Events Happening in Pittsburgh This August

Summer is coming to an end, but we still have a month left of warm days! Don’t waste them inside… get out and explore Pittsburgh this August at these events happening near you.

Saturday Night Market

Saturdays in August from 5:00-10:00PM | Market Square
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents the Saturday Night Market – featuring some of Pittsburgh’s most creative independent vendors. Head to Market Square every Saturday for a night of live music under the Pittsburgh City Paper Stage, along with artisan goods, games, food, and more.

Bakery Square Afternoon Tunes

Sundays in August from 12:00-4:00PM | Bakery Square
Join us in Bakery Square every Saturday this summer to listen to some live music while you shop! Social at Bakery Square will also be offering up drink specials: half priced mimosas, cranmosas and appleosas, and $3 Blue Moon drafts! This is a dog friendly event, so make sure to bring your pup and order them something off the dog menu. Can’t wait to see you there!

Yoga at Bay 41

Thursday, August 2nd from 6:00-7:00PM | Bay 41
The first Thursday of every month, there will be “pay what you want” yoga at Bay 41! This month the class will be taught by Urban Elements & Cycology! Come on down and get a good sweat in at Bay 41! All classes are open to all levels of students and are offered on a “pay what you want” basis. Cash donations only. No cards accepted. Check their Facebook page for weather updates and don’t forget your sunscreen!

Summer Friday Fun at the Frick

Friday, August 3rd from 6:00-9:00PM | The Frick
The first floor of Clayton will be open for free to tour at your own pace.
The Art Museum will also be free as they will not be hosting a temporary exhibition at that time. Dine at The Café (one of Pittsburgh finest restaurants), enjoy fare from a local food truck, or bring your own picnic to eat on the lawn at the Frick! Enjoy a glass of wine on museum terrace. Play, hike or ride bicycles in nearby Frick Park. Don’t miss it!

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

Friday, August 3rd – Sunday, August 5th | Point State Park
On August 3rd, 4th, and 5th, the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta is back! The annual festival will include three fun-filled days of powerboat races, national music acts, free family activities and familiar fan favorites. In addition, this year’s event will spotlight the Regatta’s long-time support of local programs dedicated to protecting and enhancing our region’s waterways.

The Pittsburgh Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Saturday, August 4th from 8:00PM-2:00AM | Spirit
As the nation’s premier pop-up art show, The Pancakes & Booze Art Show provides art lovers an opportunity to explore more than 200 pieces of artwork created by some 60+ artists local to Pittsburgh’s unparalleled art scene. Alongside an immensely wide variety of pop art, fine art, and photography; show goers can sip on some of the dankest craft beer or signature cocktails while consuming free pancakes over and over again.


Sunday, August 5th from 1:00-7:00PM | Strange Roots Experimental Ales
Head to Strange Roots Experimental Ales in Millvale on the first Sunday of every month this Summer for a one of a kind tacollaboration between Strange Roots and some of the city’s best food trucks. You’ll get a chance to sample classic options from traditional taco trucks, as well as innovative takes on the genre from some unexpected food truck heavyweights. Each event is free and open to the public, and all tacos will be available a la cart, with an option to take things up a notch as a Taco Connoisseur.

Taste of Lawrenceville

Sunday, August 5th from 12:00-5:00PM | Bay 41
Head to Bay41 on Sunday, August 5th for a celebration of all things Lawrenceville! Tickets are free, pay for what you wish to try at each vendor booth. There will be breweries, restaurants and local shops offering drinks, food and more! Live music from Byron Nash, DJ Selecta, DJ Nugget and more. Rain date is August 12th

Yoga + Cider

Sunday, August 5th from 11:00AM-12:00PM | Threadbare Cider
Head to Threadbare Cider for Yoga in the Cider Cellar! Ticket includes a flight of cider samples and mini-tour after you yoga! Yoga happens the first Sunday of each month. Yoga instructors for the series are Mark Staley, Abby Devlin, Hillary Cummings and Lauren Zito.

