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Eclipse Weekend in Downtown Erie

Guest blogger: Ryan Hoover

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 2024

April 8th, 2024, will bring a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to Erie, PA, as a full solar eclipse sweeps over the city. Here in Downtown Erie, we are directly in the path of totality, and by association, directly in the path of total excitement.

To help you make the most of this memorable weekend, here is a quick and easy-to-reference guide that outlines all the activities happening that weekend, along with some tips and tricks.

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Credit: Laura Gooley

Friday, April 5

Glass Growers Gallery
Art of the Solar Eclipse
Event Information
Special limited edition giclee print created by Laura Gooley exclusively for GGG to celebrate Erie's path of totality for the Solar Eclipse 2024 (shown above). Currently available in store or can be pre-ordered to pick-up at Glass Growers Gallery on eclipse weekend April 5-8, 2024.

Eclipse Weekend Hours:

  • Friday, April 5: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 7: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Total Eclipse Eve Party 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
  • Monday, April 8: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

ASCEND Climbing Gym
Weekend Pass
Event Information
ASCEND invites their guests to visit more than once for a great price! For just $35, you can visit up to three times from Friday, April 5 - Tuesday, April 9. A standard Day Pass costs $20, so if you visit twice you save $5, and at three times they may as well be paying you! Rental equipment is not included with this pass, though, shoes are always complimentary on everyone's first visit to ASCEND.
Tickets Here

Moon Phase Challenge
Event Information

Stop in anytime from Friday, April 5 - Tuesday, April 9 to grab a Moon Phase Challenge card. The card will list eight different mini-challenges for you to attempt to complete! Prizes and awards are still in the works, but we promise a fun time, regardless of winning any moon rocks. Once you're in the door, this is FREE to get involved.

Dollhouse at Pointe Foure
Experience vintage Erie!
Event Information
On Friday, April 5th, the Dollhouse will be open late until 7 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday, The Dolls will be on-site, printing Erie Eclipse ECO-Merch that they design. That's right, you get to custom make your own Eclipse merch while supplies last!
Stop in and shop all the curated vintage threads, handcrafted goods, and eclipse memorabilia. The Dollhouse is a place where vintage meets modern since 2013.

Eclipse Weekend Hours:

  • Friday, April 5: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 7: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Total Eclipse Eve Party 5 p.m.-8 p.m.)

City Supply by Erie Apparel
Show off your 814 pride!
City Supply will be open all weekend, plus extended hours Sunday and Monday selling their ever-popular Official Erie-Eclipse merchandise in collaboration with VisitErie along with their tried and true Erie favorites. Check out the whole collection on their website: https://erieapparel.co/collections/erie-eclipse-2024

Weekend Hours @ City Supply:

  • Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Plus, extending into the Eclipse Eve Party as necessary)
  • Monday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Saturday, April 6

Copper Carriage
Spring Market
Event Information
Mark your calendars now and plan on joining Copper Carriage for their first downtown market! Copper Carriage is so excited to have a downtown store and can’t wait to include small business neighbors in their markets!
Enjoy vendors, outdoor shopping, and dining!

The Brig Cigar Lounge
Abbina Craft Soda Pairing Class
Event Information
Join The Brig Cigar Lounge for our first cigar pairing class conducted by Abbina Craft Soda's Founder Charlie Albanetti. The class will be conducted in the back conference room and limited to 25 people. Each attendee will reserve an Abbina Royale paired with a Plasencia Original Reserva premium cigar. The class will be conducted from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Charlie will be in the lounge talking about Abbina's other offerings afterwards until 8 p.m..


ASCEND Climbing Gym
Cosmic Climbing
Event Information
On Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. get in the eclipse mood by attending our Cosmic Climbing event! ASCEND will turn off the main lights to make way for the party lights and headlamps. Trust us when we say it's a good time! $8 will get you in the door for the fun, but rentals are not included.
Tickets Here

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Sunday, April 7

SHOPS AT 5TH & STATE
TOTAL ECLIPSE EVE PARTY
Event Information
Enjoy handcrafted brews provided by Erie Ale Works and watch Jess Royer and Nick Warren perform in a cozy outdoor setting located in the 429 State alleyway, which conveniently connects to lots of the shops for a seamless walkable experience.

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MONDAY APRIL 8TH

BRICKS AMERICAN STEAKHOUSE
ENJOY THE HISTORIC EVENT FROM A HISTORIC BUILDING
Bricks will be open for lunch until 5 p.m. to serve all you wonderful downtown goers! Eclipse occurs around 3:15 p.m. and will last for 3 min and 42 secs! Open at 11 a.m., so come grab a delicious Bricks Burger and taste their specialty Eclipse cocktail!

TALKERIE
ECLIPSE DAY COVERAGE
Join our friends at TalkErie as they report on the Eclipse LIVE from Perry Square all day long.

FLAGSHIP CITY FOOD HALL
ECLIPSE AT THE FOOD HALL
Event Information
Stop by the Flagship City Food Hall for a once-in-a-lifetime event: Erie's Total Solar Eclipse!

  • Ippa Pizza will be transformed into a total eclipse party zone so you can be in the path of totality ALL DAY LONG!
  • Special 316 Cocktail available for purchase.
  • Try the Eclipse Pizza, using mozzarella as the sun, and round pieces of meatball as the moon and Earth.
  • Enjoy meals all day at Noodlelove, Dina’s Dominican, CheesErie, Jo’s Brooklyn Bagel, Triple D’s, Taco Cabana and Ippa Pizza. Hours found HERE.
  • Eclipse viewing and glasses will be available at Perry Square.

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