Family Fun Guide to the 2023 Three Rivers Arts Festival

Find all of the details about the fun, food, and festivities at Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 2, 2023

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is bringing back the 64th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival to the Cultural District from June 2-11, featuring ten days of free art and music for the whole community. Hundreds of regional and national artists, as well as previously announced music concerts, will perform on multiple stages and showcase gallery exhibitions, public art, film, theater, creative activities for all ages, and the popular Artist Market. Visitors can find artists and events by day and genre on the website.

The ten-day celebration of the arts runs 12-9 pm daily. Some attractions are open on an ongoing basis while others have specific hours of operation.

  • Artist Market | 12-8pm daily
  • Giant Eagle Creativity Zone | 12-6pm daily
  • Info Hub at 100 Fort Duquesne Blvd | 12-8pm daily
  • Anthropology of Motherhood | 12-8pm daily

Find Your Family at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival 2023

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Parking & Transportation


Parking doesn’t have to be an obstacle. Thanks to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s award-winning real-time parking website,, you can see exactly how many spaces are available in garages throughout the Cultural District and beyond. Check it before you leave the house or have your passenger monitor it on-the-go.

Thousands of parking spots are in the Cultural District alone, plus thousands more within a very short distance. Don’t forget about options on the North Shore, which is a beautiful walk over the Allegheny River away. You can review those options at ParkPGH, too, but keep the hometown Pittsburgh Pirates’ schedule in mind as you plan.

Public Transportation

Pittsburgh Regional Transit provides public transportation throughout Pittsburgh and Allegheny County by bus, light rail (the T), incline, and paratransit for thousands of daily riders. Wood Street Station and Gateway Station service the downtown area and rides are free from either location to the North Shore. Bus stops are also located throughout downtown.

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Our friends at BikePGH have been transforming our streets to make biking and walking commonplace for all Pittsburghers in order to improve quality of life and reduce the harmful effects of car dependence in our communities for decades. Map your route at and check-in to the Festival’s free Bike Valet (find it at the corner of 9th Street and Ft. Duquesne Boulevard).


Walking is an easy and healthy way to enjoy our beautiful city and, if you live close enough, it is a great way to get to the Festival. A moderate walking pace can move you a mile in under 20 minutes.

Traffic Notice

Most major streets leading into and out of downtown’s Cultural District remain open to traffic for all ten days of the Festival. The following closures will be in place before, during, and after the festival:

  • - Westbound lanes of Fort Duquesne Boulevard, between Stanwix and 6th Street, will be closed from Sunday, May 28 through Tuesday, June 13.
  • - Westbound lanes of Fort Duquesne Boulevard, between 6th and 9th Streets, will be closed from Tuesday, May 30 through Tuesday, June 13.
  • - Eastbound lanes of Fort Duquesne Boulevard, between 6th and 9th Streets, will be closed on weekends only, June 3-4 and 10-11, beginning at 6:30 PM on each Friday.
  • - Intersections at 7th and 9th Streets will remain open to through traffic.
  • - 8th Street will be closed between Penn Avenue and Fort Duquesne Boulevard from Tuesday, May 30 through Tuesday, June 13.
  • - Maddock Place will be accessible to local traffic only between Penn Avenue and Fort Duquesne Boulevard from June 1-12.

Pittsburgh Pride

Pittsburgh Pride will take place from June 2-4, 2023. While most activity will not take place in Downtown Pittsburgh, the June 3 parade route will run through the Three Rivers Arts Festival's footprint. Lineup for the parade will begin at 11th Street and Liberty Avenue at 10:00 am. The parade will step off at 12:00 pm and is expected to move beyond the Downtown area by 1:00 pm. All roads will be reopened by 2:00 pm.

Andy Warhol Bridge Maintenance

The Andy Warhol Bridge (7th Street) is undergoing maintenance in the late night hours. Exact closure hours vary, typically well after the Festival closes, but please plan to use the Rachel Carson Bridge (9th Street) if you stay late downtown after Festival hours.

Find more details about the Festival footprint right here.

Food + Drink

Food Courts | Daily

Enjoy an array of familiar favorites at the food courts. Vendors can be found on Ft. Duquesne Boulevard, between Stanwix Street and 6th Street, and in the parking lot located at the intersection of 8th Street and Ft. Duquesne Boulevard.

Food Trucks

Enjoy some of the best mobile food vendors from Pittsburgh at the Backyard*.

Saturday, June 3
Kona Ice

Sunday, June 4
Kona Ice

Friday, June 9
Cilantro y Ajo

Saturday, June 10
R&G Smoke Shack
Sinkers and Suds

Sunday, June 11
Bangin Tacos & Wings

*Food truck schedule is subject to change.

Cultural District | Daily

The Cultural District is teeming with some of the best restaurants in Pittsburgh — new establishments for you to discover and favorites that never get old — so you never have far to go for great selection. Hours of operation for nearby establishments may vary, so check in with each before you solidify plans (and don’t forget to ask about reservation policies). The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership has an excellent list of options for your reference.