Only in Pittsburgh Summer Festivals & Events

Only in Pittsburgh Summer Festivals & Events

Mark your calendars and check back often for event updates!

Pittsburgh is gearing up for an exciting summer full of fantastic events including festivals, free contents, historical drive-in movie experiences and so much more. 

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Juneteenth Celebration | June 18-27

Pittsburgh will celebrate Juneteenth from June 18-27, 2021, featuring a “Freedom Day” Fest, Jubilee Parade, Youth Fest and Black Music Festival. Enjoy outdoor events featuring live music, educational speakers, delicious food vendors and more.

Pittsburgh Black Music Festival | June 24-27

Celebrate Black Music Month at Pittsburgh's Black Music Festival, June 24-27, 2021, at Point State Park featuring various music genres including RnB, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Funk and Gospel Artist.

Summer Fridays at the Frick | June 25, July 23 & Aug. 27

Enjoy this season's virtual presentation of Summer Fridays at the Frick in partnership with City of Asylum! Experience free online performances inspired by the historic campus and summer exhibitions, Cast in Chrome: The Art of Hood Ornaments and Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960. 

Carrie Carpool Cinema 
June 25 & 26, July 23 & 24, Aug. 20 & 21, Sept. 23 & 24

Experience a drive-in like no other one weekend a month May through October! With the Carrie Blast Furnaces as your backdrop and a lineup of can’t-miss features, the stage is set for summer fun! Each night of this drive-in movie experience offers a feature film paired with pre-event activities. 

Pride Month in Pittsburgh | June 

Celebrate Pride Month in Pittsburgh! With various in-person and virtual inclusive events, a vibrant arts and culture scene, outdoor adventures, rich history, a fantastic food scene and so much more – you’ll find plenty of welcoming and inclusive things to see and do.

Kennywood Bites & Pints Festival | Weekends in June

Thrill your tastebuds at Kennywood’s new Bites & Pints Festival every weekend in June! 😍 Collaborating with renowned regional Chef Brian Pekarcik, guests can sample different dishes, from carne asada and shrimp skewers to bao buns and crepes, plus specialty cocktails, craft beer, and wine while enjoying live musical performances. 

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Allegheny County Summer Concert Series
Various Dates, June–September 

The Allegheny County Summer Concert Series is back! Live performances from the Indigo Girls, Spin Doctors, The Lone Bellow and more are scheduled throughout the summer. The first show at South Park is June 4 with a performance from the Pittsburgh Opera. The Hartwood Acres series will kick off on June 6 with Truth & Rites.

Hop Farm Brewing Company, a women-owned, family-run brewering in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood, will once again be the exclusive craft beer vendor for the Summer Concert Series. 

4th of July Celebration | July 4

Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks at the Point on July 4! Enjoy a family-style picnic at the traditional Point State Park location with patriotic music and food vendors provided from 6 to 10 p.m. Fireworks will begin at twilight.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix | July 11-25

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is ready to get “Back on Track” this year! Experience the nation’s only vintage street race and the largest vintage race event, spanning 10 days with two race weekends, car shows, parties, parades and motorsport events. The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Association raises funds for autistic and IDD charities, donating $5.9 million since our founding in 1983.

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Deutschtown Music Festival Presents: Hands Over Deutschtown | July 17

Deutschtown Music Festival is returning this year with a one-day Hands Over Deutschtown event on July 17 at Allegheny Commons Park on the North Side. This event will feature a headline performance by Squonk Opera and additional performances by Abafasi, Care Package, Brittney Chantele, Devin Moses & The Saved, DJ QAX and more! There will also be an artist and vendor market as well as food truck and family activities.

Summer Restaurant Week | August 9–22

It’s the most delicious time of year! Pittsburgh Restaurant Week features dining specials highlighting the wide-ranging dining options that Pittsburgh has to offer. Featured restaurants offer dine-in and takeout specials. 

Little Italy Days | August 19-22

Celebrate Bloomfield’s Italian heritage at the 19th annual Little Italy Days. Enjoy Italian-themed food and entertainment this summer at the region’s largest heritage festival. 

Rock, Reggae & Relief | August 28

Happening on Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh, this outdoor music event will host Grammy winning and Billboard top-charting artists Jason Mraz, The Wailers, UpRooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, and Roots of Creation.

Proceeds benefit hospitality workers and food insecurity initiatives through The Piatt Family Foundation.

Beers of the Burgh Festival | September 4

Celebrate your love for local craft beer with at the 7th Annual Beers of the Burgh Festival. With over 50 of the area’s best brewers, experience an unprecedented variety of ales, ciders and more, all unique to the Three Rivers regional area. Plus, check out some of Pittsburgh's best food trucks, dance to live music and much more.

Barrel & Flow Festival | September 10-12

The nation’s first Black brew fest has rebranded as Barrel & Flow to fully embrace artists, musicians, chefs, and brewers.  Now taking place at Southside works, enjoy a full line-up of performances, artists, local brews and more!

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Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival | September 17-19

The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presented by Citizens Bank brings people from all over the world to Pittsburgh for jazz and community. World renowned musicians grace the stages, but you won't want to miss catching the new up-and-coming artists who share the stage during the festival.