Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a fantastic city to visit for a getaway in the Mid Atlantic portion of the country. The city has a diverse cultural scene, great dining, and many entertainment opportunities. This fall, there are several festivals in Pittsburgh that will give the area even more appeal for visitors. If you’re thinking about getting away to the city in the coming months, be sure to check out these festivals in Pittsburgh to enjoy an array of music, food, art, and outdoor activities.
1. VIA Festival 2014 | October 1st - October 5th
The VIA Festival is a premier music and arts festival held each year throughout the city. Always a favorite among the festivals in Pittsburgh, VIA combines new media art with local and notional musical acts. Local artwork, education and nightlife is also a prominent part of VIA and the festival helps to showcase and advance the creative communities in Pittsburgh.
2. Springs Folk Festival | October 3rd - October 5th
One of the festivals in Pittsburgh that celebrates the history and heritage of the city, the Springs Folk Festival emphasizes the Pennsylvania Dutch aspect of the area. More than one hundred artisans will be showing and selling their wares, and there will also be traditional food and music.
3. Head of the Ohio | October 4th
A day long celebration on Pittsburgh’s North Shore on the Allegheny River. The big event is a regatta that celebrates the power and beauty of the city’s rivers with rowers of various skill levels taking on a 2.6 mile course. Outdoor activities, food, and entertainment are also at the festival for visitors to enjoy.
4. Oakland Forever | October 10th - 11th
Oakland Forever celebrates the Oakland neighborhood of the city. The festival emphasizes the history of the area as it celebrates the 175th anniversary of the neighborhood being recognized as the community of Oakland. Forever Oakland will feature live music, performances, food, art exhibits, lectures, outdoor activities and more.
5. RocktoberFest | October 11th
Head over to the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort for a day of rock music, beer, and food. The third annual festival will feature the bands the Lava Game and Lovebettie.
6. Pittsburgh Pierogi Fest | October 18th
If you love pierogis, then you must attend the Pittsburgh Pierogi Fest at Stage AE. Along with delicious dumplings, the festival boasts live music and a marketplace.
7. Three Rivers Film Festival | November 7th - November 22nd
Three Rivers Film Festival is the largest film festival in the western part of the state of Pennsylvania. It takes place throughout the city in various venues over the course of two weeks. More than 50 films will be screened from genres like independent cinema, documentaries, classic films, and studio releases.
Where to Stay in Pittsburgh
When enjoying these festivals in Pittsburgh, you can take advantage of the Select Registry member in the city. The Inn on Negley has eight beautiful guest rooms with great amenities such as luxe linens and bedding, private baths, and quality furnishings that will keep you in the utmost comfort during your stay. The Inn on Negley combines vintage elegance with modern convenience to provide the perfect accommodation experience in Pittsburgh. And each stay includes a gourmet breakfast in the morning with house-made pastries, breads, and jams. Your days will always start out on a delicious note, and the staff will make sure you enjoy the Select Registry difference for the ideal getaway. Or take a look at other Bed and Breakfasts in Pennsylvania.
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