Music and Attractions

The 2022 Festival of Combustion features live music throughout the day and evening from local and regional artists along with tethered hot air balloon rides with views over the beautiful Monongahela Valley! (weather permitting)  The evening festivities also include flame performances, an evening iron pour, a host of arts activities, and a one-of-a-kind fireworks display over the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark beginning at dusk.

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Live Music All Day and Night

The 2022 Festival of Combustion will showcase rotating musicians on a single main stage located in the festival grounds.  Featured bands include Bindley Hardware Company, The Moon My Twin and World II.

Bindley Hardware Company

Don’t miss Pittsburgh’s own Bindley Hardware Company and their mix of alt-country and folk-inspired tunes.

4:15 – 5:45 p.m.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

2:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Weather Dependent

For the first time ever, visitors to the Festival of Combustion can see the Monongahela Valley like never before, far above the Carrie Blast Furnaces in the basket of a hot air balloon!  Pending good weather, tethered rides will be offered throughout the day (additional fees apply).

Flame Performances

5:30 p.m.

Flame and circus performances return this year to the Festival of Combustion with live fire breathing, fire spinning, and dancing throughout the evening; and daytime attractions include stilt walkers and side show acts.

the audience watches as rivers of steel artists throw sparks during a performance iron pour

Performance Iron Pour

6:00  – 8:00 p.m.

Sparks will fly after dark at the Festival of Combustion!  Iron performers will create colorful flames and exciting visual effects by pouring molten iron into solid ice and other reaction molds.  Enjoy some of the region’s best music and watch the iron glow in the night like hot lava.

Fireworks over the Carrie Blast Furnaces!

8:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the rocket’s red glare burst over the Carrie Blast Furnaces!  Stick around with the kiddos for an early evening fireworks display at 8:30 p.m. and send the 2022 Festival of Combustion out with a real bang!

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