Thursday, November 16, 2017

Top Pittsburgh Christmas Events and Winter Holiday Happenings for 2017


The Wintergarden at PPG Place
The annual Santa Claus Spirits of Giving Around the World and Gingerbread House and Train Exhibits
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Pittsburgh's Crèche, A Life-sized Christmas Nativity Scene 
Downtown
Pittsburgh hosts the only Vatican authorized replica of the Nativity Crèche that stands outside Saint Peter's Basilica. During the holiday season, local bands and choirs perform downtown in the Crèche square to celebrate the season. It truly is a beautiful display that reminds us all to keep Christ in Christmas.
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Mass Mutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place
Downtown Pittsburgh - PPG Place
MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place, a spectacular one-of-a-kind outdoor ice skating rink.
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2017 Snowflake Festival
Soergel Orchards
12/9
Come out to celebrate the winter season at Soergel’s with our annual Snowflake Festival. The family festival begins with Santa 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and snow princess and snowman here from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  A bounce house, crafts (cookie decorating), tractor rides, and horse drawn carriage rides all help to make for a magical evening.
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ARTLab - Scribble Machine Wrapping Paper
Mattress Factory
12/16
Hands-on, drop-in, interactive activities designed for visitors of all ages! Create your own festive holiday wrapping paper using the museum's renowned scribble machines. This program is FREE with museum admission.
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The Joy of Cookies, Cookie Tour 2017
Lawrenceville
12/1 to 12/3
More than 40 Lawrenceville organizations will offer free cookie samples. Enjoy extra stops for lunch and cookie flavored beer! Thursday night kicks off with a tree lighting ceremony and caroling, while Saturday includes a visit from Santa at the Cookie Mall.
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2017 Holiday Spectacular Ice Skating Show - Christmas on Broadway
RMU Island Sports Center
12/2
RMU Island Sports Center\'s Christmas on Broadway! A Broadway-Styled Holiday Ice Skating Show featuring a mix of Broadway favorites and Christmas musical fun and skating that should not be missed!
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Allergen-Free Donuts with Santa
Soergel Orchards
12/10
Have an allergen-free donut with Santa! Registration is required and this event WILL sell out. Registration will open on 11/27 at 10 a.m. and the registration link can be found here.
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Holiday Jam 2017
New Hazlett Theater
12/3
The playlist continues their unique innovative renditions of holiday classics. The house band brings together old friends and Pittsburgh favorites and reunites musicians who appeared for years on the WQED program Live From Studio A.
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A Lyrical Christmas Carol
New Hazlett Theater
12/14
On Christmas Eve, Scrooge sits in his house with not a kind word for anyone. He just wants to be left alone until the ‘humbug’ of Christmas is over. But four ghostly visitors-his former business partner—followed by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come—show him the error of his ways, and by the time Christmas Day dawns, Scrooge is a changed person. The entire family will enjoy this timeless classic peppered with your favorite Christmas carols.
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The Nutcracker
Carnegie Performing Arts Center
12/8 to 12/17
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The Peoples Gas Holiday Market
Market Square
Inspired by the original German Christkindlmarkts, the Annual Peoples Gas Holiday Market™ brings a cherished European tradition to Downtown Pittsburgh that mixes international flair with local charm. Visitors experience a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping village as they stroll through an illuminated Market Square, weaving through Alpine-style wooden chalets, brimming with high-quality gifts.
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Yuletide in Sewickley
Sewickley, PA
Celebrate the holiday season with Yuletide in Sewickley! Starting with Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 26th and featuring events through December 21st, there are many activities for you and your family to participate in.
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Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert featuring Pine Creek Community Band
Passavant Hospital Foundation
12/8
Join us for the Sounds of the Season Holiday Concert on Friday, December 8 featuring the Pine Creek Community Band and benefitting the UPMC Passavant Nursing Education Fund.
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Polar Express Sleepover
Carnegie Science Center
12/8
All aboard! Your ticket to getting into the holiday spirit is just a train ride away with our Polar Express Sleepover!  It’s the perfect way to warm your heart and add sparkle to the season.
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Western PA Humane Society Holiday Gift Wrapping
Mall at Robinson

11/24 to 12/24
Join us for our annual holiday gift wrapping fundraiser at the Mall at Robinson! Get your gifts beautifully wrapped while helping our shelter pets.
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Breakfast or Lunch with Santa
Pittsburgh Zoo

Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s making a stop at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.  Join us for our family-fun Breakfast or Lunch with Santa and enjoy a delicious buffet as the children decorate a Christmas cookie, meet our education animals, and write a letter to Santa followed by a visit from the big man himself!
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2017 Patriotic Holiday Concert
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum
12/3
‘Tis the time of year for Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum’s FREE Patriotic Holiday Concert!
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Kennywood Holiday Lights
Kennywood Park
See America’s Finest Traditional Amusement Park transformed with close to two million dazzling lights. Enjoy songs of the holiday performed by local choirs. See the spectacular light show on the lagoon choreographed to your favorite holiday melodies. Visit Santa, ride the Gingerbread Express and more!
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Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland
Big Butler Fairgrounds
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Overly's Country Christmas
Westmoreland Fair Grounds
Celebrate the season at Overly's Country Christmas®, a nonprofit organization operated mainly by volunteers who are committed to creating holiday memories with a walk-around Christmas Village that's filled with an array of old-fashioned traditions and treats.  Sing carols 'round the bonfire, revel in the model train display, have your picture taken with Santa (in the days before Christmas), take a horse drawn wagon/sleigh ride or shop for gifts in the C. Edgar & Sons General Store plus much, much more as you experience the warmth of this traditional Christmas Village!
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Kraynak's Santa's Christmas Land
Hermitage, PA
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Holiday Musical Tea and Tour
Hartwood Acres
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Cookies with Santa
Round Hill Park
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Skate with Santa
North Park
He’s making a list and checking it twice! Skate along with Santa at the Nouth Park Ice Rink! Enjoy cookies and refreshments with the jolly old elf himself, as well as holiday crafts!
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Breakfast and a Movie: White Christmas
Hollywood Theater - Dormont
12/17
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The Nutcracker
Benedum Center
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
12/1 to 12/27

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A Musical Christmas Carol
Byham Theater
12/8 to 12/23

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Benedum Center
12/29 to 12/30

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Top Pittsburgh Events for November 2017: Pittsburgh Light Up Night 2017, Pittsburgh Veterans Day Parade, The Turkey Trot and more!


