Due to the Corona virus pandemic, we've decided to safely host the next festival in 2022. We'll see you in Erie, PA at the Bayfront Convention Center October 8th & 9th, 2022 for the next Great Lakes Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival!

Event details to follow, keep tuned in for more!


Thank you for a successful 2019 Great Lakes Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival! See you again in Erie in 2022!

Many thanks to everyone who helped put together a truly fantastic beach glass festival, most importantly our wonderful vendors! We sincerely appreciate your creativity, talent and hard work. And a special thank you to our Relish booth staff, festival volunteers, the Erie Bayfront Convention Center staff, and of course, the enthusiastic event attendees who make it all worth it! 

If you missed the festival this year, we’ll be back in Erie in spring 2021. Subscribe to our emails to get the details as they become available!


 Event Highlights - May 4 & 5 in Erie, Pa. | Erie Bayfront Convention Center

largebeachglass.jpgMore than 80 coastal artists from across the US & Canada exhibited handmade jewelry, art, home goods and decor, clothing, and so much more! The event also featured: 
  • Fun and informative lecture series
  • Live music
  • Wine tasting
  • Collector area
  • Bottle/shard ID exhibit
  • Antique bottle collections
  • Crafts for the kids and face painting

Attendees also had the opportunity to see the largest piece of sea glass found in Lake Erie. Pictured, it weighs in at more than 275 lbs. and was found Oct 4, 2017 in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Be sure to view the event photos on Facebook to see just a few of the reasons we have so much fun at this event! We hope you were able to make it!