PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh will host a number of noteworthy events leading up to the holiday season, which will provide a lot of options for both visitors and residents.
VisitPITTSBURGH highlighted some of those upcoming events during its "Fall Forecast" luncheon event today at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center.
"Fall Forecast is a way for us to provide our partners with insight to large and exciting events coming to Pittsburgh and how those events will positively impact their businesses," said Craig Davis, president and CEO of VisitPITTSBURGH. "Fall Forecast illustrates what a wonderful destination Pittsburgh is as both a place to visit and for meetings, conventions and sports events. It also gives us an opportunity to thank our partners for rolling out the red carpet for our visitors."
Among the fall events are:
- The Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Sept. 8-10
- ScareHouse, Thursdays/Fridays – Sundays, Sept. 15-Nov. 4
- Thrival Innovation + Music Festival, Sept. 27-30
- Doors Open Pittsburgh, Oct. 7-8
- PNC Broadway Series, opens October 17
- Undressed: A History of Fashion in Underwear, Oct. 21-Jan. 17, 2018
- A Very Pittsburgh Christmas, Nov. 18-Jan. 14, 2018
On the meetings and conferences front, national media will converge on Pittsburgh for the Society of Environmental Journalists Conference in October. The conference will blend Pittsburgh's post-industrial era with current global environmental issues. Many of the city's attractions will be featured throughout the conference, such as Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Carrie Furnace site and the Great Allegheny Passage.
Other notable conferences are:
- Federation of Genealogical Societies 2017 Conference, Aug. 30-Sept. 2 (1,500 attendees
- Shale Insight 2017, Sept. 26-28 (1,320 attendees)
- Society of Environmental Journalists 27th Annual Conference, Oct. 4-8 (600 attendees)
- MS&T Materials Science & Technology 2017 Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 8-12 (3,455 attendees
- Society of American Military Engineers 2017 Small Business Conference, Nov. 15-17, (2,500 attendees
- Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Brownfield Development 2017, Dec. 5-7 (3,000 attendees)
And, of course, the annual holiday happenings, will include Light Up Night, Nov. 17; Peoples' Gas Holiday Market in Market Square, Nov. 17-Dec. 23; "The Nutcracker," Dec.1-27; Mass Mutual Pittsburgh Ice Rink at PPG Place and Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, Dec. 31-Jan. 1. Guest speakers featured at the event represented the Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Duquesne University, Thrival Innovation + Music Festival, Doors Open Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Senator John Heinz History Center.
VisitPITTSBURGH is the official tourism marketing and promotion agency of the Pittsburgh region. The organization is dedicated to generating conventions, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region.