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Schedule of Events

FRIDAY:

Pontoon Boat Tours
11AM, 1PM, 2PM Lagoons
DCNR sponsors free tours of Presque Isle’s most impressive lagoons where lily pads and wildlife abound. Donations appreciated. Reservations begin at 10AM for same day ride.

Arts & Crafts Festival
Noon-8PM Waterworks
This is one of the area’s largest craft shows combining an assortment of more than 110 vendors. Free admission.

Family Fun Attractions Fun Zone
4-8PM Waterworks/Bayside
A variety of attractions for kids ages 4-14, including a bounce house and euro-bungee.

Brad’s Bounce A Lot
10AM-8PM Waterworks (bayside)
A variety of inflatable fun for kids ages 4-14.

Nature Awareness Day
All day- Waterworks
Join Environment Erie for “All Washed Up,” which displays all types of things that have been found at Presque Isle! The Presque Isle Environmental staff will be available all day to discuss park findings.

UPMC Smart Unit Health Screenings
Noon-6PM Waterworks Area (Bayside)
The UPMC SMART unit will be providing FREE health screenings for blood pressure, body mass, and bone density. Come take a tour of the massive health trailer unit and see what UPMC has to offer you.

Catamarans Windsocks & Windsurfing
All Day- Sunset Point
Take a colorful look at windy adventures as professionals fly kites and other airborne items at scenic Sunset Point. Join them Friday night for a special night fly and beach illumination.

16th Annual Nash 97.9 Dig Off
5:30PM Barracks Beach
Nash 97.9 invites everyone down to the classic “Dig Off” that gets the weekend off to a lively start! Previously-selected contestants will dig in the sand for over $13,000 in buried prizes.

Experience Segway Days
10AM-6PM Ball Field
Learn how to ride a Segway & practice what you learned on a fun obstacle course! Fee applies. For more information, visit www.presqueisletouringcompany.com or call 838-SEGS.

SATURDAY:

5th Annual Presque Isle Beach Brawl
7AM-2PM Beach 11
Double elimination beach wrestling takedown tournament for wrestlers as well as non-wrestlers. Divisions include 8 & under, 10 & under, 12 & under, 13-15, 16-18 and open (19 on up). Registration begins at 7AM-8AM, wrestling begins at 11:30. More info can be found at www.mcdowellwrestling.com. Sponsored by McDowell Wrestling Boosters Club.

Pancake Breakfast
7:30AM-NOON Rotary Pavilion
The Presque Isle Rotary starts the day off with a traditional hearty breakfast. $6.50 adults/$3 children (eggs $1 each). Sponsored by Presque Isle Rotary

Sand Sculpture Competition
8AM Beach 8
Beachgoers compete for “Best on the Beach” as they build magnificent sand sculptures. Winners receive cash or gift card prizes. T-shirts are given to all participants. Register the day of at Beach 8. Any and all skill levels welcome, including youth! Sponsored by Art’s Bakery, Z1023 & Texas Roadhouse

DJ Wegley Mile Swim
8AM Beach 10
Join the Presque Isle Lifeguards for a mile swim in the lake. Registration is at 7:30AM and the race begins at 8:30AM. Participants need to pre-register at Lifeguard Headquarters or at pilifeguards.com.

Smith’s Hotdog Volleyball Challenge
9AM Beach 6
Join us at the annual two-day volleyball tournament for both doubles, co-ed sixes, and high school girls with various skill levels. Registration begins at 8:30AM. Pre-register at www.discoverpi.com.

Family Yoga
11AM-Noon Beach 8
Bring a blanket and donations are welcomed for fun Family Yoga on Beach 8 with Michael Plasha, director of Plasha Yoga Studio. Weather permitting.

UPMC Smart Unit Health Screenings
10AM-6PM Waterworks Area (Bayside)
The UPMC SMART unit will be providing FREE health screenings for blood pressure, body mass, and bone density. Come take a tour of the massive health trailer unit and see what UPMC has to offer you.

PI Lighthouse Tower Tours
9AM-4PM Presque Isle Lighthouse
Come climb the 78 steps to the top of the tower for $5 to raise funds for the restoration of the Presque Isle Lighthouse. Guides will be on hand to share the maritime history and the job of the lighthouse keeper.

Arts & Crafts Festival
10AM-8PM Waterworks
This is one of the area’s largest craft shows combining an assortment of more than 110 vendors. Free admission.

Family Fun Attractions Fun Zone
10AM-8PM Waterworks(lakeside)
A variety of attractions for kids ages 4-14, including a bounce house and euro-bungee.

Brad’s Bounce A Lot
10AM-8PM Waterworks (bayside)
A variety of inflatable fun for kids ages 4-14.

