Decorate the sidewalks on the Northside, have brunch with a sloth, make paper from hop… August is a busy (and delicious!) month in Pittsburgh!
Thursday, August 3: Tipsy History – Women’s Spirited Past with Wigle Whiskey and Heinz History Center
Wigle Whiskey and the Heinz History Center are teaming up to explore some of the spirited women who helped shape America’s alcohol history. From colonial home distilling, to rough and tough bootleggers, and present-day producers, don’t miss this event. Tickets include the presentations, two drink tickets, and complimentary spirit and cider samples. A food truck will be on site.
Friday, August 4: Crafts & Drafts: Papermaking from Hops
Cheers to another great use for hops! Contemporary Craft is hosting a night that combines brewing and crafting. Using grains, fibers, and vines reclaimed from the brewing process, Contemporary Craft will instruct guests how to make homemade paper. Tickets include crafting supplies and two adult beverages, and are available online.
Saturday, August 5: Drinking Buddies: Pizza Party
Wigle Boilermakers and Driftwood Oven Pizza? You heard that right! For the August edition of their “Drinking Buddies” series, Wigle has invited Driftwood Oven for a day fun at the Barrelhouse on the Northside, including Wigle Boilermakers and pizza. More information can be found online.
Saturday, August 5: Pittsburgh VegFest 2017
Celebrate all things vegan with one of the Pittsburgh’s most popular food festivals. Eat vegan food, meet with animal welfare organizations, shops cruelty-free vendors and more! More information can be found in our write up of the event.
Sunday, August 6: Driftwood Oven 2nd Birthday with Blue Sparrow & Leona’s
Driftwood Oven is turning two and they are throwing a birthday party at Roundabout Brewery in Lawrenceville. Blue Sparrow and Leona’s ice cream sandwiches will also be on site, as well as beer from Roundabout. More information can be found online.
Friday, August 11 – Saturday, August 12: Beer & Food Round Up At Bay 4 with Helltown Brewing
Franktuary and Bay 4’s monthly beer and food truck roundup series returns this August with live music, beer from Helltown Brewing, and food from Pittsburgh Smokehouse, Franktuary, Edgars Best Tacos, Santa Fe Express, Evil Swine BBQ, and Pig Iron Public House. This event takes place all weekend. In addition to food and drink, there will be games and yoga. Admission is free and open to the public, and children and dogs are welcome. Find out more online.
Saturday, August 12: Wine, Spirits & FoodTruck Fest at Stage AE
Party outside at Stage AE this August for the Wine, Spirits and FoodTruck Fest’acualr! Dozens of local wineries and distilleries will be onsite for a day of food, drinks, and fun at outdoor portion of Stage AE. Food trucks at the event include Rogue BBQ, the Twisted Potato, Uncle Jim’s Donuts, Vagabond Taco and more! More information can be found online.
Saturday, August 12: Northside Chalk Walk
Take a tour of the local businesses on the Northside of Pittsburgh while making the neighborhood beautiful. Seven locations will have sidewalk chalk so guests can help decorate the city. There will also be food trucks, ice cream trucks and more! Participating locations include James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, Allegheny City Brewing, Wigle Whiskey, Scratch Food & Beverage, and Penn Brewery, among others. More information can be found online.
Sunday, August 13: Northside Brew Trolley
Tour four Northside breweries and a distillery while riding in a Pittsburgh trolley. Enjoy drinks at each location, and a delicious dinner after the fun. Stops include: War Streets Brewery, Penn Brewery, Southern Tier Brewery, Allegheny City Brewing, and Wigle Whiskey. Dinner (included) will be at Benjamin’s. Tickets can be purchased online.
Sunday, August 13: Pittsburgh Caribbean Seafood Fest
Enjoy reggae music and tons of Caribbean flavors at the Pittsburgh Caribbean Seafood Fess. Everything from crab to bisques, fish and chips, lobsters, oysters, mussels, scallops, crayfish and more will be present at this free event. There will also be clowns, face painters, and a jump house. More information can be found online.
Monday, August 14: Pittsburgh Restaurant Week Summer 2017
The summer edition of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week will take place during the second week of August. 39 local restaurants are participating in the “most delicious time of the year,” and providing special, discount menu deals for restaurant week. Full information on the deals can be found online.
