Can we say that the holidays have begun?! Of course we can! Aside from stringing lights, shopping, and watching Hallmark movies—-there are also a bunch of events to check out! Some of which include the Pet Expo, Turkey Trot, Cardigan Day, and more! Here’s a roundup of things to do in November.

Pittsburgh Vegan Expo & Convention

11/9, 10am | Monroeville Convention Center

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Photo Credit: Choose Veg

The biggest vegan event in Pittsburgh moves to the Monroeville Convention Center! There’s a bunch of different things to experience: guest speakers, food and gift vendors, belly dancers, vegan gingerbread house, pumpkin carving, and more. $5 adults, kids 16 and under are free.

Bridal Expo

11/10, 12pm – 5 pm | David Lawrence Convention Center

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Plan your wedding with professionals in literally every aspect for the big day, with prize giveaways, bridal fashion shows, live DJ and band demo’s. Like they say, it’s the party before the party! Admission is free with online registration or $10 at the door.

WQED Cardigan Day


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Photo Credit: Be My Neighbor Day

In a tribute to Fred Rogers, Kindness Day is the chance to show your kindness! All you have to do is wear a cardigan. Tell your friends and co-workers because you haven’t seen this many cardigans since the 90’s! And make sure to share it on social media #CardiganDay, and tag WQED. 

Pet Expo

11/15 – 11/17 | David Lawrence Convention Center

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Photo Credit: PGH Pet Expo

This is a pet lover’s dream! The largest pet expo on the east coast features Dachshund races, diving dogs, cat show, grooming competition, pet costume contest, and exotic birds. There will be tons of vendors as well. Bring your pet, adopt a new one! But seriously, how do those dogs dive that far?! Friday is half price night $5, GA $10

Light Up Night


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Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tis the season! The official kickoff for all things merry and bright includes live music, fireworks, magic, ice skating, Market Square shopping village, and so much more. Get downtown, get in the spirit!

YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Turkey Trot


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Photo Credit: PIttsburgh Post-Gazette

Help those in need and feel healthy! The annual Turkey Trot features the MedExpress 1 mile family fun run/walk, UPMC health plan 5k turkey trot, and Pittsburgh Pirates 5 mile turkey trot. The family event helps to support the effort to provide food security to children, families, individuals and seniors. The goal is 10,000 pounds of donated food! #turkeytrotpgh

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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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