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Fairs, Festivals and Special Events

Through November

Citiparks farmers' markets, open now and conveniently located in East Liberty, South Side, Bloomfield, the City-County Building and Allegheny Commons Park, North Side. Carrick and Beechview markets open in June. Eat well; eat local. 412-422-6547 or www.citiparks.net


May 30

Animal Friends Mutt Strut, Riverfront Park, North Side. Games, activities and pooches. 412-847-7000 or www.thinkingoutsidethecage.com


May 31

Memorial Day Celebration, Soldiers and Sailors Hall, Oakland. Free. 412-621-4253


June 4-13

Three Rivers Arts Festival, Downtown. Visual art exhibitions, public art installations, music and dance performances, and arts and crafts market. 412-471-6070 or www.artsfestival.net


June 12

Harmony Herb and Garden Fair, Harmony Museum, Harmony. www.harmonymuseum.org


June 13

Pride Awareness March and PrideFest, Downtown. The year's biggest LGBT event. www.pittsburghpride.org


June 19-20

Dragon Renaissance Festival, Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Highland Park. 412-365-2532 or www.pittsburghzoo.com


June 26

Walnut Street Jam, Shadyside. Live bands perform. 412-682-1298 or www.thinkshadyside.com


June 27

Anything on Wheels, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington. 1-877-728-7655 or www.pa-trolley.org


July 1-4

Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, Twin Lakes Park, Greensburg. 724-834-7474 or www.artsandheritage.com


July 3-4

Three Rivers Regatta, North Side and Downtown. Boat races, fireworks, food, fishing. www.threeriversregatta.net


July 2-10

Big Butler Fair, Butler County Fairgrounds. Head for the biggest fair 'round these parts. 724-865-2400 or www.bigbutlerfair.com


July 10

Doo Dah Days: Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival. Allegheny Cemetery, Lawrenceville. www.lhs15201.org


July 11-18

Derry Township Agricultural Fair, New Derry, Westmoreland County. 

724-459-7018 or www.derrytwpagfair.com


click to enlarge Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, July 11-25
Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, July 11-25

July 11-25

Pittsburgh Vintage Prix, various locations. Vintage car races and shows.



July 13

Vintage Grand Prix Car Show, Walnut Street, Shadyside. 412-682-1298 or www.thinkshadyside.com


July 16-18

SouthSideWorks Exposed. South Side. Entertainment, kids' activities. www.southsideworks.com


July 23-25

Festival of Water. Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, Highland Park. 412-365-2532 or www.pittsburghzoo.com


July 24

Walnut Street Jam, Shadyside. Live bands perform. 412-682-1298 or www.thinkshadyside.com


July 25-31

Bedford County Fair, Bedford County Fairgrounds. 814-623-9011 or www.bedford-fair.com


July 29

136th Annual Rain Day, Waynesburg, Greene County. 724-627-8111 or www.raindayfestival.com


July 29-Aug. 1

Fort Armstrong Folk Festival, Riverfront Park, Kittanning. Arts and crafts, food, music and other entertainment. www.armstrongfestival.com


July 29-Aug. 7

Fayette County Fair, Fayette County Fairgrounds, Dunbar. 724-438-0502 or www.fayettefair.com


Aug. 7-14

Greene County Fair, Waynesburg. 724-627-4752 or www.greenecountyfair.org


Aug. 9-14

Butler Farm Show, Butler. www.butlerfarmshow.com


Aug. 14

Annual Antique Gun Show, Harmony Museum, Harmony. www.harmonymuseum.org


Aug. 19-21

Findlay Township Fair in the Woodlands, Clinton. 724-695-0500


Aug. 14-21

Washington County Agricultural Fair, Washington. 724-225-7718 or www.washingtonfair.org


Aug. 16-20

Lawrence County Fair, Lawrence County Fair Grounds, New Castle. 724-654-7745 or lawrencecountyfair.com


Aug. 17-21

51st Annual North Washington VFD Rodeo, Rodeo Fairgrounds, Rt. 38, North Washington. 724-287-6170 or www.nwvfd.com/rodeo


Aug. 20-28

Westmoreland County Fair, Greensburg. 724-423-5005 or www.westmorelandfair.com


Aug. 21

Walnut Street Jam, Shadyside. Live bands. 412-682-1298 or www.thinkshadyside.com


Aug. 21-28

Somerset County Fair, Meyersdale. 814-634-5619 or www.somersetcountyfairpa.com


Aug. 24-28

Hookstown Fair, Hookstown, Beaver County. 724-573-4512 or www.hookstownfair.com


Aug. 28-29

The Arts Festival on Walnut, Shadyside. National, regional and local artists. 412-682-1298 or www.thinkshadyside.com


Aug. 21-Sept. 26

Greater Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival, West Newton. Open Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day. 724-872-1670 or www.pgh-renfest.com


Aug. 29

Red, Ripe and Roasted: Tomato and Garlic Festival. Phipps Conservatory, Schenley Park, Oakland. 412-622-6914 or phipps.conservatory.org


Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Indiana County Fair, Indiana. www.indianacountyfair.com


Aug. 31-Sept. 4

Big Knob Grange Fair, Rochester, Beaver County. 724-752-5973


Sept. 3-6

Pennsylvania Arts and Crafts Colonial Festival, Westmoreland County Fairgrounds. 724-863-4577 or www.familyfestivals.com


Sept. 5-6

Labor United Celebration. Circus, arts and crafts, food. Northmoreland Park, Allegheny Township. 724-830-3950


Sept. 10-12

Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Riverplex at Sandcastle, West Homestead. www.pghirishfest.org


Sept. 11

Ligonier Highland Games. Idlewild Park, Ligonier. 412-851-9900 


Sept. 12

Antique Trucks and Trolleys. Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington. 1-877-728-7655 or www.pa-trolley.org

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