With 2018 almost in the rear view mirror, it’s time to start looking ahead to 2019. What do we see in store for Pittsburgh in 2019? A ton of events and festivals!
Below we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite foodie events already on the schedule for next year. From the PGH Fermentation Festival to the Pittsburgh Wine Festival, put these dates in your brand new 2019 planner.
What festival or event are you looking forward to in Pittsburgh in 2019? Leave it in the comments below!
Food Festivals Coming to Pittsburgh in 2019:
Through March 25
The 57th Carnegie International art exhibition is currently underway at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Oakland! Observe a curated collection of pieces from 32 artists and collectives. Tour the show, and enjoy museum programming in honor of the exhibition, including the “FEAST” dinner series and Tam O’Shanter Drawing Sessions. More information can be found online.
Bloomfield Winter Market
Saturdays, January 5 – March 16
Pittsburgh’s beloved Bloomfield Saturday Market is back for the winter! Stop through for local food, beverages, and wares from a collection of regional purveyors. Held Saturdays from 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. off Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh Restaurant Week
The winter edition of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week will take place during the third week of January. Dozens of local restaurants are participating in the “most delicious time of the year,” and providing a special discounted menu deals for restaurant week. Full information on the deals can be found online.
Lunar New Year
Ring in the Year of the Earth Pig! Observe the Lunar New Year with OCA Pittsburgh through various events, including a traditional Mandarin- style multi course dinner with live performances. The Lunar New Year began in China more than 4,000 years ago and is widely observed in East and Southeast Asia. More information can be found online.
Follow OCA Pittsburgh for updated information on a full Lunar New Year celebrations/performances schedule.
I Made It! Mine 2019
Shop for your sweetie at The Block Northway for the 2019 I Made It! Mine vendor fair. Hunt down the perfect Valentine’s Day gift – this local market will feature over 60+ local artists. Find great gifts and discover new favorite local artists. More information online.
Pgh Fermentation Festival
Fermentation Festival is returning to Spirit in Lawrenceville! This popular event celebrates all things fermented, from sauerkraut to beer. Activities include: Kid’s SCOBY crafting, Mold Pageant, Fermenting with the Seasons interactive guide, Garden planning with local experts. Find more info online.
Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest
One of Pittsburgh’s favorite beer fests is back at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Over two days, guests can sample beers from 125 breweries from across the country. Tickets start at $45 per person, and there are a number of sessions to choose from. See more online.
5th Annual Black History Month Lecture
To honor Black History Month, the Heinz History Center is hosting their 5th Annual Black History Month Lecture. For 2019, the topic is “Black Power and Black Politics,” featuring Leonard Moore, Ph.D. Register online.
Vintage Pittsburgh 2019
Love vintage? Don’t miss this event! Presented in partnership with The Neighborhood Flea, stop by to discover vintage clothing & accessories, home decor, vinyl and more from various of local vendors.
Wine Shine ‘n Spirits ‘Pierogi Palooza
More than a dozen wine and distillery vendors will be handing out samples, plus there will be shopping from local vendors and event pagea pierogi buffet at the Wine Shine ‘ Spirits ‘Pierogi Palooza at the Hilton Garden Inn in Canonsburg. Tickets are $10 per person, and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit the .
PGH Vintage Mixer Home Show
The popular vintage show “PGH Vintage Mixer” is hosting a Home Show where attendees can shop a curated collection of authentic vintage and antiques wares, including furniture, home goods, vinyl, fashion, glassware, and more.
PGH Photo Fair
Held at the CMOA in the Hall of Sculpture, the PGH Photo Fair is a free and public art fair displaying a vast collection of photographers and photography styles and techniques.
Pittsburgh Wine Festival
For the 17th year in a row, the Pittsburgh Wine Festival is bringing a collection of wines from around the world to Heinz Field. There will be food, drinks, tons of fellow wine enthusiasts, and hundreds of expertly selected wines. Tickets can be purchased online.
2019 Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival
Mark your calendar for the 2019 Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival! Held at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino, dozens of the region’s best food trucks will be in attendance, as well as live music and entertainment, craft beer, wine, regional vendors, and more. Admission is free. More information online.
The Pittsburgh All-Star Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktail Festival
PNC Park is hosting their second craft beer, wine and cocktail festival, with more than 250 craft beer and wines, and the opportunity to mix and mingle at the Park – and walk the bases! Early-bird tickets are on sale now.
For the second year in a row, Fresh Fest is returning to Nova Place. Presented by The Drinking Partners podcast and Black Brew Culture, Fresh Fest is the nation’s first Black brew festival. The event will feature an expansive lineup of Black-owned breweries from around the country, as well as breweries collaborating with Black artists and entrepreneurs from Pennsylvania and beyond. More information online.
Little Italy Days
August 15 – 18
One of Pittsburgh’s most beloved food festivals. Featuring three stages of music and dozens of live acts! The dates for the 2019 Little Italy Days have already been announced. Stop through for activities like celebrity bocce, Miss Little Italy pageant, Italian Idol singing competition, and much more. Tons of Italian food and drink will be available for purchase during the event. Now a Pittsburgh tradition, Bloomfield’s Little Italy Days started in 2002 as a way to celebrate Bloomfield’s Italian heritage, and create a destination for Italian-themed entertainment and food in Pittsburgh. Little Italy Days
Corks & Kegs in Washington County
Get ready for two days of beer, wine, spirits, and food! Typically held at the Meadows Racetrack, Corks & Kegs is Washington County’s premiere craft beverage festival.The dates for the 2019 Corks & Kegs festival have already been announced. Over dozens of breweries, wineries, and spirit companies will be on site at the event. Multiple food trucks will also be in attendance, as well as various regional vendors. Admission is typically free. More information online.
Light up Night 2019
Pittsburgh’s annual Light Up Night is held the Friday before Thanksgiving. Stroll through Downtown and watch the city come alive with Holiday Spirit. Food, vendors, and performers are scattered around the entire Downtown area.
Krampusnacht in Market Square
For the past few years, Pittsburgh has been celebrating Krampus Night in Market Square. Thi s ancient European holiday joins the merriment at the People’s Gas Holiday Market. Krampus will be joining St. Nicholas, and dispensing coal and the ruten bundles to bad children. Follow Krampus in Pittsburgh for updates on the 2019 edition of this celebration.
Did we forget your favorite festival? Don’t fret! Leave it in the comments below.
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