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Best Once A Year Events In Pittsburgh

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

With more than 100000 spectators lining the streets, Pittsburgh’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is just as popular a holiday tradition, as is wearing the color green during this historic Celtic celebration. The Parade usually starts from strip district and finish at common wealth place. This event takes place every year on St. Patrick’s Day.


This is an entire festival geared towards one thing, Fireworks. Takes Place at Hartwood Acres and offers some of the best pyrotechnic display ever seen. PyroFest ticket prices range from $10- $140. It usually happens in the last week of may.

Three Rivers Art Festival

This huge art festival runs for 10 days every June, but it gets bigger and better every year. And due to this reason has repeated visitors every year. Get a new piece of Pittsburgh-themed artwork for your walls, check out local and national vendors and view the art installations that take over Point state park. The festival begins on the first Friday of June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh’s three rivers in Point state park.

July 4 th Celebrations

This event takes place at Point State Park as a daylong independence day celebration. Musical acts and entertainment start in the afternoon, and end with a 21- gun salute followed by a really big fireworks display at 9.35pm. Thousands of people turn out but you can also view the fireworks from a variety of less crowded locations nearby. And the event obviously takes place at 4 th of July if in doubt.

Three Rivers Regatta

This world-class land, air and water festival is the largest inland regatta in the country. Enjoy everything from powerboat racing and sand sculptures, to live music and eating contests, Over 500000 people attend this summer celebration of Pittsburgh’s three rivers every year. It usually happens around august first week at downtown Pittsburgh.

Pedal Pittsburgh

Pedal Pittsburgh is an exciting, scenic, bike tour that takes you through many of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods and landmarks. Pedal Pittsburgh has course options ranging from 6 to 60 miles. So from families to cycling enthusiast, there is an option for everyone to enjoy. It usually happens around august last week at south side works, Pittsburgh south side.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

Pittsburgh Marathon is a very popular and massive city event that everyone can take part in some way. You can participate in a full or half marathon, there are also option for a 5k run. Kids have opportunity to participate as well via kids marathon where they run for a mile. You can also participate as a volunteer and cheer up runner or have your kids make a sign and hold up while runners make their way through those hilly 26.2 miles. It usually Happens during the first Sunday in May.

Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House

Each December, the University of Pittsburgh’s grand Cathedral of Learning plays host to an International extravaganza. The Nationality Rooms Holiday Open House, Cultures from the 30 Nationality. The Rooms are represented in an afternoon of music, ethnic food and traditions. It usually happens during the second Sunday of December.

Light up Night

There’s nothing like Christmas time in the city. This is a must see event with many cant miss aspects. - The gingerbread house display inside PPG Place Winter garden - The creche at the U.S steel tower - The carriage rides - Ice skating around the Rink at PPG place - Fireworks at sixth street bridge It usually happens during the Friday before Thanksgiving

First Night

Start your new year eve with Highmark “First Night” There’s a host of events for the whole family, food trucks are prevalent and fireworks show is a must. It usually happens on new year eve.

Art all night

Art All night is a showcase of local artisans, In an abandoned brewery, With beer, All night long. Catering to the staying up all night crowd. The event also includes daytime activities for families and children with a youth friendly section of art, but go in the middle of the night for a different vibe. It usually happens the last Saturday in April.

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