Rediscover Pittsburgh
Rediscover Pittsburgh
Rediscover Pittsburgh

Say goodbye to seasonal depression because there’s a lot to do in January. These upcoming events showcase Pittsburgh restaurant week, pancakes, booze, and a chance to get Hamilton tickets! Walk through a house made of ice blocks on display in Market Square! The annual fundraiser helps to support families in need of heat during the winter months. All donations collected will receive a dollar-for-dollar match from partnering utility companies.

January 2019

Jan 5

Mikey and Big Bob take over Seven Springs

The hilarious Kiss 96.1 morning hosts Mikey and Big Bob take over Seven Springs for an all day bash.The freak show party begins at the Foggy Goggle at 4pm, where you can discuss some Florida stories over drinks. Afterwards you can slide down the slopes during the snow tubing party!

Jan 1

Hamilton

Ok, this is the toughest ticket in town, and every show is sold out. But there is still hope for tickets! Two days before each show there will be forty tickets available in the lottery system. It’s worth a shot! January 1st - 27th

Jan 14

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

The event celebrates the variety of restaurants in Pittsburgh, with over 40 local businesses featuring new dishes, special menus, and discounted meals. Check out your favorite restaurant, or discover a new one! January 14th - 20th

Jan 19

Women's March

The Women’s March is back for its third year in a row! The event organizers have said that this year's event will “show the world that Pittsburgh is a city full of champions that are committed to Building Bridges Stronger than hate.” The event kicks off at Grant Street and ends at Market Square, which will have speakers and more.

Jan 19

Pancakes and Booze

If you like art, booze and pancakes then this is your event. During the night you can check out over 350 pieces of local artwork on display while enjoying craft beer and cocktails. And free pancakes. Yes, there is a free pancake bar!

Jan 25

Cool down for Warmth

Walk through a house made of ice blocks on display in Market Square! The annual fundraiser helps to support families in need of heat during the winter months. All donations collected will receive a dollar-for-dollar match from partnering utility companies.

Jan 26

NFL Play 60 Training Camp

Exercising is good, and you can’t stay inside all winter. Train like a pro in the mini NFL combine with passing drills, 40-yard dash, and much more. You can also meet local athletes, win prizes, and have full access to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Free for kids ages 17 and under.

December

Dec 2

A Concert for Unity

Country superstar act Dan+Shay will headline the Star 100.7 show, with all proceeds going to the Tree of Life Synagogue. The duo scored a major hit with the pop country anthem “Tequila.” Doors open at 1pm. Show starts at 2pm.

Dec 8

Handmade Arcade-The Cutting Edge of Craft

Pittsburgh’s largest independent craft fair is back! The annual event showcases over 180 craft- based artist and designers. Free!

Dec 14

12 Bars of Charity

Support local charities and enjoy a bar crawl. Sign us up! The $30 ticket includes a charity sweatshirt, free shuttle rides to each bar, drink specials, and $10 donation to the charity of your choice.

Dec 18

Tree of Life Concert

Grammy award winning artist and Mount Lebanon’s own Daya comes home to headline the Tree of Life Concert. The lineup also includes indie rock act Low Cut Connie and Pittsburgh’s iconic house rocker Joe Grushecky. The show benefits the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh’s Victims of Terror Fund $25

The Nutcracker

Enjoy the classic story performed by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, which includes spectacular scenes, dozen of dancers and over 150 customs. Tickets $28-$112.

Dec 29

Girls Night Out Wine Party

Spend a few hours enjoying three wines and paired appetizers, while also learning about why they are paired, with food and drink presentations. Drink, learn, and make new friends!

Dec 31

Sienna Mercato NYE

The rooftop will be an amazing backdrop to bring in the new year. The event includes a photo booth, DJ, champagne luge, balloon drop, and bubbly toast at midnight. $90 general admission,$130 gets you 5 premium drink tickets. Prizes and giveaways too!

Dec 31

Highmark First Night NYE

Celebrate in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh with live music, local artwork, parades, comedy and much more!

Dec 31

City Works NYE

Countdown to 2019 with an open bar from 9pm-1am. There’s also passed appetizers, video DJ on the big screens, champagne toast and $100 prize for best dressed!

Dec 31

Revel and Roost NYE

Dinner reservations are strongly recommended, and open bar packages include call drinks, domestic brews, house wine and light appetizers. $10 general admission, $60 open bar.

Dec 31

Ten Penny NYE

Dinner reservations are strongly recommended, and open bar packages include call drinks, domestic brews, house wine and light appetizers. $10 general admission, $60 open bar.

Dec 31

Steel Cactus | Southside, Shadyside, Southpointe, South Hills

Celebrate the end of 2018 with some tequila and margaritas. Limited open bar tickets are available from 9pm-midnight. $20 general admission, $65 open bar.

