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
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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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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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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.
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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!
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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.