Pittsburgh February 25, 2018
These 7 Fantastic Street Fairs Will Show You The Best Of Pittsburgh
Summer temps oh-so-briefly visited us recently. As we shed our winter clothes for shorts and flip flops, most of us soaked up the warm sunshine. Before we know it, spring then summer will be upon us. And, you know what that means! An unending schedule of events, activities and, of course, street fairs. These seven street fairs in Pittsburgh give visitors a pretty good idea of what the Burgh is really like.
1. Open Streets Pittsburgh
Get out there and enjoy the sunshine during Open Streets Pittsburgh. The ongoing event takes place May through July. On one Sunday each month, designated streets are shut down to motorized traffic. Walkers and bikers converge on the streets, taking part in activities along the way. Open Streets Pittsburgh is planned for May 27, June 24, and July 29, 2018.
2. EQT Children’s Theater Festival
Don't let the name fool you. The EQT Children's Theater Festival offers plenty to do for visitors of all ages. The annual festival is held on the streets of and throughout the Cultural District. Children can make crafts and participate in a variety of activities at the many street booths and can watch children's shows at various theaters in the Cultural District. Adults, rejoice! The street fair typically features an assortment of food trucks. Plan to visit the Children's Theater Festival May 17-20, 2018.
3. Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
Pittsburghers always know when the Three Rivers Arts Festival has started because, well, it rains. The multi-day festival features plenty of art and music. Explore the festival at its three locations: Point State Park, Gateway Center, and the Cultural District. The jam-packed festival schedule features plenty to do for adults and kids. The 2018 Three Rivers Arts Festival is slated for June 1-10.
4. Shadyside Art Festival
Mark your calendars because the 22nd Annual Arts Festival on Walnut Street in Shadyside is slated for August 25-26, 2018. Stroll along Walnut Street, where you'll find the handmade artwork of more than 140 artists. The arts festival gives Pittsburghers the unique opportunity to chat with the artists themselves.
Hooray, pickle fans! Picklesburgh is for you and all the pickle lovers in Pittsburgh. The two-day festival typically shuts down one of the Pittsburgh bridges. Pickle fans will find plenty to do. Participate in a pickle juice drinking contest. Nibble on pickles. Eat pickle flavored products - from ice cream to potato chips. And, take in live entertainment both days.
6. Bloomfield Little Italy Days
Celebrate all things Italian at Bloomfield Little Italy Days. The highlight of the four-day festival is, of course, the food. Enjoy authentic Italian food from food trucks and other vendors. Play a game of bocce. Or, sign up for Pittsburgh's own version of American Idol. Little Italy Days are set for August 16-19, 2018.
7. Polish Hill Arts Festival
For its 11th year, the Polish Hill Arts Festival will celebrate local artists with a daylong schedule of fun activities for the whole family. Previous arts festivals have featured live entertainment, interactive art, and plenty of good food. The 2018 festival dates and schedule have not yet been released.
What are your favorite street fairs in Pittsburgh? Before you know it, the street fairs will return and so will the beautiful weather. Start planning your spring day trips by