Looking for what to do in Pittsburgh? Find the best shows, events, festivals, concerts, things to do with kids, and activities happening in Pittsburgh, starting with this curated list from Associate Editor Sean Collier.

Looking for more ideas for the weekend and beyond? Check out our Events Calendar below.

Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Apr 13 all-day The Smiling Moose
East Harlem rapper Bodega Bamz comes to The Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh on Monday, April 13th! In addition to numerous full-length projects, Bodega has collaborated with the likes of Flatbush Zombies, A$AP Ferg, Fat Nick, Pouya, Bun B, 6ix9ine, Statik Selektah and Funkmaster Flex. Doors open at 8:00 PM. This event is 21 and over only. Tickets are on-sale now!
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm Gateway Hall
The Churchill-Wilkins Rotary Club services the communities, encourages high standards, and builds goodwill and peace, locally and worldwide. This is one of their fundraising events that helps them to help others. It is “Service above Self”! Please join us on April 25th for a fun-filled night of laughter and music with our Drag Queen entertainers, purse bingo, music, and food!...
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm Benedum Center
Pittsburgh Opera New Guard Members can enjoy the private New Guard Lounge at the Benedum on opening night of all our operas. The New Guard Lounge has its own private bartender, so you can skip the wait at the other bars. The Lounge is a great place to hang out with other members pre-show and during intermission.
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – Jun 28 @ 11:45 pm PNC Park
Do not miss this one-of-a-kind ballpark craft beer fest experience. Official Festival Website: https://www.BallparkFestival.com View the website above for everything included and full event details! Choose from two different sessions for the ultimate sampling experience! Tickets will be extremely limited for each session. You will have the choice of a day session (1:00pm to 5:00pm; 12:00pm for VIPs) or a...
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day Street and Sidewals of Downtown Butler PA
Buon Giorno and welcome to the 4th Annual Butler County Italian Festival, a three-day celebration of all things “molto Italiano.” From music and food…to friends, family and fine wines…it’s a “Taste of Italy” in all the red, white and green trimmings that make Mediterranean merriment a splendor all its own
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Jan 1 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm Penn Ave (between Mathilda & Negley Ave)
Join us on the first Friday of every month as the shops, galleries and restaurants on Penn Avenue open up and feature various activities, exhibits and other exciting things! This is a family-friendly and FREE event that takes place year round in the Penn Avenue Arts & Commercial District (between Mathilda & Negley Ave). Hope to see you there! For more information,...