August 25 | Perry Square

Our Beat Beethoven Street Fair, free concert and 5K is back!  

Join us for a free Philharmonic concert, a street fair with vendors and food trucks, a 5K/1M Walk and more fun activities!

9am · Street fair opens

10am · 5K Race/1M Walk & full orchestra concert with Beethoven's 5th Symphony and other pops favorites

11:30am · Performance from McDowell High School Marching Band


Bring your lawn chair or favorite blanket and enjoy a perfect morning in the park!

Can you Beat Beethoven? Race against the orchestra as they perform Beethoven's 5th Symphony. With the piece lasting somewhere between 31-34 min. on average, participants step off the start line with the downbeat and aim to finish before the Maestro conducts the last note! Finish before the applause and receive a ticket voucher for a FREE concert ticket!

$20 early bird registration (deadline August 10)
t-shirt $5

Course Map

2018 Sponsors

2018 Food trucks


JEB's Concession

Cold Stone Creamery

Sticks and Bricks Wood Fired Pizza

Fat Boy Philly's

KONA Ice of Erie

2017 Archive


Free concert 

The Erie Philharmonic presented a full free concert in the park


Beat Beethoven 5K

Nearly 250 runners tried to "Beat Beethoven" to receive a free Philharmonic concert ticket


McDowell Marching Band

Our audience was wowed by a full performance from the McDowell High School Marching band


Local support

We were delighted to feature nearly 30 local vendors and food trucks along with the Erie Playhouse Showstoppers

Thank you to our amazing 2017 sponsors!

Archive Videos

2017-18 Food Trucks