Pittsburgh loves celebrations, and 2019 marks some special anniversaries at area attractions. So make plans for a visit and see why they’ve been around for years offering fun things to see and do.
Celebrating 60 Years
The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a ten-day, event bringing free music and art to the city, has been a Pittsburgh tradition for 60 years. Head to Point State Park and Gateway Center and enjoy browsing for gifts, getting your caricature done or just sitting on a bench eating something freshly made at one of the many food booths. June 7-16.
Celebrating 50 Years
The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the Pittsburgh Dance Council continue to present the finest contemporary and classical dance companies from around the world. Both companies celebrate 50th anniversaries this year. Experience the beauty and grace first hand at a performance this Fall.
Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series, presents award-winning, professional theater for young audiences ages three and older. Their 50-year anniversary continues by bringing fun to kids and adults alike. Catch Emily Brown and the Thing, part of the EQT Children's Theater Festival, at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, May 16-19.
The Fort Pitt Museum, an indoor-outdoor museum located inside Point State Park, tells the story of Western Pennsylvania’s pivotal role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution and the birthplace of Pittsburgh. To commemorate their 50th anniversary, a special after-hours program (21+) features Virginia Stotz, whose father, Charles M. Stotz, had an important influence on the Fort Pitt Museum and history at the Point, June 29.
Celebrating 25 Years
The Andy Warhol Museum explores the Pittsburgh native’s legacy through the largest collection of Warhol art and archives in the world. For 25 years, the museum has inspired visitors through Andy’s life and art. Explore your inner artist by learning some of Warhol’s signature art-making techniques in the underground studio. Browse seven floors of art and film or be mesmerized at the Silver Clouds exhibition, a room with floating metallic 'pillows' hovering in space.
First Night Pittsburgh, a free, family-oriented New Year’s Eve celebration in Downtown Pittsburgh, rings in their 25th anniversary in 2019. Mark your calendar and be there for live musical performances, children’s activities and fireworks, Dec. 31.
Celebrating 20 Years
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC kick off their 20th year as the city’s professional soccer team. Catch all the action at Highmark Stadium. Be there to cheer them on for the home opener and 20th anniversary celebration, April 13. The first 3,000 fans receive a free schedule magnet. The season runs through Oct. 5.
Celebrating 10 Years
The August Wilson Cultural Center for African American Culture presents performing and visual arts programs that recognize the contributions of African Americans. They have some exciting programming and events to celebrate their tenth anniversary, including a performance by Grammy-nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, April 19; the visual arts exhibition Race and Revolution: Still Separate-Still Unequal, late April; Smoothfest, featuring rhythm and blues legends Phil Perry and Eddie Levert, May 10-11; and The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival, June 21-23.