Pittsburgh Celebrates Special Anniversaries

Pittsburgh Celebrates Special Anniversaries

Pittsburgh loves celebrations, and this year marks some special anniversaries and milestones. Join us as we celebrate some of Pittsburgh's organizations, cultural attractions, landmarks, businesses and more!

Celebrating 70 Years

National Aviary

Founded as one large, conservatory-aviary, today, Pittsburgh’s National Aviary is America’s only independent indoor non-profit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. The National Aviary’s large walk-through habitats create an experience unlike any other. With over 500 birds representing 150 species, the Aviary offers an intimate, up-close interaction between visitors and free-flying birds.

Celebrating 50 Years

Immaculate Reception

On Dec. 23, 1972, the Pittsburgh Steelers played their first playoff game in franchise history against the Oakland Raiders. Just as the clock ran out, fullback Franco Harris scooped up the ball and ran for a touchdown that will forever be known as the Immaculate Reception. You can visit the memorial of this historic play in the exact spot where it happened on the site of the old Three Rivers Stadium near Heinz Field.  

Celebrating 45 Years

Mattress Factory

A laboratory where you can immerse yourself in the creative vision of artists from around the world. The Mattress Factory offers nearly 20 site-specific exhibits that aim to motivate, challenge and excite visitors to think about the world in new, creative ways.

Celebrating 40 Years

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP), presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Foundation, is the country’s largest vintage race event and only one staged on city streets. More than 150 vintage cars race through the city as 2,000 international show cars are on display. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association has proudly raised over $5 million in donations for autistic and IDD charities since their first year.
 
Mark your calendar for the 2022 Pittsburgh Grand Prix on July 15-25, 2022.

Celebrating 15 Years

Clemente Museum

Celebrate the legacy of one of Pittsburgh’s greats, Roberto Clemente, the museum boasts an expansive collection of Clemente’s most prized items and a detailed timeline of his life. Located in the historic Engine House 25 in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, the museum highlights Gold Glove Awards, trophies, personal items and a variety of authentic baseball memorabilia.