The first Pittsburgh Opens, a new happy-hour series from Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey's office, was designed to celebrate Downtown workers and residents coming back to work with loosened COVID-19 restrictions.
“The City of Pittsburgh is pleased to welcome workers and visitors back to our Downtown corridor,” said Gainey in a statement. "Pittsburgh Opens is a unique opportunity to experience our city’s hospitality and we look forward to working with our partners to make this series memorable and enjoyable for everyone.”
In addition to live bands and circus performers, Thursday's event also served as a rally for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and included an appearance by mascot Iceburgh and a ticket giveaway.
The series is set to continue on a monthly basis, with plans to expand to other neighborhoods. More info can be found at downtownpittsburgh.com/welcome back.