Annual Events

You can always count on having a great time at these annual Pittsburgh events.

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

Winter Celebration: January 2023
Summer Celebration: August 2023

Discover the most delicious spots in Pittsburgh during the annual Restaurant Week Celebrations. Find dates, participating restaurants, maps and more.

Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

May 6-7, 2023

With more than 40,000 runners of all ages and abilities, Pittsburgh is excited to welcome back the Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend on May 6-7! This year's Race Weekend features the Marathon, Half Marathon, Marathon Relay, 5K, Kids Marathon, Toddler Trot and Pet Walk. 

Pittsburgh Pride Revolution 2023

June, 2023

Kick off Pride month with a celebration in Pittsburgh! Pittsburgh Pride Revolution will feature performances, vendors, a community march, and free concerts featuring performances by local, national, and international artists. 

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 2-11, 2023

The annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is back June 2-11, 2023! Featuring 400+ artists and musicians over 10 days, this Only In Pittsburgh festival is one of the best ways to start your summer. The best part? The Three Rivers Arts Festival is FREE!

Flashes of Freedom Fourth of July Celebration

July 4, 2023

The City of Pittsburgh’s Independence Day celebration returns to the Point on July 4th! Enjoy a family-style picnic at historic Point State Park, complete with patriotic music and food vendors from 6 to 10 pm. 

Pittsburgh Black Music Festival

July, 2023

Music Lovers get ready for the Pittsburgh Black Music Festival at Point State Park and Market Square in Downtown Pittsburgh. The 2022 Festival is in honor of Pittsburgh native superstar songstress Phyllis Hyman.

Picklesburgh

July, 2023

A massive array of dill-ectable products and foods is central to all that is Picklesburgh, but the event also has a lot more options for pickle fanatics to experience, from dozens of live music performances to other popular activities like Pickle Cocktails, Pickle Beer, Pickle Juice Drinking Contest, and an abundance of pickle-themed apparel, merch, and much much more!

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

July, 2023

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix (PVGP) is the nation's largest vintage street race and the only one staged on public roads. It’s considered by drivers to be the most challenging racecourse worldwide with its tight turns, elevation changes and natural obstacles like stone walls, curbs, manhole covers and telephone poles.

Deutschtown Music Festival

July, 2023

This award-winning, free festival has become a staple event with more than 400 bands hosted over three days performing at 40+ indoor and outdoor stages in Pittsburgh’s Northside. Additionally, you’ll find family-friendly activities, more than 70 food trucks, artist markets and tons of surprises. 

Barrel and Flow Fest

August, 2023

Barrel and Flow Fest, is the nation’s first Black beer festival and second best in the nation, according to USA Today. The annual event showcases the country’s most talented Black brewers, along with breweries from across the globe in collaboration with Black artists, entrepreneurs, politicians, and business owners. 

Rock, Reggae & Relief

August, 2023

Rock Reggae & Relief is a benefit music festival that brings reggae tunes, unity and feel-good vibes to the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh while offering a helping hand to our neighbors in need. 

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

August-September
Saturdays and Sunday Only, Plus Labor Day

Take a magical tour through time and legend at the Renaissance Festival. Purchase tickets, get a festival map and more at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival website.

Pittsburgh Irish Festival

September, 2023
Learn about the ethnic richness of the Irish and Irish-American culture at this three day festival. Enjoy Irish music on five stages. Find out more about the 2018 Festival on the official website.

ReelAbilities Pittsburgh Film Festival 

September, 2023

The ReelAbilities Film Festival presents award-winning films through the lens of individuals living with disabilities. In addition to impactful films, the festival also features artwork and special guests to bring the themes of community and shared human experience to the forefront. ReelAbilities is a program of Film Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

September, 2023

Don't miss this soulful weekend with more than 140 jazz musicians. Get information on free sessions, ticketed events. locations and more.

Penn's Colony

September 17-18 & 24-25, 2022

With a focus on the French & Indian era, Penn’s Colony Festival weaves history into a colonial fair featuring a village filled with fine craftsmen.

Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race

September 25, 2022

The annual Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race started in 1977, when former Pittsburgh Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri established the race as a “community fun run.” Since that inaugural competition, nearly a half million people have participated in the Great Race, making the event the largest 10K race in Pennsylvania. The popular fall fitness classic has expanded to include a 5K run/walk, a running clinic, the Junior Great Race, Great Race Expo and more. 

Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival

October 6-15, 2022

The annual Reel Q film festival in October is the sixth oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in the world and the longest-running film festival in Pittsburgh. Reel Q spans 10 days with a variety of programs, panels, parties and community activities. The festival screens approximately 20 locally first-run feature films and 50+ short films spanning multiple genres.

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