Check out the following list for events coming up this summer around Pittsburgh!
· Pittsburgh Pirates: Watch Pittsburgh’s baseball team play at the scenic PNC Park. The Pirates offer discounted tickets for students. Purchase tickets and find more information about the team at https://www.mlb.com/pirates/tickets/single-game-tickets .
· Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Watch soccer games at Highmark Stadium, which overlooks the river. Tickets are relatively cheap. Purchase tickets and find more information about the team at https://www.riverhounds.com/tickets/.
· 5/14- Pittonkatonk: Pittonkatonk is music without boundaries. Enjoy music in public spaces that belong to everyone, with no stage, no doors, and no right way to express yourself. Free and open to all! http://pittonkatonk.org/
· 5/21-5/22- Shadyside Spring Art Festival on Walnut Street: This weekend art show hosts over 100 fine artists that create original hand-made artwork. Admission is free. https://www.artfestival.com/festivals/2nd-annual-shadysidethe-other-art-festival-walnut-street-craft-marketplace
· 6/3-6/11- Three Rivers Art Festival: An outdoor music and arts festival featuring: live music, performance art, visual art and food. Located downtown, from the first Friday of June for ten days. The best part? It’s free. https://traf.trustarts.org/events
· 6/2-6/4: Pittsburgh Pride: Celebrate PittsburghPRIDE on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. Over 175 vendors and food booths, family friendly crafts and inflatables https://lgbtqpittsburgh.com/
· 7/4 : Independence Day Celebration: Celebrate July 4th with Pittsburgh! Enjoy a family-style picnic at historic Point State Park, complete with patriotic music and food vendors from 6 to 10 pm. The City’s Independence Day fireworks presented by Pyrotecnico will illuminate the skyline beginning at twilight. https://pittsburghpa.gov/july4/
· 7/15-7/24: Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix: Vintage motor sports car race and 10-day motorsport festival with over 150 vintage racers, and 2,500 show cards. Free. https://www.pvgp.org/
· 8/3-8/5: Three Rivers Regatta: Come to Point State Park and help us honor Pittsburgh’s renowned history, vibrant present and exciting future. With music, boating, food, fireworks and family fun, the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta is where the Pittsburgh community comes to celebrate the city we call home and the waterfront we love and depend on. http://yougottaregatta.org/
· 8/8-8/14: Pittsburgh Restaurant Week: Visit Pittsburgh restaurants, many of which offer deals and discounts during the Pittsburgh Restaurant Week! https://pittsburghrestaurantweek.com/
· 8/18-8/21- Bloomfield Little Italy Days: Bring your appetite to the region’s largest heritage festival! Learn more about the Italian-themed entertainment and food. Bloomfield is a short walk from Chatham University, and a great place to visit! http://littleitalydays.com/
· 8/27 – Squirrel Hill Night Market: View the pop-up market place that features local artist’s, while surrounded by the many shops and restaurants that Squirrel Hill has to offer.
· Open Streets Pittsburgh: The last weekends of May, June, and July. Schedule with specific dates & activity hub details will be released soon! Open Streets PGH temporarily closes roads to car traffic, and invites Pittsburghers to reimagine our streets as places for people. Walk, run, bike, skate, roll, dance, and enjoy the road at your own pace. https://openstreetspgh.org/about/
· Cinema in Pittsburgh Parks: Catch great movies under the stars at these free, family-friendly Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park events. The schedule and participating parks will be announced soon. https://pittsburghpa.gov/events/cinema
Places/Attractions to visit
· Kennywood theme park: Visit Pittsburgh’s beloved amusement park for rides, games, and food. https://www.kennywood.com/
· The Gateway Clipper: The Gateway Clipper is a great way to see all of Pittsburgh’s beauty. The boat takes you on a tour across Pittsburgh, with the option to eat dinner on the boat as well. https://www.gatewayclipper.com/
· Randyland: Randyland is a vibrant and colorful outside space that is full of handmade art by the owner, Randy. It is free to view, and is open 12-7. https://www.facebook.com/randylandpgh/
· Pittsburgh City Parks Public Pools: Swim in locations such as Schenley and Homewood! For information about openings and hours, visit the link below. https://pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/swimming-outdoor
-For more ideas of things to do in the summer in Pittsburgh, check https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/events-festivals/ for updated events and activities each day.
-For info on city parks (Schenley, Frick, Point State Park), go to https://pittsburghparks.org/ .
– For those who enjoy the outdoors and being active, info on Pittsburgh’s Riverfront trails is available at https://friendsoftheriverfront.org/ .
– For bike lovers, bike rentals are available at https://healthyridepgh.com/ .