Now in its fourth year, Oakland Forever is the neighborhood’s premier two-day community festival held in the heart of the Central Business District. Oakland Forever will take place on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, 2016. The festival was created to celebrate Oakland’s many one-of-a-kind features: the arts and culture, the eds and meds, the parks, the restaurants and the shops. In 2016, we are also celebrating the 200th anniversary of Pittsburgh’s incorporation as a city. Participation in the festival is free and open to the public.
Friday, September 30, 2016 – Night Market & Fashion Show The Night Market will take place from 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. on S. Bouquet Street (between Fifth Avenue and Sennott Street). It will feature local vendors selling an array of merchandise including clothing, jewelry, art, gifts, prepared foods, and more. There will be live music at the Forbes Digital Plaza (at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and S. Bouquet Street) featuring: Good Dude Lojack Indigo Zoo Isaiah Small Joe Jarski & Friends Opposite Day Slowdanger At 6 p.m. we will begin our Fashion Show in the Forbes Digital Plaza. The show will be coordinated by Suzanne Mauro, Art Institute of Pittsburgh Fashion Faculty, Producer and Style Consultant. Our lineup of local designers includes: Mariah Sanchez Briana Green Aliya Wray Nicole O’Brien Jamie Crytzer City of Play will also be on-hand previewing their games in preparation for Saturday’s Come Out & Play festival.