Yes, we made it! It’s finally time for the Pittsburgh festival season.  Pittsburgh and its surrounding regions are full of festivals almost each week this summer. Here is your guide to summer festivals in the city!


June 3rd – 12th – Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 4th – Full Bloom Festival

June 4th – Grind Mode Music Festival

June 4th – 5th – Triple B Farms Strawberry Festival

June 4th – Hill District Community Day

June 5th – Highland Park Street Festival

June 5th – Summer Reading Extravaganza

June 5th – WAMO Day

June 9th – CREATE Festival

June 11th – Riverview Heritage Day Festival

June 11th – Trax Farm Strawberry Festival

June 17th – 19th – Juneteenth

June 19th – Community Garden Party

June 21 – Make Music Pittsburgh

June 30th – Celebrate America Festival

June 30th – July 03 – Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

June 24th – Arlington Heights Community Day

June 24-26 – Pittsburgh JazzLive International

June 24th – 25th – Plum Community Fair

June 25th – Jam on Walnut

June 25th – WYEP Music Festival

June 26 – Open Streets Pittsburgh (reoccurring July 31st)



July 1st – July 9th – Big Butler Fair

July 1st – 3rd – Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

July 2 – Lawrenceville Fireworks Celebration

July 2 – Garfield Legacy Family Picnic

July 2 – Schenley Heights Community Festival

July 8th – Cultural District Gallery Crawl

July 8th – 9th – Deutschtown Music Festival

July 16th – 17th – Harambee African Arts Festival

July 16th & 17th – Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

July 17th – Community Food Bank Feed More Festival

July 21st – Allegheny  Dwelling Community  Day

July 28th – July 30th – Video Game & Arcade Festival 

July 31st – Open Streets Pittsburgh



August 2nd – Hill District National Night Out

August 5th & 6th – Dream On Festival

August 5th-7th – Three Rivers Storytelling Festival

August 5th-7th – Three Rivers Regatta

August 13th-14th – Black Family Reunion

August 13th – Homewood Community Day

August 15th – 21st – Pittsburgh Restaurant Week

August 18th – 20th – Little Italy Days

August 19th – Larimar Community Day

August 19th – Jazz on the Hill

August 20th – Stanton Heights Community Festival

August 20th-21st – Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

August 27-28th – Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

August 27th-28th – The Art Festival on Walnut Street


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Cynthia Mendoza

Hello. Welcome to a blog for Black moms looking to thrive while raising kids in this hectic world and the headquarters for Pittsburgh Brown Mamas, a Pittsburgh support group for Black moms. Here I write about raising my three boys, living in and loving Pittsburgh, dating my husband, gardening and all kinds of other stuff. Thanks for visiting. Stay long & come often!

2 thoughts on “Brown Mamas Guide to Summer Festivals in Pittsburgh”

Muffy Mendoza . June 5, 2016 at 2:59 pm

No problem! Enjoy!

Dagmar . June 5, 2016 at 1:36 pm

omg i really would like to attend all of these!! lol thanks for all the listed activities!

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