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.
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 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."
"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.
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.
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!
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.
Visit Pittsburgh.net for a full schedule of Pittsburgh events and happenings.