PITTSBURGH, PA – The weather is expected to be perfect, so there’s no reason to stay home during an action-packed weekend in Pittsburgh. Multiple events each day will draw tens of thousands of people downtown and on the North Shore to watch a parade, music events, and the Steelers Home Opener.
Here are some fun events Patch recommends attending:
No, it’s not March, but COVID-19 has caused orthodoxy to be thrown out the window. Pittsburgh has one of the most popular St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country, usually with more than 20,000 participants and more than 250,000 spectators along the parade route downtown. How many people will see this strange September affair is unknown.
The festival begins with the legendary Chaka Khan and leads to two full days with performances by jazz stars like Marcus Miller, Dianne Reeves, Kenny Garrett, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Patrice Rushen and Eddie Palmieri. Artists such as Gregory Porter, Lakecia Benjamin, Jazzmeia Horn and others will also perform.
The Grammy-winning duo around Pittsburgh-born Dan Smyers is touring in support of their new album “Good Things”.
Fresh beer, German food and live oompah music are always a winning combination. You must be at least 21 years old to participate on Friday and Saturday; The celebrations on Sunday are for all ages. There is no nominal charge, but VIP packages are available.
The region’s largest tailgate event, open before every home game at Heinz Field, is where you have to watch the Steelers crush the Las Vegas Raiders. Stage AE offers free entry, live music, food and drink specials and the chance to win prizes and signed items. Bon Journey plays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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