Experience Segway Days
_10AM-6PM Ball Field _
Learn how to ride a Segway & practice what you learned on a fun obstacle course! Fee applies. For more information, visit www.presqueisletouringcompany.com or call 838-SEGS.

Kayak and Paddleboard Experience
11AM-5PM Perry Monument
Join Evergreen Outfitters for the opportunity to test ride the latest kayak models, or learn to paddleboard for a $3 donation.

Nature Awareness Activity
11AM-3PM Waterworks Children’s Area
Join the Presque Isle Environmental staff to make and paint plaster cast molds of various animal and bird tracks, sponsored by DCNR.

Qi Gong Lessons
11AM- Noon, 4PM-5PM Waterworks (Rotary Pavilion Area)
Fred Popeski leads a beginner’s Qi Gong class on the beach that focuses on meditation, relaxation, physical movement, mind-body integration, and breathing exercises.

Pontoon Boat Tours
11AM, 1PM, 2PM Lagoons
DCNR sponsors free tours of Presque Isle’s most impressive lagoons where lily pads and wildlife abound. Donations appreciated. Reservations begin at 10AM for same day ride.

Catamarans, Windsocks & Windsurfing
2PM-9PM Sunset Point
A colorful look at windy adventures as professionals fly kites and other airborne items at scenic Sunset Point.

Music & Bonfire
3-10PM Beach 8
Z102.3 sets the stage for live music by: 3PM-4PM - East Ave, 4:30PM-6PM –Dual Identity, 6PM-8PM – Six Years After, 8:30PM-10PM – Taylor-Maid. Beach 8 will be rocking all day & night!

Erie Playhouse Youtheatre Showstoppers
3PM-3:30PM Rotary Pavilion
Come listen to the Erie Showstoppers perform a medley from Disney's Frozen and the Motown Broadway musical!

Children's Area
11am – 4pm Waterworks Playground Area
Banner Creation
Make a Butterfly
Pet Rocks
Owl Visors

SUNDAY

Pancake Breakfast
7:30AM-NOON Rotary Pavilion
The Presque Isle Rotary starts the day off with a traditional hearty breakfast. $6.50 adults/$3 children (eggs $1 each). Sponsored by Presque Isle Rotary

Smith’s Hotdog Volleyball Challenge
9AM Beach 6
Join us at the annual two-day volleyball tournament for both doubles, co-ed sixes, and high school girls with various skill levels. Registration begins at 8:30AM. Pre-register at www.discoverpi.com.

PI Lighthouse Tower Tours
9AM-4PM Presque Isle Lighthouse
Come climb the 78 steps to the top of the tower for $5 to raise funds for the restoration of the Presque Isle Lighthouse. Guides will be on hand to share the maritime history and the job of the lighthouse keeper.

Arts & Crafts Festival
10AM-4PM Waterworks
This is one of the area’s largest craft shows combining an assortment of more than 110 vendors. Free admission.

Fish Print Making
10AM-1PM - Waterworks Children’s Area
Make impressions of various Presque Isle fish with the members of Environment Erie.

Family Fun Attractions Fun Zone
10AM-8PM Waterworks/Bayside
A variety of attractions for kids ages 4-14, including a bounce house and euro-bungee.

Brad’s Bounce A Lot
10AM-8PM Waterworks (bayside)
A variety of inflatable fun for kids ages 4-14.

Qi Gong Lessons
11AM-Noon Waterworks (Rotary Pavilion Area)
Fred Popeski leads a beginner’s Qi Gong class on the beach that focuses on meditation, relaxation, physical movement, mind-body integration, and breathing exercises.

UPMC Smart Unit Health Screenings
10AM-4PM Waterworks Area (Bayside)
The UPMC SMART unit will be providing FREE health screenings for blood pressure, body mass, and bone density. Come take a tour of the massive health trailer unit and see what UPMC has to offer you.

Pontoon Boat Tours
11AM, 1PM, 2PM Lagoons
DCNR sponsors free tours of Presque Isle’s most impressive lagoons where lily pads and wildlife abound. Donations appreciated. Reservations begin at 10AM for same day ride.

Kayak and Paddleboard Experience
11AM-5PM Perry Monument
Join Evergreen Outfitters for the opportunity to test ride the latest kayak models, or learn to paddleboard for a $3 donation.

Erie Playhouse Youtheatre Showstoppers
3PM-3:30PM Rotary Pavilion
Come listen to the Erie Showstoppers perform a medley from Disney's Frozen and the Motown Broadway musical!

Children's Area
11am – 4pm Waterworks Playground Area
Banner Creation
Make a Butterfly
Pet Rocks
Owl Visors
The Home Depot Kids Workshop – Woodcraft Kits