Saturday, September 21, 2013
ALCOSAN Open House
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mark Saturday, September 21, 2013 on your calendar and plan to join us for the region’s largest watershed and environmental festival, the award-winning ALCOSAN Open House... FREE and open to the public! From 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine, enjoy a fun filled day of hands-on environmental exhibits, waste-water treatment plant and laboratory tours, micro-biology and watershed life demonstrations, and educational activities for all ages! Stay tuned to www.alcosan.org for more information and exhibitor details.
The Waterfront's Fall Fest & 4th Annual Running of the Wieners
Join us for the ultimate Fall Celebration on September 21st from 1pm-5pm! Enjoy music by Meeting of Important People and the Old E Allstars and groove to the sounds of DJ Nugget while you stroll a special Fall marketplace featuring unique wares from the artists I Made It! Market and shop for delicious local produce, baked goods and more from the Farm to Table Pittsburgh vendors. Enjoy free family friendly activities, like fall inspired painting with Paint Monkey! Fall Fest will also feature the 4th Annual Running of the Wieners- the popular dog race in which over 80 dogs under 25 pounds will dress in hot dog outfits while spectators cheer them to the finish line. The fastest “hot” dog will win prizes courtesy of The Waterfront and the race will take place from 2-3pm! Visit Waterfront retailers throughout the event for giveaways and special discounts, enjoy kids crafts and family friendly activities, sample specialty fall craft brews and more..Only at The Waterfront!
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