Red, yellow, and white vintage cars racing in the Vintage Grand Prix at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, PA

Only in Pittsburgh Summer Festivals & Events

Mark your calendars for these 2023 Pittsburgh summer festivals and check back often for event updates!

Pittsburgh is gearing up for an exciting summer full of fantastic events with inclusive festivals, free concerts, craft beer celebrations and so much more. Looking for more to do? View our full calendar of events.

Pittsburgh Taco Festival | Aug. 26

Pittsburgh's top tacos and food trucks take over The Stacks at 3 Crossings! Enjoy this community-centered event which features more than 25 food trucks and vendors plus live music, an art market and family fun. This festival is produced with the support of the Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation (PHDC) and Casa San Jose.

PedalPGH | Aug. 27

Pittsburgh's favorite celebration on two wheels returns! Choose from a flat, family-friendly 7 miler, to a beginner-friendly 25 miler, an advanced 4 mile route, or the most extreme 62 mile route. 

Asian Lantern Festival | Aug.11-Oct. 29 (Thursday-Sunday nights)

Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium will illuminate the city with the glow of colossal, handcrafted lanterns. This all-new display will feature a global perspective that takes guests over mountains, through jungles and under the sea during walk-thru and drive-thru experiences.

Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival | Sept. 15-17

The Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival presented by Citizens Bank brings people from all over the world to Pittsburgh for jazz and community. This year's lineup is coming soon.

Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival | Nov. 3 & 4

Head to Highmark Stadium for the annual Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival!

Past Festivals

Millvale Music Festival | May 19-20

The Millvale Music Festival is a free, community-organized event that showcases 300+ acts of original music ranging from reggae and jazz to country and rock at unique venues throughout the Millvale community.

EQT Children's Theater Festival | May 19-21

A three-day celebration of youth theater in the Cultural District with live performances, art activities, LEGO building, music, crafts and lots of play! Most activities are FREE to participate in but some indoor shows at theatres are ticketed.

Pittsburgh Pride Revolution 2023 | June 2-4

Celebrate Pride Month in Pittsburgh! The first weekend in June is kicking off Pride with parades, marches and parties occurring throughout Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Then, stick around to see what makes Pittsburgh such a welcoming, inclusive community.

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Beers of the Burgh Festival | June 3

Celebrate your love for local craft beer with at Beers of the Burgh Festival at Carrie Furnace. This year's festival features more than 50 of the area’s best brewers. Experience an unprecedented variety of brews unique to the Three Rivers region while enjoying Pittsburgh's best food trucks and live music.

3 Rivers Comicon | June 3-4

Comics, cosplay and all things nerdy come to live at the Convention Center for this incredible comic books and collectibles convention. This year's event features 200+ artists, vendors and special guests, and even a special beer release!

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival | June 2-11

The annual celebration of the arts returns in a new location in the Cultural District! This free festival runs daily from noon-9 p.m. with world-class artists and featured music, including Grammy Award-winning artists and our own Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, nightly at 7:30 p.m.

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Juneteenth Celebration | June 16-19

Pittsburgh will celebrate Juneteenth from June 16-19, featuring a Freedom Day Fest, live music, Freedom Parade, Youthfest and Minority Vendor Plaza spotlighting dozens of minority-owned businesses at Point State Park and Downtown locations.

Anthrocon 2023 - Anthropolis: Our Furry City | June 29-July 2

One of the biggest events every Summer, Anthrocon returns to the Steel City this summer with an event you can find Only In Pittsburgh. After the gigantic parade, join the Anthrocon Block Party July 1 when the streets shut down and local businesses partner with fursuiters across the globe for an inclusive afternoon of fun.

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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. The time of the fireworks celebration is 9:35 p.m. for 2023.

Pittsburgh Black Music Festival | July 13-15

Pittsburgh's Black Music Festival fills Point State Park and Market Square with RnB, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Funk and Gospel artists. 

Northside Music Festival | July 14-16

Formerly the Deutschtown Music Festival, the newly renamed Northside Music Festival is still free and brings hundreds of bands to enjoy at unique indoor and outdoor venues throughout distinctive Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix | July 9, 14-23

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.

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Picklesburgh | July 21-23

Named #1 Specialty Food Festival in the US three times, this culinary and cultural celebration will, once again, fly the signature 35’ Heinz pickle balloon. Picklesburgh is a free festival that offers a unique space for festival goers to linger, enjoy food, listen to music and relish the energy of the event.

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Tekko 2023 | July 20-23

Pittsburgh's premier Japanese pop culture convention returns to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in 2023! Join fellow anime fans for a weekend full of fantastic guest meet-n-greets, cosplay competitions, games, J-rock concerts, pachinko and so much more.

Goat Fest | July 29

This festival is the goat, literally. This festival, held in South Side Park, is full of live music, children's activities, goat yoga and food trucks as goats feed off invasive vines to be replaced with native species.

Kennywood Bites & Pints Festival | Fridays-Sundays June & July plus July 3-4

Thrill your tastebuds at Kennywood’s Bites & Pints Festival! Sample chef-inspired tastings of international cuisine while sipping specialty cocktails, craft beer or wine as the Racer zooms past.

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VegFest | Aug. 5

This family and pet-friendly celebration in the North Side fills Allegheny Commons Park with plant-powered cooking demonstrations, yoga, live music, wellness vendors and more served alonside the city's best veg good.

Summer Restaurant Week | Aug. 7-13

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.

Barrel & Flow Fest | Aug. 12

New year, same block, same party. The nation’s first Black brew fest is back an award-winning lineup showcasing Black breweries, artists and business owners, with musicians and deejays throughout the day to keep the party going.

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Fall Fantasy at Kennywood | Aug. 5-20

Kennywood's Fall Fantasy Parade include more than 130 bands from high schools and universities, along with beautifully decorated floats!

Little Italy Days | Aug. 17-20

Celebrate Bloomfield’s Italian heritage at the annual Little Italy Days. Enjoy Italian-themed food, play bocce, learn to stretch pizza dough and dance along with traditional entertainment this summer at the region’s largest heritage festival. 

Rock, Reggae & Relief | Aug.19

Happening on Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh, this outdoor music event brings reggae tunes, unity and feel-good vibes to the city. Headliners for 2023 include Slightly Stoopid and Sublime with Rome. Proceeds benefit hospitality workers and food insecurity initiatives through The Piatt Family Foundation.