(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — CelebrateErie is back this year, and X Ambassadors, Ja Rule, Mya and Jimmie Allen will be heading to Erie to perform.

The three-day festival takes place in downtown Erie. Following a two-year hiatus due to covid, the festival will run Aug. 19-21, 2022.

X Ambassadors will play the mainstage Friday, Aug. 19; Ja Rule and Mya will headline Saturday, Aug. 20; and Country music star Jimmie Allen will perform Sunday, Aug. 21.

In addition to the free mainstage concerts, the festival will feature the chalk walk, local musicians as well as local vendors. 

There will also be several new events this year, including a jam session, a walk up space for musicians to use, a youth basketball tournament with Erie’s Police Athletic League, a walk up three-point basketball contest, a walk up corn hole tournament and participatory drum circles.

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Also happening this summer, the Lights Over Lake Erie fireworks show will take place Independence Day weekend.

Following CelebrateErie, Erie’s Tall Ships Festival will take place Aug. 25-28.