August Events in Pittsburgh

August Unblurred – Penn Ave Arts Crawl

Friday, August 2 | 6-10PM | Penn Ave Mathilda St
Each month, people from all over the region stroll Penn Avenue between the 4800 and 5500 blocks to meet with artists and local business owners. Visitors can expect to see everyone and everything. Families, singles, workers, students, long-time residents and first-time visitors alike can bask in Penn Avenue’s creative energy – experiencing a mix of photography, dance, painting, sculpture, music and spoken word performances. The Garfield Night Market also takes place during Unblurred from May through September.

Saturday Night Market

Saturdays in August | 5-10PM | Market Square
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents the Saturday Night Market: Head to Market Square every Saturday through October 26 for a night of art, jewelry, photography, games, food, music, and more!

Bakery Square Afternoon Tunes

Saturdays in August | 11AM-3PM | Bakery Square
Head to Bakery Square every Saturday this summer for live music from 11AM-3PM! This months musicians will include Samantha Sears on August 3, Right Turn Clyde on August 10, Bruce Guay on August 17, Chase and the Barons on August 24, and Angela Autumn on August 31.

Rose All Day PGH Festival

Saturday, August 3 | 1-5PM | Nova Place
Enjoy the peak of pink wine season at this first-of-its-kind festival celebrating all things rosé. Sample wine from 20+ wineries, as well as rosé-inspired cocktails, craft beers and ciders. Live music, local arts and lifestyle vendors, and some of Pittsburgh’s best food trucks will be on hand to make the first annual Rosé All Day PGH a truly memorable event.

Bloomfield Saturday Market

Saturdays in August | 9AM-1PM | 5050 Liberty Ave
The Bloomfield Saturday Market, a program of Bloomfield Development Corporation, supports the neighborhood by creating a community gathering place and accessible health and wellness education, as well as increasing the visibility of Bloomfield to the greater Pittsburgh region. The Market stimulates the local economy by providing a venue for promoting community businesses, drawing in new customers, incubating entrepreneurs, and attracting new and established businesses to Bloomfield.

Yoga in the Square

Sundays & Wednesdays in August | Market Square
Pittsburgh’s favorite free yoga series is back for 2019 and bringing two free one-hour yoga classes to Market Square with some of the city’s best yoga instructors! Hosted by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Yoga in the Square occurs weekly on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings through September 29. Make sure you arrive early to secure your spot. Yoga in the Square is free, but be sure to BYOM (bring your own mat)!

National Night Out: Garfield!

Tuesday, August 6 | 5-8PM | 5149 Penn Ave
Join your neighbors for a Back to School Block Party! Dance Party DJ, Free Food, Free School Supplies, Games & Activities for kids, Plus More!!!

Best of Pittsburgh 2019 Party

Thursday, August 8 | 7-11PM | Nova Place
Ladies and Gentlemen, step right up and feast your eyes on Pittsburgh’s best! Best of PGH 2019 is Pittsburgh City Paper’s highlight event of the year, honoring the greatest people and places in this city. But, who is the Best in PGH? That’s for you to decide. Nominate and vote on your local favorites, before celebrating with them at the best bash of the year.

Pittsburgh VegFest 2019

Saturday, August 10 | 11AM-5PM | Allegheny Commons Park
Pittsburgh VegFest is back! Your favorite summer festival is happening Saturday August 10th on the Northside. Award winning Pittsburgh VegFest with all the food, fun, music and animals- plus more in store this year! FREE admission as always.

Millvale Music Summer Picnic

Saturday, August 10 | 2-9PM | Millvale Riverfront Park
A Saturday full of Music, Sun, Beer, Riverfront, Food Trucks, Fun, and More! Vote and nominate the bands you want to see perform.

The Pittsburgh Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Saturday, August 10 | 8PM-2AM | Spirit
Pittsburgh’s Pop-Up Underground is BACK on Aug. 10th. Come enjoy one of the largest pop-up art movements to hit North America over the past decade. Celebrate their 10th year serving FREE PANCAKES and introducing you to some of the nation’s leading emerging artists.

