Get Hungry for the 2017 Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival

The best end-of-summer tradition, the 2017 Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Festival offers family fun in spades. Come out for some ribs, but stay for the vast amount of entertainment.

Pittsburgh Food Festivals You Should Savor

The festival will feature the best ribs you’ve ever tasted, plus totally free admission. It’s happening on August 31 to September 4 at Heinz Field.

Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib FestivalWhat’s at the Festival

At the festival, along with lots of ribs, you’ll also enjoy festival food, games, rides, and activities, plus plenty of live music. Admission to the festival is free, but some food, games, and activities will require a charge.

Bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the live music – all concerts are free.

Ribs on Offer

There will be a whole lot of smoky, barbecue ribs to choose from as you wander around the festival. Just a few of the vendors who will be grilling, smoking, and marinating include Smokin Joe’s Ribs, Smokeshack B.B.Q., Texas Pit Barbecue, Big Boned Ribs, Carolina Rib King, Old Carolina Barbecue Company, and Chicago BBQ Company.

Kickoff and Rib Festival Events

The festival will surround a few different larger events. On Saturday, September 2, the University of Pittsburgh will face Youngstown State in the first game of the season. Meanwhile, the festival will continue on the grounds surrounding the stadium.

On Monday, September 4, the Steelers/Gatorade 5K Race will start off the day’s events. The participants will finish at the stadium around midday, at 2 p.m.

If you’re planning on hanging out at this festival and chowing down on some ribs, you need accommodations. Book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square if you’ll be attending this fun festival.


Style Week Pittsburgh Is a Showcase for Creatives

Fashionistas, makers, entrepreneurs, trendsetters, and more will convene in the downtown area for Style Week Pittsburgh. This three-day event is a showcase for area talent as well as an outlet for networking and inspiration.

Discover Designer Fashion Shows in Pittsburgh + So Much More

Style Week will kick off August 17 and finish up on August 20. This year’s theme is “Style and Innovation” and will feature innovators who incorporate technology into their creations, including artisans, musicians, and designers of all stripes.

Style Week PittsburghLots of events will be happening for Style Week including:

On August 17, the Designer Fashion Show will be a platform for emerging and established designers to show off their threads. The theme of the show will be “Metamorphosis.”

August 18, the Style Awards will honor innovative talent in multiple artistic fields.

Networking brunch, set for August 20, will give community creatives the chance to mix, mingle, and make plans for collaboration. It will be held at the Mine Factory, a cool and industrial creative space that was once a hub for producing mine safety equipment.

Fashion’s Night Out

Featuring live entertainment from DJs and local bands, this “night out” will also focus on fashion for an exciting evening.

All of us here at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square wish the attendees of the Style Week a wonderful time!


The EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta 2017 is Your August Destination

Celebrate Pittsburgh’s vibrant waterfront culture at the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta 2017. Here you’ll find three days packed with food, fun, music, boating, and fireworks all in one spot.

The Riverfront at Point State Park Has the Fun

Come down to the river from August 4-6 for a weekend packed with entertainment.  The main stage of the event will host lots of live music. On August 4, hear country star Easton Corbin. On August 5, stick around for ‘90s nostalgia with Smash Mouth. Finally, top off a fun-filled three days with a vibrant fireworks show.

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers RegattaA river celebration wouldn’t be a party without activities on the water. Catch freestyle stunt shows on jet skis, get into Formula 1 powerboat racing, and watch a lighted boat parade.

Ride a giant, lighted Ferris wheel, see awe-inspiring sand sculptures, and try your hand at the climbing wall. Play in the sand, greet skydivers coming in for a landing, and make sure to take the little ones to the kids’ zone. Plus, there’s even more where that came from.

Check out this artisan marketplace on Clemente Bridge. Shop homemade, handmade, and artfully-crafted wares, goods, and one-of-a-kind pieces.

Red Bull Flugtag

For this fun contest, competitors build their own flying machines and see how far they can soar. Will they fly or fall? See for yourself on the North Shore Great Lawn.

If you’ll be heading to the riverfront this August, come and book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square for the perfect way to wrap up your summer.


Night Nation Run Is the Only Race That’s More Like a Party

Take an average 5K, and add a dash of intrigue by setting the start at sunset. Mix in some live music along the race, add a heaping spoonful of interactive light shows, and stir it up with some party zones, DJs, and more craziness. What do you get?

A race that’s more like a wild dash from party to party for one wild night – it’s the Night Nation Run.

Run, Walk, Skip, or Dance at Running Music Festivals

This all-ages event is less of a serious race and more of a chance for some completely unique entertainment. If you’re looking for a timed race and a finisher medal, this is not the place.

