Arts Fest and Pride expected to draw thousands to Pittsburgh

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Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the festivals kicking off in Pittsburgh this weekend, Pittsburgh Pride and the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, and local businesses and artists are gearing up to relaunch their activities. A great weekend ahead for Pittsburgh: Click the video player above to watch the report. “We expect to be busy all weekend, especially opening weekend with Pride and the kind of arts festival starting on the same weekend,” said Spencer Warren, owner of Warren Bar & Burrow. Warren Bar & Burrow sits in the middle of the intersection of Pride events and the Three Rivers Arts Festival, supplying crowds with food and drink. “The parade is actually coming to our neighborhood this year. It’s never been done before, so we’ll have cocktails, and everything will be set up outside for that, and all the special Pride cocktails,” Warren said. Just around the corner, photographer JP Diroll was preparing his exhibition for the festival. Arts Fest can be between 18 and 30 percent of my whole year,” Diroll said. “It’s important to me and my favorite.” Pittsburgh views are captured in his tent. “Everything from small magnets to 10-foot aluminum prints,” Diroll said. There are expected to be over 200 vendors during the 10 day festival. The city’s Pride festival is expected to draw 13,000 LGBTQIA+ people and allies to Pittsburgh. really the world,” Nick Staples said. Pittsburgh has never seen, not just because of this event, because of the culmination of all community events. We all tried to work together to create something that was different, but something that really, really spoke to each other,” Staples said. the nightly Pride on the Shore music festival is still available.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the festivals kicking off in Pittsburgh this weekend, Pittsburgh Pride and the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, and local businesses and artists are gearing up to get their business going again.

A great weekend ahead for Pittsburgh: Click the video player above to watch the report.

“We expect to be busy all weekend, especially opening weekend with Pride and the kind of arts festival starting on the same weekend,” said Spencer Warren, owner of Warren Bar & Burrow.

The Warren Bar & Burrow sits in the middle of the intersection of Pride events and the Three Rivers Arts Festival, supplying crowds with food and drink.

“The parade is actually coming to our block this year. It’s never been done before, so we’ll have cocktails, and everything will be set up outside for that, and all the special Pride cocktails,” Warren said.

Just around the corner, photographer JP Diroll was preparing his display for the festival.

“Arts Fest can be anywhere from 18 to 30 percent of my whole year,” Diroll said. “It’s important to me and my favorite.”

Pittsburgh views are captured in his tent.

“Everything from small magnets to 10-foot aluminum prints,” Diroll said.

It is expected that there will be over 200 vendors during the 10 day festival.

The city’s Pride festival is expected to draw 13,000 LGBTQIA+ people and allies to Pittsburgh.

“I think when you have events like this that speak to such a large community, I think it draws people in from all over the world, really from around the world,” Nick Staples said.

Pride on the Shore producer Nick Staples was putting the finishing touches on Stage AE before welcoming Jessie J and a lineup of artists to Pittsburgh on Friday night.

“I think this will be the biggest Pride launch weekend Pittsburgh has ever seen, not just because of this event, because of the culmination of all the community events. We all tried to work together to create something that was different, but something that really, really spoke to each other,” Staples said.

Pittsburgh native Billy Porter will lead the Pride Revolution march through downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday, and tickets to Friday night’s Pride on the Shore music festival are still available.

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