Fresh Fest 2019

Saturday, August 10 | 12-10PM | Nova Place
The nation’s first Black beer festival is back… and even fresher! Showcasing 75+ Black breweries & collaborations, alongside 75+ artists, musicians, food trucks, and vendors. Drinking Partners and Black Brew Culture are proud to present Fresh Fest 2019, Aug 9-11 at Nova Place, Pittsburgh, PA.

Bloomfield Little Italy Days

Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, August 18 | Liberty Ave
On Liberty avenue in Bloomfield there will be non-stop entertainment across 3 stages, great food & wine, bocce tournaments and more! Saturday and Sunday there will be a Kid’s Zone in the First Commonwealth Bank lot. Celebrity Bocce on Thursday includes Pittsburgh politicians and media personalities.

Jam on Walnut

Saturday, August 17 | 5:30-11PM | Walnut St
Don’t miss the July Jam on Walnut benefiting the Humane Animal Rescue! Stop by to enjoy live music, beer, and food!

Riverlife’s 2019 Party at the Pier: Bold Paradise

Friday, August 23 | 6:30-11PM | Rivers Casino
Riverlife’s board of directors and event chairs Kathy and Lou Testoni cordially invite you to Riverlife’s Party at the Pier fundraiser celebration commemorating their 20th anniversary. This year’s “Bold Paradise” theme pays tribute to the bold vision of Riverlife’s founders to create an urban oasis of riverfront parks, trails, public open space and real estate investment on Pittsburgh’s riverfronts. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, creative craft cocktails, complimentary boat rides on the Gateway Clipper Fleet, dancing, and surprises right on the waterfront.

Summer Fridays at the Frick

Friday, August 23 | 5-9PM | The Frick
Summer Fridays at the Frick are presented by UPMC, and are a night filled with food trucks, beer and wine, and fun!

Squirrel Hill Night Market

Saturday, August 24 | 6-10PM | Murray Ave
The Squirrel Hill Night Market is a free, outdoor street festival that’s fun for adults and kids of all ages! 75+ “I Made It!” Market artists selling handmade wares, local live bands, art, & performers, offerings from your favorite Squirrel Hill restaurants, and food trucks.

3rd Annual Shadyside – The Art Festival

Saturday, August 24 – Sunday, August 25 | Walnut Street
This festival of fine art started out as a neighborhood street fair and has gained a reputation as one of the top shows in Pennsylvania. This weekend art show hosts over 140 artists that create original hand-made artwork. They’ll have painters, potters, jewelers, photographers and much more.

Pittsburgh Tacos & Margs Crawl

Saturday, August 24 | 2-9PM | South Side
The Tacos & Margs Crawl is back in Pittsburgh! Close out summer right with lots of tacos & margs, plus check in at each stop with our app to win cool stuff!

Pedal PGH

Sunday, August 25 | 7AM-3PM | 188 43rd St
BikePGH welcomes cyclists of all ages and fitness levels to participate in PedalPGH, Pennsylvania’s largest bike ride. The 26th Annual PedalPGH, coming on August 26, 2019, showcases Pittsburgh’s safest, bicycle-friendly routes, and encourages bicyclists of all skill levels to participate. Proceeds fund BikePGH, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit, who works on behalf of the Pittsburgh community to make the city safe and accessible for everyone to bike and walk. This fun ride explores Pittsburgh’s unique neighborhoods, parks, bridges, and geography.

2019 Kickoff and Rib Fest

Thursday, August 29 – Monday, September 22 | Heinz Field
The Heinz Field Rib Fest returns in 2019 over Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy great food and free concert series over the course of five days. Entry is FREE. For more information, visit

Pittsburgh Water Lantern Festival

Saturday, August 31 | 5:30-10:30PM | Allegheny Commons Park
Pittsburgh Water Lantern Festival is coming up soon. Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you’ll witness the magic of the lanterns as they light up the water. Get your tickets at before they sell out!


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