Saturday, April 25th
BRANCH OUT AT MARKET SQUARE
On Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th, Market Square will be the hub for music and eco-friendly activity booths.
Live music will fill the air as local businesses share their sustainability stories at the booth area. This educational activation area will include an alternative transportation corner and a wellness area. Activation can include collateral distribution, promotional giveaways, database building through register-to-win contests.
Concerts will begin each day at 11:00 AM in Market Square featuring local bands and performers. This year, Tree Pittsburgh and Western PA Conservancy will be giving away trees at the event.
Pittsburgh Earth Day Food Truck Festival
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Downtown Pittsburgh will flourish with activities from 11AM-2PM including the Pittsburgh Earth Day Food Truck Festival located on Smithfield Street across from the Oliver Building. Participating food truck vendors include BRGR, Evil Swine BBQ, Oh My Grill, PGH Halal Food, Sugar and Spice, Burgh Bites, Bulldawgs, Cool Beans, Fry Master Truck, Halal Food Truck, Hoshi & Hoshi Too, Terrene and The Wok of Life.
Saturday, April 25th
EARTH TO TABLE DINNER
We all know that exciting and authentic cuisine is part of the DNA of Pittsburgh with some of the finest chefs who are nationally recognized and award winning.
The Pittsburgh Chefs have become more involved with local purveyors and continue to cultivate relationships with local producers, farmers, and dairies. As a key part of Pittsburgh Earth Day programming, Pittsburgh “Earth to Table” will be the sustainable and organic Foodie Event featuring the local restaurant community and their inclusion of seasonal ingredients from local farmers, with minimal intervention to them. In addition, it would be suggested that each Chef would have a vegetarian and/ or vegan option.
There are several styles of Pittsburgh Earth to Table event production options in consideration for 150-200 attendees.
The large-scale event will be hosted at a local venue and each restaurant would have a table with their own charity partner or we would have one over-arching. The other option in consideration is what is referred to as “Culinary Caravan” which would be a series of hosted dinners at restaurants during Earth Week.
Regardless of the event style, we would be showcasing each restaurant’s commitment to seasonal and organic vegetables and local farmers, as well as traditional regional dishes, enhanced by Pittsburgh-style
*This event will be a local activation of the Earth Day Network’s FoodPrinting initiative #PGHEarthToTable