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.
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).
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.