Upcoming Events at Barber National Institute

10th Annual Art Show

2017 Art Show

The 10th annual Art Show & Sale will be at the Barber National Institute in Erie, PA
April 7-10, 2017.  Submission dates for artwork are Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
March 2-4, 2017. Submissions take place in the North Lobby of the Barber National Institute.  For more information and guidlines, see the Call to Entries brochure.
See a complete list of winners from the 2016 Art Show here!


2017 Shillelagh Golf Tournament

Shillelagh 2017

The 2017 Shillelagh Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Riverside Golf Course in Cambridge Springs, PA.





 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!