Winter Events Across the Greater Pittsburgh Area | Guide Winter 2022 | Pittsburgh

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Winter Galleries Tour

Winter is completely, gloriously, freezing cold, and the Pittsburgh area offers plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the season. Whether you are looking for festivals, theme parties or day trips out of town for winter sports, Pittsburgh City Paper has a list of everything happening from now until spring.

Fri 28 Jan

EVENT • IRL
the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust invites you to brave the cold for the great Winter Galleries Tour in the cultural district. Head downtown for more than 20 free events at 14 Crawl Stops located in the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust galleries and other outdoor and indoor venues. Have a drink at the NFT Cocktail Bar, shop at the Pop-up Artist Market and discover music presented by WPTS and BLKNVMBR (Black November). Get down early in the day to see Intrude’s giant bunnies before they’re chickened out for good. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Cultural district, Downtown. To free. trustarts.org

SKATING • IRL
Friday night skating for young people
. 6-8 p.m. Pittsburgh Ice Rink. 700 Craigdell Road, New Kensington. $15. pittsburghicearena.com/youthfridaynightskate

EXTERIOR • IRL
Festive Nights of Winter Lights
. 5pm-10pm Continues until Saturday January 29. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. 1 Schenley Park, Oakland. phipps.conservatory.org

Sat 29 Jan

EXTERIOR • IRL
make dew to Seven Springs Mountain Station at a special event for skiers and snowboarders. Described as an “after-party for mountaineers to let go and go all out”, the Mtn Dew Base Bash features a DJ set, free stuff, and more, all sponsored by popular soda brand Pepsi. Takes place at the resort’s outdoor grill, Emo’s Pit. 1-4 p.m. 777 Water Wheel Drive, Champion. Included with admission. 7springs.com/events/mtn-dew-base-bash

EXTERIOR • IRL
Rise N’ Shine Snowshoe
. 7-8:30 a.m. Forbes State Park. 1291 Route 30, Imperial. To free. golaurelhighlands.com/event

Mon 31 Jan

CURLING • IRL
Curling Sliders. 11am-11pm 2 Sedgwick Street, Millvale. $35. Advance reservation required. slidersbarandgames.com

Sat 5 February

SKATING • IRL
disco party
. 8-9:30 p.m. Schenley Ice Rink. 10341 Overlook Drive, Oakland. $3 to $5, $3 skate rental. pittsburghpa.gov/schenley/rink

MUSIC • IRL
Winter warm-ups
. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Until April 23. Glade Pike Winery. 2208 Glades Pike, Somerset. To free. golaurelhighlands.com/event

EVENT • IRL
Bears do it, squirrels do it – why not humans? Don’t get any weird ideas, we’re talking about hibernation. Helltown Brewery at Export, Pa. invites everyone to shake off their winter blues on their hibernation party, an all-you-can-eat beer festival featuring businesses from Pittsburgh and beyond. Sip offerings from Arsenal Cider House, Devout Brewing, Hitchhiker Brewing, Otto’s Brewing, Trace Brewing and Yellow Bridge Brewing. There will also be food trucks and live music from the Byron Nash Trio. 10am-3pm 5578 Old William Penn Hwy, Export. $10-45. facebook.com/HelltownBrewing

Fri 11 Feb

EXTERIOR • IRL
Little Leaves: Wonders of Winter
. 10-11:30 a.m. Forbes State Park. 1291 Route 30, Imperial. To free. golaurelhighlands.com/event

EVENT • IRL
Hopeful Hearts Valentine’s Gala
. 6:00 p.m. Omni William Penn Hotel. 530 William Penn Place, downtown. $130-155. thejoeberettafoundation.com/valentines-gala

Sat 12 Feb

RUN • IRL
Pittsburgh Cupid’s Chase 5K
. 10 a.m. PNC Park. 115 Federal Street, north side. $35. Registration required. comop.org/cupidschase

