September Events in Pittsburgh

Rib Fest

Thursday, August 31 – Monday, September 4
Heinz Field
Welcome to the Kickoff and Rib Festival at Heinz Field, where t’s all about family! You’ll find food and fun for all ages.

RANT 2017

Friday, September 1 – Sunday, September 3
Bay 4
RANT is gathering in the Pgh neighborhood of Lawrenceville and presenting to you Pittsburgh’s musical talents. They invite you to gather in the spirit of peace and love, enjoy the sounds, maybe find a new favorite or check out those you know of.

American Idol Auditions

Sunday, September 3 7:00AM-5:00PM
Bakery Square
American Idol auditions are coming to Pittsburgh! They’re looking for the next big music superstar, is it you? Come on out, we can’t wait to see you there!

Zoo Brew: Oktoberfest

Friday, September 8 6:00-9:00PM
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
New This Fall – more animals! Travel along the Forest Passage and African Savanna pathways all the way up to The Islands as you enjoy the best craft beer around. Take in the view of tigers, Amur leopards, giraffes, and siamangs and sway to the music. Your ticket includes over 60 breweries, delicious bites, live entertainment, and a tasting mug.

Party in the Tropics

Friday, September 8 7:00-11:00PM
Phipps Conservatory
Gather your friends and head to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for a healthy dose of revelry and rejuvenation as our Tropical Forest Conservatory transforms into one of the city’s most unique nightspots. At this reoccurring party, you can make our paradise your own as you indulge in sweet and savory morsels, taste unique cocktails and seasonal beer selections, dance to the beats of a live DJ, and unwind amidst lush greenery and rushing waterfalls. You won’t find a venue like this anywhere else in the ‘Burgh!

A Fair in the Park

Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10
Mellon Park
Celebrate Pittsburgh’s fine artisans at the 48th Annual A Fair in the Park at Mellon Park in Shadyside. Enjoy live music, food from Pittsburgh’s finest food trucks, art demonstrations, and shop the work of more than 100 artisans from Pittsburgh and across the country.

East Liberty Wine Festival

Saturday, September 9 2:00-6:00PM
6023 Broad Street
The East Liberty Chamber is hosting the first annual Explore East Liberty Wine Festival! Broad Street will be shut down between Centre Avenue and North Highland Avenue for guests to enjoy wine from over ten local wineries. There will also be a variety of food trucks, food vendors and retail vendors as well as face painting and a 50/50 raffle with proceeds benefitting Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force.

The Neighborhood Flea

Sunday, September 10 10:00AM-3:00PM
2300 Penn Ave
The Neighborhood Flea is a vibrant, pop up urban marketplace offering an inspired shopping experience in Pittsburgh’s Strip District.

Not Your Parents Garden Party

Thursday, September 14 7:00-11:00PM
Phipps Conservatory
Join in the city’s hottest new young professionals event! At this one-of-a-kind, 21+ garden party, you’ll sip delicious spirits from Wigle Whiskey, munch on harvest-style bites from the foodie-experts at Café Phipps and sweet treats from Bella Christie and Lil’ Z’s Sweet Boutique, and jam out to the piano garage rock of Pittsburgh’s own Wreck Loose on a panoramic Sun Terrace and Green Roof.

SPAN

Thursday, September 14 – Friday, September 15
Bakery Square
For two days in September, SPAN attendees will connect with some of the city’s leading designers, artists, technologists, and researchers—in addition to a few bright folks from Google. Through talks, conversations, workshops, and demos, the conference will explore links across design, technology, and socially engaged creative practice.

Penn Brewery Oktoberfest

Friday, September 15 5:00PM-12:00AM
Penn Brewery
Come to Pittsburgh’s classic Oktoberfest the weekends of September 15-17 & 22-24! Enjoy Penn beer on draft, German cuisine, oompah bands, and plenty of Gemutlichkeit! Friday and Saturday hours are 5:00 through midnight; Sunday hours noon to 10pm. No cover charge, but optional VIP packages may purchased on Showclix. Ages 21 and only after 8:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Banana Bar Crawl

Saturday, September 16 5:00PM-2:00AM
South Side
This crawl is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S! The Banana Bar Crawl is debuting in Pittsburgh on Saturday, September 16. (Banana) suit up and get ready to party.

National Electric Drive Week

Saturday, September 16 10:00AM-2:00PM
Bakery Square
Come on over to check out the Electric Vehicle Display by Owners, and local EV Retailers. This is a free informational and educational event. Test drive, or take a ride in an Electric Car.

Bay 4 Night Market

Tuesday, September 19 4:00-7:00PM
Bay 4
Head to Bay 4 for a Night Market with Pisarcik Greenhouses and Flower Farm! From 4pm-7pm on September 19th they will have farm, food, craft and wellness vendors.

CMOA Third Thursday

Thursday, September 21 8:00-11:00PM
Carngeie Museum of Art
Evolve your view of Pittsburgh’s art universe, or the BOOMiverse, with the help of BOOM Concepts and their partners across the city for an activity fair with extra magic! Make, explore, and meet with local arts organizations and creatives. It’s a who’s who of Penn Avenue and beyond in Oakland for one night only.

Bakery Square Summer Send-Off

Friday, September 22 4:00-8:00PM
Bakery Square
Celebrate the last day of summer with a Summer Send Off at Bakery Square presented by Dollar Bank! Join us for a fun night complete with food trucks, craft beer, live music from The Delaneys and a fall-themed twist!

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