Polish Hill Arts Festival

Polish Hill Arts Festival features food, music & Pittsburgh’s poetess

The 12th annual Polish Hill Arts Festival includes a performance by Pittsburgh's Poetess, Rachel Ann Bovier and local bands, as well as some of our favorite food vendors (Leona’s, Cinderlands, Pittsburgh Sandwich Society and more)

by Lindsay Patross | July 12, 2019

If we were giving out awards for the most beloved neighborhood in Pittsburgh, it might be Polish Hill. You can see why this neighborhood is so awesome, and the residents love it so much at the Polish Hill Arts Festival on Sunday, July 21, 2019.

The festival takes place in the heart of Polish Hill at the corner of Brereton and Dobson Streets. Stop by for live music and food from some local favorites.

This is the 12th year for the Polish Hill Arts Festival. One of the things I’ve always liked about the Polish Hill Arts Festival is that it was started to complement the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Festival.  (Immaculate Heart of Mary is the big, iconic Polish church in the middle of the neighborhood.) While the church is no longer holding a summer festival, the Polish Hill Arts Festival continues to be a community-building event for the neighborhood.


Polish Hill Arts Festival Details

  • Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
  • Time: Noon – 8pm
  • Location: Brereton and Dobson Streets
  • Cost: FREE
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Polish Hill Arts Festival Food Vendors

This is an all-star lineup of Pittsburgh eats. This list features some of our most favorite food vendors in town.

  • Kaibur Coffee
  • Onion Maiden
  • Cinderlands
  • Black Sheep BBQ
  • Leona’s Ice Cream
  • Red Star Kombucha
  • Pittsburgh Sandwich Society


Polish Hill Arts Festival performers: music, poetry & more

  • Verigogo
  • Truth & Rites
  • Take Me With You
  • Elias Khouri
  • Essential Machine
  • The Full Counts
  • The Childlike Empress
  • Rachel Ann Bovier (Pittsburgh’s Poetess)
  • May Day Marching Band
  • Mobile Sculpture Workshop


Polish Hill Arts Festival vendors

Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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