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.
 


photo via shutterstock

 

May

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

14-17
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
 

22
Pyro Fest, America’s largest fireworks festival, at Cooper’s Lake, Butler County

30
Kenny Chesney with special guest Eric Church at Heinz Field

30
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

31
Open Streets Pittsburgh’s first summer event
 

June

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


photo by devon christopher adams via flickr creative commons
 

5-14
The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival 
 


photo by jana beamer via flickr creative commons
 

6
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
 

13-14
Pride in the Street & PrideFest

19-21
Pittsburgh JazzLive International 
 


photo via flickr
 

20
The Rolling Stones play Heinz Field 

28-July 5
Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Convention 

28
Open Streets Pittsburgh’s second event 
 


photo by richard cook

 

July

3-5
"You Gotta Regatta” officially is back as the tagline for the annual EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta
 


photo via flickr
 

8-12
Anthrocon 2015 Annual Convention (aka, the Furries are back) 
 


photo via flickr
 

10-19
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix 
 

16 Pittsburgh Magazine's Best of the 'Burgh Party

26
Open Streets Pittsburgh’s third event 
 


photo via flickr
 

August

4-9
'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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