by date. (Please note: Links will take you to the first date of the event).

8 Great Tuesday Concert at Liberty Park

Tuesdays, July 6-Aug. 24

Waterford Heritage Days

July 16-19

Discover Presque Isle

July 21-25

Dan Rice Days Festival 

Aug. 5-7

St. Paul's Italian Festival

August 6-8

Crawford County Fair

Aug. 21-28

Zabawa Polish Summer Festival

Aug. 27-29

Erie County Fair

Aug. 30-Sept. 4

Waterford Community Fair

Sept. 6-11

Albion Fair

Sept. 14-18

German Heritage Festival

Sept. 4-5


North East Fire Department Cherry Festival 

Drive-thru event July 13-17

Lake City Fire Company Carnival


Erie's Blues & Jazz Festival at Frontier Park -- not announced as of July 13

Do you know of an Erie County fair or festival or favorite annual event we're missing? Let me know at and I'll get it added!