Top Pittsburgh Events for November 2017 include Pittsburgh Light Up Night 2017, Pittsburgh Veterans Day Parade, The PNC YMCA Turkey Trot and more.  Be sure to visit Pittsburgh.net for a complete listing of  Pittsburgh events for the month of November.

Pittsburgh Veterans' Day Parade
Downtown Pittsburgh
11/11
Beginning at Liberty Ave and 10th St. The parade route continues down Liberty ending at the Point.
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Veterans Day Flag Ceremony and Folding
Heinz History Center Great Hall.
11/11
Join local veterans and museum visitors to help to unfurl a giant 36-foot American Flag. During the ceremony, participate in the National Anthem and a moment of silence for those who served our country. Then help to ceremoniously fold the flag with the help of fellow visitors.
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2017 Pittsburgh Light Up Night
Downtown Pittsburgh
11/17
Pittsburgh Light Up Night includes fireworks, music, family fun and the Peoples Gas Holiday Market.
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2mass Mutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place
Downtown Pittsburgh - PPG Place
Opens Friday 11/17
MassMutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place, a spectacular one-of-a-kind outdoor ice skating rink.
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2017 Pittsburgh Kidney Walk
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium & National Kidney Foundation
11/5
The Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk.
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Light Up Night Sleepover 
Carnegie Science Center
11/17
Start your holiday season with a bang with a science-y twist on this special night in Pittsburgh. It’s festive, fiery, and full of fun!!
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The Pittsburgh Record Convention XLV
Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department
11/18
Music of all kind
LPS 45s cds memorabilia
8AM to 10AM $10
10AM to  4 PM FREE ADMISSION
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WWE Presents NXT Live!

Stage AE — Pittsburgh, PA
11/30
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2017 PNC YMCA Turkey Trot presented by United Healthcare 
PNC Park
11/23
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2nd Annual DVE Charity Jam Starring The Clarks w/ Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers wsg. Donnie Iris, Kelsey Friday and Rick Witkowski, Jim Donovan & The Sun King Warriors and The Hawkeyes
Stage AE — Pittsburgh, PA
11/25
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Friday, September 8, 2017

2017 Pittsburgh Halloween Events

2017 Pittsburgh Halloween Events

The Halloween season is upon us once again! So we've hatched our monstrous list of 2017 Pittsburgh Halloween events. This year you won't have to run very far to find a fearful fright in Pittsburgh and its surrounding areas.

2017 Pittsburgh Halloween Events
Pittsburgh is home to some of the most top-rated Halloween parties and attractions in the country. Be sure to visit Pittsburgh's top-rated Haunted Houses at Hundred Acres Manor in Bethel Park and the Scarehouse in Etna and you will see why Halloween in Pittsburgh has nationwide acclaim as one of the most fun and scariest places to be during the Halloween season.

Check out our BIGGEST and BEST Pittsburgh Halloween events list to date!  The list continues to grow tentacles and ooze out more contagious events - so check back often! The list includes some of best Halloween attractions, parties, haunted houses, costume balls and spooky events that Pittsburgh and surrounding areas have to offer in 2017.


Visit the all new Pittsburgh.net for our featured Halloween event page!

UPDATED 2017 Pittsburgh Trick or Treat information

Happy Halloween Pittsburgh!



GUTS Pittsburgh
10/22
3:30pm

GUTS is a friendly pumpkin carving competition hosted by AIGA Pittsburgh. The primary goal of this event is to unify the creative community in support of the kids who fight the real fight everyday at Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  A great 2017 Pittsburgh Halloween event!
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Ross Park Mall-O-Ween Trick or Treat
10/26
6:00pm to 8:00pm

A mall-wide Trick-Or-Treat and a Hallowen Spook-tacular Good Time!
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South Hills Village Mall Halloween Boo Bash & Trick or Treating 
10/26
6:00pm to 8:00pm
A mall-wide Trick-Or-Treat and a Hallowen Boo Bash
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Annual Halloween Parade – Robinson Town Centre
10/28
1:00pm to 3:00pm
A mall-wide Halloween celebration
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Hundred Acres Manor Haunted House
Bethel Park, PA
"...flat out best haunted house in Pittsburgh, PA"-HauntWorld Magazine
Hundred Acres Manor is Pittsburgh's largest and most extreme haunted attraction spanning over 1 mile and ranked as one of the top in the world. You will come face to face with some of the most terrifying zombies, creatures, monsters and products of your worst nightmares. Named one of the best in the nation and world visit Hundred Acres Manor Haunted House this season to see what all the terrifying buzz is about.
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ScareHouse
Etna, PA
"It's The Scariest Haunted House in America!" - ABC NEWS

Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House! ScareHouse has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.
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Fright Farm
Smithfield, PA
9/22 - 10/31
Fright Farm has been an integral part of many people’s Halloween tradition for almost three decades, growing every year since it’s inception. Entering it’s 28th season, Fright Farm is one of Pennsylvania’s top rated professional haunted attractions, with 4 distinct attractions; Hayride Of No Return, Frightmare Mansion, Hallow Grounds, and Terror Maze! Our state-of-the-art special effects, highly-detailed scenes, custom digital soundtracks, computerized lighting, and talented actors make Fright Farm a frightening experience unlike any other.
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HALLOWEEN PARTY featuring The Lost Boys (1987)
Hollywood Theater
Dormont, PA
10/21
The Hollywood Theater will host its annual Halloween Party Saturday, October 21, 2017 (doors open at 7pm). Costumes are encouraged as there will be a contest, including a category for the best '80’s-inspired vampire. Or forget the costume and be transformed into a creature of the night at the '80's hair bar and vampire makeup station.
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Weekend at Hogwarts: Potter's Pizza & Pajama Party
Hollywood Theater
Dormont, PA
9/29
Join us for a special screening of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" to usher in our "Weekend at Hogwarts" events! Pack your sleeping bags (limited floor space--arrive early) and dress in costume or pj's for a family-friendly evening of activities for kids and complimentary Potions and Pizza from Claudio's Pizzeria for all starting at 5:30 PM!
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Pittsburgh Ballet Theater presents Dracula
Benedum Center 
10/27 & 10/29
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Pumpkin Fest 5
Blue Dust - Homestead, PA
10/8
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Halloween Muttster Mash!
Animal Friends
South Park, Edgebrook Field

