Top 5 Things to do in Pittsburgh this Fall

From culinary excursions to artwork created with repurposed materials, this fall features a diverse line-up of unique Pittsburgh events.

Check out our list of the Top 5 things to do in the city this fall!

  • Re:NEW Festival

    The Re:NEW Festival celebrates Pittsburgh's transformation into a hub for sustainability. Scheduled from September 9 through October 9, the free festival highlights the North American premiere of Drap-Art, a showcase of international art created from repurposed materials. Visitors can enjoy art exhibitions, artist markets, music, workshops, guest speakers and other activities all centered on artistic environmentalism.

Three Day Blow Festival
  • Three Day Blow

    A celebration of Pittsburgh's award-winning culinary scene, Three Day Blow invites foodies, chefs, food and drink writers and general adventurers alike to taste why this city is consistently acclaimed for food. Visitors can experience everything from keynote speakers and workshops to a pop-up pierogi sampling party. Immerse yourself in Pittsburgh's culinary culture from August 25-27.

Thrival Innovation + Music Festival. Photo credit: Thrill Mill
  • Thrival Innovation + Music Festival

    Intermingling technologic and social innovation with music, Pittsburgh's Thrival Festival is a uniquely Pittsburgh event. The innovation portion takes place September 20-22 and features free daytime sessions with ticketed keynote addresses in the evening. From there, an outdoor music festival, featuring headliners The Chainsmokers and CHVRCHES, takes over on September 23 and 24. Performances from other national and local recording artists, such as Ty Dolla $ign, Metric and Daya, can also be heard during those two days at the historic Carrie Blast Furnaces.

Thrival Innovation + Music Festival photo credit: Thrill Mill
  • VIA Music Festival

    The annual VIA Festival returns October 6-9. The celebration of music, art and all things cutting edge allows participants to traverse throughout the city known for its vibrant cultural scene to explore pop-up art galleries, concerts from trending artists, innovative workshops and after-hours clubs.

Maker Faire - Photo Credit: Children's Museum of Pittsburgh
  • Maker Faire

    Innovators and explorers are invited to Maker Faire Pittsburgh on October 15 and 16. This family friendly event showcases inventors who delve into fields ranging from crafts to robotic science, from fashion to 3D-printed creations. Attendees will enjoy displays and exhibitions, in addition to performances, guest speakers, workshops, food trucks and more.