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5 Things Not to Miss in Erie This Week: From Playdates to Presque Isle

Ideas for Erie family fun July 22-29

By Kara Murphy July 15, 2021

Every Thursday, Macaroni Kid Erie shares our picks of family-friendly things to do over the coming week. This week, we're highlighting things to do in Erie, Pa., with kids July 22-29, 2021. Click on the links below for more details about family fun in Erie, Pa.!

1. Discover Presque Isle

Discover Presque Isle is back this year with great programming for families! There's a viewing of Jaws, kite beach illumination, a bicycle tour, and lots of kids activities and crafts! See all the details here. July 21-25

2. Meet Other Moms! 

Motherhood is hard….but it doesn’t have to be lonely. Join the local MOPS group (Mothers of Preschoolers) at Asbury Park July 23 for their 2nd summer playdate at Asbury Park. Bring your kids and a lunch! Then join Erie City Moms group (you don't need to be a city resident!) at Glenwood Park July 28 for their first in-person outing since the pandemic started. July 23 and 28

3. McKean Community Day

You'll find a big kids zone, a craft fair and even an arm wrestling tournament at the McKean Community Day celebration. Open to all! July 24

4. See an outdoor movie

There's so many chances this week! Jaws will scare you at the Waldameer overflow parking lot Thursday, Toy Story comes alive at UPMC Park Saturday, while Airplane will make you laugh at the Comedy Center in Jamestown, N.Y., and Clueless brings it back to the '90s Monday in Perry Square.

5. Work on that summer bucket list

We've got THE list of 81.4 things to do in Erie this summer! Post your Erie summer fun on social media with the hashtag #814BucketList, like Lauren did below, for a chance to win some AMAZING prizes, like a stay at Splash Lagoon, Waldameer season passes, a ride on the Scallywag and more! (Make sure your social media settings are set to allow us to find your posts!). You can also submit photos here. You can now find the list printed out Bucket List at various businesses around Erie, plus the Glenwood YMCA and the Blasco and Millcreek library branches.