10/21
Is your dog tired of running to the door and barking at all the little ghosts and goblins every Halloween? Give him – and yourself – a break this year and come to Animal Friends for a howling good time! A trick or treat trail, canine games and other activities will be offered in our outreach center. Please, no humans in costume. All dogs in attendance should be both people- and dog-friendly and up-to-date on vaccinations.
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A Few Bad Apples Ciderfest 
Bayardstown Social Club
10/21
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Pittsburgh Halloween Ghost Tours
Ghosts N'at Paranormal Adventures
Go on a REAL hour long ghost tour with REAL Pittsburgh paranormal investigators. Upcoming ghost adventures include Pittsburgh, New Castle and Hotel Conneaut.
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BUMP in the night!
Frick Park
Every October, kids and adults love to discover what goes BUMP in the night in Frick Park! Intended for kids ages three to nine and their adults, Bump in the Night is an annual family fun event celebrating fall. Bump in the Night takes place over two weekends every October.
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Feast and Fright Night
Eerie Acres Farm, Butler, PA
10/7

Join us for our Feast and Fright Night, when we celebrate our brand new Haunted House! Gator from Froggy 104.3FM, and a number of local food vendors from the community will be joining us!
Bring all your friends and come hungry!
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Ministry + Death Grips
Stage AE
10/21

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Dance with the Dead  with Gost
Mr. Smalls
10/25

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Gwar - The Blood of Gods Tour
Mr. Smalls
10/23

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Get Ready for A Spooky Challenge!
The Pittsburgh 48 Hour Film Project
10/28 at The Oaks Theater, Oakmont
Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won't forget. Filmmakers from all over the Pittsburgh, PA area will compete to see who can make the best horror short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2018.
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Monster Mile Family Walk
Alameda Park, Butler, PA
10/21
Halloween at Alameda Park invites you and your family dress in their favorite costume and walk through our Alameda Park. Starting at the Masonic Shelter and walking back towards the Odd Fellow Loop. We will have 4 different stations to stop at for your child to receive a pumpkin, craft, face painting, time on the inflatable and some candy stops on the way. Wagons and strollers are encouraged.
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Halloween Bash and Costume Costume Party
Jergel's Rhythm Grille
10/28
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Lonsome Valley Farms Valley of Terror
Greensburg, PA
10/14 - 29
When it comes to Halloween FEAR and FUN…Lonesome Valley Farms
delivers.  We will take you to terrifying places that you wish did not exist or we
will get you all turned around in our huge NON-HAUNTED Get Lost
Corn Maze.  Come on out for a unique Halloween experience that you won't
forget!
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Night of the Singing Dead
Jergel's Rhythm Grille
11/3 - 4
The May the Farce Be With You!
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Hollywood Theater - Dormont
9/16 - 10/28 (Weekends)
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Phantom Fright Nights
Kennywood Park
The worst nightmares keep coming back. Like the undead crawling out of their graves, Phantom Fright Nights is back at Kennywood. Come experience the most intense spectacles of sheer terror – BioFear, Voodoo Bayou, Mortem Manor, Villa of the Vampires, and others too horrific to mention.
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Mary McScary and Creepy Pair of Underwear! Halloween Storytime
Barnes and Noble
Cranberry Square,

10/28
Join us for a special Halloween Storytime! First, in Mary McScary, bestselling authors R.L. Stine and Marc Brown join forces again in a funny story featuring a fearless anti-heroine that will have kids and their parents cheering. Then, in Creepy Pair of Underwear!, Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown team up for a hilarious and creepy story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear.
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ZooBoo
Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
10/21 & 10/22 - 10/28 & 10/29
ZooBoo is our kid-friendly Halloween event occurring throughout the Zoo grounds.  Enter our not-so-scary haunt spots, if you dare.  Create creepy crafts at Casper's Craft Corner.  Race through the children's hay maze.  Show off your spooktacular costumes in our Halloween parade and costume contest.  Be wowed with magic, meet your favorite characters, and show off your dance moves.  Trick-or-treat throughout the Zoo, collecting treats and supporting local businesses.
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Pittsburgh Halloween Bar Crawl
Carson City Saloon
10/21
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Zombies of the Corn
Three Rivers Paintball Park
Zombie shoot & zombie compound terror! Board our "Zombie Fighting Vehicle"- take aim and shoot live zombies as they try to attack you and your friends (they don't shoot back). Then find your way through the zombie compound before being discovered by roaming zombies and other creatures!
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KISS Pittsburgh Halloween Party
Stage AE
10/27
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BOOnanza on the Mountain
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
10/27 - 10/28
Join us for a night of frights during Nemacolin's BOOnanza on the Mountain! The Sundial Lodge and Adventure Center will be host to ghouls and goblins during Friday and Saturday, October 27-28. Experience wolf encounters, eliminate zombies by paintball and go for a Nightmare Jeep® Ride through Nemacolin's Haunted Woods - if you dare. Apex bar will offer an escape from the nighttime scares for libations and Halloween treats.
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Family Halloween Laser Show
Buhl Planetarium - Carnegie Science Center
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Spooky Stories
The Old Stone House, Slippery Rock, PA
10/28
The Old Stone House will host its “Spooky Stories” Halloween festivities this fall, with plenty of thrills and chills for visitors of all ages. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th from 5:30-8:30. Spooky Stories will offer interactive storytelling by Mary Morgan Smith , historical re-enactments, and a special show by the performers of the Miracle Elixir Sideshow! The festive and family-focused event includes face painting, an apple cider press demonstration, candle dipping, folk music, and open hearth sugar cookies. Jennings Environmental Center will also return to the Stone House with a popular exhibit about bats.
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Cheeseman Fright Farm
Portersville, PA
Cheeseman Fright Farm has been bringing haunting entertainment during the Halloween season
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2017 Cheeseman Farm Pumpkin Festival
Portersville, PA
10/2 - 10/27
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Allen’s Haunted Hayride and Tavern of Terror
Smock, PA
September 29-30, October 6-7, 13-14, 19-21 & 26-31

