Find year-round events for fun, entertaining and engaging things to do in the greater Pittsburgh Area.

Having fun doesn’t have to empty your wallet! Many of Pittsburgh’s annual events are free, family friendly and deliver a unique experience.

A sampling of ongoing and upcoming events and places to visit:

Check out their website for the complete list and links to respective sites.

http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/events-festivals/free-events/

Also a few of the “10 great family adventures in Pittsburgh this September” from NEXTPittsburghInline image 1
Steel City Star Trek Celebration: Sept 2 – Oct 28
South Park Hay Day and Public Safety & Health Day​ – Sat Oct 8

​http://www.nextpittsburgh.com/events/10-great-family-adventures-in-pittsburgh-this-september/

SUNDAY SUPPER: A NEIGHBORHOOD DINNER
Oct 16, 2016  2:00pm – 5:00pm
Attendees at this free, family-friendly event will enjoy a community meal prepared with local ingredients,entertainment from local artists and participate in a community-driven discussion on food-related issues with neighborhood leaders and policy makers.   

 

Pittsburgh is the most fun city in the northeast, a study from WalletHub concludes. 
 
“Absolutely, Pittsburgh really did represent well, especially for the northeast,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez told KDKA money editor Jon Delano on Monday. 
 
Gonzalez says Pittsburgh ranks 14 out of 150 cities when it comes to entertainment, recreation, nightlife, and cost. 
 
Las Vegas, Orlando and Miami rank one, two, and three, but Pittsburgh beat out cities like San Francisco, Honolulu, and, of course, Philadelphia. 
 
Pittsburgh ranks high in many categories — like sports teams and public swimming pools — but one area stands out. 
 
“Pittsburgh ranks number one in terms of the access to bars so that’s both the number of bars per capita and the number of bars per square mile,” notes Gonzalez. 
 

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South Oakland Neighborhood Block Party
Tuesday 9/20/16 5:30-7:30pm
Frazier St near Dan Marino Field
  • Meet your neighbors!
  • Friendly dogs welcome
  • Enjoy FREE FOOD!
  • Any university/college students welcome
  • Mingle with students and other Oakland neighbors
  • Students receive a free Oakland t-shirt


Hosted by:
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Point Park University
  • Oakcliffe Community Organization (OCO)
  • South Oakland Neighborhood Group (SONG)
Find year-round events for fun, entertaining and engaging things to do in the greater Pittsburgh Area.

Having fun doesn’t have to empty your wallet! Many of Pittsburgh’s annual events are free, family friendly and deliver a unique experience.

A sampling of ongoing and upcoming events and places to visit:
Check out their website for the complete list and links to respective sites.
http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/events-festivals/free-events/

​Also a few of the “10 great family adventures in Pittsburgh this September” from NEXTPittsburghInline image 1

 

In observance of Labor Day, City of Pittsburgh offices will be closed and there will be no garbage collection on Monday, Sept. 5, but six regional city pools will be open. 
 
Citiparks Facilities  
 
Weather permitting, all six Citiparks spray parks will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and six Citiparks swimming pools will be open from 1 – 5:45 p.m. Labor Day is the final day of operation for the following Citiparks pools: Highland Park, Jack Stack (Brighton Heights), Moore (Brookline), Ormsby (South Side), Ream (Mt. Washington) and Sue Murray (North Side). 
 
In addition to city offices, Citiparks’ 10 recreation centers and 14 Healthy Active Living centers for seniors will be closed Monday. The Farmers Market in East Liberty is also closed on Monday. All city offices and facilities will reopen Tuesday. 
 
Refuse Collection  
 
There will not be any city refuse, bulk waste or recycling collection on Monday and all collections will be one day later. 

If you enjoyed OPDC's June storytelling event, check out WordPlay, presented by our friends at Bricolage Production Company at 937 Liberty Avenue.
 
Part "This American Life", part stand-up comedy, WordPlay brings the art of live storytelling back to the stage! With brazen honesty and creativity, actors, comedy writers, and everyday people read their own funny, and often poignant, stories while a DJ spins a real-time soundtrack. 
 
