Activities to look out for in the Steel City this spring

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons | Pittsburgh is a city rich with culture, history and entertainment. With the arrival of spring, there is a plethora of unique activities to try before leaving campus for the summer break.

Emily Fritz | A&E Editor

March 23, 2023

Although the weather is still warming up, spring has officially arrived in the ‘Burgh with the passing of the spring equinox on March 20.

With the end of the semester approaching quickly, make the most of the time you have left on campus with upcoming events.

Steel City Con (Monroeville Convention Center)
March 31 to April 2

As one of the largest comic cons in the United States and the exclusive comic con to the Monroeville Convention Center, attendees can meet their celebrity heroes during panel sessions, roam hundreds of vendor stalls for their favorite pop culture merchandise and mingle with other fans of their favorite franchises.

Ticket prices start at $24 but add-ons can range from $24 to $425. To browse the event schedule or reserve tickets, visit

Spring Flower Show (Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Schenley Park)
Now through April 16

What better way to celebrate spring than to stop and smell the flowers? For four weeks, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is putting on a vibrant and aromatic display of seasonal foliage. This experience is a feast to the senses, complete with a calming chime canopy and a spring-inspired menu.

Tickets for this event are $10 for select dates. To learn more, visit

Puttery (15th St., Strip District)
Ages 21+ Only

Adult-only mini golf recently arrived on the Pittsburgh scene with immersive indoor courses, virtual scorecards, creative and contemporary snack-sized menu items and theme-inspired cocktails. The three golf courses vary in décor and difficulty, each ending with a unique trick shot ending.

Reservations can be made online at Pricing starts at $18 per putter per course.

Pittsburgh Fringe 2023 – Performing Arts Festival (Penn Ave.) April 26 – 30

At the center of Bloomfield, East Liberty and Garfield, Pittsburgh Fringe will be celebrating their 10th anniversary as an “all-out, no-holds-barred, inclusive multi-disciplinary performing arts festival featuring international, national and local artists,” according to their website. Featured acts range from puppetry and comedy to visual arts and family entertainment.

Pricing and set lists have not yet been released, but keep an eye out for updates at

Museums (Various Locations)

Feeling like you haven’t seen enough of what Pittsburgh has to offer? The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are a perfect place to start.

Whether you’re looking to learn more about natural history, wanting to witness the art of Andy Warhol or hoping to have a scientific revelation, the Steel City has something to offer you.

Ticket prices vary by location and some locations offer student discounts with a school ID. To plan your next visit, go to