Allen's barn was proclaimed "Haunted" during a live KDKA Radio broadcast on Halloween night, October 31, 2001.
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Castle Blood
Monessen, PA
The MacCabre Family fiendishly invites you to a Gothic Halloween tour of their home, Castle Blood, Pittsburgh’s most unique haunted house.
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Demon House
Monongahela, PA
McCue Mansion in Monongahela, PA is a Demon House Haunted Attraction, More Than Just A Quick Walk Thru...WE ARE The Haunted Experience Of A Life Time...
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Campfire Ghost Stories with the Allegheny Co. Park Rangers
Hartwood Acres
10/22
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Halloween Happenings
Phipps Conservatory
10/27
Bring little ghouls and ghosts to the gardens for family-friendly Halloween fun! Our youngest ghoulish guests are also invited to sink their teeth into healthy and delicious snacks, delight at wickedly carved pumpkins and pot their very own creepy plants. There will be kid-friendly entertainment and a face painter throughout the event. Plus, in a wicked addition, a witches' brew display will come to life with snakes, newts and toads to meet.
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Haunted History Hayride
Bushy Run Battlefield
10/21
Experience the battlefield in a whole new perspective at night!  Guided hay wagons take visitors back in time as they stop along the trail where re-enactors portray 18th century characters.  But beware, ghost and goblins are lurking in the woods and are too scary for those children under the age of 4.
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Haunted Museum: Year of the Monster
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
10/21 & 10/27
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Owl-o-Ween
National Aviary
Whooo’s ready for Owl-o-Ween?  Visit the National Aviary’s annual harvest festival! Wear your costume and come prepared for candy, crafts, and more. Enjoy close encounters and perfect photo opportunities with raptors, owls and other creatures of the night.
10/21 & 10/28
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Fiddlesticks Musical Masquerade
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Heinz Hall
10/21
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The Black Bat Society presents The 2nd Annual Pittsburgh Gothic Halloween Bash 2017
Halloween Bash 2017 ☾October Voodoo☽  / Gay Pittsburgh

Cruze Bar
10/27
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Hobgoblin Hikes
Westmoreland County
Northmoreland park 10/21 and Mamouth Park 10/28
Recommended for ages eight and over, the Hobgoblin Hikes are half-mile outdoor guided walks through the haunted woods of our County Parks. Visitors can expect to be led through mazes and cemeteries, and past more than 100 ghouls, goblins and monsters. The Hobgoblin Hikes are offered to provide a safe, family alternative to conventional trick-or-treating. Parents are encouraged to attend the events with their children.
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Lonesome Valley Farms Haunted Hayride & Walk-Thru
Greensburgh, PA
In the Fall, the farm boasts one of the area's number one Haunted Attractions... The Haunted Hayride with Maze Trail AND The Slotter Farm House & Barn. There is also a huge 5+ acre NON-HAUNTED Get Lost Corn Maze.
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Member Spook-tacular Halloween Event
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
10/27
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Northern Nightmares
The Strand Theater, Zelienople, PA
Final 2 Friday & Saturday Nights in October
Take a journey to some of the reported haunted 'hot spots' between Zelienople and Harmony.
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Friday The 13th
The Strand Theater, Zelienople, PA
Fri Only! Oct 13 at 10:15PM
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Chiller Theatre: The Musical
The Strand Theater, Zelienople, PA
October 27 & 28
The Strand 'Revives' (Get It?) This Hauntingly Hilarious Music & Comedy Revue, Live(ish) On Stage!
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Halloween Family Lantern Tours
Depreciation Lands Museum
10/21 & 10/28
Lantern Tours at the Museum. A quiet, family oriented, historical alternative to Halloween. Learn about, and possibly catch a glimpse of the Deacon, the museum's resident, benevolent ghost. Costumed guides and demonstrators in every building.
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Soergel's Fall Festival
Wexford, PA
Weekends 9/23 to 10/30
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It's a Monster Party! Halloween Fun
Gateway Clipper
10/28 & 10/29
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Hallowboo
Idlewild
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
It’s the Idlewild you know and love with a fun, family-oriented Happy Halloween Twist!
Featuring Trick-or-treating through Story Book Forest, Live Entertainment, Costumed Characters,
Themed Rides and Attractions, Hay Bale Maze and More!
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Township of Pine Halloween in the Park
Pine Community Center
10/21
A ghoulishly good time for the whole family! Enjoy the following activities: crafts, ghost stories and a bonfire. There will also be a costume parade and contest.
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Mt. Lebanon Halloween Pumpkin Patch Parade
10/28
Wear your Halloween costume and watch the parade along Washington Road in the Mt. Lebanon Business District. (The parade runs between Shady Drive and Lebanon Avenue.) At the end, look for the inflatable “Great Pumpkin" on the golf cart, and join in the parade behind the pumpkin. Children may “Trick or Treat” afterward at participating businesses along Washington Road. Be sure to look for the orange “Trick or Treat” sign in their store windows.
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Boo-ling for Bleeding Disorders
Paradise Island Bowl
10/29
A Halloween Costume Party and Bowling Fundraiser to benefit the Western PA Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.
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Churchill Borough Halloween Party
Churchill Borough
10/29
Yagle Community Center
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Willow Farm Terror Trail
Marion Center, PA
10/7, 14, 21
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2017 West View Halloween Parade
West View, PA
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Haunted School of Terror
Weirton, West Virginia
10/3 - 11/4
Can you handle the most intense, thrilling, heart stopping experience in the Tri-state area? Haunted School of Terror is located at 2850 Weir Avenue, Weirton, WV. Built in 1939, HSOT lives in a 27,500 sq. ft. building which includes 2 floors of fear and one of the valley's largest indoor climate control mazes. You don't want to miss the new 2017 attractions such as "The Doll Factory", "Asylum", "Carnival", "The Shadows in the Darkness", "Attacks from Beyond..", "Mummies Revenge", "The Barn" and more.
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Pittsburgh Halloween Party n Pong
Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf
10/28
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Monster Mash Bash
Harmony, PA
10/28
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Make-A-Wish® 2017 Boo and Brew Bash
Halloween-themed Pittsburgh bar crawl
Howl at the Moon 
10/21
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Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh Halloween Party
10/27
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Pittsburgh Gothic/industrial Halloween Party
Cattivo
11/3
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Top Pittsburgh Events for September 2017

Pittsburgh Events September 2017


There are so many great events and festivals happening in Pittsburgh this month - so get out there and be social, meet a new neighbor, be curious, learn something, be entertained and be Pittsburgh proud.

