The first category of Summer Times is a catch-all, encompassing everything from the Three Rivers Arts Festival to Wool Day.
One quirk this summer is the Three Rivers Regatta landing on a Tuesday through Thursday, due to the mid-week Fourth of July.
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL: Pittsburgh International Children's Theater's annual festival of international and local performing arts groups for children. Featured acts include Aga-Boom, Dinosaur Petting Zoo, Exxopolis and The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly. $8. University of Pittsburgh campus and Schenley Plaza, Oakland (May 15-19). 412-456-6666 or www.pghkids.org.
NATIONAL RENDEZVOUS AND LIVING HISTORY FOUNDATION CORPS OF DISCOVERY: Living history event shows the way of life during America's exploration with sewing, blacksmithing, papermaking and more. Krepps Covered Bridge near Cherry Valley, Washington County (May 16-19).
NATIONAL ROAD FESTIVAL: Events at sites along historic Route 40 in Fayette, Washington and Somerset counties (May 17-19). 724-437-9877.
AMBRIDGE NATIONALITY DAYS FESTIVAL: Merchant Street, Ambridge (May 17-19; parade is May 18 from 10 to 11 a.m.). 724-266-3040.
VENTURE OUTDOORS FESTIVAL: Venture Outdoors presents a day of outdoor activities for all ages and skill levels, including kayaking, fishing, climbing, yoga, biking and more. Point State Park (May 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.). 412-255-0564 or www.ventureoutdoors.org/vofest.aspx.
SHEEP AND FIBER FESTIVAL: Greene County Fairgrounds (May 18-19). 724-627-8119 or www.sheepandfiber.com.
WOOL DAY: Sheep-shearing, spinning demonstrations. $2. Oliver Miller Homestead, South Park (May 19). 412-835-1554 or olivermiller.org.
PYROFEST: Pyrotechnic displays include a U.S. Military Salute daytime display and the "Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks Challenge," plus music by the Clarks and vendors. Hartwood Acres. $22; $13 students; 6 and under free. (May 25). www.pyrofest.com
ENCAMPMENT AT THE GREAT MEADOWS: Musket firing and demonstrations to commemorate 1754 battle. Fort Necessity National Battlefield, east of Uniontown (May 25-26). 724-329-5512 or www.nps.gov/fone/index.htm.
PITTSBURGH PRIDE FEST: Annual LGBT event with concert by Adam Lambert on June 15. Multiple locations throughout Pittsburgh (May 26, June 14-15). www.pittsburghpride.org.
ENCAMPMENT AT THE GREAT MEADOWS: Trent's Company encampment, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, east of Uniontown (May 25-26, June 20-21). 724-329-5512 or www.nps.gov/fone/index.html
FULL BLOOM: Summer dance party with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, music and more. $50/advance, $60/door. Proceeds support Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty (June 1). 412-363-3000 or www.kelly-strayhorn.org.
GREAT SHADYSIDE YARD SALE: Liberty parking lot (June 2). www.thinkshadyside.com.
MAMMOTH FEST: Arts and crafts show, food, music, entertainment and more. Children can receive unlimited access to the petting zoo and carnival, pony and kiddie train rides with a $4 pass. Mammoth Park, near Greensburg (June 2, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.). 724-830-3950.
WILKINSBURG ART IN THE PARK: Food, live music, games and family activities. Parklet at 743 Penn Ave., Wilkinsburg (every Thurs. June 6-Aug. 29). www.wilkinsburgcdc.org, or 412-727-7855.
DOLLAR BANK THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL: Music by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Glen Hansard, Ralph Stanley, Blind Boys of Alabama and more. The Artist Market with more than 300 artists. Juried Visual Art Exhibition and the Flight School Visual Art Exhibition at The Trust Arts Education Center on Liberty Avenue, and public art offerings that include a "Floating Buddha" by Chang-Jin Lee; the relocation of Vanessa German's popular Homewood Art House to the festival and creative projects presented on floating platforms by The Drift. Downtown (June 7-16). www.3riversartsfest.org. See Free Concerts, Page ST-10.
ANTIQUES ON THE DIAMOND: Antique fair. Ligonier (June 8). 724-238-4200.
HERB AND GARDEN FAIR: Harmony Museum (June 8). 724-452-7341.
FIVE ALARM MOUNTAIN MADNESS CHILI COOK-OFF: Celebrity judges, craft fair, live music, pony rides and more. Nemacolin Property, Farmington (June 8, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.). 1-800-422-2736 or www.nemacolin.com/chili-cookoff.
SAXONBURG FIREMAN'S CARNIVAL: Horne Avenue, Saxonburg (June 10-15). 724-352-3300.
SHADYSIDE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Proceeds benefit Sojourner House MOMS. Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Amberson Avenue and Westminster Place (June 14, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.). 412-682-4300.
