Erie is located in Erie County and it is the county seat. It is situated north of Meadville between the New York and Ohio state lines, along Interstate 9 near Presque Isle State Park.
Erie is Pennsylvania's only port on the shore of Lake Erie and is part of the Erie, Pennsylvania metro area. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 102,640, a decrease of 6,078 since 1990.
Erie was founded in 1795 after the purchase of the Erie Triangle, lying between New York and Ohio, by Pennsylvania. Prior to that time, Erie was a military outpost, first of the French, followed by the British and finally the Americans. Erie's first industry was lumber milling. It became a center of lake commerce and a major industrial center, which it is today with nearly 30 percent of employment in manufacturing. Erie also is a tourist destination, featuring the Erie Zoo, art and maritime museums, and the historic Brig Niagara, official flagship of Pennsylvania.
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03/25 Coming to The area
The Big Tap-In Real Craft Beer Festival Boardman OH April20 The biggest craft beer fest between Pittsburgh and Cleveland.
Buffalo Greek Fest Buffalo NY May31-June2 Acquaint yourselves with our Greek Orthodox Church. Step into our culture and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the birthplace of democracy – Greece. Enjoy the Greek food, feel the rhythm of the music, and dance a little!
Italian American Summer Festival Berea OH June28-30 Bocce tournament, dancing with live entertainment at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.
Scandinavian Folk Festival Gerry NY July19-21 Swedish Food Every Day, Expanded Lecture Program, Feature Length Swedish Movies (with English subtitles), A Celebration of Hans Christian Anderson.
Sorrento Cheese Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival Buffalo NY August1-4 Cultural demonstrations including Tarantella Italian street dancers, Grape Stomping contests, Sicilian puppet shows. Second largest Italian street festival in the country.
Greater Youngstown Italian Fest Youngstown OH August2-4 The fest is a family-oriented event that offers a taste of the Italian heritage through performances by international recording artists, delicious food offered by the area’s finest vendors and restaurants, Italian games and more.