Pittsburgh January 07, 2018
The 7 Weirdest And Wackiest Festivals In All Of Pittsburgh You Can’t Miss This Year
Three cheers to 2018! Now that we’ve started with a clean slate, it’s time to start mapping out our plans for the New Year. Pittsburgh promises an abundance of events, activities, and festivals throughout the year. In fact, here are seven of the best festivals in Pittsburgh you simply can’t miss this year.
Disclaimer: Some of the following festivals might not fall under weird and wacky, but they’re definitely really awesome.
1. Maple Syrup Festival
Mmm..mmm...sit down to a scrumptious pancake breakfast at the 41st Annual Maple Syrup Festival. Top your pancakes with syrup made in Brady’s Run Park. The daylong festival features plenty to do, including pony rides, Civil War reenactments, and live entertainment. The Maple Syrup Festival is set for April 7, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bradys Run Park Lodge in Beaver Falls.
2. Lawrenceville’s Art All Night
Catch up on your sleep in March because April means Lawrenceville’s Art All Night. Although the specific date has not yet been announced, the 21st annual event runs from Saturday at 4 p.m. to Sunday at 2 p.m. Artists are welcome to submit their work into the competition. Visitors will find plenty to do, including children’s activities.
Get ready, pickle lovers! Pittsburgh transforms into Picklesburgh for two glorious days every July. (Dates for 2018 have not yet been announced.) The festival offers plenty of pickle-related products – ice cream, chips, and, of course, traditional pickles themselves. Pickle juice lovers can also sign up for a pickle juice drinking contest.
4. Pittsburgh Comedy Festival
This year will mark the Fifth Annual Pittsburgh Comedy Festival. The multi-day event features stand-up comedy and improv by some of the area’s best comedians. The dates for the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, which is usually held in August, have not yet been announced.
5. Bloomfield Little Italy Days
The delightful neighborhood of Bloomfield transforms into a mini-Italy during the annual Little Italy Days, set for August 16-19, 2018. Indulge in traditional Italian foods, vote for the 2018 Italian Idol, and play bocce.
6. Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival
Pittsburghers love their pierogis. And, there’s no better place to celebrate that love than at the Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival, generally held in September. The one day festival features some of the area’s best pierogis and, in 2017, was held at Kennywood.
7. Pittsburgh Irish Festival
Embrace your Irish roots or become Irish for the weekend at the Pittsburgh Irish Festival. The weekend-long festival features plenty of authentic Irish music, crafts, drinks, and more. The Pittsburgh Irish Festival is slated for September 7-9, 2018 at Sandcastle.
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