Events Happening this September in Pittsburgh

2018 Kickoff and Rib Fest

Thursday, August 30 – Monday, September 3
The 2018 Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival, presented by Miller Lite, will take place August 30 – September 3, 2018, at Heinz Field. Admission is FREE*! Enjoy the best ribs in the country, world-class entertainment, games and rides for the kids, and much more. Bring along your Steelers pride and appetite to this Pittsburgh tradition.

Saturday Night Market

Saturday, September 1 | 5:00-10:00PM
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.

Yoga at Bay 41

Thursday, September 6 | 6:00-7:00PM
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 The Shala of Pittsburgh Ashtanga Yoga! 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!

28th Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival

Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9
Don’t miss the 28th Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival on September 7-8-9, 2018 at the Riverplex at Sandcastle. The Pittsburgh Irish Festival features live music and dance on four stages, traditional Irish foods and beverages, Irish dogs, marketplace, children’s activities, axe throwing, cultural displays and presentations, genealogy, Gaelic sports, Irish Mass (Sunday, 9/9 at 10 a.m.), live art, and so much more!

ZooBrew: Oktoberfest

Friday, September 7 | 6:00-9:30PM
Spend an evening at the Zoo enjoying craft breweries, finger foods, and live entertainment – all included with your ticket! All guests receive a souvenir sampling mug on arrival. Must be 21+ to attend. Rain or shine event.

A Fair in the Park 2018

Friday, September 7 – Sunday, September 9
Celebrate Pittsburgh’s fine artisans at the 49th 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.

Pitt Panthers vs. Penn State

Saturday, September 8 | 12:00PM-12:00AM
The Pitt Panthers take on in-state rival Penn State at Heinz Field on Saturday, September 8. The game’s kick off time is not yet determined. TV Broadcast details will be released in due course, radio play-by-play can be heard on 93.7 The Fan. Tickets for Pitt vs. Penn State will become available for purchase via Pitt’s website.

Explore East Liberty Wine Festival

Saturday, September 8 | 2:00-6:00PM
Food, fun and fantastic wine! The Explore East Liberty Wine Festival is about to take the neighborhood by storm again with its 2nd Annual installment. Enjoy local eats, live music and a tour of the region’s best wineries. This event is poised to host hundreds of Pittsburghers on the main streets of S’Liberty, ready to entice and entertain with the best our city has to offer.

90s Bar Crawl – Pittsburgh

Saturday, September 8 | 3:00-10:00PM
Lace up your LA Gears, slap on your bracelets and saddle up your Furbies. Let’s take on Pittsburgh 90s style. The largest national 90s tour is coming to Pittsburgh on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Don’t miss this opportunity to get jiggy wit it and belt your heart out to every song found on the first ten albums of NOW That’s What I Call Music! What you get: A signature bar crawl cup, souvenir 90s Bar Crawl Koozie & Snap Bracelet, drink specials at numerous Pittsburgh bars, 90s music at participating establishments, and an amazing crowd of 90s kids celebrating the best of the 90s!

The Neighborhood Flea 2018

Sunday, September 9 | 10:00AM-3:00PM
Head to 26th and Smallman Street for second Sundays in the Strip! Shop local vendors and grub on some delicious food. See you there!

Bierhaus: An Indoor Biergarten Event

Thursday, September 13 | 5:30-9:00PM
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, HCEF is turning Spirit in Lawrenceville into an indoor beer garden for the evening. You can help the mission of HCEF by indulging in a buffet of Spirit’s famous pizza, having some drinks on us, and enjoying live music. Bring a few friends, or make some new ones, by joining us at this fun, casual event!

Thrival Music X Arts

Friday, September 21 | 4:00PM
Since Thrival Festival’s inception, it has welcomed over 35,000 people to the Steel City. It’s back again this September with performances by Dillon Francis, Matt & Kim, and more. This is one event you will not want to miss!

Penn Brewery Oktoberfest

September 21-September 23 & September 28-September 30
Penn Brewery’s annual Oktoberfest is back for another two weekends of fun! As always, they will combine old-time traditions with new sounds and flavors. Head to their mid-19th-century building and Biergarten for two weekends of cold bier, delicious food, traditional Bavarian music and plenty of Gemutlichkeit!

Jam on Walnut 2018

Saturday, September 22 | 7:00-11:00PM
Jam on Walnut returns this September! Join the party in Shadyside, 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.

Mount Washington Block Party

Saturday, September 22 | 3:30-9:00PM
The 2nd Annual Mount Washington Block Party is an annual fundraising event brought to you by the Mount Washington Community Development Corporation. Launched in 2017 the block party was designed to showcase the businesses of our immediate neighborhood along with other local Pittsburgh favorites. Come out to enjoy live music, food trucks, face painters, local brews & craft cocktails!

A Taste in Dormont

Saturday, September 22 | 5:00-8:30PM
This fall “A Taste in Dormont” returns for the 12th annual event with an even more diverse set of libations. Not only will they have a lineup of area wineries, but this year they are adding a series of other libations samples. VIP Admission receives early admission at 5:00 p.m. for libations, plus samplers from their entire lineup of food trucks including Hoshi Pgh, Parrot Bay Cafe and Sinkers & Suds Food Truck.

Brews in the Park

Saturday, September 22 | 1:00-7:00PM
A craft beer festival in a one-of-a-kind setting: Kennywood! More than 100 different beers are available for sampling, with food trucks, live music and entertainment setting the scene. Though no rides operate once pouring begins at 3 p.m., come early and ride some of Kennywood’s signature coasters and thrill rides from 1 – 3! Must be age 21 or older to attend. Season Passes are not valid for this special event.

2018 Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival

Sunday, September 23 | 1:00-6:00PM
The Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival is back at Kennywood Park! The annual celebration of the #CityofDumplings will feature our city’s favorite food from over two dozen restaurants, chefs, and pierogi purveyors who will be serving up hot and delicious pierogies, creative pierogi-inspired dishes, dessert pierogies and more!

SouthSide Works Cornhole Tournament & Cookout

Saturday, September 29 | 12:00-5:00PM
We’re excited to announce the first ever SouthSide Works Cornhole Tournament & Cookout, benefiting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top teams! Texas Roadhouse – Bridgeville will serve up cookout classics, while beer and non-alcoholic drinks can be found at the Eleventh Hour Brewing Co. tent. Enjoy live music throughout the day by Four Quarter Broth on the Town Square stage. There will also be raffles, giveaways and plenty of other fun! Make sure to register your team for the cornhole tournament ahead of time!


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