Night Nation Run PittsburghHowever, if you want to have an exciting, exhilarating time racing, walking, or even skipping along a lighted course, making it to party zones with live DJs, taking a break for dancing and Selfie Stations, and finally crossing the finish line for the after party, this is the race for you.

The Details

Night Nation Run Pittsburgh will happen on July 22 at Stage AE. The gates open at 5:30 p.m., with a pre-party at 7:30 and the first wave of runners hitting the course at 8:30.

After the race, attend the Main Stage After Party for a show that will knock your socks off. There will be surprise performers, giveaways, fog machines, confetti guns, and all kinds of craziness.

Plus, the event supports a great charity, Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C). Donate $1 to receive a special race bib, buy a race t-shirt, or sign up a team to help raise money for cancer research.

Running music festivals don’t come along very often. If you plan on racing and having a blast at this fun-filled event, stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


It’s All Fun and Games at ReplayFX Arcade & Video Game Festival

It will be a gamer’s paradise at the ReplayFX Arcade & Video Game Festival. A wide array of games and lots of entertainment, contests, and competitions will be on offer. From retro joystick game lovers to high-tech multi-player RPG fanatics, there will be something for anyone who has ever enjoyed playing a video game.

Score 100 Points at Video Game Festivals in Pittsburgh

Attend on July 27-30 at David L. Lawrence Convention Center to get in on the action.  The main draw of attending this festival is the fact that there will be a huge collection of arcade games, pinball machines, tabletop games, and console games to try. The best part? You get to play to your heart’s content – it’s all free with admission. 

ReplayFX Arcade & Video Game FestivalOther attractions at the video game festival will include fun for the whole family. There’ll be live music, magicians, face-painting, balloon artists, and a showcase of new gaming products to check out. Compete in a cosplay contest, shop for merchandize, and even attend gaming seminars.

Pinburgh Match-Play Championship

One huge aspect of the festival is the pinball competition. Watch 800 players battle for pinball glory on 305 different machines over three days. The contest is sure to get heated, as there will be a guaranteed $100,000 prize pool up for grabs for the top 160 competitors.

Gamers and families alike are sure to have a blast at this exciting event. There will be a little something for everyone, along with fun and games galore.  All of us here at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square wish all the attendees a great time!


The Race is on at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

What could be better than 10 whole days of souped-up vintage cars, racing, motorcycles, and more? Not much, especially if you’re an auto fiend. If you’re nodding in agreement, you need to visit the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix. This is the ultimate car event happening in Pittsburgh this summer.

At PVGP, Enjoy the Ride with Vintage Car Racing and More

The 10-day event from July 7 to 16 is bookended by two weekends of vintage car racing. It all culminates with a huge car show featuring cool cars from all over the world.

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand PrixHistoric Races at Pitt Race Complex

The car extravaganza kicks off with historic car races spanning four days, from July 7-9. Here you’ll see vintage sports cars, sports racers, and others race over 2.8 miles of challenging track.

Race Weekend Car Show at Schenley Park + Vintage Races

The Vintage Races are celebrating their 35th anniversary. Join the spectators watching this exciting race along the public streets near the park.

Top it all off with a visit to the International Car Show, where you’ll see a broad showcase dedicated to the world’s sleekest cars, most amazing antiques, and coolest classics.

Drivers School

Want to learn how to race? Attend Drivers School on July 6 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Then, put your skills to the test at the Historic Race Weekend. Successful drivers who finish without any problems will get their racing license from the Vintage Motorsports Council.

Stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square if you’re planning to be where the action is for this exciting week of racing and car shows.


Don’t Miss Heinz Field’s Fourth of July Celebration

Looking for a fun, free event to celebrate the Fourth of July? Look no further. Bring the whole family to Heinz Field’s Fourth of July Celebration. This big party, the largest one in the city, brings all the entertainment you can handle onto the field for a happy 4th.

On July 4th, Watch Pittsburgh Fireworks and Rock Out

The celebration is scheduled to run from 2 p.m. to midnight on Independence Day. Admission is completely free. Bring your friends and family and prepare for a new yearly tradition.

Heinz Field’s Fourth of July CelebrationCome when the gates open to enjoy a day at the field. There will be food, fun and games, and lots of activities on Art Rooney Avenue. Free concerts will also be happening all day, leading up to the headlining show in the evening.

The headliners, The Cadillac Three, are a southern rock group who are big on the country charts. Their most recent album is a 2016 release called “Bury Me in My Boots.” Their hits include “White Lightning,” “Tennessee Mojo,” “The South,” “Party Like You,” and “I’m Southern.”