EVENT • IRL
Find tons of cold weather activities during winter party at Nemacolin. Hit the slopes of The Peak, hit the tubing trails, wear your wackiest swim gear for the Polar Bear Plunge and meet a dog sledding team. There are also downhill races, kid-friendly crafts, games, live music, and more. Open to overnight guests and members. 9am-10pm 1001 Lafayette Drive, Farmington. Included with reservations. nemacolin.com/experiences/winterfest

EXTERIOR • IRL
Hygge Hike
. 10am-12pm Forbes State Park. 1291 Route 30, Imperial. To free. golaurelhighlands.com/event

Sun 13 February

CRUISE • IRL
Gateway Clipper Princess & Superhero Valentine’s Ball
. 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 350 West Station Square Drive, south side. $5-32. Mandatory reservation. gatewayclipper.com/holiday-cruises

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CP Photo: Jared Wickerham

Ice Skating at Schenley Park

Mon 14 Feb

SKATING • IRL
Skate with your loved one under the stars at Schenley Park Ice Rink during Valentines on Ice, an evening that includes romantic music, cartoon art, raffles, and more. Each couple will receive a gift bag containing a rose and candy from Betsy Ann Chocolates. 7-9 p.m. 10341 Overlook Drive, Oakland. $5 per couple, $3 skate rental. 18 and over. pittsburghpa.gov/schenley/rink

SKATING • IRL
Valentine’s Day Skating
. 7-9 p.m. UPMC Ice Rink at PPG Place. Plaza between Third and Fourth Avenues, downtown. $10-12, skate rental $5-6. ppgplace.com/directory/the-rink

Fri 18 Feb

EXTERIOR • IRL
Sweetheart Showshoe
. 6-8:30 p.m. Forbes State Park. 1291 Route 30, Imperial. To free. golaurelhighlands.com/event

Sat. 19 Feb.

RACE • HYBRID
Get naked for a good cause when Cupid’s Undie Run comes to Pittsburgh. The event kicks off with drinks and dancing at McFadden’s Restaurant and Lounge, followed by a one-mile run, then a party to finish it all off. The event supports research into neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic condition that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. A virtual option is also available. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. 211 North Shore Drive, north side. $45. my.cupids.org/cur/city/Pittsburgh

Sun 20 February

SKATING • IRL
princess skate
. 2-4 p.m. UPMC Ice Rink at PPG Place. Plaza between Third and Fourth Avenues, downtown. $10-12, skate rental $5-6. ppgplace.com/directory/the-rink

Thu 24 Feb

CURLING • IRL
GNCC Francis Dykes Memorial Bonspiel
. Continues until Sunday, February 27. Pittsburgh Curling Club. 491 McCoy Road, Mckees Rocks. Registration required for curling teams. pittsburghcurlingclub.com/francis-dykes

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Photo: Courtesy of Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest

Pittsburgh Winter Beer Festival

Fri 25 Feb

EVENT • IRL

Discover hundreds of craft beers and over 120 breweries in one place. the Pittsburgh Winter Beer Festival brings together brewers and beer lovers at David L. Lawrence Convention Center, where you can taste different styles of beer. Proceeds from the event benefit Animal Rescue Partners, an organization dedicated to supporting numerous animal rescues, pet adoption groups, and community neutering and neutering programs. 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Continues on Saturday, February 26. 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, downtown. Ticket prices vary. pittsburghbeerfest.com

Sat 26 Feb

EVENT • HYBRID
Pittsburgh Polar Diving. 9 a.m. Heinz Field. 100 Art Rooney Avenue, north side. Registration required. specialolympicspa.org/pittsburgh

Thu 3 March

FAMILY • IRL
disney on ice. 7 p.m. Continues until Sunday, March 6. 1001 Fifth Ave., Uptown. Tickets start at $25. ppgpaintsarena.com/events

Thu 10 March

CURLING • IRL
Spring Training Tournament. Continues until Sunday, March 13. Pittsburgh Curling Club. 491 McCoy Road, Mckees Rocks. Registration required for curling teams. pittsburghcurlingclub.com/bonspiels

Sat 19 March

EVENT • IRL
Fight for Pittsburgh Air Climb. 9:00 a.m. PNC Park. 115 Federal Street, north side. Registration required. facebook.com/PittsburghClimb

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