September 30th, 2023

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced the much-anticipated return of PiratesFest to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Saturday, January 6, 2024. Back for the first time since 2019, the event promises to be a day filled with family-friendly activities.

“We are very thankful for our fans and their unwavering support this season,” said Travis Williams, Pirates President. “Coming off a three-year hiatus, we heard from our fans just how much they missed PiratesFest. We listened and are excited to announce its return. It is a celebration of all things Pirates baseball and a great way for us to directly engage with our fans during the offseason.”

The all-day event will include interactive games and attractions for fans of all ages. Pirates players, alumni, coaches, broadcasters and mascots will be on-hand for an early celebration of the 2024 Pirates baseball season.

PiratesFest will include a variety of unique experiences, including:

• Meet and greet with Pirates players: Fans will have the chance to meet their favorite Pirates players, take
photos, and even collect autographs, forging memories that will last a lifetime.
• Interactive games and activities: PiratesFest will feature a wide variety of interactive games and activities
suitable for fans of all ages.
• Exclusive merchandise: The event will showcase exclusive Pirates merchandise and memorabilia, allowing
fans to snag unique items to add to their collections.
• Q&A sessions: Get insights directly from Pirates players during engaging Q&A sessions.

Autograph sessions with players and alumni will take place throughout the event. Each autograph session will
be ticketed and sold prior to the event, with all proceeds benefiting Pirates Charities. In addition to the general
autograph sessions, there will be special autograph sessions for all kids 14-and-under on Saturday that will not
require a donation to Pirates Charities.

General public hours for PiratesFest for Saturday will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Season ticket holders will enjoy early access from 9 to 10 a.m. for exclusive season ticket holder events, including autograph and photograph sessions. For more information on the benefits of becoming a Pirates season ticket holder, fans can visit pirates.com/seasontickets.

The full schedule of events, including autograph session schedules and ticket on-sales, will be announced at a later date. For more information fans are encouraged to register at pirates.com/piratesfest.