City of Erie Summer Events Postponed

Erie, Pa.  (May 14, 2020)Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, three city-sponsored events planned for summer 2020 will be postponed, including Sounds of Summer, Lights Over Lake Erie and CelebrateErie.

  • Sounds of Summer, the city’s annual concert series, features local musicians who perform at various senior living facilities throughout the City of Erie. Sounds of Summer will be postponed until June 2021. Online and TV options are being explored and will be announced at a later date.

  • Lights Over Lake Erie, the City of Erie’s annual fireworks show, has been postponed until Labor Day weekend. The display is now scheduled for 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. City officials will continue to monitor public health concerns with the Erie County Department of Health and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a safe event for all.

  • CelebrateErie, the annual three-day festival celebrating all things Erie, will be postponed until August 2021. The CelebrateErie planning committee is reviewing programming opportunities for “814 Day” on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Details will be announced at a later date. 

The planning committee’s difficult decision to postpone the events comes after careful research and continued discussions with the Erie County Department of Health, city officials, and other event organizers. It was made to ensure the safety of attendees, staff, and the community at-large. 

“The decision to postpone was not easy to make, but it’s the right thing to do,” said Aaron Loncki, Marketing Strategist for the City of Erie. “CelebrateErie is one of the region’s largest events, and public safety is our top priority. We’re hopeful that the event will return in 2021, bigger and better than ever.”

For continued information about the future of these events, follow the City of Erie’s social media channels. 


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