Do you remember the 21st night of September? Come on, you know the words! Anyway, it’s that time of year, when pools close, classes open, and we all become obsessed with Fall. Summer’s end isn’t that bad after all. September is all sorts of unique, from Pierogi Fest to Zoo Brew, Ladyfest to Bitchcraft, check out our list of upcoming events!

Pittsburgh ZooBrew: Oktoberfest

Sept. 6 | Pittsburgh Zoo

Pittsburgh Events September
Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium

Go wild and enjoy 45 craft beer samples while you stroll through the Village, the Garden Tent, and PNC Pavilion. Devour the Bites from the Zoo’s exclusive caterer, Taste. And yes, there’s up close animal encounters–some animal exhibits include sea lions! The night also features live entertainment, bar-jutsu championship beer pong,complimentary beer sampling glass, and free parking. $53, $63 non member $63, $42 DD. 

Thrival Festival 2019

Sept. 18-20

Pittsburgh Events September
Photo Credit: Thrival Festival

The festival for humans, technology, culture, and community! Learn about the newest innovations and entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh, with guest speakers, interactive virtual reality, silent disco, pop-up theater, and a free music fest at Schenley Park. There’s a lot going on, and it’s going to blow your mind!


Sept. 20-22 | The Shop

Pittsburgh Events September
Photo Credit: Ladyfest Pittsburgh

All lady-fronted and lady-dominated acts! The three day DIY festival features seven different bands each night, from Buffalo to Brooklyn to the Burgh. Aside from performances at the Shop, Sunday also features acoustic sets at Hambone’s in Lawrenceville. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh. $10 All Ages. Check out the lineup here!

Brews in the Park

Sept. 21 | Kennywood

Pittsburgh Events September
Photo Credit: Kennywood

Ride some classic coasters and drink dozens of craft beers! Brews in the Park features DJ’s, local food trucks, and Kennywood food! Wait, you could have some drinks with potato patch fries! Oh, this could be something special!  $37.99, $19.99 DD ticket

Pierogi Festival

Sept. 22 | Kennywood 

Pittsburgh Events September
Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival

Delicious perogies all day long! Over two dozen restaurants will serve up amazing pierogies along with pierogi-inspired dishes and desserts. The festival also includes live music, sponsor giveaways, and activities.The place for the best pierogies is pierogi fest! #CityofDumplings $24, $12 ages 3-12.


Sept. 22 | David Lawrence Convention Center

Pittsburgh Events September
Photo Credit: Bitchcraft Fair

Spend your mabon with a day of artists, mystics, wines and spirits! Check out over 200 artists and mystics, delightful spirits (includes signature potion from the coven cocktail collection!), guest speaker Starla Moore, and meet your familiar. Halloween festivities for all ages! $10, Kids 10 and under are free.

David Alan Fashion Show “Meet Me At The Top”

Sept. 28 | Grandview Avenue Mt. Washington

Pittsburgh Events September
Photo Credit: David Alan Clothing

The 4th annual fashion show brings celebrity models to the runway, all benefitting a good cause! Each year gets bigger, with the upcoming show emulating from Grandview Avenue on Mt. Washington! Proceeds will be benefiting UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Cuddles for Kids Foundation. $100

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Josh McCann

Josh has been writing for Made in PGH since 2018, where he writes about upcoming events. He’s a Point Park University graduate and teaches high school English. In his free time you’ll find him playing guitar and writing new songs.

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