Whether you live in Pittsburgh or are visiting this city in Western Pennsylvania, you’ll want to enjoy the many events that take place in this city throughout the year. There are many festivals celebrating different legacies as well as the heritage of those who live in the city. You and your family will enjoy attending one or two events during your trip to Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival
During the second two weeks of May, enjoy the Pittsburgh International Children’s Festival, which takes place at the University of Pittsburgh at the Schenley Plaza. This international festival features dance and music from all countries and is ideal for children and their families. Children from all over the world take part in this festival.
Ambridge Nationality Days
Also on the second weekend of May is the ethnic festival with food, entertainment, and crafts representing countries from all over the world. This event takes place in Ambridge and is fun for all the family. There is no charge for this event.
The Venture Outdoors Festival
The third Saturday in May at Washington’s Landing is a huge outdoor festival that celebrates just about everything the great outdoors has to offer. More than 100 different groups are represented at this wellness festival, including fishing, kayaking, inline skating, and even rock climbing. Stalls are scattered throughout the park to encourage outdoor activities. This is a wellness party that is not only informative but also fun.
Pittsburgh Folk Festival.
The third weekend in May brings the Pittsburgh Folk Festival to life at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. This event has been going on for 53 years and features all things folk, including art and music. You can enjoy food, music, and dance, as well as exhibits at this annual event that is the pride of Pittsburgh and celebrates folk art and music from more than 25 different nationalities.
Memorial Day Polka Festival.
Polka enthusiasts will want to visit Pittsburgh for Memorial Day for the annual Memorial Day Polka Festival that takes place at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort. You can watch or participate in the polka dances, listen to polka music, and enjoy the food at this fun annual event that takes place every Memorial Day weekend.
Pennsylvania Microbrewers Fest.
The first Saturday in June is a delight for beer lovers in Pittsburgh, as Troy Hill has the most exciting beer festival in Pennsylvania. Beer lovers will enjoy this event with taste tests of hundreds of different beers brewed both on the East Coast and in Pennsylvania.
Saxonburg Fire Brigade Carnival
The second weekend in June on Pittsburgh Street is home to the Saxon Firefighters Carnival. This large carnival features rides, games, and food and craft vendors organised by the Saxon Volunteer Fire Brigade. The event kicks off with the largest Fireman’s Parade east of the Mississippi.
There is always something going on in Pittsburgh during the summer, fall, winter and spring seasons. When you visit this part of Western Pennsylvania, you can enjoy hay rides, Christmas festivals, and many summer parties.