July Events in Pittsburgh

There’s plenty of fun events happening around Pittsburgh this July! Whether you want to grab a drink, get your grub on, listen to live music, or do something active, there’s something for everyone. So mark your calendars and make sure to stop by these events happening near you:


Sunday, July 1 | 1:00PM
Head to Strange Roots Experimental Ales 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. We’re talkin’ Po-Boy tacos, we’re talkin’ Mac & Gold tacos, we’re talkin’… well, take a look at the line up and let your imagination run wild!

Yoga at Bay41

Thursday, July 5 | 6:00-7:00PM
The first Thursday of every month, June through September there will be “pay what you want” yoga at Bay 41! This month the class will be taught by Inhale Pittsburgh! 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.

South Side Works Exposed

Friday, July 6 – Sunday, July 8
SouthSide Works Exposed is a three-day celebration of local art, music and food. Stop by to enjoy a fun weekend with friends and family!

Saturday Night Market

Saturday, July 7 | 5:00PM
The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership presents the Saturday Night Market – featuring some of Pittsburgh’s most creative independent vendors. Join us every Saturday from May 12 through October 27 for a night of live music under the Pittsburgh City Paper Stage, along with artisan goods, games, food, and more.

Bakery Square Afternoon Tunes

Saturdays in July | 12:00-4:00PM
Head to 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.

Deutschtown Music Festival 2018

Friday, July 13 – Saturday, July 14
The 6th Annual Deutschtown Music Festival will take place on Pittsburgh’s Northside on Friday and Saturday, July 13th and 14th. With over 300 bands, 11 outdoor stages, and 26 indoor venues, the festival has a little bit of something for everybody. A beer garden will exist in a closed-off portion of the city-owned parking lot next to the main stage. Family-friendly programming is featured during the daytime, with over 30 food trucks, children’s activities, an artists’ market, and other activities to supplement the music.

Station Square Family FunFest

Sunday, July 15 | 12:00PM
Enjoy FREE activities at Station Square Family FunFest and entertainment on the third Sunday of each month. The events will take place in the Freight House Shops at Station Square. Grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant and enjoy a Sunday filled with fun at Family FunFest!

Best of the ‘Burgh Party

Thursday, July 19 | 7:00-9:30PM
Take a tour through the Best of the ‘Burgh, sampling and experiencing along the way. Get your hair done by the staff at La Pomponnee. Indulge in a mini makeover at The Gilded Girl Beauty Emporium. Grab an Eat’n Park Smiley Cookie. Dozens of local organizations will be on hand to demonstrate why they are the “Best.” A $35 ticket gets you a lively and memorable night, plus two drink tickets and a Best of the ‘Burgh T-shirt.

Bakery Square Urban Beach Party

Friday, July 20 | 5:00-9:00PM
You don’t need to leave Pittsburgh to enjoy a day at the beach! We’re bringing the beach to Bakery Square this summer with the Bakery Square Urban Beach party presented by Dollar Bank! Join us for a fun night complete with food trucks, craft beer, live music from The Brighton Boys…and a giant 65 foot sand beach! Break out the leis, Hawaiian shirts, and flip flops for some fun in the sun!


Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
The Roberto Clemente Bridge in Downtown Pittsburgh will transform into Picklesburgh this July, of course highlighted by the giant flying, custom-built Heinz pickle balloon. Picklesburgh is a culinary celebration that goes beyond the dill pickle to include international dishes, prepared foods and artisan cocktails that feature pickled ingredients; an embrace of the farm-to-table movement and the rising popularity of canning; a selection of handcrafted foods and artisan cocktails from local restaurants; informative how-to demos and author talks at our demo area; merchandise such as pickled goods, books and DIY products.

Night in the Tropics: Beach Party

Saturday, July 21 | 7:00-11:00PM
Join the National Aviary for a vintage summer beach party at their 16th Annual Night in the Tropics! Indulge in the sights, sounds, and flavors of the tropics while enjoying a tropical escape right here in Pittsburgh.

Eats N’ Beats

Saturday, July 21 | 2:00-8:00PM
Enjoy a fun day of great food, live music, games, and raffles at the Pittsburgh Food Park on July 21 from 2pm-8pm to raise money for refugee & immigrant services at NAMS! The ticket cost covers one meal/one drink and gives you access to the live music space and raffle prizes! Children under 10 are not required to buy a ticket, and food will be available for purchase “a la carte.” Buy your tickets for $30 through Eventbrite here: https://bit.ly/2rSyV6w. Event tickets will also be available at the entrance for $35 (cash only).

Jam on Walnut

Saturday, July 21 | 7:00PM
Jam on Walnut returns this July for another party! Come listen to some live music & grab a draft of Labatt USA & Magic Hat Brewing from the beer wagon. All beer sale proceeds benefit animals in need at Humane Animal Rescue.

Western PA Lamb Festival + Cook-Off 2018

Sunday, July 22 | 2:00-6:00PM
TABLE Magazine and Ace Hotel Pittsburgh present the second annual Western Pennsylvania Lamb Festival on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Ace Hotel. Renowned worldwide for producing America’s best lamb, Western Pennsylvania is also on the map for some of the most remarkable new chef talent in the county. The event is slated to be an all-star cook-off, with 10+ chef teams from Pittsburgh’s most prominent restaurants, as well as guest chefs visiting from award-winning eateries in neighboring states.

Pittsburgh Margarita Madness 5k Run

Saturday, July 28 | 3:00-8:00PM
Margarita Madness 5k is a unique night 5K fun run focused less on speed and more on Margarita fun with friends and family. Margarita participants come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; every participant will get Mad Margaritas and have the time of their life. Whether you are an avid runner or a walk around the park walker, the 3 miles of the Margarita Madness 5k course will have you beaming and waiting for the next one!

Open Streets PGH

Saturday, July 28 | 9:00AM-1:00PM
OpenStreetsPGH is a free, all-ages event that’s building healthier, more connected communities. OpenStreetsPGH invites the community to get outside and be active, providing an opportunity to reimagine our streets as places for people, not just cars. Grab your walking shoes and come play on car-free streets of Homewood, Larimer, East Liberty, Shadyside, and North Point Breeze on Saturday, July 28th!

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