The Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer – A Bi-Annual Event Full of Nostalgia

The Pittsburgh Vintage Mixer is a bi-annual event that showcases local and regional vendors selling vintage home goods, furniture, clothes, and other collectibles.

Started in 2011, this event typically takes place in the spring and fall and combines dozens of vintage vendors, DJs, drinks, and food to make one memorable and fun event.

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Attending a Modern Opera at CAPA Theater by the Pittsburgh Opera

When you think of the Pittsburgh Opera in general, you may think of classic operas by the likes of Mozart, Verdi, and Rossini. But did you know that the Pittsburgh Opera is also dedicated to the performance and even debut of modern American operas?

We were invited to take in the contemporary opera “The Long Walk” at the CAPA Theater which was an outstanding introduction to the great work that the Pittsburgh Opera does in this performance genre.

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Joy of Cookies Tour – A Holiday Treat in Lawrenceville

The Joy of Cookies tour in the Lawrenceville neighborhood has been an annual tradition for over fifteen years.

This event takes place the first weekend in December and is basically an open house for Lawrenceville businesses and restaurants complete with free cookies at each stop.

If you want to support local businesses with your holiday shopping, or if there are shops you've always wanted to check out but always seem to pass by, the Joy of Cookies tour is a perfect event for you to explore this buzzing neighborhood.

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MCG Jazz – A Hidden Gem for Live Music in the North Side

MCG Jazz is a hidden gem at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild on the North Side, hosting live jazz concerts each year in a season that runs from fall through spring. These concerts bring in some of the best names in jazz today, from vocalists to instrumentalists, and from Broadway stars to Grammy Award winners.

Despite living a few blocks from this one for several years, we never knew it existed until a coworker told us about it. Naturally, we bought tickets right away.

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Handmade Arcade- An Annual Craft Fair in Pittsburgh

Handmade Arcade is a free independent craft fair held at the David L. Lawrence Convention center every December.

If you're looking to pick up some unique presents, or just want to support independent artists from the region and the country, the Handmade Arcade is the place to be!

Note: Many of the artisans at Handmade Arcade sell their products online via Etsy storefronts. When applicable, we'll feature links to the stores directly within this article as well (may contain affiliate information).

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All Clad Seconds Sale in Washington, PA – A Must for All Home Cooks

If you love cooking or know anyone who does, the All Clad Seconds Sale at the Washington County Fairgrounds should be on your radar.

This semi-annual event offers up deep discounts on “seconds” quality pots and pans from this high end cookware brand from Canonsburg, PA, and is one event we try to make at least once every year to pick up something new.

In this one we want to share everything you need to know about this event to ensure your shopping trip is successful!

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How to Get the Most Out of Light Up Night in Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh, the start of the holiday season is not ambiguous.

It is not after Halloween when department stores put out Christmas decorations (or do they do it before now?). It is not the day after Thanksgiving that many traditionally observe. It is also not the first snow sighting, December 1st, the fall time change, or any other arbitrary benchmark.

This one particular instance should not be up for debate, as the start of the Christmas season in Pittsburgh is Light Up Night, the Friday before Thanksgiving.

In this guide we want to share some of our favorite tips on how to get the most out of what is perhaps our favorite annual event in Pittsburgh!

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Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival – A Trip Back in Time

The end of summer is marked with several annual events in the Pittsburgh region, and one that has been a favorite in the Laurel Highlands for many years is none other than the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival!

We have been to many Renaissance Festivals elsewhere in the past, but our recent visit to Pittsburgh's festival was a first- and it delivered the nostalgic experience we were looking for.

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Three Rivers Regatta – One of Pittsburgh’s Most Popular Festivals

The Three Rivers Regatta was canceled at last minute for 2019.

The Three Rivers Regatta is one of the largest annual events in Pittsburgh and attracts over half a million people to the city during its three days.

The event historically was held on the Fourth of July; however, as of 2016 was moved to August to stand on its own.

We've visited this one many times throughout the years and have barely just begun to scratch the surface of all of the cool events worth seeing.

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