Top Pittsburgh Summer Festivals of 2019

Summer is here which means Pittsburgh festivals are in full bloom. The 2019 Pittsburgh festival season rolls all summer long and includes many unique events like Picklesburgh, The Deutschtown Music festival, The Pittsburgh Furry Convention at Anthracon, Steel City Con and more.  Check out these featured Pittsburgh summer festivals and start filling out your must-do event calendars today.  Pittsburgh Events added weekly.

The 2019 Pittsburgh Blues And Roots Festival
July 27 & 28, 2019
Two days of music at the Syria Shrine Center. Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Band Together Pittsburgh, a community-based nonprofit that uses the power of music to enrich the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.
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The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival at Cooper's Lake Campground
July 12 & 13, 2019
The Band Jam Grass Roots Music Festival is a weekend long celebration of local music and artists. It was started as a way to commemorate the yearly anniversary of the "Grass Roots Show", which airs Sunday nights at 7pm on The Rock Station 97.7fm (WLER - Butler, PA), and as a way to showcase the incredible talent featured on this show in a "Live" setting for music lovers of all genres to enjoy.
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Steel City Con Summer Celebration
August 9-11, 2019
One of the largest comic cons in the United States with over 100,000 square feet of convention space and filled with 750 vendor tables,  artist alley, and celebrity guests.
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Lawrenceville Shop, Sip and Stroll
June 29. July 27. Aug 31. 2019
Shop, sip and stroll through 15201! On the last Saturday of June, July and August from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., featured Lawrenceville businesses will offer up a unique promotion: sidewalk sales, food trucks, pop-up markets, specialty cocktails & more!
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Polish Hill Arts Festival
July 21, 2019
The Polish Hill Arts Festival is a creative, friendly and relaxed event. The festival features more than 30 local artists and contemporary craftspeople displaying and selling their artwork in a range of media, sizes and prices. Our vendors, performers and other participants tell us it’s their favorite.
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2019 Pittsburgh Summer Greek Festival Guide
June - September 2019
It’s a great tradition, and it’s here again: 47 days of Greek Festivals in the Pittsburgh region,
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Mattress Factory's 2019 Urban Garden Party: SOLSTICE
June 21, 2019
It's the longest day of the year, and we're celebrating the sun with an evening of ritualistic partying, featuring food and drink from dozens of the city’s best restaurants and bars.
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WYEP's Summer Music Festival
June 29, 2019
This year’s festival at Schenley Plaza features DeVotchKa, Cautious Clay, Clara Kent, Nevada Color, Elias Khouri and Pierce Dipner
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2019 Anthrocon Convention "Surf Pacific"
July 4 - 7, 2019
ANTHROCON is the world's largest convention for those fascinated with anthropomorphics, which are humanlike animal characters such as have fascinated mankind since the dawn of human imagination. We are a collection of artists, animators, writers, costumers, puppeteers, and just everyday fans who enjoy cartoon animals and their kin. Membership is open to any and all who like to imagine what it would be like if animals could walk and talk as we do -- and no, you do not have to wear a costume to attend!
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Night in the Tropics World Tour
National Aviary
July 13, 2019
The National Aviary's signature fundraiser, Night in the Tropics, returns in July with a vibrant new theme: Rio! Spice up your summer with this energetic party!
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Picklesburgh 2019
July 26 - 28, 2019
The Roberto Clemente Bridge in Downtown Pittsburgh transforms into Picklesburgh, highlighted by a giant flying Heinz pickle balloon, custom built by a team that also crafts balloons for Disney and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
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ReplayFX Arcade & Video Game Festival
August 1 - 4, 2019
Replay FX showcases the largest arcade in the world, featuring more than 1,000 classic arcade and pinball machines, hundreds of console systems ranging from the original Magnavox Odyssey to the XBox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and virtual reality systems, as well as PC gaming and tabletop.
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Deutschtown Music Festival
July 12 - 13, 2019
A FREE two-day indoor/outdoor music festival on the North Side of Pittsburgh
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Celebrate America PGH - Pittsburgh's 4th of July Fireworks
July 4, 2017
Pittsburgh's official 4th of July celebration featuring the EQT Flashes of Freedom fireworks.
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Outlaw Music Festival Pittsburgh
June 22, 2019
KeyBank Pavilion
Outlaw Music Festival featuring Willie Nelson, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dawes.
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Pittsburgh Summer Beerfest
July 12-13, 2019
Stage AE -  Pittsburgh, PA
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EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta
August 3-5, 2019
Music, Food, & Family Fun.Hey, whatever floats your boat!
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Lake Arthur Regatta
August 3 - 4, 2019
The Regatta at Lake Arthur is an annual 2-day regional event celebrated on Moraine State Park's South Shore the first weekend in August.
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BRITSBURGH 2019 - A Festival of Britain in Pittsburgh
September 2-8, 2019
The annual six-day Britsburgh Festival celebrates the long- standing connections between the Pittsburgh region and the United Kingdom. The Festival gives tens of thousands of people in the region an opportunity to enjoy a sense of Britain through music, films, discussions, teas, community-events, art, readings, beer, Shakespeare, tours, Dr. Who, and much more.
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The Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival
September 22, 2019
Kennywood Park
The annual celebration of the #CityofDumplings will feature our city’s favorite food from over two dozen restaurants, chefs, and pierogi purveyors who will be serving up hot and delicious pierogies, creative pierogi-inspired dishes, dessert pierogies and more!
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Pittsburgh Festival Opera
July 2019
Pittsburgh Festival Opera presents innovative opera, producing American works, reinterpretations of older works, and new works, for the widest possible audience.
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Memories Car Cruise Downtown New Castle

