Events in Western PA

Here are featured events around Pittsburgh, southwestern PA and beyond.  These events in western Pennsylvania generally relate to heritage, culture, history, etc.  If you would like to submit an event for consideration, please use the appropriate link in the menu at the top of the page.  Thank you!

    Pennsylvania Maple Festival
    25 Mar

    120 Meyers Avenue, Meyersdale, PA 15552

    March 25, 2017 To April 2, 2017

    9:00 am To 5:00 pm



    Annual event in Meyersdale, PA celebrating Spring, maple syrup and the culture / heritage of the Laurel Highlands area.

    Pittsburgh's Irish Fiddle and Feet Festival
    31 Mar

    First Unitarian Church, Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

    March 31, 2017 To April 1, 2017

    7:00 pm To 10:00 pm


    Join us for an unforgettable weekend of music and dance with some of the world’s most renowned Irish traditional artists together in concert and workshops for all levels of musicians and dancers the following day.

    Concert to be held at the First Unitarian Church (605 Morewood Ave) on Friday, March 31st.

    Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door. $10 for CMU students and children 12 and under.

    Workshops open to all interested the next day – April 1st at Dormont Municipal Center (1444 Hillsdale Ave):
    Advanced Dance (18 and under) – 11:30 – 12:45 PM ($20)
    Intermediate Dance (18 and under) 12:45 – 1:45 PM ($20)
    Adult Dance – 1:45 – 2:45 PM ($20)
    Fiddle – 3:00 PM – 4:30 ($35)



    Brian Conway – A premier Irish-American fiddler, performs with a skill, grace and force that are steeped in tradition but distinctively his own. Well known in the Irish/Celtic community, Conway has won numerous All-Ireland fiddling competitions, and has been called one of the best fiddlers of his generation. Nothing is missed or missing in Brian Conway’s Sligo-style fiddling. He was named the Irish Echo’s Top Trad Artist for 2008.

    Kevin Doyle – The recipient of a National Heritage Fellowship in Irish Dance from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest award for a traditional folk artist in the United States .With more than 57 years of dance under his feet, the tradition has taken him from
    a White House performance to the prestigious Willie Clancy Summer School in
    County Clare as a 2015 featured presenter and teacher.

    Accompanied by:

    John Williams – Formed the groundbreaking Solas in 1995 with Seamus Egan, Winifred Horan, Karan Casey and John Doyle, Williams received wider recognition playing to sold out audiences internationally and earning two NAIRD awards and Grammy nominations. U.S. audiences recognize Williams from numerous appearances on Mountain Stage, A Prairie Home Companion and The Grand Ol’ Opry as well as guest performances with The Chieftains, Nickel Creek, and Riverdance.

    And local fiddle and dance talent from the greater Pittsburgh area.

    19 May

    65 West Main Street, Uniontown PA 15401

    May 19, 2017 To May 21, 2017

    10:00 am To 7:00 pm



    Third weekend in May.  Communities along the Historic National Road in PA host events and activities. Route 40, Washington, Fayette and Somerset Counties.