Fall Happenings Around the ‘Burgh

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The first day of Fall is right around the corner, and Pittsburgh is known for having some of the best Fall festivities around. Check out this list of happenings around the ‘Burgh.

Event: 2015 Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival
Date: September 19, 2015
Location: Stage AE

Pittsburgh is known as the #CityofDumplings. So what better way to celebrate with the returning Pittsburgh Pierogi Festival! This years festival is bigger and better than ever! With more vendors, more music, more fun, and of course, more pierogies! Enjoy live music, paint your own pierogi, and indulge in pierogi from over 30 different vendors! Tickers are only $12.50 and kids 12 and under are free!

Event: Come Out and Play Pittsburgh
Date: September 18 – 19, 2015
Location: Schenley Plaza

Come Out & Play Pittsburgh is a two-day, donation-based festival of games that turns the city into a playground for grown-ups. The festival will feature brand-new sports, street games, and social games on Friday September 18th and Saturday September 19th in Schenley Plaza and surrounding areas of Oakland. This year’s featured games include: -Circle Rules Football, an incredible new sport with a circular field and a yoga ball; -Scattershot, a video game hundreds of people can play at once; -Nashville, a real-world wild-west dueling game played with a deck of cards, -Counter Squirt, a late-night live-action squirt gun battle throughout the streets of Oakland, -Territory Oakland, a massive urban capture-the-flag style game, and many, many more. CO&P Pittsburgh is produced locally by City of Play, a Pittsburgh-based organization that enhances interactions between people, places, and ideas through play, to support healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives.

Event: Fall Fest
Date: September 26, 20015
Location: The Waterfront

The Famous Fall Fest takes place on September 26th from 1pm-5pm featuring the 6th Annual Running of the Wieners puppy fun run! A special kid-friendly performance from Pittsburgh’s own Josh +Gab Free Live music from House of Soul Cheer on over 75 pups in the 6th Annual Running of the Wieners Painting activity with Paint Monkey Free pumpkin painting for kids Arts, crafts, giveaways and more!

Event: Hickory Apple Festival
Date: October 3 -4, 2015
Location: 106 Main Street (Route 50), Hickory, PA 15340

32nd annual event sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Township VFC. Enjoy homecooked foods, apple products of all kinds, craft demonstrations & sales, children’s activities, & live entertainment. Free admission, parking & shuttle service from extended lots. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Event: 2nd Annual Autum Splendor Tour
Date: October 16 – 18, 2015
Location: 507 Seventh Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA

Multiple Art & Specialty Shops in Beaver, Butler & Lawrence Counties. Engage the local art scene through Gallery Exhibits, Unique Shops, Performances, Make-Your-Own-Craft events & classes, Restaurants & Scenic Drives.

Event: Brews & Brats Festival
Date: October 10, 2015
Location: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Craft brews, German food and FUN for the whole family at the 1st Annual Brews & Brats Festival at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Bring the kids for a good time with fun activities for all! Stein and barrel races, adventure activities, live music and a kids’ corner are just some of the fun going on. You won’t want to miss our traditional festival favorite as the craft brewers are back to compete for the People’s Choice Best Brew Contest!

Event: Haunted Trail
Date: October 24, 2015
Location: Camp Guyasuta

Haunted Trail at Camp Guyasuta Activities include Haunted Trail, Hayride, Climbing Wall, Zip Line Rides, Pumkin Patch, Games, food for sale and more! From 3pm-6pm it will be “No Scare” but from 6pm – 9pm it will be “Scare”

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4th of July Happenings Around the ‘Burgh

How will you be celebrating this 4th of July weekend? Will it be with family and friends at picnics, watching fireworks, or taking advantage of the holiday specials at Jim Shorkey? Maybe its all 3! But if you have no plans, don’t worry, here’s a list of things happening around the Pittsburgh area where you can celebrate America’s birthday!

Big Butler Fair
Big Butler Fairgrounds
1127 New Castle Road

The Big Butler Fair’s most anticipated event is happening at dusk on July 4th, its firework display! The Big Butler Fair is one of the region’s best, and most awaited summer festival, with patriotic activities, family-friendly fun, rides and games, and of course, delicious fair food. This year’s fair is teamed up with the Y108 Freedom Fest and Country Musical Fest, which will take place on July 5th at 6 p.m.

Celebrate America Festival
Kennywood Park
48000 Kennywood Blvd.

Kennywood is throwing America a Birthday bash and you’re invited! Come honor the red, white, and blue this weekend at Kennywood’s Celebrate America Festival. Experience Kennywood in a whole new way with patriotic music, live entertainment, antique cars, and an awesome firework display at the end of the night! Save $10 off gate admission with Giant Eagle special store coupons.

Revolutionary Fort Pitt
Fort Pitt Museum
601 Commonwealth Place

On July 4th there will be a ceremonial flag raising that launches the Revolutionary Fort Pitt 4th of July event at the historic Fort Pitt Museum. The event will not only be educational, but also entertaining! With this weekend long event, you will learn about our country’s past with a reading of the Deceleration of Independence. See what a day in the life of a soldier is like with reenactments featuring musket drills, canon firings, and marching. The celebration ends with a breathtaking firework display from the Point.

July 4th Fireworks Blowout
Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Ave

Every 4th of July there are firework displays galore, but have you ever wondered the science behind them? Well if you have, don’t miss the Carnegie Science Center’s July 4th Fireworks Blowout event where you will learn all about the science behind fireworks and how they work. While you’re there you can also check out the science center’s four floors of exhibits and hands-on activities. Catch a movie in the Omnimax theater and explore the world of sports and the Highmark Sports Works right next door! Lawn seats are priced at $39 per person and include free parking plus pop and popcorn.

Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta
Point State Park

The biggest 4th of July celebration is back with a new attraction! This year’s regatta will hold Pogopalooza, the annual world championship of extreme pogo, featuring high-flying stunts and flips by competitors from the U.S, Canada, South America, and Europe. Other highlights of the Regatta will include the F-2 Powerboat North American Championships, the K9 Crew Frisbee Dog Show, a BMX stunt show, the Anything That Floats competition, and a Zambelli firework show that will light up the city sky over the Golden Triangle.