Dec 31

New Years Eve Punk Blow Out

NEW YEARS EVE PUNK BLOW OUT! With Ramones Mania - Ramones Cover Band, Kim Phuc - Post-Punk Maniacs, Psycho Baits, Wisteria - Post-Punk Demo Release, and DJ Erica Scary! @ Babyland

November

Nov 3

Wings and Wildlife Art Show

Art inspired by wildlife! More than 40 talented artists contribute to many unique hand made pieces. Shop for wildlife gifts including jewelry, wearable textiles, ceramics and more. You can also get your craft on with creating ‘make and take’ bird themed crafts, block prints and buttons. Ticket is included with Aviary admission.

Nov 3

Cystic Fibrosis Passion for Wine

Sample fine wines and enjoy signature cuisine from the city’s top chefs, all the while supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. And don’t forget about the exciting live auction!

Nov 4

Creatively Pittsburgh

This is for the creative person at heart. The unique pop-up vendor fair features handmade gifts from many of your favorite local vendors, including Made in PGH! Authors will be on hand for mini talks throughout the day, some of which include self publishing and branding your own business. Free!

Nov 9

Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer

Let’s get vintage! For this unique event, more than two dozen of the best regional vintage sellers will be on hand, selling vintage fashion, vinyl, furniture, pottery and so much more. You can beat the crowd on Friday night with a pre party pass for $15, which gets you in both days. Saturday is the main mixer, which is $5. Kids under 12 are free. All tickets will be sold at the door.

Nov 9

52 Up Close

Magician Lee Terbosic closes out his successful weekend year run of shows at the Hotel Monaco. The two night grand finale features Terbosic performing insane sleight of hand, mind reading, and illusions which will leave you wondering what the heck just happened?! Experience this night of magic up close!

Nov 11

Bridal and Wedding Expo

The wedding planning has begun! Prepare for the big day and check out everything you need for the perfect wedding! All the latest trends will be there, and wedding professionals will help you pick out your bridal gowns, invitations, photographers, and so much more.

Nov 16

Pittsburgh Light Up Night

The holiday season is here, and there’s plenty of things to do on light up night. You can enjoy the Christmas Market shops in Market Square, skate around the ice rink at PPG Place, and stop by the Made in PGH booth to check out our new merch! Come say hi and celebrate the season downtown!

Nov 18

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer has become one of the most popular comedians in the past few years, writing and starring in two movies, hosting SNL, and performing her hilarious stand up routine across the country. And now her massive tour hits Heinz Hall. The outspoken comedian brings her topical routine to the stage, taking on celebrity culture, feminism and gun control. Limited number of seats left.

Nov 23

Kevin Hart

One of the biggest stars on the planet will make his stop in Pittsburgh at PPG Arena. Hart is in every movie possible these days, and his current stand up tour has been selling out arenas across the world. It will be awesome to see him get back to where it all started: stand up comedy.

Nov 23

Phipps Holiday Magic:Let it Glow!

The Phipps winter light garden turns into a winter wonderland. This years winter light garden will shine with tree’s, a tunnel of lights, and an all new ice tower display. Also new to the event- displays of holiday trees and signature floral delights, which includes orchids and 2,000 poinsettias.

October

Oct 5

Rock Steelers Style 2018: A Signature Night

Pittsburgh Steelers suit up with their families, along with American Idol Finalist Gabby Barrett, who will perform at the show. The black and gold event supports UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program and Cancer Caring Center. $200-$500

Oct 6

Sienna Mercato - IlTetto - Octoberfest

The rooftop bar at Sienna Mercato will be transformed into Octoberfest, featuring Sam Adams samplings, Bavarian themed food and a stein hoist competition. Enjoy the view and the beer! | 4-7pm

City Works

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Market Square with beer infused-food and Oktoberfest brews, including German lagers, along with seasonal food and craft beers. You won’t want to miss this one! | Through October 7th

Soergels Orchards

Everything is here if you want the full Fall experience: pumpkin picking, apple picking, hayrides, food, drinks, horse drawn wagon rides. Adults can enjoy the wine. The kids can enjoy the pony rides.There is something for everyone! | Every weekend in October

Oct 13

Maggie’s Farm Anniversary Party

Five is the theme as Maggie’s Farm celebrates five years of making Rum in Pittsburgh. The party will be held under the 31st Bridge. Five live bands, five food trucks, five different beers, and five different rum cocktails for only, you guessed it, $5 each! $5 adv, $10/door | October 13th | 3pm-10pm | 31st Bridge

Oct 19

Myspace Night Dance Party

Dance to your favorite music from the Myspace era at Brillobox. Get nostalgic and add some friend requests, or adjust your top 8. Either way it’s going to be lit like 2006. | Brillobox | 10pm-2am | $5

