Upcoming Events at Barber National Institute

29th Annual Charities for Children, Inc. Adult Bowling Tournament

29th Annual Charities for Children Bowling Tournament

The 29th Annual Charities for Children, Inc. Adult Bowling Tournament is Sunday March 26, 2017 at Eastway Lanes.  Gather your friends, submit your registration, and bowl to support the Gertrude A. Barber Center!
See a complete list of winners from the 2016 tournament and how much they raised!


10th Annual Art Show

10th Anniversary Art Show

The 10th annual Art Show & Sale will be at the Barber National Institute in Erie, PA
April 7-10, 2017. Don’t miss one of the largest and most diverse Art Shows in the region, with paintings, photography and sculptures from youth, adult amateur and adult professional artists. Cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award!  Admission is free of charge; ample free parking. Gift Shop open throughout the Show.
See a complete list of winners from the 2016 Art Show here!


2017 Shillelagh Golf Tournament

Shillelagh 2017

If you are a golfer, you'll want to mark your calendar for the 2017 Shillelagh Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017.  More than 130 golfers turn out at Riverside Golf Course in Cambridge Springs, PA to vie for the coveted top prize - an authentic shillelagh handcrafted in Ireland.  Register today to secure your place in the tournament!

Read about the 2017 Shillelagh Man of the Year!


 2017 Barber Beast on the Bay

Beast 2017

The 5th annual Barber Beast on the Bay is set for Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA. The main events included a grueling 10-mile extreme obstacle course challenge and a 1 mile adapted course for participants with physical or developmental disabilities. Not only does the Barber Beast on the Bay event raise awareness for a great cause, but it also brings the community together for a fun experience.


Recent Past Events

Annual Barber Christmas Ball

 Barber Ball 2016

Bash on the Bay, the 2016 Barber Christmas Ball, Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Bayfront Convention Center was a huge success!  All attendees enjoyed a festive night with good food, great music and a spectacular fireworks show!  Thank you to all who made this event possible!




Sensory Friendly Time with Santa


Crafts, games and visits with Old Saint Nick were entertaining children and families at the 6th annual Sensory Friendly Time with Santa held Dec. 4 at the Millcreek Mall.  The Barber National Institute sponsors the event to provide families of children with autism and special needs a stress free experience with Santa.



Ladies Only Luncheon


Thank you to all who were part of the 14th annual Ladies Only Luncheon that was on Saturday, November 19, 2016!  See who won the Premier PrizeDiva Design Prize, Basket Raffles. Be sure to also check out the highlights of the event! Be sure to save the date for the next Ladies Only Luncheon, Novemeber 18, 2017!