Did you know that there are specific days in September and October where you can experience the best Pittsburgh has to offer at over 60 regional attractions offering FREE admission?
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!
"The 14th annual series showcases more than 60 world-class destinations around the city and region—from art museums, parks, and libraries, to theaters, sports facilities, and community centers. So whether you've got a history buff, nature lover, art aficionado or sports fanatic on your hands, you're definitely going to find lots of free fun for the entire family over the next month," states NEXTpittsburgh. Some fun upcoming events include a free tour of Heinz Field, gallery crawl in the cultural district, Hartwood Acres Hay Day, Pittsburgh musical theater community day, and free admissions to the following favorites:
RAD Days run September 18 through October 11 and are an annual event celebrating 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.
Make sure to check the listings for each organization's free date or performance, 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.
Tell us in the comments below: What RAD Day event are you planning to attend?
Molly A. Senior Marketing and Community Affairs Manager
Molly Allwein loves traveling the world, her three rescue dogs, and indulging in brunch & happy hour. Her favorite things about living in Pittsburgh are the $10 opera tickets, the robust community and philanthropic organizations, and the amazing culinary scene.