Pittsburgh Restaurant week, which has 2 celebrations (one in the summer, and one in the winter) showcases the most famous and delicious restaurants in town. Most restaurants participate, with specials and free samples. It’s a great way to check out the Pittsburgh cuisine!
Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, which is in June, shows 10 days of free music and art, and is a great way to explore the local entertainment.
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, hosted in July, is the United States only vintage street race. It spans 2 weeks, and includes races, car shows, parties, and other events. This is a very unique experience!
Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival, which hosts world renowned musicians, runs in September, and brings in people from around the globe.
Doors Open Pittsburgh, which is a behind the scenes look at downtown Pittsburgh iconic buildings, is a great way to see how the building blocks of Pittsburgh came to light. What a cool event!
Barrel and Flow Festival, formally known as Fresh Fest, is the nation’s first Black Beer Festival, and showcases the most talented Black brewers. This even draws entrepreneurs from across the globe, and there are many taste testing and fun events that are part of this 2 day festival.
Some of the famous January winter events include Messfest, Food Truck-a-Pallooza, Winter Restaurant week, and the downtown Gallery Crawl.
February includes Winterfest, the North Side beer festival, and many other winter attractions. Pittsburgh Penguin games are a popular winter attraction.
Spring kicks off the Farm to Table Food Show, Pittsburgh’s St Patrick’s Day Parade, and Fish Fries.
April has the Fringe Festival, the CMU Spring Carnival, the Art All Night, and Pirates Fireworks Nights.
May has the Manifest, North Side Sandwich Sampler, and Kayafest.
June includes the PrideFest, Three Rivers Film Festival, Mars Exploration Days, and the Beers of the Burgh.
July has the Downtown Gallery Crawl, Deutschtown Music Festival, Vine Rewind, and Cinema in the Park.
August has Steelers Training Camp, Three Rivers Regatta, and Pittsburgh VegFest.
September has the Great Race, Thrival, and Steel City Big Pour.
Events in October include Step Trek, Autumnfest, Zoo Boo, Zombie Fest, and Maker Faire.
November has the Santa Spectacular, and Light up Night.
December includes the AllClad Seconds sale, Cathedral of Learning Open House, and the Joy of Cookies tour.
There are many great activities held in Pittsburgh, PA.