Check out these these top Pittsburgh events for the month of September 2017 and for a full list of Pittsburgh events be to sure visit Pittsburgh.net.


Pittsburgh Irish Festival
September 8-10, 2017
The Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Inc. has gained recognition as an important presenter of Celtic culture due, in large part, to our highly successful festival. This event has become one of the nation’s finest Irish-American festivals, and certainly the most comprehensive exhibit of Irish music, lore, food, and dance in the region. Held the weekend after Labor Day in September at Riverplex between Sandcastle and Waterfront.
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Pittsburgh Thrival Innovation + Music Festival
September 27-30, 2017
Are you looking fro the best Pittsburgh has to offer in technology, innovation and music?  Then the Thrival Innovation and Music Festival is the place you need to be in late September.  The festival consists of two parts - Innovation and Music and takes place at the historic Carrie Furnaces in Swissvale, Pennsylvania and throughout Pittsburgh's East End.

Thrival Innovation

"Thrival Innovation addresses key challenges and opportunities relevant to our local, national, and international ecosystems. It is part platform and part convening power. As a platform, Thrival Innovation offers unique, accessible, and thought-provoking programming that draws inspiration from Pittsburgh's fast-evolving startup landscape. It celebrates new ideas and examines pressing trends and developments. As a convening power, Thrival Innovation brings together industry experts, creatives, entrepreneurs, and the generally curious from around the world to explore pressing issues that affect us all."  

Thrival Music
"Music is a universal language that brings us together. As one of two key components of the Thrival Innovation + Music Festival, Thrival Music follows two days of innovation-focused programming (Thrival Innovation) and welcomes tens of thousands of festival goers for a unique live music experience. An extension of the pioneering ideas and creativity celebrated during Thrival Innovation, the festival's live music experience brings festival goers to a gritty, authentic, and one-of-a-kind Pittsburgh venue who then come together as a community. Thrival Music features a stark contrast of new sound and a rustic industrial setting with a penchant for creative placemaking, and dedicates itself to fostering a new sense of identity that respects the past and embraces the future. As a result, our community turned a mill back on, but instead of producing steel, we produce culture."

Learn more about Innovation, Music and Technology in Pittsburgh by visiting the Thrival Festival.

105.9 The X presents Xfest featuring Bastille
September 9, 2017
Xfest is back at Stage AE this year with a killer lineup featuring Bastille, Highly Suspect, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, K.Flay and Frenship. The show is an outdoors concert that will be happening rain or shine. a portion of the proceeds of this entire show will go to 412 Food Rescue, a Pittsburgh organization which aims to reduce food waste, feed the hungry, and promote environmental sustainability.
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ZooBrew: Oktoberfest
September 8, 2017
Where else can you sip an English stout while watching African rhinos take a bath? At the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquariums Zoo Brew Oktoberfest of course! Travel along the Forest Passage and African Savanna pathways all the way up to The Islands as you enjoy the best craft beer around. Take in the view of tigers, Amur leopards, giraffes, and siamangs and sway to the music. Your ticket includes over 60 breweries, delicious bites, live entertainment, and a tasting mug.
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The Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival
September 24, 2017
The unofficial, official comfort food of Pittsburgh, PA!

The annual celebration of the #CityofDumplings will feature our city’s favorite food from over two dozen restaurants, chefs, and pierogi purveyors who will be serving up hot and delicious pierogies, creative pierogi-inspired dishes, dessert pierogies and more! As you make your way through Kennywood Park, hop on some classic rides open to our guests special for the day, paint your own pierogi with Paint Monkey and shop the pop-up Pierogi Marketplace for everything from pierogi t-shirts and clothing, to jewelry and pottery, to Festival keepsakes and Pittsburgh memorabilia. The party goes on from 1pm-6pm, with live music, open beer garden for guests 21+, and select Kennywood games and favorite food vendors who will be joining in the fun!
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Brittsburgh
September 5-10, 2017
The annual six-day Britsburgh Festival celebrates the long- standing connections between the Pittsburgh region and the United Kingdom. The Festival gives tens of thousands of people in the region an opportunity to enjoy a sense of Britain through music, films, discussions, teas, community-events, art, readings, beer, Shakespeare, tours, Dr. Who, and much more.
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Visit Pittsburgh.net for a full schedule of Pittsburgh events and happenings.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Top Pittsburgh Events for August 2017

We're excited to announce that our new reloaded and powerful Pittsburgh.net event website will be launching soon!  You'll never say, "There is nothing to do around here." again! 

Don't miss these top Pittsburgh events for the month of August 2017! Visit Pittsburgh.net for a full schedule of Pittsburgh events and happenings.

Steel City Con
August 11-13, 2017
The Steel City Con is the exclusive comic con of the Monroeville Convention Center.  It is one of the largest comic cons in the United States with over 100,000 square feet of convention space and filled with 750 vendor tables,  artist alley, and celebrity guests.  At the Steel City Con you can meet TV and film celebrities along with experience celebrity Q & A’s, panels, celebrity photo ops, and the Artist Charity Quick Sketch. You can also take part in the Steel City Con’s cosplay, trivia contest and costume contests!
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Dog Days of Summer
Free! Treat your four-legged friend to an evening of fun and games, including a puppy pool!
August 9, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
White Oak Park Off-Leash Area

August 16, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
South Park McCorkle Road Off-Leash Area

