When is the Festival?
The Festival starts on the first Friday of June each year and lasts for 10 days. The 2021 Festival is slated for June 4-13.
Where is the Festival?
The Festival is located in Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This year, it’s located inside the Cultural District, daily, and expands into Point State Park on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
What are this year’s major attractions?
What are the Festival’s hours?
The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival is open from 12 pm to 8 pm each day. However, every attraction has its own operating hours, so if there is a particular event or exhibition that you’d like to see, be sure to check the schedule! Note that featured concerts each evening begin at 7:30 pm and usually run until approximately 9 pm.
What are the Festival’s COVID-19 protocols?
The safest way to experience the Festival is to be vaccinated or to mask up!
All Pittsburgh Cultural Trust staff, artists, crew, sponsors, and other partners, will wear masks (regardless of vaccination status) and will be required to complete a health questionnaire before checking in to participate on each day of the Festival. If you’d like to learn more about the Trust’s reopening plans in the Cultural District, please review our Guest Pledge at TrustArts.org/Health and safety protocols at TrustArts.org/Safety. We also encourage guests to read the CDC's Large Gatherings Guidelines to stay up to date on best practices in health and safety.
Where do I get tickets? How much?
All Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival attractions are free and open to the public. No tickets are required! It’s the nation’s premier free, multi-disciplinary music and arts Festival!
I’m traveling from outside of the city / another state / country. Are there travel/hotel packages?
Our friends at Visit Pittsburgh have everything you need to know! Book a hotel, learn about other regional attractions, and more!When/where/what is some particular attraction?
Where are the bathrooms?
Portable restrooms are located in Point State Park on the fountain-side of the portal bridge. Most Cultural District galleries also provide indoor facilities. Accessible facilities are available in all restroom locations.
I lost something. Can you find it?
If you’re on-site, visit an Information Tent in Point State Park or the Cultural District. If you’re off-site, email FestivalOperations@TrustArts.org or call 412-456-6666 with a description of the item you lost and we’ll do what we can to reconnect you to it.
Can I bring my pet with me to the festival?
With the exception of service animals, dogs are not allowed in any of the galleries or Artist Market areas at the Festival. While pet dogs are allowed to be leashed in Point State Park, only service animals are permitted to enter galleries or Artist Market tents.
Owners must pick up after their pets. The Festival has large crowds of people, many children, loud noises, and other guests’ pets. Guests are advised only to bring animals that can be well-behaved in this environment. On-site police officers have the final say on public safety and may ask owners of unruly pets to leave.
Guide animals are welcome at all Festival venues.
What kind of food is served?
Festival fare, ranging from funnel cake and lemonade to tabbouleh and lobster burgers, can be found at the Festival’s five Food Court locations. Don’t forget about the Cultural District’s diverse array of restaurants as well! Learn more here.
Is alcohol available?
Point State Park is a Pennsylvania state park and, as such, we must adhere to state park guidelines, which means no alcoholic beverages. The Cultural District boasts a wide variety of restaurants and bars. Check out DowntownPittsburgh.com for a complete list of local options!
What about accessibility?
We strive to make the Festival open and accessible to all visitors. You can learn more about specific accessibility initiatives and offerings here.
It’s raining. You canceled the concert, right?
Wrong! We’re a hardy group. All Festival events are rain or shine unless otherwise noted. We only close down when the weather presents a safety hazard to patrons, artists, and staff. In the event of a change in schedule a media alert will be issued along with social media posts. Stay connected!
I want some Festival swag. What can I buy and where?
Stop by one of three Information Tents to check out this year’s fresh designs, available for purchase along with a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust membership.
• Penn & 8th St. (inside of the Artist Market with entrance at Trust Oasis)
• Allegheny Overlook Pop-up Park (Ft. Duquesne Blvd. & 6th St.)
• Point State Park (entrance near Commonwealth Place)
I have an opinion about something. Who can I tell? (Art is good/bad, improvement is needed, etc.)
We’re all ears! Contact Us. We read every message.
I want to help make this event happen. What can I do?
Hundreds of volunteers are necessary to make the Festival happen each year. Hours are flexible and positions can suit your interest. Contact Us for details!
My company is looking for volunteering opportunities. Can we do anything at the Festival?
Of course! Please contact us for more information. We’d love to find a way to work together.
I want to help keep the Festival free. How can I donate?
Thank you! If you’re at the Festival, you can make a donation at any Information Tent. If you’d like to donate online, you can do so here. Thank you!