VisitPITTSBURGH Launches Offbeat Pittsburgh Promotion  


Uncover the weird, quirky and downright spooky experiences in Pittsburgh with the new digital savings pass

PITTSBURGH – VisitPITTSBURGH today launched its new Offbeat Pittsburgh promotion to help visitors explore some of the city’s most unique experiences this upcoming spooky season.

The digital savings pass powered by Bandwango will be available through November 20, unlocking discounts and promotions at participating attractions and businesses around the city, from beer brought back from the dead and metaphysical shops to hair-raising performances and Halloween celebrations.

“We’re seeing more and more travelers seek outside-the-box experiences, and that’s exactly what we wanted to bring to life with our Offbeat Pittsburgh promotion,” said President & CEO Jerad Bachar. “This promotion is designed to get folks off the beaten path and encourages them to explore all of the seasonal, spooky and spinetingling experiences Pittsburgh has to offer this fall.”

The promotion is designed to attract out-of-state visitors to the Pittsburgh area, as well as encourage residents to explore new local offerings. Advertising efforts will have a largely digital focus with social promotions integrated throughout, targeting key drive markets, including Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus, Erie, Harrisburg, Johnston/Altoona, Morgantown, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

Featured Offbeat Pittsburgh partners include:

Liberty Magic – Located at 811 Liberty, on the same block where Harry Houdini mesmerized Pittsburgh crowds in 1916, Liberty Magic is an intimate, speakeasy performance space dedicated to the art of sleight of hand and prestidigitation. With less than 70 seats in four rows, the magicians and performers who appear at Liberty Magic offer a one-of-a-kind experience that is easy to access and hard to forget.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – This fall the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents an assortment of events that are hauntingly divine. From speakeasy magic shows to a family friendly Día de Muertos Musical Adventure and macabre cabaret style performances, everyone can enjoy spooky season in the Cultural District.

Kennywood Phantom Fall Fest – Kennywood's signature spooky-season event lets you do Halloween your way depending on the time of day. Come early for family-friendly fun, including festive food and a unique autumn atmosphere. Plus, enjoy your favorite coasters and rides during the day! Then, when the sun goes down, the Phantom takes screams to the extreme with six haunted houses and four scare zones.

Idlewild’s HALLOWBOO! – The Idlewild you know and love, with a fun, family-oriented, Happy Halloween twist! Enjoy a kid-friendly Halloween event featuring trick-or-treating through Story Book Forest, character meet & greets, themed rides and attractions, a haunted train ride, multiple fun mazes, spook-tacular live entertainment, and more.

Asian Lantern Festival at Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium – Join us for the all-new Asian Lantern Festival: World of Wonders at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium. We will be honoring our 125th anniversary with a global passport. Get ready for an adventure over the mountains, through the jungle, and under the sea to learn about decades of conservation with a dazzling display. Explore the Zoo at night among giant luminous handcrafted sculptures while learning about Asian history and culture. The festival also features delicious themed-food and amazing entertainment.

ZooBoo at Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium – Prepare for spooky family fun as Zoo Boo returns to the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium October 21-22 and 28-29! Venture down the Trick or Treat trail sponsored by AHN Pediatrics, visit treat spots throughout the Zoo, create creepy crafts, and be wowed with magic. Show off your spooktacular costumes in our Halloween parade and dance along to creepy, classic Halloween tunes. ZooBoo at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium has something for kids of all ages.

Additional participating attractions include Haunted Pittsburgh LLC, Necromancer Brewing Company, Dead Man’s Hollow and more. To learn more about Offbeat Pittsburgh and sign up for the digital savings pass, visit

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VisitPITTSBURGH is the official tourism marketing and promotion agency of the Pittsburgh region. The organization is dedicated to generating business events, sports events and leisure travel.