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  • Erie, which has a large downtown presence and waterfront activities area, offers plenty of entertainment options throughout the year. Most is weather permitting, though, since the lake can freeze over. For fun, individuals may wish to check out Erie Club, Craze Nightclub, or Papa George's Country Bar. Bowling is popular too, with Eastway Lanes offering nighttime bowling options. Numerous restaurants and bars are located in throughout the city as well.

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  • Local Events and Festivals Erie has plenty of local events and festivals occurring throughout the year. The Waterford Community Fair is held here each year. The Great Blue Heron Music Festival is also an annual event that draws in a people from throughout the area. County fairs, carnivals, and numerous church-related festivals occur throughout the year as well.
  • Transportation Getting around the city is easy enough to do. Interstate 90 is the largest freeway in the area. It connects cities as far away as Boston. I-90 also provides commuters with access to Pittsburg and to Cleveland. In addition, Interstate 86, Interstate 79, and US Route 19 all run through this area. All of this makes commute times into the city easy to do. There is also the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority, or EMTA, which operates a bus system throughout the city.
  • Local Sports A number of professional and semi-professional teams are located here in Erie. The AA baseball team, Erie SeaWolves, is affiliated with the Detroit Tigers. The Erie Otters are a hockey team in the city. The Erie Bayhawks are a part of the NBA Development League., and the Erie Explosion is a member of the Continental Indoor Football League. You can also check out the NASCAR races at the Lake Erie Speedway.