Pittsburgh Celebrates Special Anniversaries in 2023

Pittsburgh Celebrates Special Anniversaries in 2023

Pittsburgh loves celebrations, and 2023 marks some special anniversaries and milestones. Join us as we celebrate some of Pittsburgh's most storied organizations, cultural attractions, landmarks, sports teams and more!

Celebrating 130 Years

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

For decades people have come from all over the world to experience the extraordinary nature that lies inside the stunning glass house of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. A green oasis located on 15-acres in middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood offering exhibits, classes and innovations is a true gem.

Celebrating 125 Years

Carnegie Library of Homestead 

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1898, the Carnegie Library of Homestead is the third oldest Carnegie library in continuous operation in its original structure in the U.S. Residents can acquire a free library card and explore the wealth of knowledge inside this historic landmark.

Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium

Lions, tigers, and bears – OH MY! The Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium’s mission is to connect people to wildlife and inspire their communities to conserve nature for future generations. Spend a day exploring and learning about various animals and their habitats.

Celebrating 120 Years

Oakmont Country Club 

A golf-lovers paradise, Oakmont Country Club is full of history and tradition among the golfing community. From their first U.S. Amateur in 1919 to the U.S. Open in 2016, the greens and fairways of Oakmont Country club have seen it all from PGA professionals to novice golf enthusiasts.

Celebrating 100 Years

Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor

Starting in 1923 as an apothecary and ice cream shop, Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor has been a beacon of The Strip District for a century. This hidden gem still has the original marble countertops, revolving stools and stainless steel fountains they started with, and their ice cream has grown from the standards (you can't beat their vanilla and chocolate) to modern sundaes, floats and sodas, all freshly whipped up in house.

Celebrating 90 Years

Primanti Bros. (Smallman St.)

A trip to Pittsburgh would not be complete without indulging in an Almost-Famous Primanti Sandwich. In 1933, Joe Primanti opened his sandwich cart in the historic Strip District where he then opened his first storefront, which is still there today. When the opportunity to have fries and slaw on your sammich presents, we suggest you never pass up a stop at Primanti Bros.!

Pittsburgh Steelers

Did you know the Pittsburgh Steelers are the 7th oldest franchise in the NFL and were known as the Pirates until 1940? Arthur J. Rooney founded the team in 1933 and Steelers Nation has grown all over the world since then. Next time you’re in town, be sure to visit the new Steelers Hall of Honor Museum where you can delve into everything from the Rooney family legacy to team history, interactive exhibits, audio of decades-old broadcasts and more.

Celebrating 55 Years

Night of the Living Dead

Legendary film director and Carnegie Mellon University graduate George A. Romero filmed the infamous horror movie classic Night of the Living Dead right here in Pittsburgh. Before diving into horror films, Romero worked on Pittsburgh’s beloved favorite neighbor’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (which also first aired 55 years ago)! Read more about how Pittsburgh became the Home of Zombies à la Romero.

Celebrating 40 Years

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Named one of the 10 best children’s museums in the country by USA Today’s 2022 10Best Readers’ Choice awards, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is a youngster’s dream. A place where imaginations and creativity run free, the mission of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is to provide innovative and inclusive museum experiences that inspire kindness, joy, creativity and curiosity for all learners.

Celebrating 20 Years

David L. Lawrence Convention Center

A space offering meeting and event planners a home for their dream events, the DLCC became the largest LEED® Gold Certified convention center in the world when it was built. Located in Downtown Pittsburgh and with 1.5 million square feet of possibilities, 4 floors and 53 meeting rooms, the DLCC offers cutting-edge developments that will best serve meeting planners and attendees long into the future.

Celebrating 10 Years

GAP from West Homestead to Point State Park

The Great Allegheny Passage (commonly called the GAP) is a 150-mile, non-motorized path between Cumberland, MD, and Downtown Pittsburgh, and offers spectacular bicycling and hiking adventures! The GAP begins and ends at Pittsburgh’s majestic Point State Park, right at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers. In 2013, the GAP was completed between West Homestead and Point State Park making it possible to reach Point State Park from Washington, D.C. 

Celebrating 5 Years

Barrel & Flow Fest

Marking five years since it’s conception, the two-time USA Today’s 10 Best honoree is the first brew fest dedicated to Black brewers, small businesses and artists. Mark your calendars for the award-winning Barrel & Flow Fest Aug. 12, 2023!