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Saturday, June 5, 2021

After 20 years of Venture Outdoors, we’re celebrating by doing what we do best, we’re getting yinz “aht”doors! Big Day Aht is a one day festival spanning across Southwest PA featuring 30+ pop up outdoor events. 

Do you remember the first time you saw those big yellow kayaks on the Allegheny River? Were you there for the record-breaking Paddle at the Point? Where has Venture Outdoors taken you?

Celebrate the past 20 years at pop-up events around the region, then cheers to many more at the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour!

Celebrating 20 years

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

June 2, 4, 5, 2021, Drive-in Style at Carrie Blast Furnaces

Experience incredible highs and agonizing lows through the lenses of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers, mountain bikers, explorers and adventure filmmakers alive today.


Thank you Sponsors!

Big Day Aht FAQ

When and where is Big Day Aht being held?

Big Day Aht is a one day fest on Saturday, June 5th 2021 expanding across Southwestern PA featuring 30+ pop up outdoors events including hiking, kayaking, and more. Details on pop up event times and locations will be coming soon.

Is this event family friendly?

YES! The events are all ages and family friendly.

How do I reserve a spot?

Guests can book as many activities as they’d like for the day by booking on this page once pop up events are announced. Come back soon!

Is Big Day Aht safe during COVID?

All events require guests to wear masks and practice safe social distancing. The group size will be determined by Venture Outdoors staff taking into consideration the current COVID-19 environment, CDC guidelines, and/or state and federal guidelines. Please review our COVID-19 policies for more info.

What does it cost to attend?

Each Big Day Aht event will have its own rate associated with that outdoor activity. Events will be cost effective for guests, and all funds raised will directly support the programs and projects of Venture Outdoors. Thanks for your support!

Will alcohol be sold on-site?

No alcohol will be sold on-site at the event.

What if it rains?

A little rain never hurt nobody. =)

Most Big Day Aht events will happen rain or shine. The safety of guests are crucial, so in the event of inclement weather, guests will be alerted by email if the event is postponed or cancelled.

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour FAQ

Is this a drive-in?

Yes, in order to assure the safety of our guests during the ongoing pandemic, BANFF 2021 will be a drive-in again this year.

Do I need a ticket per car? Or per person?

Tickets are $35 per person. Everyone in your vehicle will need to have a ticket. 

Will my children need a ticket?

Yes, children age 5 years and older will need to have a ticket. 

Do tickets need to be purchased in advance?

 Yes. Capacity is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Will the films be different for each of the two nights?

Yes. Friday night and Saturday night will each have their own set of different films.

When can I arrive?

Cars will be permitted to enter the site 90 minutes before the film begins at approximately 7:30PM.

Will concessions be available?

Local vendors will be on-site with food for purchase. Participants are permitted to bring a cooler if they wish.

Will alcohol be sold on-site?

No. Since guests are required to drive into the event to participate, Venture Outdoors wants to limit the potential for drinking and driving, therefore no alcohol will be sold on-site at the event.

Are bathrooms available?

Port-a-johns will be available on-site for guests.

Can I set up a blanket or tent near my car?

As long as you are not blocking the view of other guests, you may set up

What if I don’t have a car, can I bike to the event?

We aim to assess the COVID regulations leading up to the event, and will release a TBD number of tickets for guests that do not have vehicles based on these requirements. More details will be coming soon!

What if it rains?

The event will take place regardless of the weather. A radio frequency will be provided to allow guests to stream the audio from inside their vehicles.

What's your cancellation policy?

The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Venture Outdoors. Ticket sales are final and are non-refundable.
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