Crosstown Cookout

Mon Wharf (1 Fort Pitt Blvd.)
August 13
1—9 p.m.

Where can you try river surfing, groove to reggae tunes, rub shoulders with local food celebs and more—all along Pittsburgh’s mighty Mon?

Re-imagining life on Pittsburgh’s rivers one party at a time, Crosstown Cookout returns this Sunday to rock the Mon Wharf with distinctive food, drink and entertainment.

Crosstowners can meet WQED producer Rick Sebak, who will join local food writers to host signature tastings, photo opportunities and autograph signings.

Check out live music by Lloyd “Cookie” Willacy’s reggae band, Radio Jamaica, and DJ duo Hot Honey, pop into the Style Truck to upgrade your look and watch artists create colorful murals.

Test your half-pipe skills during skateboarding demos led by Trash to Thrash and cast a line during the Venture Outdoors fishing competition. Hit the water with Surf Pittsburgh and get skating in the pop-up roller derby.

The event’s delish food and drink lineup includes Gaucho Parilla Argentina, Pirata, Doce Taqueria, The Summit, Umami, Rivertowne, and more.

Produced by Fame15 Creative and Riverlife, the family- and dog-friendly event aims to spotlight the Mon Wharf as one of Pittsburgh’s newest riverfront amenities. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Riverlife.

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Jennifer BaronEvents & Jobs Editor

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 of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.