Find Family-Friendly Halloween Attractions in Pittsburgh

There’s plenty of scary stuff to do for adults around Halloween, but what about the younger kids?  If you need fun Halloween events for all ages, then discover Halloween attractions in Pittsburgh that fit the bill.

Halloween Fun for All Ages in Pittsburgh

Simmons Farm Hayrides.  Starting September 17, Simmons Farm has hayrides and a whole lot more for fall family fun. Pick your own pumpkin, make your way through a corn maze, find a furry friend at the petting zoo, or try activities like the 100-foot Slide, Human Hamster Wheel, or the Apple Sling-Shot. 

Halloween Attractions in PittsburghPittsburgh Zoo ZooBoo.  Head to the zoo on October 22 and 23 for some unique trick-or-treating among the exotic animals. There will also be a “not-so-haunted” house along with a Halloween parade and costume contest. This is the perfect event for the younger set.

Gateway Clipper Halloween Cruise.  The Halloween Cruise sets sail on October 29 and 30 and features Halloween fun for the kids. This jaunt on the riverboat includes a costume party, prizes, music, dancing, and treat bags.

Halloween Happenings at Phipps.  Phipps Conservatory is having lots of spooky fun with their Halloween Happenings on Friday, October 28. Kids can come to the gardens in costume and enjoy activities that are free with admission, such as snacks, face painting, carved pumpkin displays, and a chance to pot their own spooky plants. At the Witches Brew display, they can meet real snakes, newts, and toads.

For more autumn adventures, book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.  We offer luxury accommodations and spectacular amenities that are perfect to help you unwind before or after these events.  Visit our website or call (412) 261-2000 for more information on our special packages we offer or to book your reservation now. 


Get into the “Spirits” at Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival

If you’re missing summer, get one last taste of it before the cold weather sets in. The Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival is celebrating its 10th year in style with a tropical-themed bash.

Sip on fine spirits and whiskey and have a good time – and maybe even try a rum cocktail. Wear your best Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops, too, as dressing on theme is encouraged!

Join Us for Pittsburgh Festivals at Rivers Casino

The festival will be held on October 28, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Rivers Casino.   Over 250 varieties of spirits will be featured, including fine whiskey, scotch, rum, tequila, gin, vodka, and cordials. The best mixologists, distillers, and brand ambassadors will be on hand to impart their knowledge, mix up good drinks, and entertain.

Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits FestivalDelicious food will be provided at the festival and is included in the ticket price. Feast on entrees like pasta, a variety of meats, veggies, sushi, pizza, and salad. Also included with the admission price are drink samples, water, and entertainment. Free parking at the casino is available for this event.

For a limited time, proceeds from each ticket sold will go toward Animal Friends, a charity dedicated to animal welfare, rescue, pet education, therapy, adoption, and much more.

We invite you to book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square while you’re in town having fun and imbibing at this year’s tropical festival.


Get Your Tickets for a Magical Show at CONSOL Energy Center

Looking for entertainment for the entire family? Look no further than CONSOL Energy Center.

October is chock-full of fun and magical shows for all ages. See figure skating stars put on a dazzling ice skating show, watch gymnastic champions perform feats of both mind and muscle, or attend a Disney-themed extravaganza with all of your favorite characters.

There’s Something for Everyone at the CONSOL Energy Center

Musselman’s Apple Sauce Family Skating Tribute.  Watch world-class ice skaters put on a family-oriented show set to live tunes performed by Dan + Shay. The show features famous ice champions Nancy Kerrigan, Scott Hamilton, Paul Wylie, and many others, who will even get their kids involved. See this performance on Sunday, October 30th, 2016, at 4 p.m.

CONSOL Energy Center2016 Kellog’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions.  Gymnastics champions from the 2012 and 2016 U.S. teams will show off their stuff at this event, a unique opportunity to see gold medal-winning gymnasts from both national and international platforms perform under one roof. The show will be held Sunday, October 23rd at 5 p.m.

DISNEY LIVE! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic.  This fun show for kids of all ages features favorite Disney characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Aladdin’s Genie, and more. Watch Cinderella’s rags get turned into a ball gown, see Woody and Buzz try to escape from Andy’s toy box, stare in awe as Rapunzel and Flynn Rider sail with the magical floating lanterns – plus plenty more surprises. See DISNEY LIVE! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic on Friday, October 14 at two different showings, 4 p.m. or 7 p.m.

If you plan on being in the area for Pittsburgh shows and attractions, consider staying with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


Rivers of Steel Heritage Tours

From the turn of the century to World War II, all the way to 1980, the Pennsylvania area was known for its steel industry. With Rivers of Steel Heritage Tours, you can be transported back to the heyday of steel production, when Pittsburgh provided the steel that built the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building. Check out the different types of tours you can attend at some of the places where steel made its mark.

Carrie Furnaces and Babushkas & Hard Hats Tours

With Carrie Furnaces Tours, visitors can explore the iron-making process at U.S. Steel Homestead Works from May through October. Guided tours are 2 hours long and will give guests a chance to see Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7, two behemoths that produced tons of iron in a single day. Other event tours are available through the summer as well, such as Urban Art Tours, Photo Safari Tours, Happy Hour with Carrie, and Kids at Carrie, a tour of the furnaces aimed for a child’s understanding.

Rivers of Steel Heritage ToursThis comprehensive tour covers the history of the steel industry as well as the people who lived and worked in it. An interactive presentation that explains the rise and fall of steel in Pittsburgh starts things off. Guests then get to see the Carrie Furnaces, which is followed by a Historic Pump House visit. The tour caps off with a docent-led tour of the Henry Clay Frick family home. Transportation to various sites as well as lunch is included in the tour ticket price.

Rivers of Steel Heritage Tours are just some of the fun, historic attractions that the Pittsburgh area has to offer. To check out more, we invite you to stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


Meetings at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square

For the perfect meeting space in the Pittsburgh area, consider Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. There are lots of great features at our hotel that will make any meeting, group event, or conference comfortable and welcoming.

Accommodations for Pittsburgh Meetings

Our Pittsburgh hotel has 26 meeting rooms for any kind of gathering. With 30,000 feet of meeting space, there’s sure to be plenty of room for whatever event you are planning.  In fact, you have host up to 350 guests in our accommodations. There’s even an outdoor meeting space for taking advantage of good weather, a view of the Pittsburgh skyline, and the riverfront.

Business Meetings at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station SquareThese spaces can be set up to suit your needs and can accommodate all kinds of gatherings. Best of all, our hotel has a prime location in Station Square. This means we are surrounded by restaurants, entertainment, and attractions, as well as conveniently close to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Our hotel also has 20 customizable Specialty Event themes for planning and coordinating any kind of event. Examples include educational, team building, and entertainment themes. We can help you plan your best meeting yet.

SPG® Pro

When you choose Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square for meetings or events, you’ll earn SPG® Pro Starpoints that you can also redeem at our hotel. This will give you perks and enhancements during your business stay, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, bottled water, guaranteed room availability, best available room upgrades, and more. Earn and redeem Starpoints with us in one fell swoop.

Host your meeting with us and find out what we can do for you to make it a seamless, memorable event that guests will truly enjoy.


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!