Things to do in Pittsburgh this week (Oct. 11-17)

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Jenna Gnieski

If you’re looking for something to do in Pittsburgh this week, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up the best happenings in the ‘Burgh for you so keep on reading for all the fall festivities.

Monday, Oct. 11

East Liberty Farmers Market

Hours: 3 PM - 7 PM

After work, head over to the East Liberty Farmers Market located at N. Euclid Ave. & Broad St. in the Home Depot parking lot. Peruse all 24 vendors selling locally grown food & flowers, plus baked goods & snacks. Vendors include After the Fall Cider, Paul’s Orchard, Up in Suds Handcrafted Soap, Pitaland Inc., Redstart Roasteries, plus more!


Tuesday, Oct. 12

Pumpkin Painting Class at Painting with a Twist

Hours: 7 PM - 9 PM

Join Painting with a Twist in Southside as they teach you how to paint a beautiful autumnal scene with pumpkins. The event is BYOB (bring your own boo-ze 👻).

Purchase event tickets here

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Pompeii: The Exhibition at Carnegie Science Center

Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM

Discover Pompeii, the city frozen in time, and experience the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in an immersive 4D theater. Hundreds of artifacts from the Naples National Archeological Museum in Italy will be on display including Gladiator helmets, pots and pans, and body castes.

Purchase tickets for the exhibition here

Thursday, Oct. 14

Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Hours: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Now-Oct. 30

Experience an evening of adventure as you stroll through the zoo and admire wildlife-themed handcrafted lanterns. Steel and silk sculptures take center stage along with performers and Asian cuisine and crafts.

Purchase tickets for the festival here

Friday, Oct. 15

Pop-Up Drive-In Theater with Row House Cinema

Doors open at 6:30 PM

This Friday, October 15, catch Beetlejuice playing at Row House Cinema’s drive-in movie event at 21st and Smallman Street in the Strip District. Doors open at 6:30 PM (arrive early for a good spot), concessions open at 7 and the movie will start around 8.  They’ll also have a nice selection of beer for sale on site from Four Seasons Brewing Co.

Purchase tickets for the drive in here. 

Saturday, Oct. 16

Phantom Fall Fest at Kennywood

There’s something for all ages to enjoy at Kennywood’s Phantom Fall Fest. Come early for family-friendly fun and a unique autumn atmosphere or come when the sun has set when the park transforms into a scare-filled horror event. During your visit, enjoy your favorite Pittsburgh rides and roller coasters and snack on the new pumpkin funnel cake! 

Purchase tickets for Fall Fest here

Sunday, Oct. 17

Fall Festival at Soergel’s Orchards

Hours: 10 AM - 5 PM

End your weekend on a sweet note by attending Soergel’s Orchards Fall Festival. Pick the best pumpkin in the patch and hand pick your own apples off the tree at peak fall foliage. Enjoy other activities including the cornstalk maze, straw tunnel and pop-ups from Aurochs Brewing Company and Boyd & Blair.


Happenings Around the ‘Burgh

There are always fun activities happening around Pittsburgh, especially in the fall! We hope we were able to highlight some new events for you to spice up your week. 

If you’re looking for an apartment in Pittsburgh, we’d like to invite you to tour one of our many Pittsburgh apartment communities. As a company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Birgo Realty is always here for you. Interested in one of our available apartments? Contact our leasing agents at 412-567-1324 for more information.

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