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🇺🇸 [Video] 10 Exciting Ways To Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in the Greater Pittsburgh Area! 🇺🇸

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Jim Dolanch is a pure professional. Having a family of his own, Jim realizes how important buying a home is to the whole family...

Jim Dolanch is a pure professional. Having a family of his own, Jim realizes how important buying a home is to the whole family...

Sep 30 8 minutes read

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Pittsburgh!

It’s hard to believe it’s already Memorial Day weekend in 2018! With the month of May comes three significant holidays: Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and of course, Memorial Day!! We’ve already given you some awesome ways to celebrate the first two, and now it’s time to celebrate Memorial Day weekend as well. But first, have you ever wondered why Memorial Day is actually celebrated? While yes, it is the “unofficial” start to summer, there’s a bit more to it than that.

Why is Memorial Day Celebrated?

Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day, according to our source. Traditions of cleaning and decorating fallen soldiers’ graves first became popular in late summer after the Civil War. After World War 1 the tradition -

“expanded to honor those who have died in all American Wars.”

It’s also important to know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is specific for those who have died for our country in the Military, typically from dying in battle or a wound that happened from battle. Veterans Day is for ALL who served and honored our country, alive or passed.

Now that you know the history behind the Memorial Day Holiday, thanks to our source, let’s find some ways for you to celebrate it in the greater Pittsburgh area!

Memorial Day Weekend 2018 Pittsburgh Events

  • What:  2018 Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival
  • Where: The Meadows Racetrack & Casino
  •                210 Racetrack Road
  •                Washington, PA 15301
  • When:   Friday May 25,, 2018 – Sunday May 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM
  • Contact: Facebook Event
  • Bring your families Friday night from 5pm – 9:30 pm to start the long weekend off right with vendors, kids’ activities, a DJ and more! Live music like Ruff Creek and Jimbo and the Soupbones will be on Saturday. Live performances from Velveeta and Move Makers Band will be on Sunday. A huge variety of food trucks will be there each day as well!

  • What: Community and Cocktails: Party with Pets for Vets
  • Where: Voodoo Brwery Homestead
  •                205 E 9th Avenue
  •                Homestead, PA15120
  • When:  Friday, May 25 2018
  •               From 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Contact:  Event Website or Facebook Event
  • With this event you can network, drink, and still support a great cause because Voodoo Brewery will donate “$1 per drink to Pets for Vets during this event” according to their Facebook Event. Come support there mission

“to help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by using the power of the human-animal bond to provide a second chance for shelter animals by rescuing, training and pairing them with America's servicemen and women who could benefit from having a companion anima.”

  • It’s definitely a great way to kick off the Memorial Day weekend!

  • What:  PA Arts & Crafts Spring Festival
  • Where: 2151 N Main St Ext.
  •               Washington, PA 15301-6147
  • When:   Friday, May 25, 2018
  •                From 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Contact: Facebook Event
  • Gather your families and friends and explore the 150 arts & crafts booths. If your kids are fans of clowns they can stop and visit with Glitter Dot and Dapper. You can also explore unique jewelry, scented candles, pet treats and more! This festival will be going on rain or shine!

  • What: J&D Saturday Siesta!
  • Where:  J&D Cellars Winery at The Street at the Meadows
  •                100 Adios Drive Suite 1030
  •                Washington, PA 15330
  • When:  Saturday, May 26, 2018
  •               From 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Contact: Facebook Event
  • Enjoy your favorite Wine Slushies, Sangria, Summer Cocktails and more while listening to the great music from Soccershoe!

  • What: Music Talent Show
  • Where: Brighton Music Center
  •                2110 Babcock Blvd Ste. 1
  •                Pittsburgh, PA 15209
  • When:  Saturday, May 26, 2018
  •               From 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Contact: Facebook Event or [email protected]
  • Grab your families and friends and enjoy some talents from “across the Pittsburgh area”. All ages are welcome and encouraged to perform according to the Facebook Event!

  • What: KayaFest 2018
  • Where: Kaya
  •               2000 Smallman Street
  •               Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • When: Sunday, May 27, 2018
  •              From 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Contact: Facebook Event
  • If you’re over 21 grab your friends or a date to enjoy this free “tripcal and exotic” way to kick off summer on Smallman Street. You can enjoy your favorite Caribbean style food and drink while listening to and hopefully dancing to some various music acts!

  • What: 10th Annual All-American Car Show
  • Where:  Sun Chevrolet
  •                 2939 Washington Road
  •                 McMurray, PA 15317
  • When:  Sunday, May 27, 2018
  •               From 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Contact: Facebook Event
  • Enjoy some classic cars, 50/50 raffle, a DJ and food vendors at this great event that supports a great cause!

  • What: Memorial Day Parade
  • Where:  4734 Butler Street
  •                Pittsburgh, PA 15201-2951
  • When:  Monday, May 28, 2018
  •               From 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Contact: Facebook Event
  • First if you want to watch “Pittsburgh’s largest and oldest Memorial Day Parade” (according to the Facebook Event) get to Butler Street before 10 AM! The Parade concludes at the Allegheny Cemetery for a “full memorial service”. Enjoy the rest of the day there with a. free community picnic that includes face painting, 96.9 BOB FM< Food Trucks and more! It’s a perfect way to end the long weekend and truly honor the holiday!


  • What: South Hills Memorial Day Parade
  • Where:  Dormont Fire Department
  •                1455 Hillsdale Avenue
  •                Dormont, PA 15216
  • When:  Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM
  • Contact: Facebook Event
  • If you live anywhere between Brookline and Mt. Lebanon come out to celebrate the holiday with this parade! It’s another perfect way to end the long weekend and honor those who served.
  • With so many ways to celebrate Memorial Day and honor those who have served, it was hard to pick just 10! But we hope we’ve given you some great ideas to get your summer off to a great start!

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Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about Pittsburgh, moving here, or some of the areas in and around Pittsburgh that were mentioned above.  Also, we’d be happy to assist you in your search for a new home or to sell your current home the greater Pittsburgh area! Call us at 724-941-8680 anytime with any questions!

Until Next Time,


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