Labor Day Weekend in Pittsburgh

Labor Day is right around the corner - here's your ultimate guide for enjoying the long weekend in Pittsburgh!

Come to Pittsburgh for the long Labor Day weekend. There’s a ton of fun things to do while you’re here. The holiday was created to celebrate the American labor movement and the contributions of hardworking people. Pittsburgh's labor roots run deep. The American Federation of Labor was founded here in 1881. Our hardscrabble work ethic is as much a part of Pittsburgh as our three rivers.

Cool Things to Do over Labor Day

Pittsburgh also loves to play, and this Labor Day there are lots of free concerts, festivals and fun things to do. So take a respite from work and bring your family and friends to The Burgh' for a little R&R. Bring a chair to sit under the stars for a free outdoor concert. Pack a blanket to stretch out on in one of our parks. Come on over. No labor involved!

Allegheny County Rib Cook-Off

Date: August 30 - September 3
Location: Heinz Field, North Shore

Free concerts daily by local and national recording artists, rib vendors, games and rides for the kids, and more. Free admission.

Summer Fridays at the Frick 

Date: August 31
Location: The Frick Pittsburgh, North Lawn
Time: 6:30 pm

Free outdoor concert by The Buckle Downs, performing a blend of rock, funk and soul with danceable grooves and high-energy, soaring vocal melodies. 

Allegheny County Summer Concert Series

Date: August 31
Location: South Park Amphitheater
Time: 7:30pm

Groove to the folk, alternative/Indie music of Paul Luc & Kayla Schureman. There will also be food trucks and the Hop Farm Brewing Company on site. 

Shakespeare in the Parks

Date: September 1-2
Location: Frick Park
Time: 2 pm

FREE classic theater in a park setting! Enjoy a performance of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

19th Annual Allegheny County Music Festival

Date: September 2
Location: Hartwood Acres
Time: Opening bands start at 5 pm; Uprooted starts at 8 p.m.

Enjoy great music under the stars as Allegheny County’s Summer Concert Series. Pack a blanket and some munchies and enjoy music from Uprooted, featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with special guests Meeting of Important People, Starship Mantis and The Living Street. $20 per vehicle requested donation benefits the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

Reservoir of Jazz

Date: September 2
Location: Highland Park Reservoir
Time: 5–7 pm

Relax on the lawn at Highland Park to the sounds of jazz at the ever-popular Reservoir of Jazz series featuring the Parker/Throckmorton Trio. 

University of Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Albany

Date: September 2
Location: Heinz Field
Time: 3:30 pm

See great college football action.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds

Date: September 2
Location: PNC Park
Time: 1:35 pm

Enjoying baseball at one of the best ballparks in America.

Allegheny County Labor Day Parade

Date: September 3
Location: Downtown
Time: 10 am

Begins at Centre Avenue and Grant Street and proceeds along Grant to the United Steelworkers of America building on the Boulevard of Allies. Organizers expect 60,000 people to participate.

Stone Sour Concert

Date: September 3 
Location: Stage AE, North Shore
Time: 8 pm

American rock band who earned multiple Grammy nominations for Best Metal Performance.

Whatever you choose to do to celebrate Labor Day in Pittsburgh, enjoy yourself and share your photos using #LovePGH on Twitter and Instagram!