Britsburgh
Courtesy Britsburgh.

Multiple venues
September 5 
— 10
Various times

The British are coming! Actually, they’re here and gearing up for the third annual Britsburgh Festival.

From a Downton Abbey themed tea to Rolls-Royces — there’s something for every aspiring Anglophile.

Spanning 20 events and all sorts of venues — like breweries and chapels — the six-day affair showcases rich synergies between Southwestern PA and the U.K.

Don a fashionable fascinator to kick off Britsburgh in style at the “Right Royal Afternoon Tea” as you enjoy a quintessential ritual, toast the queen, and discuss Sir Arthur Conan Doyle with historian Len Barcousky.

Don’t miss the new “Music by Moonlight” event at Hartwood Acres, where Britsburghers will savor a picnic dinner and take in live music and opera under the full moon. Eat your way through “Stonehenge III: A Game of Scones,” sample authentic bangers and LOL during British comedy shows at Leaning Cask Brewing.

Or join a Downtown walking tour to discover British connections in architecture, literature and street names (and hear what Charles Dickens had to say about Pittsburgh), and experience iconic games such as egg-and-spoon races, welly throwing, and cricket.

View a schedule.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...