Things to Look Forward to in 2022

Things to Look Forward to in 2022

There's a lot to be excited about in Pittsburgh this year! Here are a few of our highlights.

There are many adventures to be had in Pittsburgh throughout the year, and 2022 is already stock full of exciting things to look forward to. From new thrills and museums to the return of some of the city's favorite events, the 'Burgh is full of fun for everyone. Be sure to mark your calendar with this list of things to see and do in 2022.

Moonshot Museum 

Pittsburgh's latest museum, Moonshot Museum, is ready for liftoff in the Summer of 2022! Co-located at the headquarters of Pittsburgh-based space robotics company Astrobotic Technology, Inc on the North Shore, the Moonshot Museum welcomes visitors to explore an up-close look of real lunar landers and rovers being built and readied to fly to the Moon. The ultimate mission of Moonshot Museum is to make space accessible to the public while inspiring space exploration and settlement. 

58th Carnegie International 

Established in 1896, the Carnegie International is the longest-running North American exhibition of international art, second globally only to the Venice Biennale. Hosted and organized by Carnegie Museum of Art every three to four years, Carnegie International presents an overview of how art and artists respond to the critical questions of our time. This year's event will feature new commissions, existing works and projects by established and emerging artists working internationally, domestically and locally throughout galleries and public spaces in the museum and throughout various Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The 58th Carnegie International will run from Sept. 24-Apr. 2, 2023

Bombs Away Water Slide at Sandcastle 

Sandcastle Waterpark's newest water slide, Bombs Away, is coming in Summer 2022! The high altitude 300-foot-long slide is a free-falling body slide through an enclosed inverted loop. Get ready for a pulse-pounding plunge at Sandcastle this year!

Return of the Three Rivers Regatta 

After a three-year hiatus, Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Regatta is set to return for a festive summer weekend! The city's iconic three rivers play host to the largest inland regatta in the nation featuring music, food and lots of fun on the water. Mark your calendars for the return of the Three Rivers Regatta, July 28-31. 

A Furry, Anthrocon Reunion 

Pittsburgh is thrilled to welcome back Anthrocon during the Fourth of July weekend, June 30-July 3! As one of the largest anthropomorphic conventions in the world, Anthrocon has called Pittsburgh home since its first convention in the city in 2006. Over the course of 16 years, the event has grown to nearly 10,000 attendees from more than 20 countries and contributed more than $71 million to the local economy. See you soon, furiends! 

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Hamilton in the Limelight 

Broadway sensation Hamilton returns to Pittsburgh this year! Part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, Hamilton tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and features a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway. The show is at the Benedum Center from Feb. 22-Mar. 13. 

Kennywood Park 125th Celebration 

Kennywood is kicking off 2022 with a two-year party! To celebrate Kennywood's 125th Anniversary, the park is throwing a massive two-year celebration thanks to a multi-million dollar investment. The park will be undergoing renovations and exciting experiences like the return of the classic Kangaroo, an enhanced in-park atmosphere and a spectacular lineup of special events throughout the year, including a month-long return of the delicious Bites and Pints Food Festival, May 26-June 26. 

These are only a few of the many great things to look forward to in the 'Burgh for 2022. Be sure to tag us in your Pittsburgh adventures this year using #LovePGH for a chance to be featured in our marketing materials. Happy 2022!