Erie Irish Festival and Erie County Hispanic Celebration
End your summer with style -- of the Irish and Hispanic variety.
The summer may be coming to a close Sept. 22, but that doesn't mean The Flagship City can't squeeze in a couple more ethnic festivals for locals to enjoy. For the third weekend in September, Erieites have a pair of events to check out in the Erie Irish Festival and the Erie County Hispanic Heritage Celebration.
Just over six months after St. Patrick's Day, Erie will get to enjoy another Irish bash with the three-day Erie Irish Festival kicking off at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at St. Patrick Parish, featuring live music, food, and an insight into Irish Culture throughout the weekend. Check out the Rince na Tiarna Irish Dancers all three days, Irish tenor Gabe Donohue on Saturday, or even get your fill of a traditional Irish brunch Sunday morning.
As for the Erie County Hispanic Celebration, head to Perry Square in downtown Erie from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 to add some Latin flavor to your life through authentic food, music, and a parade as part of a proper fiesta.
Summer will technically be over Sept. 23, so liven up the end of the season with both Irish and Latin flair. – Alex Bieler
5 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 (Irish) and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 (Hispanic) // 130 E. Fourth St. (Irish) and Perry Square (Hispanic) // erieirishfestival.com and eriecountyhispaniccelebration.weebly.com