It’s a Tree Burning, Bluegrass Jamming, Shovel Riding Kind of Weekend in Pittsburgh

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Happy New Year!  Welcome to our first weekend list for 2013.  Lots of fun in the snow, or possibly rain for this weekend – regardless of the weather – here are some unique events to check out all around Western PA this weekend.

You can hear us live on the radio with the WDVE morning show most Friday mornings at 6:45 am.  Here are the details and links for the events we discussed this morning.

January Ice Jam

  • January 11 & 12, 2013
  • Butler Days Inn, Butler, PA
  • Huge Bluegrass Festival – a new band performs every half-hour
  • FREE
  • Facebook Page
Annual Verona Christmas Tree Burning

  • Friday, January 11, 2013
  • 7pm
  • Municipal Park on East Railroad St.
  • Music & Free Hot Chocolate
  • Yes, the fire department will be on hand to keep things undercontrol

 

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Ice is Nice Ice Skating in Pittsburgh

  • Last weekend for skating on Penquins Pond at the Highmark Stadium
  • Saturday is the Mascot Skate at Schenley Park
 
Beaver County Shovel Riding Championships

  • Scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2013 (could be rescheduled if there isn’t enough snow – call 724-770-2060 to check race status)
  • Old Economy Park, just off Route 989 in Economy
  • 8am Practice Runs
  • 10am Competition Starts
  • Read more about the event in the Post-Gazette

 

Photo from the Beaver County Tourism Website

 

Franktuary – Now Open in Lawrenceville

  • The owners of Pittsburgh’s finest hot dog establishment located downtown, Franktuary, have opened a new location in Lawrenceville
  • Hot Dogs, fancy pants cocktails, beer and draft kombucha
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