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.


Join the Party for Summer Jam at Station Square

Free outdoor concerts every Friday night, cover bands, local acts, and more — all of it is part of Summer Jam at Station Square. You won’t want to miss these summer concerts in Pittsburgh.

Don’t Miss Friday Nights at Station Square

Summer Jam at Station SquareBessemer Court Stage will host a revolving line-up of performers all season long for Summer Jam. Bands from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, and modern acts will take you on a musical journey through the decades. Both local bands and nationally-known performers will be featured.

The free nights of fun and music will begin on June 24. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. every Friday night, rain or shine.

About Station Square

The Square is a premier spot in Pittsburgh for dining, entertainment, nightlife, and more. There are over 20 restaurants and bars, including the Hard Rock Café, the Grand Concourse, and Buckhead Saloon. There’s something for everyone in this bustling hub.

You’ll also see attractions like the Fountain at Bessemer Court, trolley rides, duck tours and double-decker bus tours, and a great view of the riverfront skyline. You can even hop on a boat at the Landing & Marina and tour the river, or take a ride on the historic Pittsburgh Inclines (unique, cable-powered cars built in the 1880s).

In short, staying in the area to enjoy all that it offers, including fun events, is a great way to take advantage of the historic city of Pittsburgh.

If you’re headed to Summer Jam concerts, or are checking out this vital part of downtown Pittsburgh, book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square.


Three Rivers Arts Festival: Art, Culture, Music, and Food

Music and art intertwine at Pittsburgh’s famous and free Three Rivers Arts Festival. Sprawling out over 10 days, the festival features a bevy of bands and musicians along with every facet of the arts.

Everything You Need to Know About June’s Arts Festival

Lasting from June 2 to June 11, the Arts Festival is renowned for a reason.  The festival is centered in downtown Pittsburgh in three locations that are all located within about one mile of each other. As a result, the festival benefits from downtown’s thriving cultural scene. This includes entertainment and nightlife along with the arts.

The three festival locations are Point State Park, the Cultural District, and Gateway Center.

Three Rivers Arts FestivalIt’s Put Together by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

A nonprofit that has been working to build and expand on downtown’s cultural reach, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is the organizer behind the whole shebang.

It’s One of the Biggest Arts Fests in the Country

With over 1,000 artists either represented or participating, the festival is a huge event. From visual artists to performance artists, from artisans to crafters and more, art will be celebrated in all its forms.

Just a few examples of the main attractions at the festival include the Artist Market, Art on Film, public art installations, crafts and activities, and, of course, live music.

Come Hungry!

Such a big event has to include food, right? Right. Along with two separate food courts in two of the festival locations, there will also be a small fleet of food trucks dotting the area. Of course, this is in addition to the fantastic restaurants you will find along the streets of the Cultural District.

Head to this festival to soak up free art, culture, and entertainment. Book your stay at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square for 10 days of discoveries.


Highmark Stadium is Pittsburgh’s Headquarters for Soccer

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds call Highmark Stadium their home turf. Soccer has been gaining rapid popularity throughout the U.S., thanks in part to FIFA, and now is the perfect time to take in a game. See what the rest of the world already knows about this competitive sport and join fans in the stands.

Pittsburgh's Premier Soccer Stadium

The Riverhounds are the local United Soccer League team. They regularly play rivals such as the Charleston Battery, the Richmond Kickers, and the Charlotte Independence.

Highmark StadiumThe stadium is a lovely, green expanse right in the midst of Pittsburgh’s Station Square. Not only does this make seeing a game easy as pie, it also puts you near all the local dining and shopping.

Along with serving as a USL team’s home playing field, the stadium hosts local college soccer, lacrosse, and rugby. The local women’s football team, Pittsburgh Passion, also plays here, and the field has hosted its share of concerts.

Make a soccer game part of your trip when you visit Pittsburgh. Book your stay with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square to be conveniently close to the field as well as lots of other downtown attractions.


PPG Paints Arena Offers Top Tours for May and June

In May and June, you won’t want to miss the talent that will be coming to PPG Paints Arena. From modern acts to throwback performers still gracing the stage, any of these shows promises a night to remember. Kick off the warmer months by taking in a great concert!

The Red Hot Chili Peppers and More: Upcoming Shows You Shouldn’t Miss

In May and June, the variety of performers on tap will appeal to all ages and musical tastes.

Outcry Tour.  On May 3rd, see this tour featuring Christian artists such as Jesus Culture, Lauren Daigle, and Elevation Worship as they come together to promote the local church. Speakers will also take to the stage for worship and praise.

PPG Paints ArenaRed Hot Chili Peppers.  On May 11th, one of the biggest modern rock bands will be hitting the arena and will feature songs from their most recent album, “The Getaway,” along with past hits.

Chance the Rapper.  Grammy-winning rapper and performer Chance the Rapper will stop in Pittsburgh on May 20th for a night to remember.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.  In celebration of the 40th anniversary of his first album release, Tom Petty will head out on a special tour with his band. See this can’t-miss show on June 9th.

Darryl Hall, John Oats and Tears for Fears.  Enjoy an ‘80s throwback and see hallmark music-makers of the decade join up for a fun night. Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears will perform at the arena on June 13th.

Concerts are always a fun way to spend an evening on the town. If you plan to see any of these shows in Pittsburgh this May and June, plan on staying with us at Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, too.