Erie Mayor Joe Schember, City Events Manager Adrienne Nannen and Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority Executive Director Martin LaMar announced on Monday the return of the Lights Over Lake Erie fireworks display, thanks to a sponsorship from the Port Authority.
Select downtown Erie Parking Authority garages will be free for visitors on the night of the fireworks. Erie Metropolitian Transit Authority shuttle buses will transport visitors from select garages for free.
If you go:
- Monday, July 3
- 10:00 p.m.
- Dobbins Landing
Watch the fireworks from the bluffs overlooking Dobbins Landing, from the bay, Presque Isle State Park or just about anywhere you can see the Bicentennial Tower. Specifics about transportation and parking will be communicated on a date closer to the event. Look for all updated information on our website, lightsoverlakeerie.com, and on the City’s social media channels.
What they said:
“The partnership with the city is extremely important,” said Martin LaMar at a news conference Monday afternoon at Oliver’s Beer Garden, overlooking the east basin of Dobbins Landing. “When the proposition, offer, and opportunity came to sponsor this event, I couldn’t help but to give it an emphatic ‘yes.’ Not only as the new executive director of the Port Authority, but as a new resident of the City of Erie, as well. I really am excited to take part in this great event.”
“We are grateful that we can continue this tradition thanks to the partnership of the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority,” said Mayor Schember.
“Given the traffic and congestion on Dobbins Landing,” said Adrienne Nannen, “We encourage visitors to park downtown then walk to the bayfront, or take the free shuttles.”
Also supporting the fireworks:
- Erie Downtown Partnership
- Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority
- Erie Parking Authority
- Star 104
Additional funding came from a Special Events Grant provided by the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority.