Rib Fests, Beer Fests, Little Italy Days, the Three Rivers Regatta… what isn’t going on in Pittsburgh this August?
Friday, August 3 – Sunday, August 5
EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta
You gotta regatta! It’s one of the best times of the year to be a Pittsburgher – regatta weekend! At the Three Rivers Regatta, you’ll find food and drink vendors, a jet ski stunt show, powerboat races, and more.
Rib & Wing Festival at Seven Springs
Get sauced at the Rib & Wing Festival at Seven Springs, with mouth-watering ribs and wings cooked by award-winning BBQers from all over the country. There will also be live music, a beer garden, kid’s activities and more. Admission is $7 for adults, and food and drinks are pay-as-you-go. See more online.
Saturday, August 4
VegFest is back on August 4, celebrating all things vegan. Now in its fourth year, VegFest will be held in Allegheny Commons Park, bringing vegan food suppliers, as well as animal organizations and cruelty-free vendors together. See more online.
Rivertowne Brewing Rhythm & Brews 2018
This all-ages, outdoor event will take place at the Tall Trees Amphitheater in Monroeville, and will feature an extensive craft beer garden, food trucks (including La Palapa, PGH Pizzxa Truck, and Graeter’s Ice Cream), live music, art and more. Tickets range from $10 to $50, and can be purchased online.
Saturday, August 4 – Sunday, August 5
Summer Harvest Festival at Soergel Orchards
Soergel Orchards is introducing a new Summer Harvest Festival this year, which will feature all event pageof their best summer produce, including peaches and berries. There will be an open-air farmers market on the porch of McIntosh Hall, tractor rides, games and activities, and lots of family fun. Find out more on the .
Sunday, August 5
Taste of Lawrenceville
Celebrate all things Lawrenceville at this special festival, which will feature tasty bites and drinks from the neighborhood’s best restaurants and bars. The event is free to attend, and all food and drinks are pay-as-you-go. For more information, visit the event page.
Brews & BBQ at Freedom Farms
Butler’s Freedom Farms is hosting a Brews & BBQ event, featuring a farm-fresh dinner on the farm, paired with local Pennsylvania craft beers. Tickets are $50 a person, and more information can be found on the event page.
Thursday, August 9
PGH City Paper’s Best of Pittsburgh Event
You voted on the best food and drinks that Pittsburgh has to offer, and now you get to enjoy them all in one place! Pittsburgh City Paper is throwing a Best of Pittsburgh Event at Nova Place, which will feature samples from the paper’s Best Restaurants nominees, plus cocktails, live music, and more. Tickets start at $45.
Friday, August 10
Poured in PA Screening and Q&A at East End Brewing
A new documentary about craft beer in Pennsylvania called Poured in PA will be screened at East End Brewing Company, and there will also be a discussion with the filmmakers. Tickets to the event are $10, and also include a beer.
Saturday, August 11
PNC All-Star Craft Beer, Wine & Cocktail Festival
PNC Park is hosting a massive beer, wine and cocktail festival, which will include drink samples, live music, outdoor games, food vendors and more! Tickets start at $45, and include admission to the event, unlimited samples from 300+ breweries and distilleries, a keepsake sampling glass, and a voucher for two tickets to a Pirates game. Tickets can be purchased online.
Fresh Fest Black Beer Festival
The Drinking Partners podcast and Mike Potter of Black Brew Culture are teaming up for this Fresh Fest festival at Threadbare Cider with 30 breweries (15 of them are Black-owned), which will include a keepsake sample glass, unlimited pours of 80+ different beers and ciders, live music and more. Tickets start at $45, and can be purchased online.
Crawl for a Cause
This charity bar crawl allows you to enjoy great brews for a great cause. Crawl for a Cause is a bar crawl through Lawrenceville that will raise money to benefit CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. Registration is at 2:00 p.m., and participating bars include Belvederes Ultra-Dive, Franktuary Lawrenceville, New Amsterdam, Round Corner Cantina, Eleventh Hour Brewing Co., and more. Tickets are $30, and attendees will gain access to food and drink specials at all participating bars and restaurants. Find out more on the event page.
Millvale Brew Fest
Millvale is hosting its 12th annual Brew Festival at the Millvale Riverfront Park. The event will feature two sessions (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.), and will include beer, live music, and a bottomless souvenir glass for sampling brews. General admission tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. For more information, visit the event page.
Sunday, August 12
Crosstown Cookout on the Mon Wharf
Enjoy tons of live music, plus some of Pittsburgh’s favorite food trucks, handcraft cocktails, and artist vendors at this all-out bash on the Mon Wharf. Tickets start at $20 and include entrance to the event.
The Neighborhood Flea
The August edition of the Neighborhood Flea will feature a jam-packed market, with local vendors selling everything from vintage wares, crafts, handmade food products, and food trucks.
Monday, August 13
90’s Cocktail Dinner with Home at the Smallman Galley
Head back in time to the 1990’s at this special event with Home, one of the newest restaurant concepts at Smallman Galley. Tickets to this 90’s-themed cocktail party are $59 and will include food pairings, two cocktails and snacks. See more on the event page.
Monday, August 13 – Sunday, August 19
Pittsburgh Restaurant Week
The summer edition of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week will feature dozens of local restaurants participating with special, discounted menus all week long. Restaurants include Pork & Beans, Revel + Roost, Superior Motors, Station and more.
Thursday, August 16 – Sunday, August 19
Little Italy Days in Bloomfield
There will be four days of fun in Bloomfield at the neighborhood’s annual Little Italy Days! The festival will include celebrity bocce, a Miss Little Italy pageant, an Italian Idol singing competition, street food, drinks, and much more. See more online.
Friday, August 17
Riveria Dolce Party at the Pier
Riverlife’s annual gala takes place on Friday, August 17 at the North Shore Amphitheater at Rivers Casino. The event will feature Amalfi Coast-inspired food and drinks, and guests will be able to take complimentary skyline cruises from the Gateway Clipper. Tickets range from $80 to $250.
21+ Beer Night at the Carnegie Science Center
It’s an all-beer night (for adults only!) at the Carnegie Science Center! Enjoy samples of beers from local breweries, like Penn Brewery, Fury Brewing Company, Eleventh Hour Brewing Co., and more. There will also be presentations on the science of beer, giant beer pong games, a stand-up comedy show, and lots more. Tickets are $24 and can be purchased online.
Alfresco Italian Garden Dinner
Fern Hollow Nature Center is hosting this special dinner event, which will include a fresh, simply prepared Italian meal on the Nature Center’s lawn. The event is BYOB, and tickets start at $80.
August 18 – September 23 (weekends only)
Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
The return of the annual Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival is upon us! Head to the festival grounds for Renaissance-themed games and shows, plus lots of classic Renaissance festival food and drink. Tickets are available online.
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. Tickets are available online.
Friday, August 24 – Sunday, August 26
Seven Springs Wine Festival
The Seven Springs Wine Festival will feature dozens of wineries serving samples of wine from all over Pennsylvania. The festival will also include a variety of craft vendors, live music, wine seminars and more. Tickets start at $25, and can be purchased online.
Saturday, August 25
The Science of Candy Making
Head to the Millvale Public Library for the Science of Candy Making, a scientific event geared toward children ages 7 & up. Students will learn about melting points, crystallization, and how to make some delicious treats. More information can be found on the event page.
The Great Lawrenceville Market Fair
This special edition of the weekly Lawrenceville Farmers Market will feature a mini-county fair them, with family-friendly activities, a community chicken parade, and county fair competitions open to everyone, including the Best Home Baked Pie, Best Jam/Jelly, Largest Crop and more. See more on the event page.
Sunday, August 26
Wags & Whiskey at Wigle Whiskey
Wigle Whiskey’s Barrelhouse is hosting a dog-friendly happy hour with Camp Bow Wow and Biggie’s Bullies. Bring your pup to enjoy special cocktails and a food truck on-site. See more on the event page.
Raw Vegan Dinner Series at Heirloom Superfoods Market
Chef Jessica Lewis is hosting this raw vegan dinner with Heirloom Superfoods Market, which will feature cold-pressed cocktails, snacks, and a raw vegan dinner. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased online.
Wednesday, August 29 – Sunday, September 2
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church “Taste of Greece” Festival
For over 40 years, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church on the North Side has been hosting a Greek food festival. They’ll be featuring classic Greek dishes like spanakopita, baklava, and Greek pastries, too. More information can be found on the event page.