Get a Front Row Seat for Fireworks

The best seat in the city for Pittsburgh fireworks is at Heinz Field. Come to get a prime spot to watch this annual display of explosions, lights, and colors.

Plan on heading to Pittsburgh for great Fourth of July events and family fun. Celebrate our nation’s independence in one of the most iconic cities that played host to our founding fathers. While you’re visiting, make sure to book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


Get Your Ears Ready for the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival

If you love jazz, you need to get to Pittsburgh in June for the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival.

This highly-anticipated summer fest is loaded with various events throughout the city. Take your pick and soak in some great jazz music from a variety of the country’s best artists.

Jazz Festivals in Pittsburgh Feature the Best of the Genre

The festival will be held on June 16 to 18 and is organized by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Check out highlights from the schedule and plan on hearing some great music.

The Artist Line-Up

Pittsburgh Jazz Live International FestivalMusicians, bands, and performers will descend on Pittsburgh to jazz up the city. The line-up will include names like Jazzmeia Horn, David Sandborn, Sean Jones Quartet, Chico Freeman, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Roy Ayers, and The Bad Plus.

Special Events

At the Jazz Crawl on June 16, enjoy a bar/pub crawl with a jazz twist. Participating venues will host live, in-house entertainment so you can sip and eat with the sound of great tunes in your ears. Just a few locations will include Nola on the Square, Social House, Backstage Bar, Café 808, Ten Penny, and Revel + Roost.

Meanwhile, the Rhythm and Groove Party will have music, food, and dancing. Hear all the iterations of jazz, like swing, salsa, and Caribbean music in a hopping club atmosphere. There will also be special chef tastings on offer to spice up your palate. The party will happen on June 16, from 9 p.m. to midnight.

After partying it up, jazz-style, you’ll need a place to relax and rest your head. If you’ll be in the city for jazz festivals in Pittsburgh, book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


Attend the Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference 2017

Key stakeholders in the petrochemical industry are looking to expand their reach in the Northeast. Hear about the future of upcoming projects, construction, growth, and expansion, and network with top companies at the Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference 2017.

Join Industry Events at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square

The conference will take place on June 19-20 in Pittsburgh at Sheraton. Attendees and keynote speakers will include top companies like Shell Chemicals and Bechtel.

Northeast U.S. Petrochemical Construction Conference 2017Speakers and Sessions

The conference will feature keynote sessions and a variety of speakers from across the petrochemicals industry. Learn about how the petrochemical boom in the region will bolster economic development, understand the long-term vision for the Tri-State, get inside information about how the construction industry can shift to accommodate demands for big projects, and more.

Speakers will include the project director for Pennsylvania Chemicals, the external relations adviser for Shell, and CEOs, presidents, vice-presidents, and stakeholders from energy and chemical companies.

Events

The evening of day one of the conference, June 19, will feature a Networking Drinks Reception where you can mingle and make connections with others in related positions and industries.

Additionally, the whole conference will conclude with an Experience Center Tour at Eaton Power Systems on June 20. Learn about energy management, safety, and the ins and outs of electrical power quality on this extensive tour of the facility. You’ll also get live demos and training and see product testing.

If you will be attending the conference, or are thinking about attending with an eye to experiencing more of Pittsburgh, stay with us for events at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


At Heinz Hall, Music, History, and Top Performers Converge

The sounds of the symphony are ready to fill your ears at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh. The venue is where you can sit and listen to the best of classical and contemporary instrumental music by some of the world’s top performers, plus a lot more.

Hear the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s home was built in 1927 and evolved from a glamorous movie house to a performance hall for the arts in 1971. Today, the venue includes the grand lobby and stage as well as two bars/lounges, a meeting/events area, and a Garden Plaza, complete with a waterfall and sculpture.

Heinz HallComing up this June, there are superb performances of classic pieces you shouldn’t miss. Get your tickets for a night at the symphony.

Mahler’s Resurrection, also known as Symphony No. 2 in C Minor and is a great classical, symphonic piece. Hear it in all its grandeur with the full orchestra accompanied by the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and two soloists. See it Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4.

Hear the works of two great Russian composers on Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11 with Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. In an homage to St. Petersburgh, Vasily Petrenko will conduct Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Opus 65. Plus, pianist Behzod Abduraimov will perform Tchaikovsky’s beloved Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor.

If you’re ready for an elegant evening of music, culture, and refinement, get your tickets for any of these shows. Don’t forget to book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square to complete your visit to the city.