The dog days of summer are here, and Pittsburgh events are heating up from food and music festivals to car shows and more. After catching suntans and chilling by the poolside, be sure to hit up these can’t-miss, unique events this July.
Just follow the giant Heinz pickle balloon! Picklesburgh, free to the public, keeps growing larger and larger each year thanks to the rise and brine pioneering of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.
This year, catch the festival on the Boulevard of the Allies, with its legendary Heinz pickle balloon flying high above PPG Plaza from Friday, July 21st – Sunday, July 23rd. There’ll be more than 50 vendors, live music, a pickle juice drinking contest hosted by YaJagoff!, and more. It’s going to be a dill-icious time!
From Thursday, July 13th – Saturday, July 15th at Point State Park, expect three FREE days of live music! They’re ready to showcase the best of the best, featuring nationally-acclaimed black music artists.
There will be jazz and gospel, as well as soul and R&B, along with food vendors and cultural activities. Join the fun, and don’t forget your lawn chair!
Events, parties, racers, Schenley car shows! The Pittsburgh Vintage Gran Prix motorsport extravaganza will be celebrating its 41st year with a 10-day festival from Friday, July 14th – Sunday, July 23rd.
As racers zip through Schenley Park, walk around to enjoy local vendors and showstopping displays of cars from all periods of time.
In its second year, the Wildflower Festival hosted by Freedom Farms will let attendees pick their own wildflowers! Enjoy a day on its farm with fun for the entire family from Saturday, July 15th – Sunday, July 16th.
$10 admission grants attendees to ride on tractors to beautiful, color-blasted flower fields. Pick sunflowers, zinnias, snapdragons, and gomphrena! Freedom Farms will also have its animal barn, pony rides, swings, sunflower maze, corn pit, hay mountain, and tractor tire playground open for all.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.