Thursday, August 19: Namaste with Shu
Bottoms up for this boozy yoga event, hosted by Fun and Fearless Yoga and Shu Brew in the Zelienople Community Park. Tickets include a 60 minute yoga session, and a beer from Shu Brew. More information can be found online.
Saturday, August 19: 2017 Mountaineer Brewfest
Celebrate West Virginia’s finest craft and microbrews at the fourth annual Mountaineer Brewfest in Wheeling, West Virginia. General admission tickets include ten beer samples, and VIP tickets include a special beer and food pairing. The event will also feature a “Beer Garden” with live entertainment, and beer and food for purchase.
Sunday, August 20: Brunch with Valentino the Sloth
It’s time to brunch at the National Aviary with a very special guest, Valentino the Sloth. Enjoy a special meal catered by Atria’s, as well as kids activities and more. Call 412-258-9445 to make reservations, and find out more on the event page.
Monday, August 21: Drink Interpretations of Beyoncé’s Lemonade vs. JAY-Z’s 4:44
Copper And Kings American Brandy Company is hosting an event at Mixtape in Garfield entitled “The Mixt&pe.” For the event, guests can sample cocktails inspired by Beyoncé’s Lemonade album and JAY-Z’s 4:44. Mixtape’s Katie Molchan, and Butch and the Rye’s Kimber Weissert will be creating the cocktails for the event. More information can be found online.
Wednesday, August 23: “Brews for Views” at the West End Overlook
Scenic Pittsburgh is hosting their 4th Annual Brews for Views event on August 23rd at the West End Overlook. Experience some of the region’s best beers while enjoying great music, local food, and one of the best views of Pittsburgh. Tickets can be purchased online.
Wednesday, August 23: Preserving the Harvest Canning Workshop
Grow Pittsburgh is teaching a canning/jarring workshop. This event will teach guests how they can enjoy the summer harvest all throughout the year. Also learn to blanch and freeze seasonal vegetables. More information can be found online.
Thursday, August 24: Summer Smoothies Workshop
The Happy Vegan is teaching Pittsburgh that smoothies don’t need to be boring to be meat, dairy, egg, gluten and refined-sugar free. This class will demonstrate how to add delicious and nutrient-rich ingredients to your smoothies.Enjoy a guilt-free treat that is packed with superfoods. Register online for this event.
Saturday, August 26-28: Seven Springs Wine Festival 2017
It’s wine time at Seven Springs. Spread out over three days, guests can sample over 30 PA wineries, jam to local music, and take home a commemorative wine glass. Tickets for this event can be found online.
Saturday, August 26: Abita Crawfish Boil at Hough’s
In honor of their August brewery of the month (Abita Brewing in Louisiana), Hough’s is hosting a classic crawfish boil in the brewery. Munch on crawfish, potatoes, sausage, and more. All food will be boiled in beer, dumped on the table, and eaten family style. Bring old friends and make new ones at Hough’s. Tickets can be purchased online.
Sunday, August 27: Red, Ripe and Roasted Tomato and Garlic Festival
A sure sign of the season – a tomato and garlic festival at the Phipps! For the 13th year in a row, the Phipps is celebrating these two crops. Events include cooking demonstrations and tastings biggest, smallest and ugliest homegrown tomato contests, local vendors and much more. More information can be found online.
Sunday, August 27: Second Annual Endless Summer Luau
The Endless Summer Luau is back at the Biergarten at the Hotel Monaco. Featuring traditional Luau foods and island cocktails, guests will get lei’d and enjoy activities like coconut husking demonstration and ‘tattooing.’ Also enjoy traditional music, and a fire knife dance. Ticket sales will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Tickets can be purchased online.
Monday, August 28: Moos and Brews Pairing Class
Gluten-free folks will be happy to hear the next Moos and Brews class from Wheel & Wedge will be held at Aurochs Brewing Company, near Neville Island. Alix Hoylman, owner of Wheel and Wedge, will explain the pairings between her local cheese, and Aurochs Brewing’s gluten-free brews. Tickets can be purchased online.
Thursday, August 31 – September 4: 2017 Rib Fest and Kickoff
Ring in September at Heinz Field for the annual Pittsburgh Rib Fest. Live music, boxing, and a Pitt football game are all part of the entertainment, not to mention 14 rib vendors from across the country. Entrance to this event is free. More information can be found online.