August 23, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
North Park Walter Road Off-Leash Area
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Feastival
August 26, 2017
McKees Rocks music, food truck and arts festival featuring Colorado jam band Leftover Salmon and more.
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Harambee Black Arts Festival 50th Anniversary Celebration
August 4, 2017
Homewood-Brushton YMCA
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Harambee Black Arts Festival in Homewood all weekend in August!
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EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta
August 4-6, 2017
A weekend-long celebration of Pittsburgh's three rivers featuring headlining music acts, Formula One powerboat racing, the "Wheel of Lights" ferris wheel, fireworks and more.
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Lake Arthur Regatta
August 5-6, 2017
The Regatta at Lake Arthur is an annual 2-day regional event celebrated on Moraine State Park's South Shore the first weekend in August.  Sponsored by Light of Life Rescue Mission  and Uncle Charley's Sausage Company
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Yinzer 5K and Lil' Yinzer Fun Run
August 19, 2017
Yinz like to run, n’at? Grab yer Terrible Towels and dress in your finest Steel City attire that represents Pittsburgh to you!
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Ballet Under the Stars
August 20, 2017
Join Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for our free Ballet Under the Stars! Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with kids stations, a $25 Wine Tasting Tent (21+) and food trucks.
Hartwood Acres Middle Road Concert Area
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Pittsburgh VegFest
August 5, 2017
Allegheny Commons Park
Featuring amazing food, shopping, and wellness vendors, a full stage of music, FREE family activities, raffles and the most important animal welfare organizations in Pittsburgh!
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Pittsburgh Bikefest
August 10-27, 2017
BikeFest is the annual celebration of all-things-bicycling in Pittsburgh. Three weekend of Bicycle Themed Fun with bike-themed rides & events organized by local people like you.
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Wine, Spirits & FoodTruck Fest"alcular"
August 12, 2017
Stage AE
Opportunity to Sample and Purchase Fine PA Wines/Spirits.
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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh's Kids Triathalon
August 5, 2017
North Park Pool
Ages 7-9, Swim 50 meters, Bike 1.5 mile & Run .5 mile; ages 10-12, Swim 100 meters, Bike 2.4 miles & Run 1 mile; ages 13-15, Swim 400 meters, Bike 7 miles & Run 2 miles, 7am
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Butler Farm Show
August 7-12, 2017
Butler Farm Show Grounds
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For more Pittsburgh events visit pittsburgh.net.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

2017 Pittsburgh Summer Festivals and Events


Summer is here which means Pittsburgh festival season is about to take off. The unofficial kick-off of the 2017 Pittsburgh festival season begins with the Three Rivers Arts Festival on June 2nd and rolls all summer long to include many unique events like Picklesburgh, The Deutschtown Music festival, Anthracon and more.  Check out these featured Pittsburgh summer festivals and start filling out your must-do event calendars today.

Three Rivers Arts Festival
June 2-11, 2017
TEN DAYS OF FREE MUSIC + ART
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Steel City Comic Con Special Horror Fan Edition
June 9-11, 2017
You don't want to miss being part of what will be one of the largest horror conventions in the United States!
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Lawrenceville Sidewalk Sale
June 10-11, 2017
Sidewalk sale in Lawrenceville: Duncan, Carnegie Holmes, 52nd St, Stanton and others. All residents are encouraged to participate. No streets will be blocked off, just residents putting out things for sale on the sidewalk in front of their residence.
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2017 Pittsburgh Summer Greek Festival Guide
June - September 2017
Don’t cook this summer...go Greek, Opa!
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Mattress Factory's 2017 Urban Garden Party
June 16, 2017
Don't miss the hottest party in Pittsburgh - The Mattress Factory's 20th annual signature fundraiser! Indulge in food and drink from 40 of the city's best restaurants and bars, dance the night away to live music, and much more.
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WYEP's 20th Summer Music Festival Presented By UPMC Health Plan
June 24, 2017
This year’s festival features Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, The Marcus King Band, The Buckle Downs and the Reimagination Showcase.
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Festival in the Park
Blueberry Hill Park, Franklin Park

June 24, 2017
Starts at 4PM end with fireworks! Live music, great food, inflatables, face Painting and much more.
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Anthrocon 21st Annual Convention
June 29-July 2, 2017
ANTHROCON is the world's largest convention for those fascinated with anthropomorphics, which are humanlike animal characters such as have fascinated mankind since the dawn of human imagination. We are a collection of artists, animators, writers, costumers, puppeteers, and just everyday fans who enjoy cartoon animals and their kin. Membership is open to any and all who like to imagine what it would be like if animals could walk and talk as we do -- and no, you do not have to wear a costume to attend!
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Night in the Tropics World Tour
National Aviary

July 8, 2017
Travel around the equator at our 15th Annual Night in the Tropics! Indulge in the sights, sounds, and flavors of the tropics.  Celebrate the diversity of our remarkable birds and enjoy global entertainment!
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Picklesburgh
July 28-29, 2017
The Roberto Clemente Bridge in Downtown Pittsburgh transforms into Picklesburgh, highlighted by a giant flying Heinz pickle balloon, custom built by a team that also crafts balloons for Disney and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
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ReplayFX Arcade & Video Game Festival
July 27-30, 2017
Gamers behind the Replay Foundation & PAPA are taking over the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and filling it with more than 750 arcade and pinball machines, over 2,000 retro console games, tabletop games, a showcase of new products by game developers, magicians, live musicians, balloon artists, face-painters, competitions offering over $110,000 in prize money, and more!
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Deutschtown Music Festival
July 14-15, 2017
A FREE two-day indoor/outdoor music festival on the North Side of Pittsburgh
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Celebrate America PGH
July 4, 2017
Pittsburgh's official 4th of July celebration featuring the EQT Flashes of Freedom fireworks.
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Vans Warped Tour Pittsburgh
July 14, 2017
KeyBank Pavilion
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Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest
July 14-15, 2017
Stage AE -  Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh Magazine's Best of the 'Burgh Party
July 20, 2017
Celebrate the 100+ winners of our annual Best of the ‘Burgh awards, featured in the July issue of Pittsburgh Magazine. The event features entertainment, food and fun provided by Best of the 'Burgh winners. The Best of the 'Burgh event benefits the Best of the Batch Foundation.
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Feastival
August 26, 2017
McKees Rocks music, food truck and arts festival featuring Colorado jam band Leftover Salmon and more.
Learn More

Harambee Black Arts Festival 50th Anniversary Celebration
August 4, 2017
Homewood-Brushton YMCA
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Harambee Black Arts Festival in Homewood all weekend in August!
Learn More

