March is all about the beginning of Spring (yes!), daylight savings (no more darkness!), and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The air is getting warmer–feel the joy! From the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show to the St. Pats Parade to the Cocktail Classic–here’s our guide to March events! 

Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

March 6-15 | David L Lawrence Convention Center

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The ultimate home and garden experience! Get ready for over 10 acres of literally everything possible for your home. This event gets bigger every year, with the shows divided into 4 different areas–the garden pavillion, construction and remodeling center, home interior galleries, kitchen and cooking collection. Some highlights for this year’s event include dream homes, kitchen ideas, and garden resources. And yes, there’s farm to table products along with local wine! Enjoy! Purchase tickets here. $10 adults. $4 children 6-12. Free under 6.  

Pittsburgh Tattoo Expo 

March 6-8 | Sheraton Hotel Station Square

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Tattoos, art, body piercing, and live entertainment merge together for the 4th annual tattoo expo. Bleed black and gold with over 200 artists, including some of the best in the industry and Pittsburgh, providing some really cool styles. Stars from Ink Master and Tattoo Nightmares will be there too, along with contest giveaways throughout the weekend. Get some ink! Tickets $25 per day, sold at the door.

St Practice Day, Pierogi Contest & Pub Tour

March 7, 1-7pm | Southside

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Who knew practicing could be so much fun?! Your ticket gets you $1 pierogies, admission to all participating restaurants, discount specials, and the “Green Mojo,”official shot of the tour. The event benefits multiple charities. $15

Speakeasy After Dark

March 13, 6-10pm | Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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The roaring 20’s are back! You can celebrate by dressing up in 1920’s costumes, all the while tasting popular cocktails from that time, learning about scientific discoveries, banned books, controversies, and the Pirates 1925 World Series win. The Alcohol House, featuring amphibians and reptiles, will be open too! Bar is cash only. $15 Advance, $20 Door

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 14th, 10am | Downtown 

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Break out all the green attire you have! The Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the largest and best parades in the country. The fun begins at 10am in downtown Pittsburgh along Grant Street and the Boulevard of the Allies. Pretty much every bar in the city will have celebrations going strong all day long. Time to celebrate!

Pittsburgh’s Wine ‘n Shine Pierogi Palooza

March 15, 11am-4pm | Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe

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It’s all in the name! Kick off your morning with all the wine and pierogies. Sample over a dozen local wineries–and be sure to have the delicious pierogi palooza buffet. Local shopping vendors will be on hand as well. What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! $10 online, $15 door

Pittsburgh Cocktail Classic

March 27, 6-10pm | Pennsylvanian

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The Cocktail Classic returns to the Pennsylvanian! Your ticket gets you 12 craft cocktail tastings, along with light fare available for purchase and a DJ. Enjoy the best mixologists from local restaurants, distilleries, and bars. Proceeds from the event will benefit the 412 Food Rescue. $45 GA ticket, $20 Designated Driver 

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

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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