The David L. Lawrence Convention Center in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to a diverse arrangement of festivals, celebrations and events. From expos showcasing brides and their attire to “vape” exhibitions, the Convention Center engages its visitors no matter the occasion. And after the day’s festivities are through, there are several David L. Lawrence Convention Center hotel rooms in the area to cater to every one of your desires during your stay.
While the Convention Center plays host to hundreds of events throughout the year, here is a list of some of our favorites coming to Pittsburgh in 2016.
Pittsburgh Earth Day Celebration
As the only convention center in the world with LEED® certifications for new construction and existing building, it’s no wonder why the center serves as the city’s epicenter for its Earth Day celebration. This annual citywide event celebrates Pittsburgh’s astonishing transition from Steel capital of the country to one of the leading homes for green innovation, LEED-certified development, farm-to-table initiatives and environmentally-friendly events. Celebrate the city’s incredible advancements in sustainability, technology and innovation on April 21, 2016.
The American Dental Hygienists Association CLL 2016 93rd Annual Session
The 93rd annual meeting of the American Dental Hygienist Association is a conference aimed at those interested in pursuing a professional career in dentistry. The conference features refresher stations that help you master new skills under the guidance of top dental professionals. The event also offers interactive dental education courses, discounted tools and cutting-edge instruction to help you advance your career. Downtown Pittsburgh hotels fill up fast, so be sure to book your accommodations for June 8-14 today!
The 20th Annual Anthrocon
Heading back to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for its 20th year in a row, this year’s Anthrocon is set to be one of the biggest and furriest yet. Already the world’s largest convention for anthropomorphic fans, this very special year promises to become quite the celebration. Dubbed ‘The Roaring Twenty,’ this year’s festival will feature the furriest flappers, revenuers and so much more.
The Supernatural Convention
If you’re a fan of the hit television show that plays on our fears of the paranormal, you won’t want to miss the Supernatural Convention Tour’s first ever stop in Pittsburgh, Pa on July 8-10. The event will feature meet and greets with the series’ starring actors: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins among other cast members, and Supernatural merchandise you won’t be able to find anywhere else.. This is an exciting event for Supernatural fans of all ages, and many attendees participate every year.
Where to Turn Resource Fair
The Where to Turn Resource Fair is an opportunity for service professionals to meet and share contact information with others in their field of similar expertise. This September, the free biannual event will feature businesses in the service industry, ranging from senior citizen care to Medicare benefits guidance, from school wellness programs to immunizations. This is also a chance for citizens to become educated about their options during a difficult time, and to exchange information with a business that may be able to provide them with assistance.
Wizard World’s Pittsburgh Comic Con 2016
Join thousands of comic book and pop culture fans as the world’s biggest touring comic con makes its stop in Pittsburgh on November 4-6. The Wizard World’s Comic Con features hundreds of exhibits, collectibles and a chance to interact with some of your favorite pop culture figures.
The Handmade Arcade
If the Holiday season has you pulling out your hair looking for just the right gift, look no further than early December’s Handmade Arcade. Since 2004, Pittsburgh’s Handmade Arcade has brought together thousands of innovative crafters, progressive DIYers and more to display and sell their handmade goods and products. This fair creates an alternative to buying industry-made merchandise, and instead supporting your local craftsmen and those that have traveled to Pittsburg to promote their goods. The Handmade Arcade was Pittsburgh’s first, and is now their largest, independent craft fair, and is attended every year by thousands of eager shoppers.
With many of these events taking place over the course of several days, you’ll definitely want to check out the luxury hotel accommodations close to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to keep you minutes away from all the fun and excitement. Located a short walk and even shorter shuttle ride away, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown is one of the most popular places to stay during Convention Center events. Booking your downtown Pittsburgh accommodations at the DoubleTree keeps you close to all the action, allowing you to relax and unwind after a long day without worry. Discover for yourself what makes our hotel a top choice among Convention Center event attendees. Book your stay at the DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown today!