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Annual Events

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

Bundle up for a neighborhood soup crawl, get your popcorn and candy and take in one or more of the annual film festivals in the city, enjoy fine dining for a great price during Pittsburgh Restaurant Week. 

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week's Winter Celebration

January 14-20, 2019
Discover the most delicious time of year in Pittsburgh at the annual Winter Restaurant Week. Find dates, participating restaurants, maps and more.

South Side Soup Contest

February 16, 2019
Get your soup on! Enjoy this highly anticipated annual fundraising event soup contest. Find participating restaurants, maps and purchase tickets at the South Side Soup Contest website.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 16, 2019
You won't want to miss the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pittsburgh, complete with marching bands, floats and Miss Irish Eyes crowning luncheon. Find parade routes and events at the St. Patrick's Day Parade website.

JFilm Festival by Film Pittsburgh

March 7-17, 2019
The annual JFilm Festival presents international Jewish-themed films that deepen audiences’ understanding of Jewish culture, tolerance, and our common humanity. The eleven-day festival is complemented by a variety of supplemental programming, including visiting filmmakers, guest speakers and collaborative events with other local organizations. Purchase tickets at the Film Pittsburgh website.

Pittsburgh Earth Day Festival

Late April 2019
Join the citywide celebration of sustainability, which honors Pittsburgh's transformation from Steel City past to green innovation. Learn more about the events taking place, such as the Ecolution Fashion Show and the Earth Day Food Truck Festival.

Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

April 4-7, 2019
Discover Pittsburgh's multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts festival featuring international, national and local artists.  Learn more about this 3-day festival, including maps, participating artists, ticket sales and more.

Lawrenceville's Art All Night

Late April 2019
Calling all art lovers! Don't miss this annual art event, featuring over 1,000 pieces of art, performance stages, kids activities and a live auction. Get details on the Art All Night website.

Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

May 3-5, 2019
Join the race! Participate in the full or half marathon, 5k or other events. Learn more or register now at the official Pittsburgh Marathon website.

Pittsburgh Wine Festival

May 1, 2019
Come celebrate the artistry of winemakers from around the world at the 16th annual Pittsburgh Wine Festival at Heinz Field.  Go to the Pittsburgh Wine Festival website to purchase tickets and for additional information.  

EQT Pittsburgh Children's Theater Festival

May 16-19, 2019
Bring the whole family to experience six professional, international theater performances. Perfect for kids of all ages! Get more information and purchase tickets here.

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
Memorial Day Celebration

Late May 2019
What better way to pay tribute to America's heroes than at a celebration at one of Pennsylvania's most well known landmarks. Learn more about this free event.


Late May, June, and July 2019
Get behind the scenes access to a collection of iconic buildings in Downtown Pittsburgh and surrounding neighborhoods! Find out when the next 2-day event takes place!

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 7-16, 2019
Join us for 10 days of free music and art! Find out more about the Three Rivers Arts Festival here.

Pittsburgh PrideFest and Pride in the Street

June 7-9 2019
Celebrate PittsburghPRIDE on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. Last year there were over 175,000 attendees and this year is shaping up to bigger and better! Get more details on the PittsburghPRIDE website.

Feed More Festival

Mid June 2019
Be a part of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank's signature event, which connects the community with their mission to feed people in need. View the lineup of great bands, buy tickets and more at the Feed More Festival website.

Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival

June 21-23, 2019
Don't miss this soulful weekend with more than 140 jazz musicians. Get information on free sessions, ticketed events. locations and more.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Mid July 2019
Join us for a 10 day celebration of motor sports history, spanning six venues and two counties. Find event and race week information on the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix website.   


Late July 2019
Find out what the big dill is about all things pickled on the official PicklesBURGH website.

GNC Live Well Liberty Mile 

Late July 2019
What’s short, fast and fun for the whole family? The GNC Live Well Liberty Mile, Pittsburgh’s favorite one-mile timed street race. Get race information here.


Late May, June, and July 2019
Join the Ciclovia movement with this free community-building, family-friendly, city-transforming event. Walk, run, bike and skate through the streets of Pittsburgh. Find a route map or get involved with OpenStreetsPGH.

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

Early August 2019
Bring your friends and family down to this free event at Lake Arthur. Enjoy land and lake activities. Get more details

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week's Summer Celebration

Mid August 2019
Find out more about the summer celebration for Pittsburgh Restaurant Week.

