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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 TBD for 2023.
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.
Pittsburgh's Black Music Festival fills Point State Park and Market Square with RnB, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Funk and Gospel artists.
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.
Twice voted the #1 Specialty Food Festival in the US, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Kennywood's Fall Fantasy Parade include more than 130 bands from high schools and universities, along with beautifully decorated floats!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head to Highmark Stadium for the annual Highmark Blues & Heritage Festival!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!