History lovers, hold on to your hats and pack up your wagons (station wagons) and head out route 30 east to the laurel highlands this weekend – it is a double header of cultural festivals. We are often asked about what are the must-do events around Pittsburgh. Both of these festivals are on our list of favorites. And they happen to be on the same weekend so you can catch a double header of history celebration just outside of Pittsburgh this weekend.
First stop – break out your bag pipes and kilt for the Ligonier Highland Games – a day… Read the rest
Just across the river from Lawrenceville, Millvale has got a ton of cool stuff going on:
New Sun Rising – a non profit organization that is supporting and funding more community projects in Millvale
The Saxifrage School – an innovative project that is getting started in a Millvale storefront to rethink college educations
Millvale Community Library – Millvale doesn’t have a library so the community is working to set one up.
You can drink beer and support Millvale this weeked at their annual Brew Fest. The Millvale Brew Fest celebrates their 5th annual festival Saturday, August 13, 2011. The Millvale… Read the rest
The Professional & Amateur Pinball Association, aka PAPA, happens to be headquartered right here in Pittsburgh. PAPA has a huge, 30,000 square feet, facility just outside of Pittsburgh, with more than 400 pinball machines and it is only open to the public a few times a year.
This week is PAPA 14 World Pinball Championships – pinball players from around the world are heading to Pittsburgh to compete for over $40,000 in prizes.
We have blogged about PAPA events before – but this is definitely worth another mention as the PAPA event is free to attend and something that is… Read the rest
Ambridge is a borough located north of Pittsburgh along the Ohio River. The borough was incorporated in 1905 and named after the American Bridge Company. I haven’t been out to Ambridge in a while. A few years ago there was a lovely little coffee shop there – I think it was called the Silk House.
This Saturday is your chance to check out Ambridge with the folks of Urban Hike. Urban Hike is a group that plans out hikes around different urban areas. The organizers do a great job of mapping out the hike ahead of time and planning out… Read the rest
Just a short drive north of Pittsburgh on 79N. is the tiny but historic town of Harmony, Pa. The town may be small – but they have got some big things going on. Saturday is the perfect day to drive up and check out Harmony.
Harmony Community Day – Saturday, June 18, 2011
website for more info – http://historicharmony.com/communityday.html
Visit the Harmony Musueum for just $1
Hot Dog Eating Contest – 3pm
A Very Brief History of Harmony
Harmony, PA was home to the Harmonities Society – which was founded in 1804 by… Read the rest