2013 MATTRESS FACTORY URBAN GARDEN PARTY SOUL FACTORY: MOTOWN AT THE MUSEUM: Annual Mattress Factory fundraiser. Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, North Side (June 21, 7-11 p.m. VIP event begins at 6 p.m.). Nonmembers: $95; $250 VIP tickets. Members: $75; $200 VIP tickets. 412-231-3169 or www.mattress.org.
LAUREL HIGHLANDS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: This year's lineup includes Larry Stephenson Band, Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, Jeanette Williams Band, Bluegrass Mountaineers, Mountain Therapy, Allegheny Drifters, Lonesome Heart and more. Route 271, Waterford (June 21-22). 724-238-8646 or www.laurelhighlandsbluegrass.com.
WINE TIME AT THE COLONY: Wine tasting and gourmet food shopping with live entertainment. Cochran Rd., Saxonburg. (June 22 12 to 6 p.m.). $20. www.winetimeatthecolony.org.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW: 50th anniversary Trolley Parades (June 22). Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington (June 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). 724-228-9256.
QUILTS IN THE GARDENS: Quilt displays and talks on quilting and gardening. Oliver Miller Homestead, South Park (June 24). 412-835-1554.
BIG BUTLER FAIR: Features animals, motor sports and performances, including Aaron Tippin (July 6) and Rusted Root (July 3). Route 422, Prospect (June 28-July 6). 724-865-2400 and www.bigbutlerfair.com.
GREAT EUROPEAN BEERFEST: Beer sampling sessions. Sharp Edge, East Liberty (June 29, 3-6 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.; June 30, 2-5 p.m.). $65 at the door; $5 discount on tickets purchased in May. 412-661-3537.
ARTS, CRAFTS AND FOOD FESTIVAL: Ewing Park, Ellwood City (June 28-30). 724-758-3115.
KUTZTOWN FOLK FESTIVAL: Folklife displays, quilt sale, crafts, entertainment and food. $14/adults; $13/seniors 55 and older; $5/students (13 to 17 years old); free admission for children 12 and under. Free parking on the fairgrounds. Kutztown fairgrounds (June 29-July 7). 1-888-674-6136 or www.kutztownfestival.com.
EQT PITTSBURGH THREE RIVERS REGATTA: North Shore (July 2-4). www.threeriversregatta.net.
BATTLE ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION: Fort Necessity National Battlefield, east of Uniontown (July 3). 724-329-5512 or www.nps.gov/fone/index.html.
WESTMORELAND ARTS AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Twin Lakes Park, east of Greensburg (July 4-7). 724-834-7474 or www.artsandheritage.com.
EMMA BURSICK MEMORIAL FUND FAIR PLAY EVENT: Family festival featuring climbing walls, inflatables, games, craft tents, Chinese auction and more. Emmerling Community Park, Indiana Township (July 13, 3-7 p.m.). www.fairplay-event.org.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES FUN RUN/WALK FOR EPILEPSY: 5K run, 2 mile walk and tailgate party. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Run/walk begins at 9:30 a.m. PNC Park (July 13). 412-322-5880.
PITTSBURGH VINTAGE GRAND PRIX: Annual classic car races and show. Kick-off Rallye from Craig Street, Oakland, to Spaghetti Warehouse, Strip District (July 7); black tie and tailpipes event at Oakmont Country Club (July 12); test & tune at Pitt Race Complex (July 12); historic races at Pitt Race Complex (July 13-14); Walnut Street car show (July 15); Car Cruise at Waterfront (July 16); Downtown parade and car display (July 17); Tune-up party at Bossa Nova, Downtown (July 17, 6-9 p.m.); and Schenley Park Race Weekend (July 20-21). www.pvgp.org.
SUMMER GALA: Food and spirits, raffles, silent auction and more. Roselea Farm, Moon. (July 11, 6-9 p.m.). $75 admission. 412-264-6270.
WHISKEY REBELLION DAY: Historic skit on Whiskey Rebellion. Woodville Plantation, Bridgeville (July 21, noon). 412-221-0348.
SUMMER IN LIGONIER: Craft festival. On the Diamond in Ligonier (July 19-20, 9 a.m.-5p.m.). 724-238-4200.
OAKMONT YACHT CLUB REGATTA FUN FEST: (July 19-21). 412-828-9847 or www.oakmontyachtclub.com/events.html.
PITTSBURGH BLUES FESTIVAL: Performers include Los Lonely Boys, Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Slide Brothers and Joe Louis Walker. Hartwood Acres (July 19-21). 412-460-BLUE or www.pghblues.com.
