Media Kit

Picklesburgh is the destination for all things pickled.

A culinary celebration that goes beyond the dill pickle, Picklesburgh’s inaugural year was in 2015 on the Rachel Carson (9th Street) Bridge. Since then, the event has grown to become a beloved Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania institution. The festival has received three consecutive #1 placements as USA Today’s Best Specialty Food Festival in the Nation and continues to draw tens of thousands of visitors from America and around the world.

2023 Festival Dates, Times, & Location:

Picklesburgh will be taking place Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23.

This year’s festival will take place on the Boulevard of the Allies, from Stanwix St. to Smithfield St (see map).
The signature centerpiece, the 35’ Heinz pickle balloon, will fly high above PPG Plaza. 

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Photo Assets:

High-quality photo assets are available upon request. Please contact us below.

Media Inquiries:

Richard Hooper, VP Marketing & Communications
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
(412) 325-0163

Deana Lorenzo, Digital and Online Content Manager
Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
(412) 325-0159

Social Media:

Join in the conversation by using #Picklesburgh and tagging @DowntownPitt on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.

Support for Picklesburgh:

Picklesburgh is produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and presented by KraftHeinz, with support from The Pittsburgh Pirates, Jim Shorkey Mitsubishi, Turner’s (Official Iced Tea of Picklesburgh), Point Park University, First National Bank, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Pickle Co., Jim Shorkey KIA, Troiani Group, TribLIVE, KDKA, the CW, Q92.9FM, BobFM, and YaJagoff!  Event production support is provided by Flyspace Productions.

About the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership:

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) is a dynamic, nonprofit organization comprised of business and community leaders, property owners, civic organizations, foundations and residents who provide energy, vision, and advocacy for Downtown Pittsburgh. Working collaboratively with its partners, the PDP strives to create a positive Downtown experience for residents, workers and visitors alike. The PDP’s strategic initiatives include clean and safe services, transportation, and economic development and advocacy. For more information, visit

The PDP also develops and implements some of Pittsburgh’s most successful and imaginative events, including Highmark Light Up Night®, the Market Square Farmers Market, Friday & Saturday Night Markets, Yoga in the Square, and the Peoples Gas Holiday Market™.