Thursday, August 29 – Monday, September 2 | Heinz Field
The Heinz Field Rib Fest returns in 2019 over Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy great food and a free concert series over the course of five days. Entry is FREE.
Sunday, September 1 | 4-8PM | Strange Roots
TacoMania continues this month at Strange Roots, where three food trucks plus Strange Roots kitchen put up their best two tacos in competition for the TacoMania Championship Belt. The 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. All Taco Connoisseurs will get 4 tickets to sample a taco from each vendor, a beer and the opportunity to vote on their favorite taco. They’ll tally these votes and invite the most-loved vendors back for the epic TacoMania Championship Round in October.
Monday, September 2 |8AM-12PM | Heinz Field
Head to Heinz Field for the 31st Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kids’ Kickoff Run on Monday, Sept. 2, at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund.
Monday, September 2 – Sunday, September 8 | 6PM
Join in the fun across the City of Pittsburgh during Britsburgh week for British themed events including Britsburgh Ale keg tapping, shakespeare, afternoon teas and tasting, antiques fair, A very British Day out III, A British Sporting Vision, commonwealth dinner and much more.
Friday, September 6 | 5-9PM | Threadbare Cider
Threadbare Cider has got beer, whiskey, cider and cocktails for you in Spring Garden and Troy Hill. Start at Threadbare Cider House, climb city steps to Spring Hill Brewery, Penn Brewery and the Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse & Whiskey Garden. Food and drink specials for registered bar climbers will be offered at each location once you pick up your map! Redeem food and drink specials all evening at participating locations.
Friday, September 6 – Sunday, September 8 | Mellon Park
Celebrate Pittsburgh’s fine artisans at the 50th 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 100 artisans from Pittsburgh and across the country.
Friday, September 6 | 6-9:30PM | Pittsburgh Zoo
Party animals of the human kind are invited to enjoy 45+ craft beer samples and a variety of bites while strolling through three outdoor locations including the Village, the Garden Tent and PNC Pavilion. Your all-inclusive ticket includes: Admission to the ZooBrew: Oktoberfest event, beer samples from a variety of breweries, bites from the Zoo’s exclusive caterer, up-close animal encounters, live entertainment and more!
September 13 & 14 and September 20 & 21 | Hofbrauhaus
Mark your Calendars, Oktoberfest is almost here! Head to Hofbrauhaus for live entertainment, activities for kids, great food, and of course plenty of beer!
Friday, September 13 | 6-9PM | Spirit
It’s a blast from the past! Enjoy a throwback night of ONLY 60s & 70s music, with vintage dress encouraged. No modern tunes, just sweet soul, funk, and pop music to get you on the good foot. Reps from the Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer will be on hand to promote their November 9 vintage event at Nova Place on the North Side. And to keep it local, they’ll be raising money for City of Asylum, based on the North Side. Bring $10 cash and 21+ please.
September 20-22 and September 27-29 | Penn Brewery
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. Join in the fun at their mid-19th-century building and Biergarten for two weekends of cold bier, delicious food, traditional Bavarian music and plenty of Gemutlichkeit!
Friday, September 20 | 4:30-11PM | Schenley Plaza
The 7th annual Thrival Music Festival is here! Head to Schenley Plaza for a FREE show, featuring vendors, art, and various interactive activities, as well as food and drink for purchase through The Porch.
Saturday, September 21 | 3:30-9:30PM | Grandview Ave
Save the date for the 3rd Annual Mount Washington, Party On the Mount! Launched in 2017, the block party was designed to showcase the businesses of this neighborhood along with other local Pittsburgh favorites. Live DJ, live bands, food trucks, face painters, local brews & craft cocktails.
Saturday, September 21 | 7:30-10:30AM | Pittsburgh Zoo
Run wild at this year’s ZooZilla Run for the Gorillas 5K! Runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate in one of Pittsburgh’s most challenging courses to support the gorilla troop and World Gorilla Day. Racers will weave through the Zoo enjoying the views and scenery as the Zoo wakes up for the day.
Saturday, September 21 | 5:30-11PM | Walnut St
Don’t miss the September Jam on Walnut benefiting the Humane Animal Rescue! Stop by to enjoy live music, beer, and food!
Saturday, September 21 | 1-5PM | Bay41
This summer, Hop Culture announced it was moving its HQ to Pittsburgh, and now they’re throwing a proper homecoming party. Expect unlimited pours from some of the best breweries in the country, music, and merch. Breweries include: Battery Steel Brewing, Benchtop Brewing Company, Bearded Iris Brewing, Birds Fly South Ale Project, Cinderlands, Dancing Gnome, Dewey Beer Co, Four Points, Fury Brewing Co, Grist House, Hightower Brewing Co, Hitchhiker, King Canary, Perennial Artisan Ales, Red Dragon Brewery, Shacksbury, ShuBrew, and Vitamin Sea Brewing.
Saturday, September 21 | 12-8:30PM | Highmark Stadium
The cheesiest event Pittsburgh has ever seen… coming to Highmark Stadium On Saturday September 21st! Head there to enjoy food trucks and local food vendors serving up mac and cheese, craft beers, wines and ciders!
Saturday, September 28 | 2-8PM | Carson City Saloon
Prepare for a boozy trip through Pizzatown as they bring together the best South Side bars, restaurants, and pizzerias for the cheesiest “crawl” of the year.
Saturday, September 28 | 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.
Sunday, September 29 | 11AM-4PM | Deutschtown
Don’t miss this chance to experience 7-9 beautiful homes and gardens in Pittsburgh’s Deutschtown neighborhood! This self-guided Deutschtown Historic House Tour features distinctive restored homes, many built in the late 1800s, and some modern surprises. Expect a diverse array of interiors, architecture and styles, as well as beautiful gardens. Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the check-in table on the day of the tour.