First Signs of Spring in the Burgh

When I think of spring in Pittsburgh the first thing that comes to mind is allergies, but there are so many great things that happen during springtime here in the Burgh! The game that the squirrels like to play with me of rearranging where the bulbs were planted last year is a favorite for me to watch. Even if they are in new locations, I love seeing the bulbs start to sprout and bloom! 

Phipps Spring Show

Phipps Spring Flower Show recently opened on March 19th. Each year has a different theme that embraces bright and beautiful spring flowers. This year's attraction is called Sunshine and Rainbows, a sure way to brighten any Pittsburgh day!

Flowering Trees are blooming

Pittsburgh springtime hosts some beautiful flowering trees. In 2016, Pittsburgh Redbud Project was launched and in 5 years they planted over 3,000 trees! Many of these trees can be found at The Point and also along the North Shore Riverfront Trail. One of my favorite ways to take in the flowering trees along the Riverfront Trail is to go for a walk with my dog, Baxter!

Kennywood

Did you hear the good news? Kennywood is opening two weeks early this year! The park announced it would be open on April 16th for a passholder preview and for the general public on April 17th. Two extra weeks to enjoy all the potato patch fries and rollercoaster rides your heart could imagine! Kennywood is also celebrating 125 years as a park. As part of the festivities, the Kangaroo is hopping back onto the scene. During Memorial Day weekend, you'll be able to find this completely refurbished fan-favorite ride.  

spring gallery crawl

The Spring Gallery Crawl will take place in the Cultural District on April 22nd starting at 5:30 pm. You do not want to miss this free event that is a truly special and unique experience. Beginning in 2004, the gallery crawl continues to feature local as well as international artists. The crawl will take you through galleries, restaurants, and stores in the Cultural District. It has always been such a fun night for us, staying open late, turning up the music, and chatting with all you art lovers. Stop in to see newly featured cloud art from our very own Dream Teamer, Amber.

Beer Gardens and Outdoor Dining

Spring offers a warm welcome to the return of outdoor seating and beer gardens. Two of my favorites are Biergarten and Redfin Blues.

If you happen to take a walk along the Riverfront Trail and end up on Herr's Island, you can stop at Redfin Blues! I love that this restaurant has riverfront dining. Redfin Blues is now open for the season.  

Biergarten (located on top of Kimpton Hotel Monaco) is a great spot to soak up city scenes via a rooftop bar. They have a large selection of drafts and complimentary small plates. Biergarten has plans to open in the beginning of May-cheers to that news!

We hope you enjoy some of these Pittsburgh signs of spring!

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