Pittsburgh Earth Day is a citywide celebration of sustainability providing engaging programming for the region. The following events are produced by the Pittsburgh Earth Day team and will be taking place Thursday, April 20th through Sunday, April 22nd, 2017. Keep posted for more details coming soon for events taking place at Fairmont Hotel Pittsburgh, the City County Building, Market Square, Mellon Square Park, and David L. Lawrence Convention Center. 


Thursday, April 20

Ecolution Fashion Show

On Thursday, April 20th, Pittsburgh Earth Day will kick off at the Ecolution Fashion Show at the Fairmont Hotel. VIP Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The Main event will feature a runway fashion show highlighting recycled and reused materials designed exclusively for Pittsburgh Earth Day by local designers with music by DJ Soy Sos and a special performance by STAYCEE PEARL dance project. Ticket link coming soon!

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Friday, April 21



Pittsburgh Earth Day Press Conference

& Sustainability Business Breakfast

8:00 AM -10:00 AM

Pittsburgh receives recognition from around the world as a “triumphant success” in green design, smart growth, and innovation. Respected media and institutions praise Pittsburgh as a top city in America to live, work, and play. Our regional businesses have played a vital role in Pittsburgh’s transformation, and there is no shortage of stories to tell about business success through sustainability. Come hear a panel of experts discuss Pittsburgh’s sustainable business community and learn what your organization can do to succeed by going green.

The 2017 Sustainability Business Breakfast will feature a panel of innovators discussing the current climate of green industries in Pittsburgh. Tickets are by reservation only. Ticket link coming soon!


Paint the Square Green

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Pittsburgh Earth Day will Paint the Square Green on April 21st! Market Square will feature a world market with a mix of local vendors specializing in Earth-friendly products and services, along with organic and educational vendors and live music. Check back soon to view the list of live performances and events happening throughout the day.

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Market Square, located in Downtown Pittsburgh was modernized in the late 2000s has re-established the square as a social and cultural hub featuring numerous restaurants, cafes and retailers along with housing units and offices.


Pittsburgh Earth Day Solar Powered Food Truck Festival 

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Downtown Pittsburgh will flourish with activities from 11AM-2PM including the Pittsburgh Earth Day Solar Powered Food Truck Festival in a convenient Downtown Pittsburgh location, and Lunchtime Concerts in Mellon Square Park featuring local musicians. Electricity for food trucks will run on solar power – a renewable and sustainable source! Participating food trucks coming soon!


Mellon Square Lunchtime Bluegrass Concert & Market 

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Join us for Lunchtime Concerts featuring local bluegrass bands as well as local food vendors and nonprofits. 



Art + Artifact Market 

5:00 – 9:00 PM

After work from 5PM-9PM, the City will be invited back to the Convention Center for a happy hour event hosting an evening of music, a curated art exhibit featuring local artists, organic and handmade vendors and activities for all ages.

All events on April 21st are free and open to the public.



Saturday, April 22

Saturday, April 22nd is the official day for Earth Day celebrations worldwide.

Steel to Sustainable Festival

Stay tuned for more event information coming soon!