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The Ultimate Guide to What’s Happening in August

With so many events happening in the Greater Pittsburgh area, there’s always something fun to do year-round! But this year, summer is ending on a high note with all kinds of concerts, sporting events, and festivals planned for the month of August. If you’re looking for something new, visit one of these featured events happening in Pittsburgh!

Upcoming Events in Downtown Pittsburgh

Dancing in the Square

people hanging out in Market SquareDates: Fridays in August | Time: 5 PM – 7 PM
Location: Market Square

As part of Market Square’s free fitness programs, Dancing in the Square is the perfect start to a Friday evening. Don’t forget to grab dinner at one of the delicious restaurants in the area! Check out our Downtown Pittsburgh area guide for more information about Market Square.

Pittsburgh Steelers Preseason Games

Dates: Sunday, August 20th & Saturday, August 26th | Kickoff4 PM & 7:30 PM
Location: Heinz Field

Kick off football season this August by watching the Pittsburgh Steelers battle the Atlanta Falcons (August 20th) and the Indianapolis Colts (August 26th). The first home game of the regular season is Sunday, September 17th against the Minnesota Vikings.

PGH Rewind

retro record and needleDate: Saturday, August 26th | Time: 9 PM – Midnight
Location: Trust Arts Education Center

If you’re feeling a little nostalgic, live up the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s all over again at PGH Rewind. There will be live music from cover bands, DJs, delicious food, and themed cocktails, so fish out those bell bottoms and jean jackets from the top of your closet and come out for all the fun!

Upcoming Events in The Strip District

8th Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival

Date: Saturday, August 12th | Start Time11 AM
Location: Heinz History Center

Whether you’re competing or spectating, the Bocce Tournament & Festival is an exciting event you don’t want to miss. In addition to the tournament, the festival features great food and performances by Pure Gold, Faiella Duo, and Nied’s Hotel Band. You can learn more about the Heinz History Center on our Strip District area guide.

Upcoming Events in South Side

Car Cruise & Food Festival

ice cream from a food truckDate: Saturday, August 12th | Time: 1 PM – 8 PM
Location: SouthSide Works Town Center

Food trucks, live bands, and a classic car show? Sounds like the perfect Saturday afternoon! The food trucks and entertainment portion of the festival will be held rain or shine, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy delicious treats from vendors like PGH Pierogi Truck, South Side BBQ Company, and Sugar and Spice Ice Cream Truck.

You can find even more fun things to do on our South Side area guide.

Want to Know More About Pittsburgh?

Whether you’re curious about upcoming events or are considering moving to a Pittsburgh community, we can help! We’re Pittsburgh locals as well as real estate agents, so we know a thing or two about the area. From in-depth guides about popular areas in Pittsburgh to essential home buying tips and resources, we are more than happy to provide you with anything you need.

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