2018 Pittsburgh Annual Events fireworks displays - to small-town parades and picnics. August 3-5 EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta • yougottaregatta.org The largest community event in the four-state region, the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta celebrates 41 years of three-day, high-quality, free family entertainment. Aug 30 - Sept 3 The Kickoff and Rib Festival - Heinz Field • heinzfield.com/ ribfest Celebrating 18 years at Heinz Field on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, the Kickoff and Rib Festival is a Labor Day Weekend tradition that offers free concerts every day by local and national recording artists, rib vendors offering some of the best ribs in the country, festival foods and beverages, games and rides for the kids, and more. November Light Up Night Pittsburgh • downtownpittsburghholidays.com You won’t want to miss this treasured annual family event that signals the kick-off to downtown Pittsburgh’s holiday celebration. November 24 38th Annual WXPI Holiday Parade • wpxi.com/pittsburghparade Formally known as the My Macy’s Holiday Parade... bring the whole family downtown and enjoy Pittsburgh’s annual Holiday Parade, it’s the perfect way for all to begin the holiday season. This year’s parade will feature colorful floats, national and local celebrities, marching bands and, of course, the all-important arrival of Santa Claus. The WXPI Holiday Parade will begin at 9:00 AM. December 31 First Night Pittsburgh 2019 • firstnightpgh.trustarts.org Cultural District, Downtown Pittsburgh - First Night Pittsburgh 2019 promises fun for the entire family, featuring over 100 events at numerous indoor and outdoor facilities throughout the 14-block Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh. Enjoy access to an entire evening of family-friendly festivities and entertainment, including live concerts, comedy acts, variety shows, crafting stations, visual arts, plus there is even a festive holiday parade that traverses down Penn Avenue.