With summer just around the corner (we think 🤔), we’re excited to welcome back the return of many outdoor events! We’ll see you at the Wigle Barrelhouse and Arsenal Cider Garden!
Wednesday, May 2
Summer Nights with Gaucho at the Barrelhouse
Pittsburgh favorites Gaucho and Wigle Whiskey are teaming up all summer long! Each week, May through October, stop by the Wigle Barrelhouse on the Northside to enjoy Gaucho’s Asado Wagon, featuring their famous Argentinian meats and dishes. Gaucho x Wigle Barrelhouse begins May 2, more information can be found online.
Friday, May 4
Garfield Night Market
A true sign of the season is the Garfield Night Market returning to Unblurred on Penn Ave in Garfield. After spending the night perusing local galleries for First Friday, head down to Pacific Ave to shop local artists and eat local foods! Find it on the first Friday every month this summer.
ZooBrew: Spring Hops
Beer at the zoo? Yes please! The Pittsburgh Zoo is hosting a special spring ediiton of their “Zoo Brew” series. Enjoy seasonally hoppy beers while exploring exotic wildlife. The event is 21+ and guests will enjoy over 60 craft beer samples, small bites, and live entertainment.
Saturday, May 5
The 23rd Annual KCCP – Korean Food Bazaar
Enjoy a collection of authentic Korean dishes at the Korean Central Church of Pittsburgh this weekend. More information can be found online.
The Pittsburgh Wine Festival 2018
Head down to Heinz Field on May 5th for the 16th Annual Pittsburgh Wine Festival. Guests will enjoy samples of hundreds of wines from around the world! Tickets can be purchased online.
Pittsburgh City Paper’s Cinco de Derby
What happens when the Kentucky Derby and Cinco De Mayo fall on the same day? PCP throws a massive “Cinco de Derby” party at Rivers Casino. The event includes an open bar, food, outdoor games, “betting” on the derby, a best hat contest live bluegrass and mariachi music, mint juleps, margaritas, and much more! Tickets can be purchased online.
Cinco De Mayo & Spicy Cider Release at Arsenal Cider
For the third year in a row, Arsenal Cider in Lawrenceville is hosting a Cinco De Mayo party. The event coincides with the release of their Spicy Archibald Hard Cider. There will be live music, authentic Mexican food, and plenty of drinks.
Kentucky Derby at Il Tetto
Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style on the rooftop of Sienna Mercato Downtown. Dress for the occasion and sip on Mint Juleps and Kentucky Mules! This event is 21+ and free. There will also be a “Best Hat” contest, with the winner getting a $100 Mercato gift card.
Sunday, May 6
Yoga + Cider at Threadbare Cider
Relax in more ways than one with a yoga and cider event at Threadbare cider. This monthly series occurs the first Sunday of every month. Ticket include a flight of cider, yoga, and tour of the cider house. Tickets can be purchased online.
Monday, May 7
Malbec Mondays at Carmella’s Plates & Pints
Every Monday this May, Carmella’s on the South Side of Pittsburgh is hosting “Malbec Mondays.” For this event, guests will enjoy half-priced bottles of wine with a $20 food order (excludes bottles over $50).
Friday, May 11
21+ Carnival Party at CMOA
Head to the Carnegie Museum of Art this weekend for a night of “high-flying fun.” Guests will enjoy classic carnival games, Andrew Carnegie in a dunk tank, magicians, puppets, acrobats, live music, balloon animals, cotton candy, and more! More information.
Premiere of Poured in PA Documentary
Check out the Pittsburgh premiere of the documentary, “Poured in PA,” which follow the Pennsylvania craft beer industry’s past, present, and future. The event will feature brews from the film.
Saturday, May 12
Introduction to Sourdough at Chatham University
Do you want to learn how to make fermented breads? Head to Chatham University in Shadyside for a class all about bread making! This class will cover basic mixing, shaping, and scoring techniques. Each participant will leave with a jar of sourdough starter.
Millvale Music Festival 2018
Head to Millvale this May for the neighborhood’s annual music festival. Check out tons of local music acts, as well as food and beer. The festival will take place all day, all over Millvale.
