Be Enthralled at the Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival

Celebrating art and film from Asian cultures and locales such as India, Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Iran, the Philippines, and more, the Silk Screen Asian American Film Festival is an exciting event that spans a few days in September.

Film and Asian Art in Pittsburgh

The Silk Screen Launch Party is a special kick-off for the festival. Join the party on August 31st at Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse. Dinner is included with the price of entry tickets, and a cash bar will be available for mixed drinks and signature whiskey cocktails. Join in for some fun raffle prizes and to view trailers from select films that will be screened at the festival later in September.

Silk Screen Asian American Film FestivalThe Red Carpet Gala is a celebration of the film festival. Starting at 6 p.m. on September 15th there will be beverages to sip, ethnic foods to eat, and lots of mingling, along with a silent auction. Live music will serenade the event. Of course, trailers from films in the festival will be shown to whet your appetite for the full-length features and short films.

From September 16th to 25th, films from Asian countries and Asian influences will be screened at various venues in the Pittsburgh area. These include Regent Square Theater, Melwood Screening Room and Classroom, and Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s “Earth Theater.” There will be plenty of opportunities to catch screenings of films from all over the world from incredible talent.

Silk Screen also hosts a radio show featuring Indian music every Sunday at 8 p.m. Tune in to hear some authentic sounds from this fascinating country.

Where to Stay in Pittsburgh

Don’t forget to come and stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square for quality accommodations, great service, and convenient access to the festival events, activities, and film screenings.


Celebrate Tradition at the Pittsburgh Irish Festival

Established in 1991, the festival is now celebrating 26 years of Irish traditions at The Riverplex in Pittsburgh this year. If you want to experience what Irish tradition has to offer, this is one fest not to be missed.

Pittsburgh Irish FestivalExperience a Taste of Ireland

One highlight of the Pittsburgh Irish Festival is the mouthwatering delights of Irish cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a small bite or a hearty meal, you’ll find it here. All sorts of signature Irish dishes will be served, such as boxty pancakes, Irish stew, Irish sausage, Dublin Coddle, and so much more. Enjoy various Irish and Celtic desserts and beverages as well!

Irish and Celtic Music that will Bring You to Your Feet

While you feast on the delights coming from the Irish kitchens, this year’s festival is sure to get you dancing with both traditional and contemporary music. Learn a few moves from both adult and children’s dance ensembles and continue the party in true Irish style.

A fest for all ages, there will be many activities to keep the whole family entertained. Some to look forward to include the Irish Authors’ Corner, where one can learn about Irish lore and meet some authors. There is also the Irish Instrument Display featuring fiddles, flutes, and other Irish instruments that celebrate the rich heritage of the country. For all you dog lovers, the Irish Dog Area allows you to visit with dogs native to Ireland!

If you want to experience even more of Ireland, you can continue the celebrations with Halfway to St Patrick’s Day Festival, which brings the celebration of Irish and Celtic music to a whole new level!

During the 3-day festival, you’re going to need a comfortable place to recover from all the festivities. Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square is conveniently located, with easy access to downtown Pittsburgh and other attractions. We have a wide range of amenities to provide you with all you need, so book today and be rest assured you and your family will have a blast.


Experience Game Day at Heinz Stadium

At Heinz Stadium, catching a football game is a fun time for fans and their families. It’s easily reachable from the Airport, 279 Parkway North, and the Turnpike, and is the home of one National Football League team and one university team. It has also played host to a bevy of other events, such as other sporting events (like hockey) and concerts. Visit the stadium for a game while you’re in the Pittsburgh area for some good local rivalry and a classic game day experience with Pittsburgh football teams.

Heinz StadiumProfessional Football Games at Heinz Stadium

Get out to the stadium for good games, good food, and great views of the action. Checking out a game is just one aspect of the good times offered here. Concessions offered include the usual classics that never get old: beer, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, soda, and cotton candy. You won’t miss one bit of the game with 650 televisions throughout the stadium as well as a 28 foot by 96 foot video board.

You can also take tours of the stadium and field, offered April through October. On a behind-the-scenes tour, you get to view places like luxury suites, clubs, the press box, the playing field, and more -- all up close and personal. Tours are a great chance to truly experience this Pittsburgh landmark.

Take the Hassle Out of Pittsburgh Parking Package

For convenient and simple access to a stadium game or event, check out the Take the Hassle Out of Pittsburgh Parking Package offered from Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square when you stay with us. Our location is ideal for downtown attractions, stadium games, and events. With this package, you get overnight self-parking as well as in and out privileges for the designated vehicle. This will make a visit downtown much easier and stress-free. Come stay with us when you’re planning your Pittsburgh trip.


See the Hottest in Fashion at Style Week Pittsburgh

Style Week Pittsburgh, also known as SWP, is a yearly event in downtown Pittsburgh that showcases and honors talented fashion designers, business gurus, and artists of all backgrounds. It heralds their stunning accomplishments.

