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Know before you go: Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

Headed to the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show? We’ve got all the details on tickets, parking, who should go and where to grab a beer before or after your visit.

The 39th annual Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show will take place March 6 to 15, 2020, at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Downtown Pittsburgh. We’ve got the details on when to go and where to park, as well as some suggestions for where to stop for coffee, lunch or dinner while you are downtown.

5 Things to know before you go to The Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

  • Adult admission is $10.
  • Kids under the age of 6 can attend for free.
  • Wear comfy shoes/sneakers. The Home & Garden Show takes up BOTH floors of the Convention Center – you’ll get your steps in..
  • Skip the snack bar, we recommend checking out some of the places in the Strip District for food & drink.
  • You can park above the Greyhound terminal for $5 during weekends. Street parking is free on Sundays.

What will I see at the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show?

The Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show brings together vendors from across the region who have goods and services that would be helpful for homeowners, from air conditioning to yard work, and everything in between.

  • Vendors selling new products and services.
  • Pittsburgh businesses that sell products for home & garden.
  • Pittsburgh nonprofits that offer activities for families.
  • Lectures on food, gardening, antique appraisal and more.
  • A section for kids with hands-on activities from the Pittsburgh Zoo, The Children’s Museum and more.

When is the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show?

The Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show is open from March 6 to March 15.

  • Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm
  • Sundays: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Monday through Thursday: 4 pm – 10 pm

Where in Pittsburgh is the Home & Garden Show?

The Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show is held at the David Lawrence Convention Center. Located in Downtown Pittsburgh, the convention center is on the banks of the Allegheny River and offers a great view of the water.

More information on parking is below.

How much does the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show cost to attend?

  • General Admission: $10
  • Kids (ages 6 – 12): $4
  • Kids under 6: free

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Discounts to the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

You can download a coupon from the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show website and save $3 off the cost of admission.

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Parking for Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

Pro Tip: Park in the garage above the Greyhound Station at the intersection of Liberty and 11th Street (entrance is on Penn Avenue, just before 11th Street).

Parking at the Convention Center: $13

Parking in the lot at the Convention Center is $13 for the event rate. Expect the parking here to be limited.

Lot above the Greyhound Station: $5

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority runs the lot above the Greyhound station (Grant St. Transportation Center Garage). Weekend parking is $5.

Smithfield & Liberty Garage: $6

This lot is also run by the Pittsburgh Parking Authority. Weekend Parking here is $6.

Heinz Field Lot & Shuttle: $8

The Home & Garden Show is running a shuttle between Heinz Field Lots and the Convention Center

Sunday — Park on the street: FREE

Street parking in Pittsburgh is free on Sundays. There is some parking on Penn Avenue and there is also street parking around Downtown.

Fun fact: The City of Pittsburgh has a helpful online map that shows where all of the parking meters are in the city.

Who should visit the Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show?

Anyone who is interested in learning more about products and services for their home should visit the show. Even if you aren’t planning a home remodeling project, the Home & Garden Show offers a nice, bright space to walk around indoors during the winter.

The Convention Center is fully accessible to wheelchairs. In addition, the Convention Center offers a mothers’ room for breastfeeding. More information is available here.

Where to eat & drink before or after you visit Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show

The Convention Center does have a snack bar and some vending machines. There are a ton of places we love near the Convention Center, too.

Breakfast/Brunch: In addition to Pamela’s & DeLuca’s Diner, check out Cafe Raymond on Penn Avenue. The first floor will look crowded, but once you place an order, you can grab a table on the spacious second floor. There is an elevator to the second floor as well.

Lunch/Dinner: There are a few spots Downtown or head one neighborhood over to the Strip District for some over our favorite places to eat.

  • Sammy’s (Downtown): Casual sandwich spot with quick service
  • Bill’s Burger Bar (Downtown): A short walk from the Convention Center, located on the first floor of the Westin Hotel. It has good burgers and a full bar in a casual setting generally not too busy.
  • Cinderlands Warehouse is located in the old Spaghetti Warehouse building. It is a brewery with some great beer options, as well as a full kitchen. There is a ton of space inside and they should be able to seat a large party with kids. Check out our story on Cinderlands, if you go we are big fans of the Squish pale ale.
  • DiAnoia’s (Strip District): Fantastic Italian restaurant with a full bar and thoughtful coffee menu. Great for groups and Pizzeria Davide (on the 26th Street side of the building) does slices to-go.

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