Pittsburgh Happenings: August 22-28

As August comes to a close — I can’t believe it’s almost September already — make sure to find time for merriment as schedules start to fill with kids’ school activities, family plans, and the like. There’s no shortage of fun to be had in Pittsburgh. If you’re looking for some recommendations, we have a few ideas…

Photo by Kieran Kesner

Celeste Ng

First Unitarian Church, August 24
Pittsburgh-born author Celeste Ng returns to the City of Bridges to celebrate the paperback release of her latest novel, Our Missing Hearts. Ng is widely known for 2017’s Little Fires Everywhere, which Hulu debuted as a TV series in March 2020. She will be in conversation with writer and author Robert Yune.

Photo by Jeff Swensen

The Sound Inside

barebones, Running until 26
This weekend is your final chance to see Barebones’s production of The Sound Inside. Written by Adam Rapp, discover what happens when an unexpected bond forms between a lonely creative writing professor at Yale and a student. Brew Gentlemen hosts a pop-up event next door.

Photo by Jessica Ruscello

yART Sale

Pittsburgh Center For Arts & Media, August 26
A mix of an art show and yard sale, this event features artists selling excess art materials alongside their creations. Give something a second life or find new decor for your home.

Photo courtesy of Fair Haven Farms

Sunflower Festival

Fair Haven Farms, August 26 and 27
Take a break from the city and indulge in games (corn hole, anyone?), live music, over 60 food and craft vendors, and hay rides (yes, it’s that time already!). Fair Haven Farm’s third annual Sunflower Festival is the perfect transition from summer to fall outdoor fun.

Photo by Gio Bartlett

Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival

West Newton, August 26-October 1
Here ye, here ye, the annual Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival has returned for over a month of old-timey magic. The festival features different themes throughout its duration, with Opening Weekend drawing on Celtic traditions like the sounds of Scottish pipe bands and a Men in Kilts Contest.

See what other events we’re excited about for the month of August.

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