As the weather warms and the flowers start to bloom, the city comes alive with a vibrant array of spring events in Pittsburgh that celebrate the arts, community, and the great outdoors. From river cruises to arts festivals, the city offers something for everyone, making it the perfect time to explore and enjoy the unique charm of Pittsburgh. Let’s dive into some of the most anticipated spring events in Pittsburgh this season.

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1. Easter Dinner Cruise & Tour

March 31st

Kick off your spring celebrations aboard the Gateway Clipper for an unforgettable Easter Dining Cruise. This special event allows you to enjoy a hassle-free holiday on the water surrounded by your loved ones. As you board, you’ll be greeted with a sumptuous buffet dinner, ready to be savored as you take in the stunning city skyline. The cruise features DJ entertainment, a brief narration of the city’s highlights, and, of course, the breathtaking views that make Pittsburgh’s skyline one of the most memorable in the USA. It’s an Easter celebration that promises memories you’ll cherish for years to come.

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2. Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

April 18th – 27th

Spring in Pittsburgh wouldn’t be complete without the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival, a celebration of the performing and visual arts that pushes the boundaries of creativity. This year, the festival is divided into two segments: a live small variety show and the return of the Virtual Pittsburgh Fringe, offering a platform for performers and artists to showcase their talents. The festival’s inclusive and innovative spirit makes it a highlight of the spring events in Pittsburgh, inviting everyone to experience the arts in new and exciting ways.

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3. Art All Night

April 27th – 28th

Looking for more ways to support local artists? Experience the energy and creativity of Pittsburgh’s art scene at Art All Night, a free 22-hour festival that features art and performances from hundreds of artists and makers. This non-stop celebration includes everything from unique works of art and live music to films and interactive activities for all ages. With its inclusive atmosphere and diverse offerings, Art All Night is a testament to the vibrant cultural tapestry of Pittsburgh.

4. Millvale Music Festival

May 17th – 18th

Next is the Millvale Music Festival, a community-organized event that celebrates local music, art, and entertainment. With over 300 musical acts on 30 stages, plus visual artists, spoken word performers, comedians, and food trucks, the festival transforms Millvale into a hub of creativity and fun. Free and accessible, the Millvale Music Festival is a testament to the community’s commitment to supporting and showcasing local talent.

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5. South Fayette / Bridgeville 5k

May 18th

Not quite ready for the Pittsburgh Marathon? Try the 10th annual South Fayette / Bridgeville 5k! This fun community event begins at South Fayette High School Stadium — although there’s also a new virtual option this year for those who want to run the distance any time between May 12th and 18th. And if you’d rather not run, you can always volunteer to help run the event. The best part is that donations from the race are given to the American Cancer Society. Stonegate residents: be sure to add this special event to your calendar — it’s close by!

6. Three Rivers Arts Festival

May 31st – June 9th

The Three Rivers Arts Festival is an iconic event that marks the beginning of summer in Pittsburgh with ten days of free music and art. Hosted annually, this festival showcases over 400 artists and musicians, offering a plethora of experiences that embody the spirit of Pittsburgh. From live performances to art installations, the Three Rivers Arts Festival is a must-visit for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the city’s rich artistic culture.

purple tulips at the phipps botanic gardens in pittsburgh

Even More to Experience

These are just a few of the exciting spring events in Pittsburgh. From the Phipps Spring Flower Show to Fish Fry Days, there are always new things to do and discover. Learn more about additional spring experiences here.

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Discover Spring Events in Pittsburgh as a local

This is just a taste of the year-round events you can enjoy in Steel City. You can easily enjoy these events and many more when you call one of our incredible Pittsburgh neighborhoods home. Don’t wait — schedule a tour today to see them first-hand.