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From rosé festivals on the Northside, to rib festivals at Heinz Field, we’ve rounded up all the Pittsburgh food festivals you don’t want to miss this year.
Did we miss any? Don’t fret! Leave them in the comments below.
The Best Food Festivals Happening This Summer in Pittsburgh:
Open Streets Sharpsburg 2019
Open Streets Sharpsburg is a free day of community fun featuring food, live music, and more as the Borough of Sharpsburg shuts down Main Street from 6th St. to Station St. so residents and visitors can play in the open streets. More information.
Pittsburgh Taco Festival
The Pittsburgh Taco Festival is back! The event promises to bring all of Pittsburgh’s best tacos to one place. Tickets are $10 per person, and the event will be held at Highmark Stadium. There will be music from Gavas Beat, more than 30+ taco vendors, a children’s play area and more!
International StrEAT Festival
This new festival will bring food from all over the world to Downtown Pittsburgh. Located between Stanwix and 7th Street on Penn Avenue, the streets will be lined with vendors from all over the Southwestern Pennsylvania Region. There will also be stage performances, eating contests, raffles, games, cooking demonstrations, and more.
Queer Craft Market
This free event showcases local makers, creatives and artists for a fun one day vendor show. Shop, make stuff, connect with community and enjoy sweet jams & refreshments all day. Event is free admission, all ages and there will also be DIY activities, local organizations and a fundraiser.
Self-Love Sunday: The Fest
A full-day outdoor fest with live music, yoga + meditation, on-site activations, dancing, food + drinks, local vendors, a drag show + more. Open to any and all. More information.
Three Rivers Arts Festival
Not only will there be plenty of art at the Three Rivers Arts Festival (of course!), but you’ll also find food vendors galore, including a selection of rotating food trucks.
26th Annual Shadyside Presbyterian Church Strawberry Festival
The 26th annual Shadyside Presbyterian Church strawberry festival is just around the corner! The event will be held on June 7 from 5:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. There will be fun, games, and delicious food. Menu items will include fresh strawberries, ice cream, strawberry shortcake, grilled hot dogs, chips, tossed salad, and beverages. Baked goods are also will be available for purchase. There is no charge for admission.
Soergel Orchards Strawberry Festival 2019
Soergel Orchards in Wexford will be hosting their strawberry festival on Saturday, June 8. The event will feature strawberry desserts, hay rides, games, and strawberry activities like “pick-your-own strawberries” in the berry fields.
Taco”Palooza” Food Truck Fest
Wine ‘n Spirits is hosting this rain or shine festival in Belle Vernon, PA, with plenty of wine, beer, spirits, whiskey, and food trucks.
Smicksburg Strawberry Saturday
The town of Smicksburg, PA (located an hour outside of Pittsburgh), hosts a massive strawberry festival every year. Smicksburg, an Amish town, is known for their homemade goods – from pottery, to quilts and wooden furniture. The festival is a great opportunity to visit the town and its shops. In honor of the festival, Smicksburg will be serving strawberry wine, strawberry jam, strawberry ice-cream, and will be selling berry bowls and serving plates. More information can be found online.
Neighborhood Flea 2019 Season
June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13
The Neighborhood Flea is happening throughout the summer in The Strip District. Enjoy thrift finds, food trucks, arts & crafts, workshops and more.
Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best Restaurants Party
Pittsburgh Magazine’s annual Best Restaurants Party is back on Monday, June 10, with samples from dozens of favorite Pittsburgh restaurants. Tickets can be purchased online.
The 2019 Beers of the Burgh Festival
50 of the area’s best brewers will gather at Carrie Furnace for the 6th Annual Beers of the Burgh Festival. There will be ales, ciders, mead, food trucks, live music, and much more.
Wine Shine Wheels ‘n FoodTruck Fest
Classic & Custom Car Show, Wine, Spirits, Beer, Cider, Food Trucks, Live Music Vendors and more at the Fox Chapel Marine & Yacht Club on June 15. Learn more.
Pittsburgh Brunch Crawl
Bar Crawl Nation invited you to the Pittsburgh Brunch Crawl. Tickets include: access to the area’s best venues, specials like mimosa/bloody mary/irish coffee at each stop, brunch bites, professional red carpet photography, giveaways, and more.
Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival
Enjoy an all-star lineup of jazz musicians at this three day festival. Over 140 renowned musicians will perform on three outdoor stages and the August Wilson Center. More information can be found online.
2019 Urban Garden Party: Solstice
For the longest day of the year, the Mattress Factory is going to party like the sun will never set! Dance the midsummer night away with visions of fairies, druids, centaurs and all things mystical!
A Tour & Tasting in Old Allegheny
The Allegheny West Civic Council is hosting a home and garden tour through the former millionaires row of Pittsburgh in the North Side. At each stop, wine and tapas will be served. More information can be found online.