Bloomfield Little Italy Days

Mid August 2019
Bring your appetite to the region's largest heritage festival! Learn more about the Italian-themed entertainment and food at Little Italy Days


Mid August 2019
Learn more about BikePGH at their official website.

Rock, Reggae & Relief

Late August 2019
Rock, Reggae & Relief is a Caribbean-inspired benefit festival curated to enhance the music and culture scene in the City of Pittsburgh and give back to those in need. Learn who this year's festival will be benefiting.  

Pittsburgh Comedy Festival

Late August 2019
Learn more about the Comedy Festival on their website.

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

Late August-Early September 2019
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 Festival Opera

Late Summer 2019
Enjoy an opera experience that is up-close and personal with performances that re-define opera. Learn more at the Pittsburgh Festival Opera website.

Thrival Innovation & Music Festival

Late September 2019
Sign up here for 2018 announcements, news and updates.

A Fair in the Park

September 2019
Come explore 100 regional and national artists working in a variety of mediums including clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass, metal, mixed media, and two-dimensional art in Pittsburgh’s Mellon Park. Get more information on the A Fair in the Park website.

Pittsburgh Irish Festival

September 2019
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.

Penn's Colony

September 21 - 22 & 28 - 29, 2019
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. Learn more here.

Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race

Late September 2019
Register for the Great Race on their official website.

The ScareHouse

September - October 2019
Don't miss the ScareHouse, which has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel. Head over to the ScareHouse website for tickets, locations & hours.

Kennywood Phantom Fright Nights

September - October 2019
Get your scream on at one of the nation's best rated Halloween theme park events! Visit the Kennywood website for details on tickets, rides & attractions.

Pittsburgh Pierogi Fest

September 2019
Get your fill of Pittsburgh's favorite food from over two dozen restaurants, chefs, and pierogi purveyors! Visit the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival website for 2018 dates, tickets, venues & more.

VIA Music Festival

Early October 2019
Attend one of the most unique festivals, where video, music and technology come together to create one artistic vision.  Visit the website for 2018 dates, tickets and information.

Head of the Ohio Boat Race

Early October 2019
Come celebrate the beauty, majesty and energy of Pittsburgh’s rivers. This two day festival features one of the largest regattas in the country, plus outdoor activities & entertainment for the whole family. Visit the official website for 2018 schedule and information.


Early October 2019
Enjoy a self-guided trek, which points out landmarks on your walk through the South Side Slopes neighborhood. Buy tickets and t-shirts and get additional information on the official StepTrek website.

ReelQ - Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival

Mid October 2019
Presented by the Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Society, enjoy LGBT-themed full-length films and short films. Get more information on the ReelQ website.

Pittsburgh ZooBoo

Late October 2019
Bring the kids out for a not-so-scary Halloween event throughout the zoo grounds. Enter into the costume parade & contest, race through the hay maze and trick-or-treat along the way. Find out more on the Pittsburgh Zoo website.

EQT Ten Miler

November 2019
Race with us at Pittsburgh's favorite Fall road race! Check out the EQT Ten Miler website for dates, registration and more.

Three Rivers Film Festival

November 2019
Check out the official website for 2018 dates and more information.

Light Up Night

November 2019
Kick off the holiday season with the official lighting of the Christmas tree in Downtown Pittsburgh. Get more information on the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

Peoples Gas Holiday Market

November - December 2019
The whole family will love this German-inspired Christmas Market, located in Market Square in the heart of Downtown. Get one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list! Get more information on the Holiday Market website.

Kennywood Holiday Lights

November - December 2019
Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year at Kennywood, when the entire amusement park is tranformed into a winter wonderland of dazzling lights. Get dates and more information on the Kennywood website.


December 2018
Don't miss this wonderful free event for Pittsburgh Pirates fans big and small! Get autographs & photos, enjoy holiday-themed activities, carnival games and more. Find information on the official website.

Lawrenceville Joy of Cookies Cookie Tour

December 2019
Enjoy tasty cookies on this free, family-friendly self guided tour. Stroll through Lawrenceville, check out shops and sample cookies! Head over to the official website for 2018 dates, maps & more.

Highmark First Night Pittsburgh

December 31, 2019
Join in the New Year's Eve celebration in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. Visit the website for information & tickets. 

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