Summer fun returns! / Entertainment options abound in Monroe County

The Milan Bluegrass Festival, now called the Milan Music Fest, is scheduled for Aug.  2-6.
The Monroe Big Band performs in 2018. The band is coming to St.  Mary's Park June 23.
Isabella Bruce, 7, Jazlynn Malone, 4, and Justin Malone, 5, attended the Lost Nations Rodeo at the Monroe County Fair which returns this year.
The 75th Monroe County Fair is July 31-Aug.  6. Here Sydney Linn, 14, of Carleton was all smiles after winning the 4-H grand champion sheep.
The wave swings in the dusk sky above the Monroe County Fair.
The 4-H sheep judging at the Monroe County Fair.

After two years of sparse entertainment options, the Monroe County region’s local events calendar is filling back up.

Many local and regional fairs, festivals and special events have been set.

Some events, like the Luna Pier Freedom Fest, are returning after a two-year COVID hiatus. Others, including the Milan Music Fest (formerly the Milan Bluegrass Festival), are resuming a larger event after a scaled-back version in 2021.

A couple regular offerings, such as the Sumpter Township Country Fest and the Labor Day Festival at St. Joseph Church in Erie, remain canceled. st. Joseph may hold a one-day festival in the fall; plans will be announced later.

More upcoming events will be announced in The Monroe News as dates are set. To report an event, email

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Today: Gibraltar City-Wide Garage Sales, 8 am-4 pm, Gibraltar

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