Festa di Limoncello
Hello, summer! Vallozzi’s is transforming their lounge, sidewalk patio, and downtown alleyway into the Almafi Coast for their third-annual Festa di Lemoncello, with house-made limoncello tastings and cocktails, sparkling wines, Italian street food, pizza and more. Tickets are $75 per person, and can be purchased online.
Jam on Walnut
June 22, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 26
Shadyside hosts their monthly Jam on Walnut street festival throughout the summer, featuring live music and beer draft wagons with brews from Labatt and Magic Hat Brewing. Benefits the Humane Animal Rescue.
Squirrel Hill Night Market
June 22, August 24, September 28
This free night market features more than 60 artists selling handmade wares, live music and bands, food from Squirrel Hill restaurants, and lots of food trucks. Find it all on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Allegheny SolarFest 2019
Allegheny SolarFest is a 100% solar-powered event to celebrate the power of the sun and find out how to go solar. There will be an electric vehicle car show, food trucks, music and information on solar, energy efficiency, efficient solar home design, community solar projects and ways to strengthen Pennsylvania’s renewable energy laws. The food trucks featured at this event include Pittsburgh Halal, Millie’s Ice Cream, and Pittsburgh Taco.
PizzaFest! A Slice of Delish
This summer, GoodTaste! Pittsburgh presenting “PizzaFest – A Slice Of Delish!” to highlight some of the city’s premier pizza makers.Guests will enjoy pizza samples from seven of Pittsburgh’s best pizza makers, as well as samples of Arsenal Cider and Ole Smoky Whiskey. More information.
June 24- 30
Negronis for a good cause! National Negroni Week kicks off on June 24, and a number of Pittsburgh restaurants are participating in the week-long event, where bars and restaurants across the country launch special Negroni menus, with proceeds going to a variety of charities. More information online.
Fiesta del Sol
Fiesta del Sol benefits the efforts of Casa San Jose’s mission to create a welcoming community for Latino immigrants by providing opportunities for their civic and social engagement. Enjoy favorite food, drinks and entertainment from Latin America.
Pittsburgh’s Juneteenth Soulfood BBQ Competition
The Juneteenth Soul Food BBQ Competition and Festival will feature some of the best Chef dishes and Cooks in the City. It will be held June 29th-30th at Point State Park. Vendors include: Caribbean Village, Uncle Ricks Smokehouse, Vicky’s Soul Food Grill, and more!
The Pittsburgh All-Star Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktail Festival
PNC Park is once again hosting a craft beer, wine and cocktail festival, with more than 250 craft beer and wines, and the opportunity to mix and mingle at the Park – and walk the bases! Tickets are on sale now.
PGH Burger Month 2019
Pittsburgh City Paper is celebrating burgers throughout July. The paper is collaborating with Pittsburgh’s restaurants across the city that will create one-of-a-kind, custom burgers, and from July 1 to July 31. Fill up a Burger Month Passport for a chance to win a prize. More info online.
Deutschtown Music Festival
July 12 – 13
Get ready for a two day music festival featuring over hundreds of bands, dozens of stages, food vendors, and drinks. Entrance to this event is free. A full schedule of events and activities can be found online.
Yelp’s Ice Cream Social
Yelp is bringing back their wildly-popular Ice Cream Social, and this year, it will be held at the Children’s Museum! Guests are invited to sample ice cream from Pittsburgh vendors and food truck, plus there will entertainment. More information is TBA.
Taste of Lawrenceville
Taste of Lawrenceville Celebrate all things Lawrenceville at this special festival, which will feature tasty bites and drinks from the neighborhood’s best restaurants and bars. The event is free to attend, and all food and drinks are pay-as-you-go. For more information, visit the event page.
Best of the ‘Burgh Party
Pittsburgh Magazine reader cast their votes for the best food that Pittsburgh has to offer – and now they’re hosting a big bash to celebrate them all. On July 18, head to Rivers Casino for their Best of the ‘Burgh parties to sample bites and drinks from winners, along with other Pittsburgh businesses. Tickets are $35 per person, which includes two drink tickets, a tee-shirt, and more.
Allegheny County Wine & Spirits Festival
The Allegheny County Wine & Spirits Festival will be held on the Hartwood Mansion Lawn. There will be 8 wineries, 5 spirit distributors, and food trucks like: Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream, The Burgh Bites Cart, The Coop Chicken and Waffles, Stickler’s Ice Pops, Tango Food Truck, MR Bulgogi, and Le’s Oriental. More information can be found online.
BrunchBurgh Festival at Hitchhiker Brewing
Yep, that’s right – we’re coming back! Good Food Pittsburgh and Hitchhiker Brewing are once again teaming up for BrunchBurgh – Pittsburgh’s premier brunch food festival! Enjoy a selection of local coffee, tea, breakfast, and pastry vendors. Tickets are now available online (and hurry – this event will sell out!).
