Community Sponsored Events for Kids


With many Erie kids beginning their summer vacation, many families are looking for fun events and activities to keep busy. Below are just a few of the many community-sponsored activities for kids available this summer. 

Events through Our West Bayfront 

  • OWB Gardening Workshop on June 4 457 W 4th St
  • West BayFit at Bayview Park on June 15, 22, 29 and July 13, 20, 27 at 6pm-8pm
  • MLK Center Summer Festival on July 23rd starting at 12pm at 312 Chestnut St
  • National Night Out at Gridley Park on Aug 2nrd 5-8 PM
  • Hagen History Center at 356 W 6th St.
    • Free Admission Days 
    • Check for details
  • For event details check out

Events through the YMCA

  • Parks & Recreation  
    • June 15 through Aug 12 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. M-F
    • Summer Lunch Served 11:30 a.m. -12::30 p.m.
    • Click HERE for more information 
  • Rodger Young Pool Open Swim & Recreation Program 
    • June 15-August 19 2-5 p.m. M-Sat.
    • Summer Lunch Served 11:30 a.m. -12::30 p.m.
    • Afternoon Snack Served 
    • Click HERE for more information 
  • Learn to Swim
    • Registration is required and open now for all sessions
    • Click HERE for more information 
  • Meals for Kids 
    • June 20-August 19th 
    • Click HERE for more information 

Storytimes at Erie County Public Libraries

  • Mondays at 10 a.m. starting June 6
    • Storytime at Iroquois Library 
    • Toddler Time at Blasco Library 
  • Tuesday at 10 a.m. starting May 31
    • Preschool Storytime at Blasco Library 
    • Family Storytime at Millcreek Library
  • Wednesdays at 10 a.m. starting June 1
    • Preschool Story Time at Blasco Library
    • Family Storytime at Edinboro Library
  • Thursdays at 10 a.m. starting June 2
    • Family Storytime at Lincoln Community Library 
    • Baby Bounce at Blasco

Also at the library look for

  • Book Bingo for Teens--next scheduled for June 6 at 6 p.m. in the Blasco Teen Space
  • Learn to 3D Print at BlascoLibrary 
  • S.T.E.M Mondays at Lincoln Community Center Library. Registration Required.
  • Read to a Therapy Dog at the Edinboro Library
    • First Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m.- 6 p.m.
    • Third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m.

For More information contact your local library!

Other Events

  • Bicentennial Tower--Free Admission First Tuesday of every month
  • Music in the Woods at Asbury Woods Nature Center --First Monday of every month. Registration required
  • Lagoon by Pontoon June 12, 2022
  • Guided Garden Tours at Goodell Gardens and Homestead
  • Yahn Planetarium  at Penn State Behrend
    • Events $5 for adults, $3 for kids under 12. Kids 2 and under free. 

If you know about an event for kids that should be included, please let us know by emailing !

All events are subject to change. Please contact the organizing group or organization for updated scheduling.