Style Week Pittsburgh Celebrates Local Talent

Style Week PittsburghCreated in 2013 by Pittsburgh’s own Style & Steel, LLC to showcase and acknowledge Pittsburgh’s and Pennsylvania’s talented artisans, Style Week Pittsburgh has since expanded beyond those borders. It is not only about fashion shows but is is also about giving back to the community and recognizing the diverse people of Pittsburgh doing exceptional work to make our city better. A portion of the proceeds raised from the 3rd Annual Style Week Pittsburgh benefits Dress for Success Pittsburgh.

This years Style Week Pittsburgh will have an epic dance party, STYLE Awards, live music, visual artist and outdoor pop-up shops. Make sure to purchase your tickets early before they sell out.

Trackside Restaurant at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square

After a day enjoying some of the most fabulous fashion designs, take time to treat yourself at our Trackside Restaurant.  Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, we offer delectable local fare. Our dinner menu is filled with eclectic delicacies such as Yukon Gold Potato Pierogis, Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella salad, BBQ, onions and cheddar burger, and the Pittsburgh Rare Signature Filet mignon topped with tomato horseradish butter.

At Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square we are proud of our local designers and wish all the participant a wonderful time at Style Week Pittsburgh!


’Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour: Party With the Best Bites in Pitt!

Pittsburgh food tours provide something different this season with ’Burgh Bits and Bites, a team of foodies established in 2008 who are proud to call the Steel City home. So when you’re craving excitement on your next vacation, hop aboard and explore all of the city’s most notable foodie destinations, from out-of-the-way restaurants to family haunts and beyond.

Touring Pittsburgh’s Cultural Food Tours: Taste the Experience

There is vast culture of cuisine in Pittsburgh just waiting to be sampled. With ’Burgh Bits and Bites tour groups, here are just a few place you can visit:

Burgh Bits and Bites Food TourThe Strip District: A delightful haven of cuisine, the Strip hosts dozens of food counters and shops from a wide range of ethnicities and traditions. Some choices include Italian pastries, Polish specialties, and Europeans meats.
South Side: Colorful, hip, and funky, South Side offers theaters, boutiques, art galleries, and musical venues. Walk down streets laden with Victorian architecture as you sample grape leaves, cupcakes, milkshakes, and pizza.
Bloomfield: Affectionately referred to as “Pittsburgh’s Little Italy,” this tour spends its Saturdays carving a path through the lovely Bloomfield area. The tour provides a tasty spectrum of samplings, including pizza, pasta, biscotti, and other Italian delights.

Foodie Aftermath: Staying Overnight With Quality Lodging

Once you’ve had your fill of sumptuous cuisine and first-rate entertainment, take comfort knowing that you and your loved ones can retire to quality accommodations. Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square offers a wide range of amenities, so don’t delay. Book a room with us now!


Summer Excitement at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh

Make sure your summer plans include a visit to Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh’s premier entertainment destination. You will find over 2,800 exciting games, tasty dining options, and concerts during the River Summer concert series. All shows for the Live on the River Concerts begin at 7pm. Special promotions throughout the year are an exciting way to win great prizes, and the entertainment can’t be beat.

Rivers CasinoRivers Casino Pittsburgh

Whether you love the slots or you go straight to the table games, there is something for everyone and every skill level at Rivers Casino. 450,000 square feet of entertainment await you 24 hours a day, every day of the week on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. Over 100 tables await your gaming skills, and you can learn to play your favorite table games every day.

Choose from a variety of bars, lounges, buffets, and fine dining to satisfy your appetite in between your winning streaks! Rivers Casino is the place to be for a long weekend or yearly vacation. Before you head out, download our mobile app and check out My Rush Rewards for even more fun. Grab a group of friends and head to Pittsburgh for fun and games in a great city.

Where to Stay When You Visit Rivers Casino

After the concert, relax and unwind in a comfortable and spacious room at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. Take in the beautiful skyline views and enjoy restaurants, entertainment, and shopping during your stay while taking advantage of easy access to popular Pittsburgh attractions and the downtown area. Spend time with friends in our Club Lounge, take a dip in the pool, or start your day in the fitness center. Make your reservations with us on the waterfront and look forward to a restful visit with superior service.


Summer Jam at Station Square: Visiting Steelers Country!

Station square is home to a wide range of scrumptious restaurants, scenic squares, and bustling attractions. This summer, take your friends and family down to the area and experience all of the delights Pittsburgh has to offer.

Jamming at the Square: Things to Do

Station Square Summer JamAll summer long, the Square will be rocking with hot local and national acts from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today. The Summer Jam at Station Square is scheduled to provide free fun on Fridays now through August 26th. Visitors can head on over and see a diversity of exciting events at the lovely riverfront, including:

  • “Saved by the 90s” (National 90s tribute)
  • “Ten” (a tribute to Pearl Jam)
  • A “Get the Led Out” concert
  • “Live at the Fillmore” (a tribute to the Allman Brothers featuring Jill West & Blues Attack)
  • Bruce Springsteen tribute
  • And much more!

Make sure to stop by and visit Buzz Poets with Highway 4 on August 19th and Gathering Field with Rachel B on August 26th. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday—rain or shine.

