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Fairs, Festivals and Special Events

May 29

Animal Friends Mutt Strut, Hartwood Acres, Indiana Township. Games, activities and pooches. 412-847-7000 or www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org


May 30

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


June 3-12

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


June 11

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


June 12

Pride Awareness March and PrideFest, Downtown. www.pittsburghpride.org


June 25

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


June 26

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


July 1-4

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


July 1-9

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


click to enlarge Three Rivers Regatta, July 2-4
Three Rivers Regatta, July 2-4

July 2-4

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


July 9

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


July 10-24

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, various locations. www.pittsburghvintagegrandprix.com. Vintage cars races and shows.


July 17

Polish Hill Arts Festival, Brereton and Dobson streets. 412-681-1950. Vendors, crafts, music, food.


July 18

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


July 22

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


July 22-24

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


July 24-30

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


July 28-Aug. 6

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


July 29

137th Annual Rain Day, Waynesburg, Greene County. 724-627-8111 or www.raindayfestival.com.


Aug. 4-7

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


Aug. 6-7

Black Family Reunion, Schenley Park. 412-422-6426


Aug. 7-13

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


Aug. 8-13

Butler Farm Show, Butler. Mooooo! www.butlerfarmshow.com


Aug. 13

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


Aug. 13-20

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


Aug. 15-20

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


Aug. 19-27

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


Aug. 20

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


Aug. 20-27

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


Aug. 20-Sept. 25

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


Aug. 23-27

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


Aug. 27-28

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


Aug. 28

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


Aug. 28

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


Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Indiana County Fair, Indiana. www.indianacountyfair.com


Aug. 30-Sept. 3

Big Knob Grange Fair, Rochester, Beaver County. 724-752-5973 or www.bigknobgrangefair.org


Sept. 2-5

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


Sept. 9-11

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


Sept. 10

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

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