Bricolage's next WordPlay is August 26 & 27.  
 
 

Find year-round events for fun, entertaining and engaging things to do in the greater Pittsburgh Area.

Having fun doesn’t have to empty your wallet! Many of Pittsburgh’s annual events are free, family friendly and deliver a unique experience. From the nation’s second-largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade to the only vintage sports car race on city streets, you’ll have a blast in Pittsburgh!

A sampling of ongoing and upcoming events and places to visit:

  • Kelly Strayhorn Theater – Pgh East Side
  • Gallery Crawls – Downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District
  • Yoga in the Square – Sundays from June 5-September 25
  • Allegheny County Summer Concert Series – Various County Parks
  • Bach, Beethoven and Brunch Sundays, June 19-August 14 2016, Mellon Park
  • Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park – Watch cinema under the stars at seven Pittsburgh area parks 7 days a week June through August.
  • The First Fridays at the Frick – Free admission, but $5 donation suggested.
  • KidsPlay @ Market Square – Tuesdays 10-11am July through August
  • Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden – largest biblical botanical garden in North America
  • Three Rivers Storytelling Festival – August 5-7, Northland Public Library
  • City of Pittsburgh Great Race – September 25
  • Light Up Night® – November 2016
Check out their website for the complete list and links to respective sites.

Films are shown at dusk on Sundays and Wednesdays, June 5 – August 31, 2016 at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park. 
 
Wednesday Nights also include the Concert Series at Flagstaff Hill.  Come early to enjoy mid-week musical performances before the movie begins. Bands perform on Flagstaff Hill Wednesdays from approximately 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Please note:  Inclement weather may cause cancellations.
Follow @Citiparks and @CitiparksEvents on Twitter for updates. 
 
Check out the Citiparks website for more info and schedule

The EQT Three Rivers Regatta is 3 days of activities and entertainment primarily in and around Pittsburgh's three rivers and Point State Park ranging from live bands to boat races.  The event itself is free to the public.  
 
A percentage of the funds raised through event sponsorship is allotted to the Regatta Board which distributes grants to other nonprofit causes that promote clean waterways and recreational river use. 
 
For more info check out the Regatta website

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Escape to paradise on Friday July 22, 2016 at Soldiers & Sailors. We are rolling back time to the Hawaiian Territories during the summer of 1941, when Friday night meant canteen dances, umbrella drinks, and tropical treats! 
 
Experience the sights, sounds, and sips of Hawaii. 
 
MUST BE AT LEAST 21 TO ENTER! 
 
These events help Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall financially so we can continue our mission preserving a lasting tribute to those men and women who unselfishly gave of themselves in serving their country during American wars. 
 
Honor them with your presence. 
 
 
Organizers of the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Celebration are welcoming all residents of the greater Pittsburgh region to come Downtown for Bicentennial events throughout the day on Saturday, July 9.  
 
The day begins with a 11 a.m. parade on Liberty Avenue, starting at 11th Street and ending at Point State Park, continues with a showcase in Market Square, and ends with a concert and fireworks that evening in the park. 
 
The Bicentennial Parade is organized as a "human timeline," beginning with the first indigenous residents of the region, and proceeding through the City's history of immigration from Europe and newly arriving immigrants, from Latin America, Africa and Asia. The Bicentennial year forms a bridge from Pittsburgh’s first 200 years to the future. 
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1 EQ Fireworks 7/4, 2. Gallery Crawl 7/8, 3. Pogopalooza 7/8-9,
4. Pgh Vintage Grand Prix 7/8-17,
5. PGH200 Bicentennial Parade, Showcase & Fireworks 7/9 & ongoing
6. Night at the Tropics at the National Aviary 7/9
7. Picklesburgh 7/15-16, 8. Polish Hill Arts Festival 7/17
9. Third Thursday: CINEMA at Carnegie Museum of Art 7/21
10. ReplayFX Arcade & Gaming Festival 7//28-31