The annual Pittsburgh Labor Day parade has sadly been cancelled this year but don’t fret! There’s still plenty of fun to be had in the ‘burgh this Labor Day weekend and we have rounded up a list of events for you and your loved ones to safely enjoy!

Ribfest at Heinz Field: All Labor Day Weekend

Kick off your Labor Day weekend with some yummy BBQ eats from some of the best restaurants across the country at the annual Ribfest held at Heinz Field starting September 2 through the 6th. For a full list of the festival schedule along with food vendors check out our most recent article

Pittsburgh Soul Food Fest, A Soulful Taste of the Burgh: September 2nd – 5th

The good eats continue at the annual Pittsburgh Soulfood fest held in downtown Pittsburgh. This family friendly event will have live music, vendors, a kids fun zone, fitness activities, prominent speakers from the community, and most importantly a soul food showcase! All events take place at Market Square and along Third and Fourth Avenue from 5:00. to 10:00 p.m. September 2nd to the 5th.

Beers of the Burgh Festival: September 4th

You are invited to celebrate your love for local beers with access to over 50 of the area’s best brewers at the 7th Annual Beers of the Burgh Festival. Enjoy an unlimited variety of ales, ciders and more, that are exclusive to the 412 and beyond. Breweries in attendance include known favorites such as 412 Brewery, Arsenal Cider House, Eleventh Hour Brewing Co.*, Southern Tier Brewing, and much more! You can also use your beer to wash down a bite to eat from these participating food trucks; Pittsburgh Smokehouse, Progression Bistro, Pittsburgh Sandwich Society, MR Bulgogi, Brisketburgh, Taqueria El Pastorcito, Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, and Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream. The event will take place at the Carrie Furnace, a former blast furnace located in Swissvale, PA.

Pittsburgh Water Lantern Festival: September 5th

Tickets are still on sale for the Pittsburgh Water Lantern Festival at Allegheny Commons Park starting at 5:00 p.m. Each ticket includes a wristband for entry into the festival area with access to food trucks, a floating lantern kit, led candle, commemorative drawstring bag, marker, and lantern retrieval and water clean up. Bring those who are special to you and capture the moment forever when you release your specially designed lantern into the river. Lanterns will be designed at 7:30 and launched from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event will also offer music and other fun activities.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Rebecca Hansborough

Rebecca is a Pittsburgh transplant of five years with experience in content writing, social media management, public relations, web editing, and much more. Her passion for food inspired her to create an Instagram based food blog that shares a combination of local cuisine and homemade meals. When she’s not focusing on food, she also enjoys the Pittsburgh arts and entertainment scene, from Broadway shows, music festivals, to gallery crawls. She is excited to share her love for all things Pittsburgh with future readers!

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