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Labor Day in Downtown

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Labor Day weekend is just a few days away, and there are lots of festivals and activities happening in the Neighborhood!

#DowntownPittsburgh πŸ“Έ by Bradley B. Photography via Instagram

Backyard Brawl

πŸ“† Thursday, September 1 at 7 p.m.
πŸ“ Acrisure Stadium

The Backyard Brawl is being called the biggest football game in Pittsburgh this season! Get the details.

Acrisure Stadium Kickoff and Rib Festival

πŸ“† Thursday, September 1 through Monday, September 5
πŸ“ Acrisure Stadium

Enjoy 5 days of football, the best ribs in the country, free live music and more to celebrate the kickoff of football in Western PA. Plus, new this year see the Veterans Place Cornhole Tournament, a Farm to Table Farmers Market, Battlegories DJ Battle, a street party, and much more! View the full schedule.

Soul Food Festival

πŸ“† Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4
πŸ“ Market Square and 3rd & 4th Avenues

Enjoy live music, a BBQ Contest, Cultural activities, live music, and much more all weekend long! View the full schedule.

Hidden Gems

The Speckled Egg is hosting the final event in the Hidden Gems series on Friday! Join Creatives Drink and DJ Samuel Andres for a Disco Happy Hour featuring amazing bites and hand-selected wines.

Neon Nights

πŸ“† Friday, September 2
πŸ“ Howl at the Moon

Celebrate the long week at Howl at the Moon with Neon Nights! Find live music, drink specials, dancing and so much more.

Support Feeding America by sipping on these cocktails

πŸ“† Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5
πŸ“ Around Downtown

The Union Forge Vodka is giving back to the community by partnering with local bars around Pittsburgh to help support Feeding America. With every cocktail sold over Labor Day Weekend, The Union Forge will donate $1 to Feeding America! Learn more.

Steelers Run and Walk

πŸ“† Saturday, September 3
πŸ“ Around the North Shore

Kick off the football season with the Steelers 5K Run and Walk. Run Together as Steelers Nation this Labor Day Weekend and show your Steelers Pride! Learn more.

THE SHINS: Oh, Inverted World – The 21st Birthday Tour

πŸ“† Saturday, September 3
πŸ“ Stage AE

See The Shins and Joseph live at Stage AE. Learn more.

Allegheny County Labor Day Parade 

πŸ“† Monday, September 5
πŸ“ Around Downtown

For the past 37 years, the ACLC has put on the largest participating Labor Day Parade in the United States! Learn more.

Plus, find these activities all weekend long:

Gateway Clipper

See unique views of the city aboard the Gateway Clipper!

Harris Theater

Celebrate this weekend with classic films in the Cultural District!

Burgh Bus

Hop aboard Pittsburgh’s one and only transportainment bus where local comedians will guide yinz on a journey through ‘tahn. Your black and gold chariot awaits. View the full schedule

Steel City Jet Ski Rentals

Looking for a unique way to see the city? The Steel City Jet Ski Fleet allows riders to explore all three rivers on Yamaha waverunners!

Pittsburgh Pirates

See the Pirates take on the Toronto Blue Jays Friday through Sunday and enjoy these promotions:

  • Friday: Free Shirt Friday, Miller Lite Happy Hour
  • Saturday: Inaugural Hall of Fame Game,
  • Sunday: Kids Day featuring the Family Fun Zone and a Kids Beanie giveaway
  • View the full promotion schedule

Five Iron Golf

Celebrate Labor Day the 5i way:

  • Thursday: enjoy 50% off drinks all day
  • Friday & Saturday: play $1 sims from 10 p.m. to close
  • Sunday: 50% off hitting
  • Learn more

Is your business or restaurant hosting something special this weekend? Send us an email.

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