East Main Street

East Main Street

Carnegie, PA

https://visitcarnegie.com

Carnegie is celebrating 125 years and there's something for everyone! Located just six miles from downtown Pittsburgh at the intersection of Interstates 279 and 79, Carnegie covers 1.3 square miles and is home to approximately 7,900 residents. Carnegie was incorporated on March 1, 1894 and named after Andrew Carnegie in return for his gift and endowment of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall which still keeps watch over the community from its hilltop perch today. The Carnegie Historical Society and Honus Wagner Museum features a magnificently detailed model of historic East and West Main Street and a permanent Military Wall exhibit. Carnegie had always been a bustling town but after failed revitalization attempts in the 1970s and a major flood in 2004 the community had to join together with great effort to reinvent itself. Today more than 400 businesses are located in Carnegie. Residents and visitors alike enjoy a vibrant, thriving, diverse downtown business and cultural district that includes shops, boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, fitness, wellness and small offices - all with small-town style storefronts and living space above. Carnegie's unique entertainment includes plenty of music, live theater, dance, art and clay galleries. Carnegie hosts exciting and fun-filled events throughout the year including an annual 5K Run/Walk benefitting the Carnegie Volunteer Fire Department, Memorial Day Parade, Dogapalooza, Independence Day Fireworks, Carnegie Police sponsored Car Cruises, Farmers Market, Open Streets, Halloween Promenade, and Holiday Light-Up Celebration. The Carnegie Community Development Corporation along with the business community host various events such as Open Houses and Sidewalk Sales, as well as the Carnegie Crawl which is held monthly from May to October drawing large crowds into the community. If chosen Carnegie will celebrate its 125th anniversary by investing in green infrastructure expansion within the business district.