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!

Heinz Field Kick Off and Rib Fest

Date: August 29-September 2
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.

Take to the Water

Rent a pontoon boat from Boat PGH, and enjoy the long weekend on Pittsburgh's famous three rivers. Check out these other ways to spend your Pittsburgh trip on the water.

Allegheny County Summer Concert Series

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

City Paper Live - a curated local music showcase featuring up-and-coming artists including BBGunsAbstract Theory, and Back Alley Sound.

University of Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Virginia Calvaliers

Date: August 31
Location: Heinz Field
Time: 7:30 pm

See great college football action.

Reservoir of Jazz

Date: September 1
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 Afro Yaqui Music Collective.

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 Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors and Jenn Wertz.

$20 per vehicle requested donation benefits the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.

Labor Day 5K

Date: September 2
Location: Heinz Field
Time: 8-10 am

Join Honorary Captain Franco Harris for the 31st Annual Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kids’ Kickoff Run, presented by Gatorade on Monday, Sept. 2, at 8 a.m. at Heinz Field. Proceeds benefit the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund.

Allegheny County Labor Day Parade

Date: September 2
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.

Britsburgh 2019

Begins September 2
Various Locations

Anglophiles, your time has come! Explore Pittsburgh while learning and celebrating all things British! History, culture, food, sport, and more!

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