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Fall Festivities in Pittsburgh

Nestled within the scenic confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, stands as a city of innovation, resilience, and captivating contrasts. Once a hub of steel production, Pittsburgh has transformed itself into a thriving hub of technology, education, and culture. Its skyline is a testament to this evolution, blending iconic steel bridges with sleek modern architecture. The city's cultural landscape is enriched by world-class institutions like the Carnegie Museums, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. The passion for sports runs deep here, with enthusiastic support for the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates. The neighborhoods of Pittsburgh each possess their own distinct character, from the trendy boutiques of Lawrenceville to the historic charm of the Strip District. And no visit to Pittsburgh is complete without savoring its unique culinary offerings and taking in stunning views from atop Mount Washington. Pittsburgh's spirit reflects its blue-collar roots and its embrace of innovation, making it a city that embraces its past while forging ahead into an exciting future.

Here are a few events worth mentioning if you are looking to visit this fall:

Pittsburgh International Jazz Festival (Sept. 14-17) – Downtown Pittsburgh is transformed into a huge jazz club complete with jam sessions, beer gardens, and concerts that will keep you vibing all weekend long. With laid-back and intimate settings for some of the most highly anticipated Pittsburgh jazz performances of the year, it’s an event you won’t want to miss.

Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival (October) – The annual Reel Q film festival in October is the sixth oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in the world and the longest-running film festival in Pittsburgh. Reel Q spans 10 days with a variety of programs, panels, parties and community activities. The festival screens approximately 20 locally first-run feature films and 50+ short films spanning multiple genres.

Asian Lantern Festival: World Of Wonders (Aug. 11 – Oct. 29) – The all-new Asian Lantern Festival: World of Wonders illuminates select nights at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium August 11-October 29, 2023. Honoring the Zoo’s 125th anniversary, this dazzling display of giant silk and steel structures crisscrosses continents for an unforgettable animal adventure over mountains, through jungles, and under the sea.


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