Oct 20

Monster Pumpkin Festival

Giant Pumpkins everywhere! No really, these pumpkins are biggest you’ll ever see. There’s even rowing competitions in these giant pumpkins. Not to mention, master pumpkin carving. And the coolest thing about it, giant pumpkins dropped from cranes! You have to see this in person! | Northshore | Free

Oct 26

SouthSide Creep N Crawl

The second annual bar crawl through Carson Street includes a complimentary cocktail. Are you tired of waiting in line? The ticket will get you a free entry/skip the line for passes for Foxtail, Skybar, Local Bar, Kitchen and Steel Cactus. Drink specials up to 40% off for each venue. Let the bar crawl begin! | 9pm - 2am

Oct 27

Empath's Sober Halloween Bash

Empath's 1st Sober Halloween Costume Bash! Filled with live music, a DJ, tasty house-made non-alcoholic mixed drinks, food and snacks, prizes, tarot, vendors and more!! The Shop - Homewood will be filled with vibes for a haunting, fun and social night out!

September

Aug 30

Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival

The unofficial end of summer kicks off with five days of ribs, music, and more ribs the weekend of August 30th - September 3rd. The Clarks will headline Saturday night, and admission is free for each day. If you want to work off the food, Sunday’s activities include the Steelers 5k race, Fitness Walk, and kid’s kickoff run.

Sep 7

Pittsburgh Irish Festival-Riverplex

The slogan for the festival is “Step into Ireland,” and they mean it! If you want Irish music, food, beer, and art--you’ve come to the right place! New activities for this year’s festival include Celtic Axe Throwing, along with a Taste of Ireland, where fans can sample and purchase foods made in Ireland! Tickets- $12/Advanced

Sep 13

The Wine Opener-Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Spend the evening at Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at the Priory, sampling wine and spirits, with food from top local restaurants. There’s also live entertainment, a silent auction, and a wall of wine. Try them all? Yes please! Tickets-$75

Sep 21

Third Annual David Alan Fashion Show

Pittsburgh’s own entrepreneur David Alan will be showcasing his latest men’s fashion line for what is sure to be one of the biggest parties of the year. The first two years were a huge success, generating over $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. This years celeb list includes superstars from the WWE, along with Pittsburgh Steelers, who will walk the runway on Grandview Avenue on Mt. Washington. Tickets-$150

Sep 25

Justin Timberlake - PPG

JT spent his summer playing shows in Europe, and now the man of the woods returns to PPG for the second time this year. Known for his high energy performances, Timberlake will bring a full band with him, complete with a stage in the middle of the floor. We can’t stop the feeling, but we can see one of the best live performers of today. Tickets $49-$225

Sep 29

Maroon 5 - PPG

Dirty looks from your Mother! That song was inescapable during this past summer, and it’s sure to be performed when Adam Levine and company hit PPG in support of their Red Pill Blues Tour, playing classic hits along with new tracks from their sixth studio album. Great opening act alert: Julia Michaels, who scored a worldwide hit with her song “Issues,” kicks off the show. Tickets $47-$190

Sep 29

Ed Sheeran - PNC Park

The stadium lights will shine when Ed Sheeran brings his global tour to PNC Park. All he needs is a acoustic guitar and he can entertain an entire stadium, with a passionate fan base that sings along to every word. When Sheeran sings “Perfect,” he might be talking about the city skyline backdrop. Tickets $39-$119

August

Aug 1

Clean Cosmetics @ East End Food Coop

What's lurking in your cosmetics products? Make a healthy and clean DIY cosmetic, gain a greater understanding of product labeling, including top ingredients to avoid, and learn how to make safe and healthy consumer decisions.

Aug 5

1st Annual Pittsburgh LGBTQ Wedding Expo

Enjoy a beautiful afternoon with us at the Pittsburgh Marriott North! You & your fiancée will have the opportunity to connect with a diversity of local LGBTQ-friendly wedding professionals, meet other couples, sample food, indulge in a cocktail... and plan the details of Your Own Special Day.

Aug 12

Crosstown Cookout

In it's third year of serving up outdoor cookout realness, this epic day party is bringing you the best of summer in Pittsburgh, dahn on the Mon Warf.

Aug 16

Little Italy Days in Bloomfield

Pittsburgh is a meatball town, and this 4-day long Italian festival in Bloomfield will prove it to you. Happening through Sunday the 189h, you'll bare witness to 3 stages, 30 acts, a Bocce competition (trust us, more exciting that you think), Italian Idol, and a pasta-eating competition.

Aug 24

7 Springs Wine Festival

3 days, 30+ wineries to sample, bands *and* vendors? We're there.

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