Discover Presque Isle

Jul. 25-31, 2022

Discover Presque Isle, organized under a new event format, will highlight the park’s rich offerings. The multi-day celebration 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.


Multi-day Programs and Activities

Flat Naturalist
TRE Center
Archery Encounters
PI Boat Livery
Pankcake Breakfast
Lighthouse Tours
Yellow Bike
Address Earth
Kite Flyers
Lady Kate Tours
Artist Showcase Lighthouse
Lagoons tour Regular

Single-day Programs & Activities

Sidewalk Trail
Bicycle Tour
Lagoons tour special
UPMC Sunset Music Series
Discover Insects
Fish Fry
Blacklighting for Moths
Beach Illumination
Delta Aquariids
Volleyball Challenge
Sand Sculpture Competition
Discover Achery
PI Behind the Lens
Beach 11 Music Festival
Fire Performers
Artist Showcase PIGG
Birding Crafts

Note to Vendors: The Discover Presque Isle planning committee has chosen to forgo a craft/artisan vendor component of DPI moving forward. This difficult decision is due to capacity limitations resulting from the ever-increasing visitor attendance at Presque Isle in late July each year.

Please note, however, we are working towards the creation of a stand-alone craft and food vendor festival in the future, held separately from Discover Presque Isle.

We sincerely thank all who have participated in DPI in past years and hope to see you again in the coming years! Stay tuned.

Thanks to our 2022 Event Sponsors

UPMC driftwood

ABC driftwood

ERIEZ driftwood

ECGRA driftwood
MARQUETTE driftwood

AFUSA driftwood
ERIE INS driftwood

FRONTIER driftwood
ACCUDYN driftwood

EFCU driftwood
J THOMAS driftwood

SEAWAY driftwood
SARAS driftwood

WEGMANS driftwood r
DOLESKI driftwood r

ZIMM driftwood r
ROTARY driftwood r
RICHARDS driftwood r
KNOX driftwood r
BOYER driftwood

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