Celebrate Spring

Events and Adventures in Every County

Spring in the PA Great Lakes Region is a time of renewal and festivity, with each county bursting into life with unique events that capture the essence of the season. From lively parades and historical tours to music festivals and outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s embark on a journey through the region, highlighting the must-attend spring events in Crawford, Erie, Mercer, and Venango counties. For more events and information, please click the link to each county’s Events Calendar.

Jack Curtain St. Patrick's Day Parade - Crawford County
Mark Twain Manor (Gibson House) - Mercer County
Lake View Country Club - Erie County
The Hotel Music Festival - Crawford County

Crawford County

A Season of Tradition and Tunes

  • Jack Curtain St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Kick off the spring season with a vibrant celebration of Irish heritage, complete with colorful floats, marching bands, and community spirit.
  • Maple Tour Weekend: Delve into the sweet tradition of maple syrup production with a self-guided tour of local sugar houses, where you’ll witness the fascinating process from sap to syrup.
  • Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad: Offers visitors a unique experience with its associated programming, allowing them to delve into the rich history and scenic beauty of the region​​.

Erie County

Spring Into Fun & Festivities

  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade– Experience the vibrant St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Erie, PA, filled with festive floats, lively music, and plenty of green!
  • Erie Home & Garden Show – Explore the latest home and garden trends.
  • Easter Events – Celebrate Easter with fun-filled events, egg hunts, and family activities
  • Erie Zoo – The Zoo opens for the season. Say hello to the animals, take a train ride, and play  in the Children’s Adventure Center.
Erie Zoo - Erie County
Easter Bunny Lane at Kranyaks - Mercer County

Mercer County

Cultural Celebrations and Seasonal Splendor

Venango County

Heritage and High Gear

Roughneck Gravel Roubaix Bike Race - Venango County
Drake's Well - Venango County

Spring in the PA Great Lakes Region is not just a season

It’s a vibrant celebration of community, culture, and the great outdoors. Whether you’re a history buff, music lover, outdoor adventurer, or someone who simply enjoys the beauty of spring, our region welcomes you to join in the festivities and create lasting memories in the heart of Pennsylvania.