8/25/2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 AM Downtown New Castle East Washington St. New Castle, PA

Cars; classic,antique, vintage and street rods, music, 50\/50 raffle, basket auction, food vendors and performances by The Dorals and Jaggerz


8/25/2019 @ 1:00 pm - 12:00 AM Magee Recreation Center 745 Greenfield Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Join us for a fun, family-friendly afternoon of engaging activities and entertainment! There will be soccer fun, face painting, bounce houses, a 50\/50, gift basket raffle, food concessions and more. It’s an event for the entire family! Admission is free, so spread the word and invite your friends! All proceeds (food sales and basket raffle) will go to Beverly’s Birthdays, a Pittsburgh non-profit foundation which provides birthday celebrations for children experiencing homelessness and for families in-need.

8th Annual Pittsburgh Ukrainian Food Festival

9/6/2019 @ 11:00am - 12:00 AM - 9/7/2019 St. Peter & St. Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 220 Mansfield Blvd., Carnegie, PA 15106

On the 6 & 7th of September, 2019, The Parish of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church will host its 8th Annual Ukrainian Food Festival, featuring delicious homemade Ukrainian foods and pastries from our kitchen. Sit outside or enjoy our air-conditioned parish hall (handicap accessible). The Food Festival is Friday & Saturday from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm. Enjoy ethnic entertainment throughout the day on Saturday as well as a Church Talk “Praying with Icons” with Fr. John Charest at 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00 pm Take-out is available. MC\/Visa is accepted. SS Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 220 Mansfield Blvd., Carnegie, PA 15106 For further information, 412-527-5359

29th Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival

9/6/2019 @ 4:00 pm - 12:00 AM - 9/8/2019 The Lots at Sandcastle, The Lots at Sandcastle, 1000 Sandcastle Drive, West Homestead, PA 15120

Celebrate the richness of Ireland and discover Irish culture firsthand with live music, savory Irish food and world championship dancing at the 29th Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival (always the weekend after Labor Day) – now at The Lots at Sandcastle! Enjoy an authentic Irish marketplace, a wide selection of tasty Irish cuisine and Celtic brews, the extensive Leprechaun\'s Landing children\'s area, and four entertainment and cultural stages. Visit with Irish dogs, taste Irish and “Celtic Cousin” whiskeys and mead, throw axes, dance the jig, play the harp and Irish drum, learn the Irish language, and discover your Irish family tree! Friday, September 6 (4 pm - 11 pm) Saturday, September 7 (11 am - 11 pm) Sunday, September 8 (9 am - 5 pm) *Tickets are good for any day of the festival* Senior, military, student, and other discounted tickets are only available for purchase at the gate because ID must be shown. Regular Parking (available for purchase on site): $7 New Premium Parking (available for purchase here): $21

Shalom Pittsburgh’s 9th Annual Apples & Honey Fall Festival at The Waterfront

9/8/2019 @ 11:00AM - 12:00 AM The Waterfront at Homestead

Celebrate a Sweet New Year with apples and honey, crafts, activities, shofar making, vendors, and more starting at the 9th Annual Apples & Honey Fall Festival. The event is free and open to all ages, with new sensory-friendly and baby-friendly activities added for this year’s festival. Attendees will have the chance to win raffle prizes from the Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Steelers, and more! To register for the event, visit https:\/\/\/apples-honey\/. Pre-registered attendees will receive double the raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes. Location: The Waterfront Town Center Time: 11 – 2 p.m. Contact: Meryl Franzos 412-992-5204


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