Night Nation Run

Saturday, August 11th from 8:30-10:30PM | Stage AE
The Night Nation Run is the World’s 1st Running Music Festival, an ultimate blend of a Music Festival and a Fun Run. Experience a music filled course with Live DJs, Light Shows, Bubble Zones, Neon and Black Lights. Cross the finish line into an Epic Main Stage After Party featuring Top Headliner DJs.

The Pittsburgh All-Star Craft Beer & Wine Festival

Saturday, August 11th from 3:00-7:00PM | PNC Park
On Saturday, August 11, 2018, PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will be the host for Pittsburgh’s largest and most popular craft beer, wine, and cocktail festival ever! Guests will be treated to unlimited samples of hundreds of amazing craft beer, wine, and cocktail brands from around the world that will be showcased throughout the entire ballpark, enjoy multiple live bands & DJs, a keepsake sampling glass, tons of games (giant Jenga, Connect Four, cornhole, and more), 2 tickets to a Pirates game in 2018 ($38 value!), free admission to the official after party at Tequila Cowboy, all-star product vendors, and the opportunity to hang out with the Pirate’s mascot, Pirate Parrot!

Live Music PGH Block Party

Saturday, August 11th from 12:00-8:00PM | Baum Blvd
The first ever Live Music PGH Block Party is coming to the heart of East Liberty on Saturday, August 11, 2018! Enjoy FREE live music performances from Noon-8PM, local food vendors, live artists, kids activities, and more. The event will take place on Baum Blvd between S. Whitfield and S. Highland Ave. This is a family-friendly community event. ALL ARE WELCOME!

The Neighborhood Flea

Sunday, August 12th from 10:00AM-3:00PM | 26th & Smallman St.
Head to 26th and Smallman Street for second Sundays in the Strip! Shop local vendors and grub on some delicious food. See you there!

Kids’ Day in Schenley Plaza

Sunday, August 12th from 12:00-4:00PM | Schenley Plaza
Come to Schenley Plaza for free activities for children (and children at heart) under the tent including face painting, a balloon artist, lawn games, special guests and performers, and free rides on the PNC Carousel.

Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

Monday, August 13th – Sunday, August 19th
Celebrate the “Most Delicious Time Of Year” as restaurant week returns in August. Restaurants from across Pittsburgh will unite to showcase Pittsburgh as “America’s Top Food City” and offer special menus and items. Mark your calendars and plan to discover or re-discover your favorite restaurants across the Pittsburgh area.

Little Italy Days

Thursday, August 16th – Sunday, August 19th | Liberty Ave. Bloomfield
Bloomfield Little Italy Days is back this August! Stop by Liberty Ave. to grub on authentic Italian foods, listen to live music and grab a drink with friends.

Jam on Walnut

Saturday, August 18th from 7:00-11:00PM | Walnut St.
Jam on Walnut returns this August! Join the party in Shadyside on featuring live music & draft wagons full of Labatt USA & Magic Hat Brewing Company brews, all beer sale proceeds benefit animals in need at Humane Animal Rescue.

Station Square Family FunFest

Sunday, August 19th from 12:00-3:00PM | Station Square
Grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant and enjoy a Sunday filled with fun at the Family FunFest! Enjoy FREE activities and entertainment on the third Sunday of each month. This month will be an Island party featuring Tuika’s Polynesian Island Performers.

Squirrel Hill Night Market

Saturday, August 25th from 6:00-10:00PM | Murray Ave.
Inspired by pop-up night markets in Asia and around the world, the Squirrel Hill Night Market is a free, outdoor street festival that’s fun for adults and kids of all ages! Featuring: I made it! Market artists selling handmade wares, live bands, food trucks and crafts for kids.

25th Annual Pedal Pittsburgh

Sunday, August 26th from 7:00AM-3:00PM
BikePGH is celebrating 25 years of Pennsylvania’s largest bicycle ride! This casual, fun ride exposes people of all ages and fitness levels to the neighborhoods, parks, bridges, and geography that make Pittsburgh so unique. Visit to register today.

Wags & Whiskey!

Sunday, August 26th from 2:00-5:00PM | Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse
Join us at the Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden for Wags & Whiskey with Camp Bow Wow and Biggies Bullies! Bring your dogs, and enjoy delicious drinks with a food truck on-site for a great cause! (2PM – 5PM) See you there!

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