Finding Great Hotels Near Station Square

Book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square and enjoy our riverfront location in downtown Pittsburgh.  We offer friendly service, quality lodging, and a gorgeous, sweeping view of the skyline. Relax after your city adventures by reserving your room with us today!


Major League Baseball Lovers—Come Visit Us and See the Pittsburgh Pirates

Are you a Major League Baseball fan? If so, have you considered a MLB vacation to various major league baseball parks? If you’re considering a fun and memorable MLB vacation, don’t pass up a chance to see the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.

Major League Baseball Lovers—Why Visit PNC Park

MLB GameThe great thing about PNC Park is that it has an old-timely baseball feel to it. Watching a Pittsburgh Pirates game here will add some nostalgia to your MLB vacation. There’s nothing like America’s favorite pastime to bring a family or a group of friends together. Enjoy hot dogs, beer, great weather and like-minded baseball fans.

PNC Park will also afford you fantastic views of the downtown Pittsburgh skyline, as well as the riverfront.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are considered a modern, progressive team. And during the past couple of seasons, they’ve been called the “darlings of the National League”.  At PNC Park you will get a first-hand view of the Pirates’ style of ball playing. It’s truly inspiring!

Stay at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square during Your MLB Vacation

Are you ready to indulge your love of Major League Baseball? If so, then you will love our Pittsburgh baseball package. It’s the perfect fit for anyone who loves baseball.

With this exclusive package, you will get a coupon for 20 percent off of a meal at our Trackside restaurant, overnight parking and a Gateway Clipper Ticket. This ticket is good for a round-trip ride to and from PNC Park for each guest.

We have a variety of exclusive packages at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. Check our website to find which one will fit your needs best when planning your next fun-filled vacation.


Kidsburgh Offers You New, Exciting Methods to Educate and Entertain Your Kids

Looking for new ways to help your youngest family members explore the wonders of Pittsburgh’s Kidsburgh, grow and develop new skills in the process, and make the most of quality family time? If that’s the case, then maybe you should start by giving them the chance to play freely in the middle of nature. Jellystone Park is a fantastic spot for family-friendly activities, ranging from swimming, hiking and mini-golf. While you’re here, you could also plan the details of a kid-friendly movie night, enjoy wagon rides, and admire the natural beauty of Moraine State Park.

Discover the Most Amazing Family Fun Activities in Pittsburgh

KidsburghThis summer, Kidsburgh encourages you to select the most amazing leisure activities that could benefit your children in more than one way. For instance, you can attend the Summer Flower Show organized by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens where families can admire the charming décor and interactive elements. While some upcoming events allow kids to relax and play in a soothing environment, others let them work on their skills and talents. The Pittsburgh CLO Summer Camps: 101 Dalmatians falls in the latter category. Starting June 20, the lovely stage adaptation of Disney’s classic animated production, is a part of a musical theater intensive program enabling young students to work closely with a choreographer and musical director to perfect their acting skills, and get one step closer to a unique theater experience. The ALCOSAN Summer Science Camp and the Camp Invention program are only two other attractive options that you should consider if you’re planning on helping your youngsters have fun, socialize with other kids and learn new things in Pittsburgh this summer.

Take Advantage of Significant Summer Hotel Discounts in Pittsburgh

Save big this summer and book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.  Our Sheraton Family Package offers you 25% off your second room*; plus kids under 12 years of age eat for free when you purchase an adult meal at our restaurant.  *Terms and conditions apply.


Summer Time in Pittsburgh: Explore the Hidden Gems of This Lively City

From the Duquesne Incline to its charming neighborhoods, Pittsburgh calls travelers from all over the world to take part in its cultural revival.

The most adventurous travelers aren't always the ones exploring new destinations - often it is the ones rediscovering old familiar cities who make all the difference. If you are looking for a break from the standard beaches and barbeque scene, then perhaps this is the right time to see the "Paris of Appalachia" with fresh eyes.

Summer in PittsburghSee, Touch, and Learn at the Children's Museum-Pittsburgh

A city that houses some of the country’s most prestigious universities is clearly one that nurtures its citizens from a tender age. Their Children's Museum offers fantastic interactive exhibits and make shops, ready to make your little ones excited over learning new things. From the basis of circuitry to the basics of a home garden, their patient staff will make a useful lesson feel like a play session.

 

Nature and Breath Taking Sights All Over Town

Summer time in Pittsburgh is a breath of fresh air for those used to thinking of cities as grubby or crowded. Surrounded by green hills, the city is proud of its environmentally-friendly atmosphere. The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, home to dozens of endangered species, will give you a chance to get to know natural wonders from the other side of the world and to get involved in their conservation. Afterwards, you can admire the result of their green policies at the Duquesne Incline, one of the few of its kind left in the country.

Looking for a more intense adventure? The PNC Park and the Three Rivers Regatta will please even the most demanding sports fans. Wrap up your day with a dinner by the riverfront with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, or explore the exclusive shops and unique bars in the area.