You can’t get anymore Pittsburgh than this! Picklesburgh 2019 has expanded this year, and will now run down Ft. Duquesne Boulevard between Stanwix and 7th Streets. Expect to find even more pickle-inspired dishes, cocktails, and pickle products for sale, plus pickling demonstrations, live music, and kid’s activities, too.
Goat Fest in South Side Park
The third annual Goat Fest in South Side Park is happening on July 27, and will feature food trucks, live music, market vendors, and goats! Find out more on the event page.
Three Rivers Regatta
You gotta regatta! Every August the city of Pittsburgh hosts the Three Rivers Regatta. This event features food and drink vendors, as well as jet ski stunt shows, powerboat races, and more. Don’t miss what is sure to be a monumental regatta.
Rib & Wing Festival at Seven Springs
August 2 – 4
Get sauced at the Rib & Wing Festival at Seven Springs, with mouth-watering ribs and wings cooked by award-winning BBQers from all over the country. There will also be live music, a beer garden, kid’s activities and more. Admission is $7 for adults, and food and drinks are pay-as-you-go. See more online.
Rosé All Day Festival
On Saturday, August 3, 2019, the “Rosé All Day PGH” festival is coming to Nova Place on the Northside. This “first-of-its-kind festival” celebrates all things rosé, with samples from 20+ wineries, rosé-inspired cocktails, craft beers and ciders.
Pittsburgh City Paper Best of Pittsburgh 2019 Party
On August 8 Pittsburgh City Paper is celebrating the winners of their “Best of PGH” reader’s poll.
VegFest, Pittsburgh’s premiere vegan food and animal wellness festival, brings vegan food, vendors, music, animals, and more to Allegheny Commons Park East on the Northside of Pittsburgh. The 5th annual festival will be held on Saturday, August 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. As always, it’s free to attend! VegFest
For the second year in a row, Fresh Fest is returning to Nova Place. Presented by The Drinking Partners podcast and Black Brew Culture, Fresh Fest is the nation’s first Black brew festival. The event will feature an expansive lineup of Black-owned breweries from around the country, as well as breweries collaborating with Black artists and entrepreneurs from Pennsylvania and beyond. More information online.
Pittsburgh Restaurant Week
August 12 – 18
The summer edition of Pittsburgh Restaurant Week will feature dozens of local restaurants participating with special, discounted menus all week long. More information can be found online.
Little Italy Days
August 15 – 18
August means it’s time for one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved food festivals. Featuring three stages of music and dozens of live acts, the dates for the 2019 Little Italy Days have already been announced. Stop through for activities like celebrity bocce, Miss Little Italy pageant, Italian Idol singing competition, and much more. Tons of Italian food and drink will be available for purchase during the event. Now a Pittsburgh tradition, Bloomfield’s Little Italy Days started in 2002 as a way to celebrate Bloomfield’s Italian heritage, and create a destination for Italian-themed entertainment and food in Pittsburgh. Little Italy Days.
Celebrate West Virginia’s finest craft and microbrews at the fourth annual Mountaineer Brewfest in Wheeling, West Virginia. General admission tickets include ten beer samples, and VIP tickets include a special beer and food pairing. The event will also feature a “Beer Garden” with live entertainment, and beer and food for purchase. Follow the festival on Facebook for updates.
Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival
Weekends August 17 – September 22
Here ye, here ye! A true sign of the arrival of Fall in Western PA is the return of the annual Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival. Stop through for Renaissance themed games and shows (jousting, archery, fire breathing, fortune telling, ect.) There will also be a lot of classic Renaissance festival food and drink (giant drumsticks and beer). Tickets can be purchased online.
Riverlife’s Party at the Pier
Riverlife’s summer gala will take place on August 23. Keep an eye on their website for more information on the 10th annual event.
Corks & Kegs in Washington County
Get ready for two days of beer, wine, spirits, and food! Typically held at the Meadows Racetrack, Corks & Kegs is Washington County’s premiere craft beverage festival.The dates for the 2019 Corks & Kegs festival have already been announced. Over dozens of breweries, wineries, and spirit companies will be on site at the event. Multiple food trucks will also be in attendance, as well as various regional vendors. Admission is typically free. More information online.
Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Fest
August 29 – September 2
The return of Steeler’s season is always marked with the annual rib festival at Heinz Field! This event runs from Thursday to Sunday and features over a dozen rib vendors from around the country, live music and entertainment, child-friendly games and rides, and more! Entrance to the festival is free, but guests need tickets to the football games that occur during the festival. More information can be found online.
Did we miss any? Don’t fret! Leave them in the comments below.