Pittsburgh offers diverse pair of events

July 31, 2013 by  

Two very different events are taking place in Pittsburgh next month; the Pittsburgh Bike Fest and the Mini Maker Faire.

The former event is taking place for three weeks in August. It will feature a variety of events throughout the city, including bike tours, breakfasts, movies, and music. The kickoff party will feature a silent auction, musical entertainment, food, drink, and a surprise activity. VIP guests will get to attend the “party before the party” which will feature a live auction, catered food, and drink.

The festival will take place at various venues from August 9 to 25, with the opening night party taking place at the Pittsburgh Opera from 6:00 pm to midnight. Tickets for BikePGH members are $30, $40 for the general public, $75 for VIPs, and $20 for students and those on a fixed income. For more information about the events, call 412-325-4334.

As well as this, the 3rd annual Mini Maker Faire is taking place in the middle of the month. Over 60 do-it-yourself projects from people of all ages are expected to be showcased indoors and out. Food trucks will be on hand, as will a variety of entertainers. The Mini Maker Faire began in San Mateo, California and now takes place in several U.S. cities annually.

The Mini Maker Faire is taking place at Buhl Community Park and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Tickets are $13 for adults and $12 for children.

No doubt these events will attract visitors from all over, including nearby North Versailles. Printing companies have probably provided marketing materials to the organizers.