From Festivals to Furries: Pittsburgh's Don't-Miss Summer Events

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There are too many summer events to list them all in one neat package, organizers of VisitPittsburgh admit. But here are some of our favorites that are sure to draw crowds to the region all summer long.

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14 (Thursdays through Oct. 29)
The Market Square Farmers Market & Lunchtime Concert Series 

EQT Children’s Theater Festival with five performances and one interactive art event, which features five shows and one interactive art installation [various locations]

photo by richard cook

Pyro Fest, America’s largest fireworks festival, at Cooper’s Lake, Butler County

Kenny Chesney with special guest Eric Church at Heinz Field

Urban Supper on the U.S. Steel Tower plaza

photo via Pittsburgh downtown partnership

31 (Sundays through September)
Yoga in the Square with Lululemon and Fittsburgh

Open Streets Pittsburgh’s first summer event


5, 12, 19 and 26
Dancing in the Square with USA Dance

photo by devon christopher adams via flickr creative commons

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival 

photo by jana beamer via flickr creative commons

Taylor Swift plays Heinz Field 

Pittsburgh Magazine's Best Restaurant's Party 

9 (Tuesdays through Aug. 25)
KidsPlay @ Market Square 

photo courtesy of the delta foundation of pittsburgh

Pride in the Street & PrideFest

Pittsburgh JazzLive International 

photo via flickr

The Rolling Stones play Heinz Field 

28-July 5
Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Convention 

Open Streets Pittsburgh’s second event 

photo by richard cook



"You Gotta Regatta” officially is back as the tagline for the annual EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

photo via flickr

Anthrocon 2015 Annual Convention (aka, the Furries are back) 

photo via flickr

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 

16 Pittsburgh Magazine's Best of the 'Burgh Party

Open Streets Pittsburgh’s third event 

photo via flickr


'Kinky Boots' with Pittsburgh native Billy Porter at the Benedum Center

15 Pittsburgh Magazine's authentic farm to table dinner. The event features a locally-sourced, three-course meal from a local chef. Click here to see photos from our 2014 event.

VisitPittsburgh officials noted tourism is one of the top four industries in the region, bringing in $5.6 billion in revenue a year and employing 40,000 people. If any of these events require tickets, we recommend getting yours early.

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