Free Pittsburgh? RAD Pittsburgh!

Free Pittsburgh? RAD Pittsburgh!

Celebrating 25 years of RAD in Pittsburgh!

For visitors and locals alike, RADical Days are a great way to take advantage of the culture that Pittsburgh provides and try something new! Not sure how you feel about modern art, interpretative dance, opera, or attack theater? Now is the time to check them out - you may find a new favorite!

From September 19 through October 13, RADical Days showcases some of our favorite and most beloved attractions and experiences all around the city and region. That's 25 days of programming at everything from art museums, parks, and libraries, to theaters, sports facilities, and community centers!

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Tomorrow is RADical Day at the National Aviary! We are excited to offer free admission to over 4,000 visitors! To accommodate this large volume of guests, scheduled programming and feedings are cancelled for the day. Habitats will be open! See you then! Visit our website (link in bio) for more details. #NationalAviary #Pittsburgh #RADworkshere #RADDay #RADicalDay

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You're sure to find something you love. Some fun upcoming events include a free tour of Heinz Field, gallery crawl in the cultural district, Pittsburgh musical theater community day, and free admissions to the following favorites:

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RADical Days are an annual event celebrating the art, sports, and cultural vibrancy in Pittsburgh. Started in 1995 by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), RADical days are open and accessible to all. The mission of RAD is to support and finance regional art and cultural organizations such as libraries, parks & recreation, cultural, sports, and civic facilities and programs. Since 1995, the 1% County Sales tax paid by residents of and visitors to Allegheny County has resulted in a cumulative nearly $3.2 billion investment in the region, with $1.6 billion in grants directly made to cultural organizations.

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Dance Classes for All - RADical Days Saturday, September 21, 10:00am - 12:00pm at KST's Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave. Kelly Strayhorn Theater invites anyone and everyone to join us for a sampling of free Alloy School movement classes! Inspiring teachers foster a noncompetitive environment where eager learners from toddlers to tweens—even the whole family—can join in the fun. In the morning, there will be pre-ballet and hip hop demonstrations for children ages 3 – 12. Later in the day, the entire family can enjoy Zumba, line dancing, healthy treats, and more! It’s all part of RADical Days, an annual countywide celebration that offers the public free admission to tours, performances, and family activities, offered by the organizations and attractions that are funded by RAD. * * * * * #pittsburgh #parent #412 #pgh #pghparent #pghparentmag #city #online #magazine #local #media #article #read #kids #children #parenting #parents #family #families

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Make sure to check the listings for each organization's free date, performance, or class, as well as times and limitations. Admissions are first-come, first served, and some events may require advance reservations or may have space limitations.

"Rad" means cool, extraordinary, and wonderful, and RADical days are all that and more. Take some time to look at the full schedule of events - you're guaranteed to find something you can't wait to experience.