Whether you’re visiting Pittsburgh for your first time (welcome!) or you’re a local who joins us annually, we’ve packed this section with everything you’ll need to prepare yourself for an arts celebration like no other.
The Festival is free and open to the public from 12 – 8 pm for each of the Festival’s 10 days. Some attractions are open on an ongoing basis daily, though others have limited or specific hours of operation. There’s always something going on. Check the schedule for complete details!
Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Downtown Pittsburgh has been home to the Festival since 1960. The Festival footprint is comprised of three main locations, which span about one mile:
Point State Park: Known around the world for its iconic fountain at the confluence of Pittsburgh’s famed three rivers – the Allegheny, Ohio, and Monongahela – Point State Park is a gorgeous and must-see destination even before it becomes home to some of the Festival’s major attractions each June.
Cultural District: A project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, non-profit producer of the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, the Cultural District is home to Pittsburgh’s dynamic art and entertainment scene and serves as a national model for urban redevelopment through the arts with world-class theaters, cutting-edge art galleries, restaurants galore, and more.
Gateway Center: Picturesque and nestled between Point State Park and the 14-block Cultural District, Gateway Center features plazas with a sparkling fountain, towering trees, and breezy walkways amid four prominent office buildings in addition to being a gathering point for the Festival’s Artist Market, Second Stage, and more.
What: 10 days of FREE performing and visual art – open to the public.
This may be the largest and most-celebrated free arts festival in the country. Nearly 1,000 artists are represented in hundreds of performances and attractions. No tickets are required. It’s really free. Just show up and experience all kinds of art – from top-notch touring musicians and acclaimed visual artists to creative hands-on activities for children and showcases of the Pittsburgh region’s vibrant creative community. We’ve been connecting the community to the arts since 1960.