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.
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.
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.
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.
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.