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Posted: May 24th, 2013

Head downtown Saturday for at least three hours of free entertainment on the streets of Erie.

The Perry 200 Grand Patriotic Parade is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m.

The parade will head east on West 12th Street from Cherry Street and then go north on State Street to Fourth Street.

Whether you plan to watch the parade or just have to drive in that area Saturday, be aware that the parade route will be closed to traffic beginning at 11 a.m., with the staging area shut down at 10 a.m., according to event organizers.

To learn more, call (814) 459-8000 or visit

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Posted: March 15th, 2013

Chances are, it will be cold. There will probably be at least a sign of snow in the air or on the ground. But what else would we expect in Erie around St. Patrick’s Day?

If you can get beyond the March weather, a neat way to celebrate the holiday for free is the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Erie.

This year’s event will take place Saturday, starting at 2 p.m. The parade will make its way north on State Street from 11th Street and then head east to St. Patrick Catholic Church at 130 E. Fourth St.

For more about the parade, visit or call (814) 454-8085.

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Posted: May 20th, 2011

Marching bands, fire trucks, animals, candy and clowns — you get all that for free Saturday in the annual Erie Zoo Parade.

Even if clowns scare you, the parade is still a great way to get an hour or two of free entertainment with family and friends on a Saturday morning.

The event steps off at 10 a.m. from 18th and State streets with more than 100 units making their way north to South Park Row.

What’s your favorite part of the zoo parade?

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