Hundreds came out to enjoy the first full day of Celebrate Erie.
There plenty to check out, including the Kids zZone with arts and crafts and activities, the food in perry square, plus five different stages where local bands and performers will be entertaining people throughout the weekend.
The Chalkwalk artist, also were hard at work throughout the day. Cally Paparelli is working on piece based off a building in Mexico made completely of stain glass. And this double-sized work of art, wasn't actually her first concept.
"I initially had a different design, but I threw it out as soon as I saw this. This is actually three different windows that I photo-shopped a bunch of images together to get this really vibrant, really exciting double chalkwalk here," said Paparelli.
You can check out Cally's and everyone else's artwork this weekend, and even vote on your favorite.
Also on the first full night, Sha Na Na took the stage to kick off the weekend. Thousands of people came out tonight to catch the band.
Sha Na Na appeared in the movie "Grease" and also performed at Woodstock. Plus, the band had its own TV show.
Tomorrow, Bret Michaels takes the main stage at 9:00 PM and on Sunday, Lonestar will perform for the crowd.