August Adventures

I think I have a love / hate relationship with August.  I love that fall is right around the corner, but hate that summer is flying by!  Since I know we don't have much sunshine left, I am hoping to cram as much fun into August as possible.  Today, I am sharing some of the events I am looking forward to this month and would love to hear about your August adventures!  

1.  Style Week Pittsburgh - August 12 - 16th - Style Week Pittsburgh is back for it's third year with five event-filled days of all things fashion.  Style Week Pittsburgh kicks off on August 12th at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater with fashion shows, fashion trucks, beauty and grooming bar, DJ, drinks, and so much more!  Other notable events include the Style Awards on the 13th and Pinstripes and Pearls, featuring business professional fashion, on the 14th. The weekend welcomes a pop-up marketplace (free to attend!) in Market Square and a hat fashion show and brunch - complete with mimosa bar!  Best of all, part of the proceeds of this year's event will benefit Dress for Success Pittsburgh.  For a complete list of Style Week events and to snag your tickets, visit the main website here.  

photo by juan carlos silva - list of events from style week pittsburgh website

photo by juan carlos silva - list of events from style week pittsburgh website

2.  Pittsburgh Comedy Fest - August 28 - 29th - When I was reading about Pittsburgh Comedy Fest, the main thing that jumped out at me is that Aubrey Plaza from Parks and Rec is going to be there!  I mean who didn't love Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson?!  But seriously - there are going to be tons of great acts - 30 different stand-up and improv comedy acts to be exact including Tom Glass from Comedy Central, Louie, and the Daily Show!  The three-day event will be held inside the Henry Heymann Theater and will include feature performances, open mic, workshops, and activities for kids and families!  For a full run down of events and times - click here!

More "Fests" worthy of your time:  Brewfest, Bikefest, & Art Fest Shadyside!

3.  Millvale Brewfest - August 8th - With over 180 craft, micro, nano, and specialty beers - I'm pretty positive there is something for everyone here!  

4.  BikeFest - August 21 - 30th - This year's BikeFest includes over 100 different activities, so whether you are a beginner or a more experienced rider, you are sure to find something that suits your skill level! 

5.  The Art Festival on Walnut Street - August 29 - 30th - The annual show, in it's 19th year, is regarded as one of the top art festivals in the city each year.  

Looking for some ways to exercise that don't involve going to the gym!?  There are so many options this month!

6.  If you want to find your inner yogi, there are no shortage of yoga events going on in the city throughout the entire summer.  Check out Yoga in the Square every Sunday at 10 AM or Yoga in Mellon Square every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.  I also just heard about yoga classes on the rooftop of Hotel Monaco!  How cool is that?  Moonlight Mondays with Bend Yoga is $15 and will take place every Monday from 6:30 - 7:30 PM.  Finally, probably the largest yoga event in Pittsburgh this August will be Yoga Day at PNC Park on the 30th.  That's right - you will be able to practice yoga in the outfield of PNC Park!  

More ways to stay fit while having fun!

7.  Historical Bike the Burgh Tour - Sundays throughout the summer and fall - Pedal through the city and get a history lesson at the same time!

8.  Wednesday Wake Up Paddle - Wednesdays from 6:15 - 7:30 AM (yes - this is an early one!) - Watch the sun come up over the city while paddling your cares away!  What a great way to start the day!

9.  Downtown's Best Walking Tour - Thursdays at 10:00 AM - meets at the City Council Building - This one's pretty self-explanatory - get your walking shoes on and take a unique tour of the city!

10.  For many more activities that will get your blood pumping this month, check out get Fittsbugh at getfitpgh.com

If you're still looking for things to do this month, I always suggest checking out the list of shows and activities taking place in the Cultural District, attend a networking event and make some new connections, or try a new restaurant (there are so many amazing ones popping up all over the city)!  I would also highly suggest checking out meetup.com.  Whatever your interests, you can connect with others who share those same hobbies and then "meet-up" for various events and activities.  I hope you all enjoy the end of summer - and don't forget to stay hydrated....it's gonna be hot out there!