Get an Atlantic City Experience at the Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival

What do you get when you combine the fun of a breezy boardwalk with fine spirits and casino night? One heck of a good time. For this reason and more, mark your calendar for the Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival.

Pittsburgh Festivals

Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits FestivalThis night of revelry on the boardwalk will happen on October 27. The night’s theme is Atlantic City, that iconic destination for gambling, sea breezes, and fun.

Whiskey and Spirits

Hundreds of vendors hawking all kinds of fine spirits will line the boardwalk. Taste whiskey, vermouth, vodka, chartreuse, and everything in between from all over the world.

Casino Games

Try your luck at poker, blackjack, and more – the event is hosted by Rivers Casino, and there will be all kinds of opportunities to play.

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

Pittsburgh Hotel Deals Are Red-Hot

Pittsburgh hotel deals offer an unbeatable combination of value and amenities that will bump up your trip to the next level. Take advantage of any of these deals for an unforgettable getaway.

SPG Member Hotel Deals and More: Special Offers Make Your Trip Memorable

Any of these deals from Sheraton will be like the sprinkles on top of your vacation sundae.

Pittsburgh Hotel Deals Are Red-HotExclusive Rates for SPG Members

If you’re an SPG member, you could save on your stay with SPG member hotel deals. Book directly and you could get up to 10% off our best available rates. You’ll also earn Starpoints and get complimentary internet access from your room.

Take the Hassle Out of Pittsburgh Parking

This package takes care of parking so you can fully enjoy the city. You’ll get overnight self-parking, plus, for sweeter mornings, you’ll get a two-person breakfast each day.

A Room with a View and Breakfast

If you want to wake up to stunning views of the Pittsburgh skyline, we’ve got them. This package gets you a room with a view along with complimentary breakfast.

Batter Up

Get to the ballpark in style with this package. It includes two Gateway Clipper tickets that take you there, plus savings on our nightly rates and 20% off hotel food purchases.

Grab any of these special offers and complete your trip. To do it, book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

Go for the Goal at PPG Paints Arena

It’s time to start gearing up for hockey season and some amazing athleticism on the ice. If you love this unique sport, you must grab tickets for hockey games at PPG Paints Arena.

Pittsburgh Hockey Games Are Family-Friendly Entertainment

Hockey Games at PPG PaintsWatching an ice hockey game is the perfect fall activity. Bring the entire family to the arena to see the nationally-ranked home team battle it out on the rink.

Pre-season Hockey Games

If you want to see how the home team is shaping up this year, attend a preseason game. You can catch Pittsburgh on one of these dates at home:

Wednesday, September 20th against Detroit

Wednesday, September 27th against Buffalo

Regular Season Roundup

The regular hockey season begins with a home game on Wednesday, October 4th. Here are the other October dates to catch some icy rivalries:

Saturday, October 7th against Nashville

Saturday, October 14th against Florida

Tuesday, October 24th against Edmonton

Thursday, October 26th against Winnipeg

Thursday Theme Nights

The game on October 26th against Winnipeg is a little special, because it’s going to be a Theme Night at the arena. The theme is “Halloween,” so expect some spooky surprises!

While you’re checking out Pittsburgh hockey games and other fun in the area, book your stay at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

It’s Time for Fall Football Games at Heinz Field

Fall and football go together like peanut butter and jelly. If you’re ready for some football to spice up your upcoming autumn, make your way to football games at Heinz Field.

Professional Football or College Football: It’s All Right Here

Ready to start the fall season off right? Get your tickets for a local or professional football game and cheer on one of the home teams.

Fall Football Games at Heinz Stadium2017 WPIAL Football Championships

The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Football Championships are held at Heinz Field. It all starts with season kick-off games.

Six competition classes comprising schools of various sizes from all over the region participate. Attend one of these local games to get a feel for the regional spirit.

NFL and University Games

Of course, Heinz Field also plays host to one of the biggest NFL teams.

Pittsburgh’s preseason play lasts through the end of August.  After that, the regular season kicks off at home on Sunday, September 17th against Minnesota.

The field is also the home of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. They’ll play their first game on Saturday, September 2nd against Youngstown.

If you’ll be heading to the excitement of a football game in Pittsburgh, book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

Ideas and Sounds Converge at Thrival Innovation + Music Festival

This is an exciting conference and a music festival rolled into one. The conference portion, Thrival Innovation, will happen September 27-28. The music festival will send it off with a bang from September 29-30.

Thrival Innovation

Thrival Innovation + Music FestivalThe theme of this year’s conference is “Intelligence: Humans x Tech.”

You’ll hear all about artificial intelligence and its effect on communication, enterprise, entrepreneurship, and the “fourth industrial revolution.” Attend sessions and hear keynote speakers, all of who are movers and shakers when it comes to tech.

Music Festival

Each day of the music festival features a diverse line-up of great artists. Plus, you’ll be treated to a unique experience designed to leave you in awe. All the magic will happen on-stage at the historic Carrie Furnaces in Pittsburgh.

On Friday, you’ll get to see the likes of Logic, Two Door Cinema Club, Carnage, Circa Waves, Harts, and JRod.

On Saturday, Wiz Khalifa will headline. Supporting acts will include Super Duper Kyle, Missio, Welshly Arms, Michigander, Steve James, and more.

All of us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square wish all festival attendees a great time!

PPG Paints Arena Will Host the Hottest Pop Artists and Athletes

Huge concerts, shows, and entertainment are all at PPG Paints Arena. Some of the biggest stars come to Pittsburgh on their world tours, ones you definitely shouldn’t miss.