PONTIAC REBELLION ENCAMPMENT: Native warriors and contingent of British soldiers, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, east of Uniontown, (July 20-21). 724-329-5512 or www.nps.gov/fone/index.html
PINE COMMUNITY DAY: Petting zoo, dunk tank, ice creations, pony rides, watermelon eating contest, fireworks and more. Pine Community Park, Pine (July 21, 4:00 p.m.). 724-625-1636.
FAYETTE COUNTY FAIR: Fayette County Fairgrounds (July 23-27). 724-628-3360.
SIDEWALK SALE: Shadyside (July 27-31). www.thinkshadyside.com.
AMERISERV FLOOD CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Headliners include Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, and Greensky Bluegrass. People's Natural Gas Park, Johnstown (Aug. 2-4). 1-814-539-1889 or www.jaha.org.
REGATTA AT LAKE ARTHUR: South Shore at Moraine State Park (Aug. 3-4). www.lakearthurregatta.org.
BUTLER FARM SHOW: Butler (Aug. 5-10). www.butlerfarmshow.com.
ITALIAN DAY FESTA: Entertainment, food and fireworks. Idlewild Park, Ligonier (Aug. 9). www.idlewild.com/site/events.php.
ANTIQUE GUN SHOW: Harmony Museum (Aug. 10). 724-452-7341.
RICHLAND COMMUNITY DAY: Richland Community Park, Richland (Aug. 10). 724-443-5921.
WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR: Washington County Fairgrounds, Washington (Aug. 10-17). 724-225-7718 or www.washingtonfair.org.
TROLLEY RIDES TO THE FAIR: $2 round trip per person to Washington County Fair from Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington (Aug. 10-17). 724-228-9256.
AUGUST FUN FEST: Car show, arts and crafts market, food, entertainment and children's activities. Children can receive unlimited access to the petting zoo and carnival, pony and kiddie train rides with a $4 pass. Cedar Creek Park, Rostraver (Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-7 p.m). 724-830-3950.
SUMMER FLAX FEST: Flax to linen process demonstrated, plus sampler needlework display. Oliver Miller Homestead, South Park (Aug. 11). 412-835-1554.
LAWRENCE COUNTY FAIR: 464 Midway Drive, Route 108 east of New Castle (Aug. 12-17). 724-654-7745 or www.lawrencecountyfair.com.
WESTMORELAND FAIR: Westmoreland Fairgrounds (Aug. 16-24). 724-423-5005 or www.westmorelandfair.com.
HOOKSTOWN FAIR: Hookstown Fairgrounds (Aug. 20-24). 724-573-4512 or www.hookstownfair.com.
ANTIQUES ON THE DIAMOND: Antique fair. Ligonier (Aug. 24, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.). 724-238-4200.
AFRICAN ARTS IN THE PARK: A look at the impact of the African Diaspora on contemporary American music, art and dance. Point State Park (Aug. 24-25). www.umojacompany.org.
PITTSBURGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Medieval festival featuring combat jousting, games of skill, rides, period foods and costumed performers and artisans' marketplace. Off I-70, 6 miles west of New Stanton (Aug. 24-25; Sept. 1-2, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29). 724-872-1670 or www.pittsburghrenfest.com.
ART FESTIVAL ON WALNUT: Shadyside (Aug. 24-25). www.thinkshadyside.com.
TRUCKS, TRACTORS & TROLLEYS DISPLAY: Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Washington (Aug. 25, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.). 724-228-9256.
SUMMER FROLIC AND GAMES: Frontier games. Oliver Miller Homestead, South Park (Aug. 25). 412-835-1554.
INDIANA COUNTY FAIR: J.S. Mack Community Center, Indiana (Aug. 25-31). 724-479-8282 or www.indianacountyfair.com.
PENNSYLVANIA ARTS & CRAFTS COLONIAL FESTIVAL: Westmoreland Fairgrounds, Greensburg (Aug. 30-Sept. 2).
LABOR UNITED CELEBRATION: Flea market, food, arts and crafts show, entertainment and a one-ring circus. Children can receive unlimited access to the petting zoo and carnival, pony and kiddie train rides with a $3 pass. Northmoreland Park, Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County (Sept. 1-2, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.). 724-830-3950.
A FAIR IN THE PARK: Contemporary crafts festival presented by Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh. Mellon Park (Sept. 6-8). www.afairinthepark.org.
FLAX SCUTCHING FESTIVAL: Stahlstown (Sept. 14-15). 724-593-2119 or flaxscutching.org.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENCAMPMENT: Re-enactments with rifle and weaponry displays. Oliver Miller Homestead, South Park (Sept. 14-15). 412-835-1554.
HIGHLAND GAMES SCOTTISH FESTIVAL: Pipe bands, highland dancing, athletic competitions. Idlewild Park, Ligonier (Sept. 21). 724-238-4200.
FESTIFALL: Historic crafts, food and music. Friendship Hill National Historic site (Sept. 21-22). 724-725-9190.