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta
August 4-6, 2017
A weekend-long celebration of Pittsburgh's three rivers featuring headlining music acts, Formula One powerboat racing, the "Wheel of Lights" ferris wheel, fireworks and more.
Learn More

Lake Arthur Regatta
August 5-6, 2017
The Regatta at Lake Arthur is an annual 2-day regional event celebrated on Moraine State Park's South Shore the first weekend in August.
Learn More

BRITSBURGH 2017 - A Festival of Britain in Pittsburgh
September 5-10, 2017
The annual six-day Britsburgh Festival celebrates the long- standing connections between the Pittsburgh region and the United Kingdom. The Festival gives tens of thousands of people in the region an opportunity to enjoy a sense of Britain through music, films, discussions, teas, community-events, art, readings, beer, Shakespeare, tours, Dr. Who, and much more.
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Farm Aid '17
September 16, 2017
KeyBank Pavilion. Headlining artists include Farm Aid president and founding member Willie Nelson, along with board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. Joining them will be Tim Reynolds, Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Insects vs. Robots.
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The Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival
September 24, 2017
The annual celebration of the #CityofDumplings will feature our city’s favorite food from over two dozen restaurants, chefs, and pierogi purveyors who will be serving up hot and delicious pierogies, creative pierogi-inspired dishes, dessert pierogies and more!
Learn More

For more Pittsburgh events visit pittsburgh.net.

Monday, May 15, 2017

2017 Three Rivers Pittsburgh Arts Festival

Image Copyright ©2017 Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. All rights reserved. 

The 2017 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival sponsored by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is happening June 2-11, 2017. Check out all of the music, events and activities for this years festival at traf.trustarts.org. Spend the day perusing all of the cool art and exhibits, listening to a myriad of music styles  and stuffing your face with some of the greatest festival fare anywhere!

2017 Music Lineup - See all

June 2: Rebirth Brass Band (New Orleans jazz)

June 3: Hippo Campus (indie-rock band from St. Paul, Minn., that just released its debut album, “Landmark”)

June 4: Las Cafeteras (alt-folk with Afro-Mexican rhythms) with Meeting of Important People (Pittsburgh power-pop)

June 5: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

June 6: Michael Kiwanuka (British soul)

June 7: Sean Rowe + Birds of Chicago (folk/gospel)

June 8: Beats + Bars featuring Choo Jackson, HollyHood, Billy Pilgrim, Pirate Gang,Track Meet, Hubbs, DJ Selecta (Pittsburgh hip-hop)

June 9: Dawes (LA folk-rock band influenced by Jackson Browne and CSN) with The Accidentals (indie-folk)

June 10: Bluegrass Day with Sarah Jarosz (Americana/bluegrass from Texas) and Fruition (Portland, Ore., roots rock)

June 11: St. Paul and the Broken Bones (soul-rock band from Alabama that recently released its second album, “Sea of Noise”) The Commonheart (Pittsburgh soul-rock band led by Clinton Clegg that recently returned from SXSW)

2017 Creative Activities - See all
  • Giant Eagle Creativity Zone - Point State Park 
  • Riverlife presents 'to be determined': Take a Seat! 
  • Citizens Bank Children's Theater Series and EQT Bridge Theater Series 
  • Fort Pitt Museum
  • Techshop 
  • Mattress Factory 
  • Assemble 
  • Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse 
  • Pennsylvania Resources Council 
  • Sweetwater Center for the Arts 
  • Buzzword Pittsburgh Day 
  • Cultural District’s Pittsburgh Sound Playground 
  • Construction Junction featuring Studio Blue at Shuman 
  • The Andy Warhol Museum 
  • Plein Air Painting Workshop
  • Twilight Sketch Crawl  

Visit the Three Rivers Arts Festival for the entire festival guide.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2017 Mother's Day Events in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Looking for a special Pittsburgh event to celebrate Mother's Day?  Check out these featured 2017 Pittsburgh Mother's Day events from around the greater Pittsburgh area!

5/14
Mother's Day Skate
RMU Island Sports Center
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5/6
Love is a Battlefield - Mother's Day Murder Mystery Show
Gaetano's Banquet Center & Restaurant
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5/7
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Pittsburgh, PA
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5/13
Mother's Day Wine Walk
Squirrel Hill Business District
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5/11-5/14
Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage
Caberet at Theater Square
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5/12-5/14
Neil Sedaka 
Heinz Hall
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5/13
Brunch with Mom at the Pittsburgh Zoo
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5/14
Mother's Day Celebration at the Pittsburgh Zoo
All Mom's get in free when accompanied by a child
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5/14
2017 Mother's Day 5K Virtual Race
Pittsburgh - VIRTUAL YOU CHOOSE!
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5/14
Annual Mother's Day Afternoon High Tea
Arnold's Tea Pittsburgh
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5/13
Mom and Me Zumba Celebration!
Pittsburgh Mennonite Church, 2018 South Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218
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5/13
Fiddlesticks Family Concert presented by PNC - Around the World!
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Heinz Hall
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5/13
Hartwood Acres Mother’s Day Tea
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5/14
Hartwood Acres Mother’s Day Mansion Tours
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5/14
Mother's Day on the Gateway Clipper
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5/14
Mother's Day Brunch at the National Aviary
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5/14
Mother's Day Brunch at The Chadwick
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5/12
Mother's Day Weekend at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
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Monday, March 20, 2017

2017 Pittsburgh Pirate's Promotions, Fireworks and FanJams!


Can you feel it?  The warm sun, the roar of the PNC Park crowd and the excitement of an Andrew McCutchen blast to center field - Pirate's baseball season is back!  Here are a few cool promotions, firework nights and FanJam events that the Bucco's are hosting this year, so check out these dates to maximize your visits to the ball park.

Bobblehead Giveaways
Who doesn't like bobbleheads?!  Check out the 2017 lineup:

Francisco Cervelli That's Amore Singing Bobblehead
Sat, Apr 8 - 7:05 pm vs. Atlanta Braves
Presented By Allegheny Health Network to the First 20,000 Fans

Bob Walk Chair-Tip Bobblechair
Sat, May 20 - 4:05 pm vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Presented By ROOT Sports to the First 20,000 Fans

Jordy Mercer Bobblehead
Sat, Jun 17 - 8:15 pm vs. Chicago Cubs
Presented By Levin Furniture to the First 20,000 Fans

Gregory Polanco El Coffee Bobblehead
Sat, Aug 19 - 7:05 pm vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Presented By Dunkin' Donuts to the First 20,000 Fans

Zambelli Fireworks Fridays
Pittsburghers love fireworks!

