Welcome to Pittsburgh! What do you want to do first? Not sure yet? Well what about plans for tomorrow? …Well you still have time to decide… Where are you staying? You haven't booked a hotel yet?!?!
The Countdown is On! The Games Return to the City of Champions July 7-18, 2023!
The 2023 National Senior Games succeeds because of volunteers like YOU! Be a part of this amazing event by volunteering your time and energy to help Pittsburgh and the Senior Games!
Whether you're competing, a family member or just a fan of The National Senior Games, we invite you to explore Pittsburgh's sights, tours, sporting events and more you can find Only In Pittsburgh.
Need to know more? Read our top five reasons to participate in the National Senior Games.
Fleet Feet Liberty Mile
Liberty Ave | Friday, July 7 at 7 p.m.
Join a special heat for this one-mile race exclusive to National Senior Games Athletes. Use code NSGAPITT23 to save $10 off your registration to this exclusive heat!
Flame Arrival Ceremony
Rooftop of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Saturday, July 8
National Senior Games Block Party at The Terminal
The Strip District | Sunday, July 9 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Come explore the iconic Strip District neighborhood! A little under a mile away from the Athlete Village, bring family and friends to all the fun including: live music, interactive art, games, food and a caricature artist!
Celebration of Athletes
PNC Park | Friday, July 14
The Celebration of Athletes will take place on Friday, July 14 at PNC Park. A pre-game parade of athletes on the field will kick off the festivities followed by a ceremonial first pitch, passing of the torch and much more! For more details click here.
Download your official 2023 National Senior Games Fan Guide complete with a schedule of events, our Senior Savings Scorecard, community events and fun facts and things to do in Pittsburgh! Or, flip through the Fan Guide below:
Complimentary shuttles will operate throughout the Senior Games to specific hotels, sports venues and special events. Visit the National Senior Games website for maps, routes and a full schedule.
To help with planning your trip or for using while you’re in town, we made the Senior Savings Scorecard along with participating businesses to help save you money and see even more during your visit. From restaurants and breweries to tours, shopping and spas, everyone is getting in on the fun!
Save 15% off (exclusions apply) at participating businesses when you show your National Senior Games Credentials July 7-18, 2023.
Team Dream Documentary Pittsburgh Premiere
Location and Time TBD
The Team Dream Film has gained notoriety by winning film festival prizes, audience acclaim and being the subject of several positive media features. Team Dream, the first documentary short from the 2022 Queen Collective program, executive produced by Queen Latifah.
The film follows Ann and Madeline who are 82 and 77 years old, respectively, revealing that nothing – not age, not race and certainly not Chicago’s notorious weather – will stop them from training for the National Senior Games. Athletes and older adults will see themselves in the film as they see the joy, sacrifice, victories, and personal histories portrayed in this age affirming film.
Images of the Games: M. Serota's Steel City Youth Project
Location and Time TBD
In honor of Olympic Day, Art Of The Olympian photographer Marc Serota, will guide City of Pittsburgh’s Youth Ambassadors and Manchester Bidwell Guild youth in capturing the wonder and joy of older adults participating in National Senior Games. Photographs from the youth will then share gallery space with Marc’s works.
Aging Well Pittsburgh Partners Day
Athlete Village, David Lawrence Convention Center
Thursday, July 13
The Village will especially celebrate local older adults and agencies that provide age friendly services throughout greater Pittsburgh. Participants include Age Friendly Greater Pittsburgh, Area Agency on Aging of Alleghany County, Federal Trade Commission, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America and City of Pittsburgh Financial Empowerment.
A large portion of the Downtown hotels are part of the hotel block and will provide the athletes and their supporters with a lot of convenience to key facilities and our Only in Pittsburgh attractions and experiences. To get a good perspective on how many hotels we have close to the Downtown corridor, please click the map below:
Start your sightseeing off right with what makes Pittsburgh a must-see destination. Ride the historic Duquesne Incline and Monongahela Incline for breathtaking views of the city atop Mount Washington. Tour The Andy Warhol Museum, a sprawling seven-floor museum dedicated to the Pittsburgh pop art icon, or get hands-on with the art at The Mattress Factory, an innovative contemporary gallery.
Looking for some last-minute training? Our urban oasis features nearly 450 bridges to cross, 24 miles of riverfront trails to hike and three rivers to kayak. Book a Free Pittsburgh Walking Tour or rent from Golden Triangle Bike and pedal alongside the mighty Monongahela, then ride into the city for cocktails and dining.
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Hundreds of champions will be awarded medals in 20 sports at the 2023 National Senior Games in Pittsburgh. That puts them in good company with our winning sports teams, and a huge reason why Sporting News magazine awarded Pittsburgh the coveted “Best Sports City” title.
In July, raise the Jolly Roger with the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, consistently named one of the best ballparks in the league. Cheer on the Pittsburgh Riverhounds soccer club at Highmark Stadium as the city skyline lights up behind the pitch.
For sports buffs, we recommend diving into Pittsburgh's past at must-see museums featuring our sports heritage. Tour The Clemente Museum, the largest collection of Roberto Clemente memorabilia in the world. The Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum not only spotlights decades of Steelers, Pirates and Penguins history, but also includes fascinating looks into high school sports and Pittsburgh legends of racing, boxing, golf and more.