2016 Kickoff and Rib Festival

Welcome to the Kickoff and Rib Festival at Heinz Field. It’s all about family! You’ll find food and fun for all ages. Free admission offers the best ribs in the country, world class entertainment, games and rides for the kids, and much more. Bring along your Steelers pride and appetite to this Pittsburgh tradition September 1st thru September 5th!


Rib Fest crowd
View our entire 2016 Events Calendar. Add events to your Google calendar! Check back often as new events are added!
Schedule of Events link

concert from stage

The Kickoff and Rib Festival present Free concerts by the best local and national recording artists. The 2016 lineup includes: Travis Tritt, Chris Janson and more to come…

Concerts link

2014 rib vendor winners
Meet our national award winning rib vendors. View detailed information on rib and all other vendors…
Vendors link
Vendors, please visit our Contact page for registration information…
Vendor Registration link
Thunderstruck: The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute – FREE Concert @ Heinz Field
Sep 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Strutter: A Tribute to Kiss – FREE Concert @ Heinz Field
Sep 1 @ 9:00 pm
Gene The Werewolf – FREE Concert @ Heinz Field
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Clarks – FREE Concert @ Heinz Field
Sep 2 @ 9:00 pm
Chris Janson – FREE Concert @ Heinz Field
Sep 3 @ 9:00 pm
Travis Tritt – FREE Concert @ Heinz Field
Sep 4 @ 9:00 pm
Gatorade/Steelers 5K Run, Walk and Kids Kickoff Run @ Heinz Field
Sep 5 @ 7:30 am

The 28th Annual Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kids’ Kickoff Run will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 a.m. at Heinz Field.

The start time was moved back to accommodate other events happening on the North Shore that day.

Online registration, presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, is available by clicking here. Paper applications can be requested by calling (412) 697-7713 or by emailing 5K@steelers.nfl.com.