See Katy Perry and More in September at the Arena

There are always must-see events happening at the arena. Here is what to expect for September.


The Ultimate Fighting Championship is coming to Pittsburgh for a mixed martial arts competition like no other. The best athletes in this combat sport will go head-to-head on Saturday, September 16. Fans will love seeing all the action up close and in person. 

PPG Paints ArenaKaty Perry – Witness: The Tour

The singer’s new album, Witness, dropped on June 9 and has spawned hits like “Chained to the Rhythm” and “Bon Appetit.” She’s hitting Pittsburgh on a leg of her world tour. It’s sure to be an extravagant, over-the-top affair with all of her best hits. See the show on Friday, September 22.

Ed Sheeran

The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter will be bringing hits like “Castle on the Hill,” “Shape of You,” and “Thinking Out Loud,” plus more from his newest album, “÷,” to the arena in Pittsburgh. He’ll be making a special stop on his North American tour that will surely be a show to remember. See it on Tuesday, September 26.

Book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square to see a fantastic show or concert in Pittsburgh. Make it a getaway and stay long enough to see the other great sights and attractions, too.

See Stars and Geek Out at the Supernatural Official Convention

Fans of the TV series Supernatural are in for a treat. The Supernatural Official Convention is headed to Pittsburgh and it’s sure to be a fun, surprising, exciting, all-around awesome experience.

Head to David L. Lawrence Convention Center for Supernatural Surprises

The convention is happening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September 8-10, at David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Here’s what to expect.

Special Events

Supernatural Official ConventionThe convention is full of meet and greets, live music, panels, and more. There are also fun events happening throughout the weekend.

A Pajama Party Night featuring Wayward Daughters Kim Rhodes and Briana Buckmaster is set for Thursday night to kick off the convention. There will be food, entertainment, and, of course, pajamas.

On Friday, head to the Karaoke Party featuring Supernatural convention staples, The Karaoke Kings.

Guest Appearances

Your favorite actors and actresses from the show will be at the event. You’ll see not only Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, but also Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Rob Benedict, Matt Cohen, Kim Rhodes, Briana Buckmaster, and Gil McKinney.

Don’t forget Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who played John Winchester on the show and is currently starring in another hit series, The Walking Dead.

If you’ll be joining in the fan excitement at the convention, book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

Race to the Beginning of Fall at the 29th Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race

Do you have an active family? Wouldn't you love an opportunity to contribute to a great cause while having fun and challenging yourself? The 29th Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race is your chance.

The Excitement Begins and Ends at Heinz Field

29th Annual Gatorade Steelers 5K RaceThe Gatorade/Steelers 5K is an annual "Race, Fitness Walk and Kid's Kickoff Run" happening at Heinz Field on September 4. Proceeds from this exciting Labor Day event benefit the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund.

As far as 5K races in Pittsburgh, this is a fun event with awards for each age category and goodies for all participants.

What Is the Scholarship Fund?

In memory of the late founder of the Steelers, this scholarship was founded in order to provide assistance each year to two Perry High School students. Since its beginning, 80 students in Pittsburgh have benefitted from this great opportunity.

Kids’ Kickoff Run

The Kids’ Kickoff Run is where young runners can get in on the action. Give kids a taste of what a 5K race is all about and get them excited about exercise!

Awards and Goodies

Every single race participant will get a fun Nike t-shirt and a goody bag. Plus, there will be awards for the top racers in multiple age categories, including 11 and under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, and more.

There will even be awards for runners in their 70s and participants who are 80+. This is truly an all-ages race, so bring the entire family.

Where to Stay During the Race

Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square invites you to come and stay while you're in town for the race. With gorgeous waterfront views, plus restaurants and entertainment just steps away, it's the perfect place to wind down with your family when the race comes to an end.

Find Irish Pride at the Pittsburgh Irish Festival

The Pittsburgh Irish Festival is coming up again for a full weekend of Irish history, traditions, and fun. This Irish extravaganza celebrates the heritage of the Emerald Isle in America and the richness of the culture in Pittsburgh.

The Irish Festival Will Feature Music from Gaelic Storm and More

Scheduled for September 8, 9, and 10, the festival is a weekend of revelry for all ages. Come to the Riverplex in Pittsburgh to take it all in.

Pittsburgh Irish FestivalEntertainment Lineup

Gaelic Storm is one of the biggest Celtic bands (with a twist) in the world. They have appeared in films, have topped the Billboard World Chart, and regularly perform at music festivals and Irish events all over the country. They’ll perform on Friday, September 8.

Makem and Spain are an Irish folk music trio with a big sound and bigger stage presence. See them on Saturday, September 9.

JigJam will perform all three days of the festival, bringing with them sounds straight from Ireland. They manage to blend bluegrass music with traditional Irish sounds in a genre-bending style dubbed “CeltGrass.”


Along with music performances, there will be plenty to do, see, eat, and drink at the festival.

Nosh on Irish fare like corned beef and cabbage and Irish Stew, taste Irish craft beers, and sample teas. Check out cultural displays, including classic Irish wedding traditions. Visit the Genealogy Pavilion to learn how to find your Irish roots, and check out five different performance areas for costumed dances and more music.

There will also be an Irish Dog Area dedicated to Irish breeds, plus a children’s area featuring Irish story time, sing-a-longs, and crafts.

If you’re ready to celebrate the Irish in Pittsburgh in September, book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.

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.