The heritage festivals continue in Erie, and it’s this time for St’ Paul’s annual Italian Festival.

Many people wait all summer long for this one. It has all the pizza, pasta and meatballs and other Italian cuisine you can eat.

Volunteers were already up bright and early this morning preparing the food for today’s festivities. It kicks off at 6 p.m. at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church located at 1617 Walnut St.

While the food is the centerpiece of the festival it also features music, games, and basket raffles.

The Italian Festival runs through Sunday.

There’s a new event this weekend at the Erie Zoo, called Zoo Good Day. The event helps raise money for several local nonprofits, including The Community Blood Blank, Sarah Reed Children's Center, local animal shelters and of course the Erie Zoo.

Visitors can attend Zoo Good Day this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 The far-out festival, Woofstock is making a return this summer to the Humane Society of North West Pennsylvania.

Woofstock takes place Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Humane Society on Zimmerly road.

Admission is 10-bucks, and with that you'll get a free hot dog, chips and a bottled water.

There will also be live music, games and a bounce house. For the 21 and older folks, there's beer, "hippie juice," and raffles.

Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.

Money raised will go toward helping the animals at the humane society find forever homes.

 

 Also going on the weekend, Blues for Shoes, an annual back to school fundraiser that helps local students in need.

Blues for Shoes takes place on Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Sandbar Draft House and Grille. The event features local music provided by the Breeze Band, Eric Brewer and Friends and more.