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By Rob Frank staff blogger
This is the Go Erie Street View blog. Follow us out on our adventures as we capture Erie events on camera!   Read more about this blog.
Archive for the ‘Holidays’ category
Posted: July 3rd, 2012

The fireworks at Canadohta Lake, just outside Union City, are some of the best in the region and definitely worth the 45 minute drive from Erie.  The show is fired from Shreve Ridge Road just west of the lake, but it’s visible from anywhere along the shoreline.  With so many vantage points, traffic usually isn’t a problem like you would find in bigger shows around the region.

The show is produced by R and R fireworks, a company from Central PA.  They have been producing the show for the last 5 years.  It’s a fast paced show with varied size fireworks.  The crew from R and R light the show with road flares so it’s interesting to watch them operate at the cannon level on the ground.  A word of caution to those with younger children, this show is LOUD and lengthy (this year it clocked at 27 minutes).

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UC Barn
Several residents have bonfires after the fireworks

For more great summer events and festivals visit the Street View page on  Next week we’ll have a recap of all of the 4th of July festivities as well as some festivals in the area.
Do you have an event you want covered by Street View?  Email us!

- Rob

Posted: October 12th, 2011

What’s there to do in Erie when the weather makes strolling in a bikini on the beach no longer a good idea? is highlighting unique attractions in the Erie region, so this fall you can be a tourist in your own backyard.

Check out our Halloween page,

There you can watch videos about where to go and what to do during the season, look through user-submitted photo galleries of Erie’s Halloween favorites, post your own photos, and find times for trick-or-treating.

Scan local tweets about Halloween, and post your own pictures if your neighbor’s house is decked out for the night of fright. We’re looking for submissions  of the area’s spook-tacular homes.

Have any ideas? Let us know at @GoErieEvents or @GoErie, or on our facebook page.

Posted in: Holidays
Posted: July 16th, 2011
Welcoming the Thunder on the Isle parade.

Welcoming the Thunder on the Isle parade.

It was hot. Gathering at Harley-Davidson of Erie Friday afternoon, everyone was dripping sweat and collecting under the shade of trees, buildings–anything to find some relief from the sun.

What better way than to cool off than to jump in the Thunder on the Isle parade? I was lucky enough to literally hop right into the action. Scott Betten of, drove me in the side car of his blue Harley-Davidson for Thunder on the Isle parade on Presque Isle.

Talk about an amazing experience. What they say is true, you have to love the freedom of riding on a bike. And being in one of the Roar on the Shore parades is something special. Not only do you have the wind following through you hair and the sun on your face, but you feel like a celebrity being able to wave at everyone lined up on the road to see you on your way.

Were you on Presque Isle, waving to the parade? See if you can find your face in our Thunder on the Isle Follow Along gallery. Check out our videos on our player from the parade.

Stay up-to-date with Roar on the Shore action by following @GoErieEvents on Twitter, or on the StreetView feed.


Posted: March 17th, 2011

We’re done shooting pictures for the day, ending with stops at Sugar Ray’s, Calamari’s, Vermont Tavern, Boardwalk and Coconut Joe’s.  Those pictures will be up later tonight so make sure you check them out.  Remember to use the coupon code STPATTYS to save 17% off your photo purchase.

If you’re headed out tonight and like live local music, take a look at Dr. Rock’s Around Town listings.

Posted: March 17th, 2011

Our early afternoon tour included stops at Slugger’s, Papa George’s, Docksider, the Crooked I and the Plymouth.   All of these places had a nice turnout thanks to the nice weather.  Can you believe it’s 64 degrees in downtown Erie?!  We took plenty of photos so make sure you check our gallery.  Click here and check them out!

We’re headed back out soon.  We’re going to try to make it to Sugar Ray’s, Vermont Tavern and Coconut Joe’s.  Hope to see you there!

Posted: March 17th, 2011

We’re offering a special St. Patrick’s Day discount on our Street View photos today. Save 17% off your photo purchase using coupon code STPATTYS. We now have nearly 150 photos in today’s gallery…check them out!

Posted: March 17th, 2011

We began our late morning venture at Sullivan’s. The place was packed with lucky leprechauns! We said our hellos, handed out our beads and stickers, snapped some photos and headed to Scully’s. Next on our tour were Sherlock’s, Park Place, Boardwalk and then the Plymouth. The crowds were gett’n roudy!

Now we’re back in the office refueling for a busy afternoon. By the way, have you had a chance to step outside and catch some sunshine? What a fantastic day to be out on the streets. Ditch the computer and head Downtown with us asap! We’ve listed several of the local bar specials here (scroll to the bottom of the page). Can’t get away? Check back often for updated photos and video!

Posted: March 17th, 2011

We started our celebration early this morning with a traditional Irish breakfast at Molly Brannigans shared with many eager Irish (or wanna-be-Irish) folk. From there we ventured to Cellblock, Calamari’s and BrewErie, all before 9 am! We’re now back at the office uploading photos to share as you journey with us to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Erie!

Follow us around town as we pinpoint each location we hit on our live map. Check out our photos throughout the day!

Posted: March 14th, 2011

In case you missed it, the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade took place this past Saturday. You can read more about it here or take a look at our three photo galleries by Street View’s Rob Frank, Street View’s Adam Wilson, and  Rob Engelhardt of the Erie Times-News.

We  launched our 2011 St Patrick’s Day coverage sectionRob Frank, Jeff McCullor, Steve Puskar and Ben Smith will be downtown all day taking photos, shooting video and tweeting.  There are many ways to follow us (or live vicariously through us) whether you’ll be out and about, at home watching basketball or stuck at work.  Follow our tweets (@GoErieEvents, @jmccullor, @stevepush, @bensmith16), our live blog right here at, our live Foursquare checkins map, latest photo galleries and latest view.  Make sure you check and follow us live on Thursday!

Posted: March 2nd, 2011

Stop and see us at the Erie Sport & Travel Expo this weekend at the Bayfront Convention Center. GoErie has a coupon for $1 off admission and kids under 10 are free!

We’re counting down the days to celebrate the Irish. We’ll be capturing faces of Erie at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade held Downtown on March 12th. We’re hoping this year brings sunnier skies than last year’s cold and rainy parade day! We’ll also be heading downtown on St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate all the green festivities. Follow our adventures all day on twitter and check back often for updated photos in our gallery. Check out last  year’s St. Patty’s Day photos here.

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