St. Patrick's Day Parade Sign Ups

Sign up your organization or business today to participate in this year's parade!

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Downtown Erie Community Skating Rink

We're excited to announce the installation of a pop-up synthetic skating rink in Perry Square this winter, coming November 26th!

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Buy a Downtown Gift Certificate!

Shop local and support local with the purchase of a gift certificate, redeemable at over 60 downtown businesses!

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Ambassador Program

Erie Downtown Partnership announces the launch of the first Safety + Hospitality Ambassador program dedicated to place management services.

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Gateway Project

Check out the new Gateway Sculptures at the 3rd and State Street intersection!

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This is where business gets done.

A talented and diverse workforce in a downtown setting.

Where the jobs are

This is your downtown.

For many, the incredible convenience of walking to work attracts them to downtown living. But there's so much more. The views of Lake Erie sunsets, the green spaces including the bayfront trails, the arts, nightlife, great restaurants and exciting sporting events are all within easy walking distance. 

See how we live better

Your downtown eateries.

Food offerings from all over include bakers, coffee shops, pubs, many with open air seating. Walk with your coworkers to Food Truck Row or grab something to go and park it on the bayfront for some peace.

Check out our food

Downtown is for families.

Inside our 70 block footprint we have so much to do for families. See a youth play at the Erie Playhouse, hang out in the fountain at Perry Square, or visit the ExpERIEnce Children's Museum.

Family fun awaits

Explore each District

Bayfront District

From modern apartments and condos to spacious lofts in historic buildings, the options are beautifully distinctive. The views of the Lake Erie sunsets, the green spaces including the bayfront trails, the arts, nightlife, great restaurants and exciting sporting events are all within easy walking distance. 

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Perry Square District

Between 4th and 8th Streets, the Perry Square District is the hub of major outdoor events centered on Perry Square. It is home to the key government and private economic engines in downtown, including Erie Insurance Group (EIG) and Gannon University. Many historic structures, together with Perry Square, create the ambience for the district, which defines it as the historic and civic center of the City and the region.

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Renaissance District

Between 8th and 12th Streets, The Renaissance District is the major recreation, entertainment and retail district in Downtown Erie, with great opportunities for retail growth and a boutique hotel to anchor it. The Innovation Collaborative, the Renaissance Center and Gannon’s Center for Business Ingenuity have created a niche for innovative entrepreneurship, providing office, co-working, and incubator space, ecosystem navigation and technical assistance, current technology, and other synergies for creative and entrepreneurial minds.

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Union Square District

Between 12th Street and the railroad, The Union Square District is ripe for eclectic new residential and transportation opportunities. 12th Street has the opportunity to reclaim its former prominence as a viable business corridor, and the potential exists for more upscale and unique projects to service downtown and the adjacent neighborhoods.

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