What:Visitors at Pittsburgh International Airport are in for some fun surprises with the return of “Celebrate Pittsburgh.” The week-long celebration brings live music and entertainment, delicious food and drink, giveaways and popular attractions. The program showcases the region’s unique offerings, ranging from beloved sports mascots and cultural treasures to fun food finds, Aug. 12 through 16.
When:Monday, Aug. 12 through Friday, Aug. 16, 2019
Schedule of free events and activities for Celebrate Pittsburgh week at PIT:
- Monday, August 12: The celebration begins with a return visit by the always popular live African penguin from the National Aviary, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Another traveler-pleaser, LoveBettie takes the stage with live music from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. At 2 p.m., the Pirates Pierogies race in, pockets filled with Smiley Cookies to hand out to fans.
- Tuesday, August 13: Carnegie Science Center will whip up liquid nitrogen smoothies for guests to try from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. And 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. McDonald’s will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Big Mac – invented here in Pittsburgh! – with free Big Macs from the Hamburgler.
- Thursday, August 15: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., travelers can step back in time with Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Dinosaur Community Festival, and size up Spiny the life-sized Spinosaurus at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
- Friday, August 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In his first appearance at the airport, legendary Pittsburgh vocalist and national anthem singer for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jeff Jimerson closes out the week with a spectacular performance with the Pittsburgh band, Airborne. The Pens’ mascot Iceburgh joins the fun, handing out Clark Bars.
Throughout the week, Pittsburgh Exchange will treat guests to a taste of Pittsburgh with delicious samples from B'Poppin Popcorn, Pittsburgh Salt Company, Applecious, Pittsburgh Pickle Company and DeLallo's.
Participants can share their favorite #CelebratePittsburgh finds on social media.
Where: Pittsburgh International Airport - Airside Terminal Center Core
1000 Airport Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15231
Airside Access: Media are invited to attend. For airside access, please contact Matt Neistein at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for your pass.
About Allegheny County Airport Authority:
Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to transforming Pittsburgh’s airports to reflect and serve the community, inspire the industry, and advance the region’s role as a world leader. Its 2018 Annual Report detailing growth and improved financial position can be found at https://flypittsburgh.com/ar18.
Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 9 million passengers annually on 16 carriers. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure again named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2019 and 2018.
About Fraport USA®:
Fraport USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and Nashville International Airport (BNA). A leading airport concessions model in North America, Fraport USA’s projects rank among the highest for per-passenger spending and consistently receive accolades for innovation and customer service. For more information, visit fraport-usa.com.
Fraport USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Fraport AG is active at some 30 airports on four continents around the globe. Visit Fraport AG at fraport.com.