The third annual Great Lakes Beach Glass and Coastal Art Festival is taking over the Bayfront Convention Center this weekend, bringing people from all over the country to Erie.
Organizers of the event Jennifer and Terri Reed say the festival makes a great place for people to explore the mystery and beauty of beach glass.
The Reed’s estimate around 5,000 people will come through the festival this year, including vendors and glass lovers from all over the world to explore the beauty found right here on the shores of Lake Erie.
But they say the festival also focuses on history and environmental education.
Jennifer Reed says, “We are one of the top locations in the country to look for sea glass. It’s a rich history of manufacturing era in this part of the country. Everything that came here, came through the waterways. Lake Erie is also the shallowest of the Great Lakes, so it churns up very quickly.”
The festival continues Sunday beginning at 10 and wraps up at 5 at the Convention Center.