Discover Presque Isle

Jul. 24-30, 2023

We are excited to announce the 29th annual Discover Presque Isle celebration at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA!

Discover Presque Isle (DPI). is hosted by the Presque Isle Partnership, an official non-profit partner to Presque Isle State Park. DPI is a multi-day celebration that occupies several areas of the park and offers dozens of family friendly recreational and educational opportunities such as self-guided and in-person hikes, archery, catered pancake breakfasts, live music, sand sculpture competition, giant bonfire, and Presque Isle Lighthouse tours.

While nearly all programs are free, donations are encouraged and appreciated as they help to further the Presque Isle Partnership mission.

Local and regional artists and crafters are invited to apply to this year's Discover Presque Isle Art in the Park & Food Truck Festival, July 28, 29 & 30th, at Beach 11.


Enviro & Rec. Programs & Activities July 25-30 @ Park-wide

UPMC Sunset Music Series (Week 6) July 26 @ Beach 11

Art in the Park & Food Truck Festival July 28, 29 & 30 @ Beach 11 | CLICK TO APPLY

Kite Beach Illumination July 28 @ Sunset Point (weather dependent)

Sand Sculpture Competition July 29 @ Beach 11 (no registration or entry fee required. Simply show up and start building!)

Live Music & Giant Bonfire July 29 @ Beach 8

6’s Volleyball Tournament July 29 @ Beach 6 | CLICK TO REGISTER

Presque Isle Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast July 29 & 30 @ Rotary Pavilion

Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors!

Thanks to our Partners

DCNR Staff, Rangers, and Lifeguards, Waldameer and Water World, Tom Ridge Environmental Center Foundation, Erie County Department of Health, West Lake Fire Department, Presque Isle Gallery and Gifts, Presque Isle Lighthouse, Copeland Lumber, SONS of Lake Erie, Archery Encounters, Grise Audio Visual, Sunset Point Kite Flyers, I am a Planet Kid, Erie News Now, iHeart Media,, Cumulus Media, Michelee Curtze, Therese Toth, Charla Haller, Danielle Yeager, Amy Baum