Fri, Apr 21
7:05 pm Yankees

Fri, May 5
7:05 pm Brewers

Fri, May 19
7:05 pm Phillies

Fri, Jun 9
7:05 pm Marlins

Fri, Jun 30
7:05 pm Giants

Fri, Aug 18
7:05 pm Cardinals

Fri, Sep 1
7:05 pm Reds

Fri, Sep 227:05 pm Cardinals


Children's Giveaways
Here are some of the great kids promotions for the 2017 Pirate's season:

Kids Batting Glove
Sun, Apr 9 - 1:35 pm vs. Atlanta Braves
Presented By Dick's Sporting Goods | Kids 14 & Younger

Kids Jump Rope
Sun, May 7 - 1:35 pm vs. Milawaukee Brewers
Presented By Allegheny Health Network | Kids 14 & Younger

Kids Baseball Glove
Sun, May 21 - 1:35 pm vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Presented By Highmark | Kids 14 & Younger

Kids Beach Towel
Sun, Jul 2 - 1:35 pm vs. San Francisco Giants
Presented By Chevrolet | Kids 14 & Younger

Kids Replica Alternate Starling Marte Jersey
Sun, July 2 - 8:00 pm vs. New York Mets
Presented By Coca Cola | Kids 14 & Younger

Kids Backpack
Sat, Aug 19 - 7:05 pm vs. St. Louis Cardnials
Kids 14 & Younger

Kids Fitness Band
Sun, Sep 3 - 1:35 pm vs. Cincinatti Reds
Presented By Highmark | Kids 14 & Younger

FanJams
Rock out after the game with these musical acts:

FanJam Postgame Concert featuring Flo Rida
Fri, May 26 - 7:05 pm vs. New York Mets
 Presented By Highmark

FanJam Postgame Concert featuring Chicago
Fri, Aug 4 - 7:05 pm vs. San Diego Padres
Presented By Highmark

For a complete listing of all 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Promotions please visit the Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club


Friday, March 3, 2017

2017 Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Events


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to the second largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the country and features more than 20,000 participants, including marching units, bands, floats and cheering parade goers.  Have a look below at the expanding list of 2017 Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day events planned around the city and surrounding areas.  We've also included a growing roster of Pittsburgh Irish pubs and restaurants where libations and music may be had.

Check back for often for updated events.

This is the one day Pittsburgh puts the black and gold down and GOES GREEN!

FEATURED EVENTS


3/19
Irish Genealogy Workshop
Heinz History Center
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3/18
6th Annual St. Patrick's Dinner and Show with the Ploughshare Poets 
Bottlebrush Gallery and Center for the Arts
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3/4
St. Practice Day Pierogi Contest & Pub Tour 
South Side Pittsburgh
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3/11
St. Patrick's Parade
Downtown Pittsburgh
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3/11
Kegs N Eggs - Parade Day Celebration
Carson City Saloon
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3/17
The Wild Geese
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
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TBD
Irish Fair in the Square
Market Square Pittsburgh
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3/11
St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Buckhead Saloon
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3/11 & 3/17
St. Patrick's Two Day Celebration
Mullaney's Harp and Fiddle Irish Pub
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3/17
The American Ireland Funds 2017 Pittsburgh Gala Dinner
Heinz Field UPMC Club
Learn More »


IRISH PUBS AND RESTAURANTS

Piper's Pub
visit

Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle  
visit 

Claddagh Irish Pub
visit 

McFaddens
visit 

Tilted Kilt
visit 

Monterey Pub
visit

Sieb's Pub
visit


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Best Parks to Visit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 
Feeling the need for some green space? How about a fishing trip, a hike or a visit to a real working astronomical observatory? If so, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has a park for all of your outdoor fun, historical interests and exercise needs. Here are some of the great regional, county, city and local parks located throughout the Pittsburgh area.

Riverview Park - City of Pittsburgh
Riverview Park is a gem located about 15 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh. The 259-acre park is located on Pittsburgh's North Side and is home to lush green space and forest ecosystem, hiking trails and a walking loop.  The park is includes a vibrant playground and swimming pool. Two of the most prominent landmarks in
Riverview Park are the historic Allegheny Observatory and the Chapel Shelter that can be used for picnics and activities. The shelter and many other park features are continuously cared for by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Learn more about Riverview Park here.

North Park - Pittsburgh North
North Park is part of the Allegheny County Parks system and is located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. The park encompasses 3,075 acres in three different North Hills townships. The park is home to a thriving lake and Pine Creek which are prime destinations for fisherman and kayakers alike. The park has plenty of updated playgrounds, an ice skating rink, Olympic-sized swimming pool and a plethora of ball fields and picnic shelters. North Park is also home to the Latodomi Nature Center - a unique environmental learning center. North Park has one of the most dog-friendly areas in the county as well. The dog park provides plenty of space for dogs to run freely without a leash. Learn more about North Park here.

Racoon Creek State Park - Pittsburgh West
This wonderful park is located on 7,500 acres of forest in
Hookstown, PA and is home to a large 100-acre lake and beach-side area. Boating, fishing and camping are some of the main draws to Racoon Creek State Park. There are over 200 picnic tables and grill groves located throughout the park and seasonal swimming is allowed at the 500 foot sand and turf beach. Racoon Creek State Park has over 170 tent and trailer sites for camping and also is home to ten modern furnished cabins. Learn more about Raccoon Creek State Park.

South Park - Pittsburgh South
Much like North Park, South Park is part of the Allegheny County Park system. The park spans over 2,000 acres within South Park and Bethel Park Townships.
South Park is known for its really cool wave pool and skate park but is best known for the free summer concert season. South Park is also home to an ice rink, dog park, golf course, and many other forms of green space and outdoor activities. Learn more about South Park here.

Here are some other fantastic Pittsburgh parks to visit:


Get outside and play Pittsburgh!