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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.”

Activities

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.


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.