Pittsburgh Fun

Art Festival on Walnut Street (Shadyside)

Today’s the last day of the 17th Annual Art Festival on Walnut Street in Shadyside. Though many Pittsburgh natives are well acquainted with Shadyside and its charming architecture and beautiful greenery, this festival is one in a series of art festivals taking place across the country, organized by Howard Alan Events, which has arranged festivals from Hilton Head, SC., to Aspen, CO. What better neighborhood—what charming avenue—could be chosen? As the official Howard Alan page notes, “Shadyside features boutiques, shops and galleries

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Little Italy Days

Isn’t it always the case that  there are several great things to do on the same day/days. Well, there’s another great festival this weekend in a neighborhood bordering Shadyside. Bloomfield is hosting Little Italy Days. At this festival you’ll find an abundance of icious Italian food and baked goods, music, dancing, boccie ball, sidewalk sales, and maybe a little vino. Some of the stalwarts of the Bloomfield culinary scene are Alexander’s Bistro, The Pleasure Bar, ’s, Lombardozzi’s, Tessaro’s, Sausalito,  and Pizza Italia. Noon – 10 p.m. today;  noon – 7 p.m. Aug.

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