Staying busy this spring won’t be difficult thanks to a variety of interesting events in the Pittsburgh area. If you’re staring at an empty calendar, you may want to keep one or more these spring events in mind.
Carnegie Science Center: Da Vinci The Exhibition
Now until September 2
More than just an artist, Leonardo da Vince was an engineering, mechanical and hydraulics pioneer. Carnegie Science Center’s Da Vinci The Exhibition explores his life with an exhibit that features more than 60 life-size inventions and 20 fine art exhibits.
Tickets for the exhibition only are $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and $15.95 for children. Combination Science Center/exhibition tickets are on sale for slightly higher amounts.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden: Spring Flower Show: Gardens of the Rainbow
March 23 – April 21
The opening of Phipps Conservatory’s annual Spring Flower Show is a sure sign that the winter weather is finally behind us. This year’s show features flowers and plants in every color of the rainbow and a few that aren’t represented in the rainbow. The show includes a winding rainbow road lined with colorful spring flowers, a giant topiary peacock, a huge interactive fountain in the Victoria room and bird-themed plants in the Sunken Garden. Kids will enjoy participating in a rainbow scavenger hunt or making their very own suncatchers.
Admission is $17.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors and students, and $11.95 for kids 2 through 18.
Pittsburgh Fringe Festival
April 4 – 7
The four-day Pittsburgh Fringe Festival showcases an eclectic mix of local, national and international visual and performing artists. Performers are selected in a random drawing and are completely uncensored. If you’re looking for an unconventional theater or entertainment experience, you won’t want to miss the Fringe Festival.
This year’s festival will be held at the East Liberty, Bloomfield and Friendship area on Penn Avenue. Check the Fringe Festival’s website often for information on acts and performance times. Since some theaters and venues are small, tickets may sell out quickly.
Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival
May 24 – 26
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington, PA, is the site of The Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival. Last year’s event featured tasty selections from more than 50 food trucks, including Miles of Pasta, Primanti Brothers, Nakama, Oh My Grill, Pittsburgh Crepes and Evil Swine BBQ. The festival also offers artisans, live music and an ample selection of beer and wine vendors. Bring the kids for fun activities, a DJ and fireworks on Family Fun Night on Friday.
24 Hours of Lemons
April 13 and 14
Have you ever dreamed of driving in an auto race even though you’ve never even touched a race car? You have plenty of company. In fact, 24 Hours of Lemons was created to give amateurs the opportunity to try auto racing. There’s just one important catch: participants can’t buy cars that cost more than $500. If you’re interested in seeing what a race looks like with cars that cost less than the average refrigerator, you’ll want to take a seat in the stands at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum. Spectator passes are $30 at the gate. Kids 16 and under are free.
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