Hi, My husband and I will be visiting Erie Friday, July 20th for a wedding. The wedding was booked without anyone knowing it was the Roar on the Shore weekend. We're so disappointed. We were really looking forward to spending a few days exploring. Now we've decided to come a day or 2 early to explore the city instead of staying all weekend.
How much of an impact does that event have? Do they tend to arrive before the event? Should we give up on spending a couple of fun days in Erie? We wanted to visit Presque Isle and Waldemeer Park. How bad is traffic downtown?