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ONGOING

Pittsburgh Neighborhood Festivals. Held throughout the city through fall. 412-255-2493 or www.citiparks.net for complete list

MAY 28-29

Pyrofest. Fireworks festival, Cooper’s Lake. www.pyrofest.com

MAY 29

Open Streets. Recreate on more than four miles of closed city streets from Downtown to Lawrenceville. www.openstreetspgh.org

MAY 30

Memorial Day Celebration. Soldiers & Sailors Hall, Oakland. 412-621-4253

JUNE 3-12

Three Rivers Arts Festival. Downtown. Visual-art exhibitions, public art installations, music and dance performances, and arts-and-crafts market. 412-456-6666 or www.3riversartsfest.org

JUNE 11

Riverview Park Heritage Day. Family fun, games, crafts, more. Riverview Park. 412-255-2493 or www.citiparks.net

JUNE 11

Harmony Herb and Garden Fair. Harmony Museum, Harmony. www.harmonymuseum.org

JUNE 12

Pride Awareness March and PrideFest. Downtown. www.pittsburghpride.org

Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 3-12 - PHOTO BY MIKE SCHWARZ
  • Photo by Mike Schwarz
  • Three Rivers Arts Festival, June 3-12

JUNE 18

Atlatl Competition. Meadowcroft, Avella, Pa. Try your hand at the ancient hunting implement. 724-587-3412 or www.heinzhistorycenter.org

JUNE 25

Jam on Walnut. Shadyside. Live bands. 412-682-1298 or www.thinkshadyside.com

JUNE 25

Tropical Forest Congo Festival. Phipps Conservatory, Oakland. phipps.conservatory.org

JUNE 26

Classic Car Show. Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington. 877-728-7655 or www.pa-trolley.org

JUNE 26

Open Streets. Recreate on more than four miles of closed city streets from Downtown to Lawrenceville. www.openstreetspgh.org

JUNE 30-JULY 3

Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival. Twin Lakes Park, Greensburg. 724-834-7474 or www.artsandheritage.com

JULY 1-9

Big Butler Fair. Butler County Fairgrounds. Head for the biggest fair ’round these parts. 724-865-2400 or www.bigbutlerfair.com

JULY 2

Independence Day Celebration. Meadowcroft, Avella, Pa. Games, food and demonstrations of 19th-century rural celebrations. 724-587-3412 or www.heinzhistorycenter.org

JULY 8-17

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. Various locations. Vintage car races and shows. www.pittsburghvintagegrandprix.com

JULY 9

Doo Dah Nights: Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival. Spirit Lounge, Lawrenceville. www.doodahdays.com

JULY 11

Vintage Grand Prix Car Show. Walnut Street, Shadyside. 412-682-1298 or www.thinkshadyside.com

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, July 8-17 - PHOTO COURTESY OF MATTHEW LITTLE
  • Photo courtesy of Matthew Little
  • Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, July 8-17

JULY 16

Polish Hill Arts Festival. Brereton Street, Polish Hill.

412-255-2493 or www.citiparks.net

JULY 16-17

Harambee Ujima Black Arts and Culture Festival. Kelly Street, Homewood.

412-255-2493 or www.citiparks.net

JULY 23

Jam on Walnut. Shadyside. Live bands. 412-682-1298 or www.thinkshadyside.com

JULY 24-30

Bedford County Fair. Bedford County Fairgrounds, Bedford. 814-623-9011 or www.bedford-fair.com

JULY 28-AUG. 6

Fayette County Fair. Fayette County Fairgrounds, Dunbar. 724-628-3360 or www.fayettefair.com

JULY 29

142nd Annual Rain Day. Waynesburg, Greene County. 724-627-8111 or www.raindayfestival.com

JULY 30

Pittsburgh VegFest. Allegheny Commons Park East, North Side. www.pittsburghvegfest.org

JULY 31

Open Streets. Recreate on more than four miles of closed city streets from Downtown to Lawrenceville. www.openstreetspgh.org

AUG. 4-7

Flood City Music Festival. Johnstown. Roots music festival featuring 20 artists www.floodcitymusic.com

AUG. 4-7

Fort Armstrong Folk Festival. Riverfront Park, Kittanning. Arts and crafts, food, music and other entertainment. www.armstrongfestival.com

AUG. 5-7

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta. Downtown. www.yougottaregatta.com

AUG. 6-7

Regatta at Lake Arthur. South Shore, Moraine State Park. www.lakearthurregatta.org

AUG. 7-13

Greene County Fair. Waynesburg. 724-627-4752 or www.greenecountyfair.org

AUG. 8-13

Butler Farm Show. Butler. www.butlerfarmshow.com

AUG. 13

Annual Antique Gun Show. Harmony Museum, Harmony. www.harmonymuseum.org

AUG. 13-20

Washington County Agricultural Fair. Washington. 724-225-7718 or www.washingtonfair.org

AUG. 14

Black Family Reunion. Schenley Park Oval, Oakland. 412-255-2493 or www.citiparks.net

AUG. 15-20

Lawrence County Fair. Lawrence County Fairgrounds, New Castle. 724-654-7745 or www.lawrencecountyfair.com

AUG. 18-21

Little Italy Days. Bloomfield. www.littleitalydays.com

AUG. 19-27

Westmoreland County Fair. Greensburg. 724-423-5005 or www.westmorelandfair.com

AUG. 20

Jam on Walnut. Shadyside. Live bands. 412-682-1298 or www.thinkshadyside.com

AUG. 20-27

Somerset County Fair. Meyersdale. 814-634-5619 or www.somersetcountyfairpa.com

AUG. 20-SEPT. 25

Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival. West Newton. Open Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day. 724-872-1670 or www.pittsburghrenfest.com

AUG. 23-27

Hookstown Fair. Hookstown, Beaver County. 724-573-4512 or www.hookstownfair.com

AUG. 27-28

The Arts Festival on Walnut. Shadyside. National, regional and local artists. 412-682-1298 or www.thinkshadyside.com

AUG. 27-SEPT. 3

Indiana County Fair. Indiana. www.indianacountyfair.com

SEPT. 1-5

Big Knob Grange Fair. Rochester, Beaver County. 724-752-5973 or

www.bigknobgrangefair.org

SEPT. 2-5

Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts Labor Day Festival. Westmoreland County Fairgrounds, Greensburg. 724-863-4577 or www.familyfestivals.com

SEPT. 9-11

Pittsburgh Irish Festival. Riverplex at Sandcastle, West Homestead. www.pghirishfest.org


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