What Are Some Popular Events in Pittsburgh?


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First Night in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh RV Show and Pittsburgh Pride are among the popular events presented annually in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Marathon and Pittsburgh Triathlon are sports events hosted by the city.

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First Night in Pittsburgh occurs on New Year's Eve. The annual festival is an evening of dance, music and visual arts that serves as a countdown to the new year.

The weeklong Pittsburgh RV Show presents recreational vehicles and related equipment in early January.

Pittsburgh Pride is a weeklong series of events in June that highlights the city's LGBT community.

The Pittsburgh Marathon is run on the first Sunday in May as of 2015. Races include marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay and 5-kilometer runs. The Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Race, conducted in August, is a major fundraising event for Friends of the Riverfront.

Other events in Pittsburgh include Fashion Week and two Restaurant Weeks. The latest designer clothing and model shows highlight Fashion Week in September. Visitors can experience many local cuisines during the city's Restaurant Weeks in January and August.

The Three Rivers Film Festival is presented over two weeks in November. Films shown during the festival include international and domestic award winners as well as independent movies. The festival also has music programs and events with film producers.

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