Hello June! The Memorial Day holiday put us all in a "summer state of mind" even though the first day of summer doesn't officially get here until the 21st.  With graduations, Father's Day and summer vacations on the horizon, let's get set for a June full of festivals and events for the whole family. For a full listing of events check out VisitPITTSBURGH's Events page and don't forget to submit your event too -- it's FREE!

Here are a few June event highlights:

Three Rivers Arts Festival from above.
 June 5-14   Three Rivers Arts Festival 
 June 6-7  Slide the City
 June 13-14     Juneteenth Community Awareness Day
 June 12  Bantam Jeep Festival
 June 13  Dirty Girl Mud Run
 June 14  PrideFest
 June 18-24     Northside Sandwich Week
 June 19  Mattress Factory Urban Garden Party
 June 19-21  Jazz Live International
 June 23-25  Kidsfest at Kennywood
 June 27        Jam on Walnut Block Party
 June 27  WYEP Summer Music Festival
 June 28  Open Streets Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh's JazzLive International stage view.

Beyond this short list, there are plenty of other things to do to get your summer started off on the right note. How about a concert? Check out this list of can't miss concerts.

Interested in fly fishing, paddleboarding, yoga, or just a hike in the woods? Check out the L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools at various times and locations around Pittsburgh. And if that's not enough, how about a list of 12 more events to boost your fitness.

How about going for a bicycle ride? Bike Share is making it's summer launch in Pittsburgh so you can rent one of the 500 bikes available to get around to everything the city has to offer.

Of course summer time turns Pittsburgh into Kidsburgh so don't forget those old favorite places for your kids to enjoy the long summer days. Gather up the family and spend the day at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG AquariumSandcastleKennywood or at one of the many area museums. Take a ride on the Gateway Clipper or the Duquesne Incline on your way to or from a Pirates or Riverhounds game.

Don't just take it from me. Check out the video below as Craig Davis, President and CEO of VisitPITTSBURGH forecasts a busy summer to come. Pittsburgh is ready for you. Get out and explore!