Sunday, May 13
The Neighborhood Flea 2018
The first Neighborhood Flea of the 2018 summer season is happening on May 13 in The Strip District. Enjoy thrift finds, food trucks, arts & crafts, workshops and more!
Wednesday, May 16
Bierport Flight Night with Empanadas from Ki Pollo
Bierport is teaming up with their Lawrenceville neighbor, Ki Pollo, for a flight night with beer and empanadas. Tickets include 4 (5oz) flight beers paired perfectly with 4 delicious empanadas.
Friday, May 18
Colorful Horoscopes and Cocktails
In honor of their upcoming exhibition, “Adman: Andy Warhol Before Pop”, the museum is hosting a coloring party themed with music, specialty cocktails, and astrology and tarot card readings. The event is free and registration is encouraged.
Sewickley 4th Annual Country Brew & BBQ
Explore Sewickley while trying 25 different craft brews, live music, and delicious BBQ from Jim’s Smokin’ Que, Oakmont Barbecue Co., The Flame BBQ and Evil Swine BBQ. This event is free – the beer tasting portion is ticketed.
Saturday, May 19
2nd Pittsburgh Taco Festival
After taking a year-long hiatus to reorganize the event, the Pittsburgh Taco Festival is back and better than ever. Head to Highmark Stadium to and sample tacos from over 20 local vendors. There will also be beer, tequila, and live music.
Sunday, May 20
Vegan Sunday at Gluuteny Bakery
Gluuteny Bakery on Murray Ave in Squirrel Hill is hosting a massive vegan brunch this May. The menu can be viewed online. There will be savory and Soy Free options.
Stair Stepping and Cider Sipping
Work up an appetite by climbing the stairs of Pittsburgh. Zurowski, the creator of Mis.Steps, will guide guests through these paper streets and hidden by-ways. You’ll start and finish at the Cider House where you’ll celebrate with a flight of cider (included in the ticket) and pay as you go pizza.
Friday, May 25
Taco Festival at Wigle Whiskey
We’re teaming up with Wigle Whiskey to host a Taco Festival at their Barrelhouse to celebrate the release of two new tequila-finished whiskeys! Pittsburgh favorites like Edgar’s Best Tacos, La Palapa, Casa Reyna and Millie’s Homemade will be on hand, serving up some seriously good tacos and treats! Keep an eye on Wigle’s event page for more details!
Bakery Square Summer Kick-Off
Bakery Square is hosting their annual summer kick-off event this May! Head to the square to enjoy beer, live music, and plenty of food trucks. More information can be found online.
Saturday, May 26
2018 Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival
Head to The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington, PA, for a two-day food truck extravaganza with over 50 trucks! Trucks include The Coop Chicken and Waffles, Nakama, Pittsburgh Tortas, Crunch Roll Factory, Wicked Ribs N’at, Vagabond Taco Truck and many more! There will also be live music and children’s activities.
Sunday, May 27
Goats Galore at Threadbare
Goat fans, this one is for you! This goat-themed event will have all of your favorites, including real goats from the Allegheny Goatscape goats, as well as food from Goat Rodeo and Gluten Free Goat Bakery & Café. Registered attendees will receive a sample of Threadbare Rose Cider.
Wags & Whiskey
Dogs and whiskey? What more could you ask for! Wigle is teaming up with Camp Bow Wow and Biggies Bullies to host a dog-friendly party. Bring your pooch and enjoy delicious drinks and food trucks.
Every year, everyone’s favorite island restaurant in the Strip, Kaya, hosts a start-of-summer block party. Kaya promises that Smallman Street will be erupting with music, Caribbean inspired food and great vibes. The party lasts 11 hours and is free and open to all ages.
Thursday, May 31
21+ Speakeasy Social
In honor of their Rise + Fall of prohibition event, The Heinz History Center is hosting a 21+ Speakeasy Social. Tickets are $12 and include the secret password for entry to the event (emailed ahead of time), a build-your-own cocktail experience with Wigle Whiskey, and more fun!