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Free Events

Having fun doesn't have to empty your wallet!

Many of Pittsburgh's annual events are free, family friendly and deliver a unique experience. From the nation's second-largest St. Patrick's Day Parade to the only vintage sports car race on city streets, you'll have a blast in Pittsburgh!

Pay What Makes You Happy

Kelly Strayhorn TheaterExperience premier arts performances for a price that makes you happy on Pittsburgh's East Side

Gallery Crawls

January, April, July, and September Downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District Run downtown to experience the ultimate free arts showcase

St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 11 2017Downtown PittsburghConverge with the crowd in Pittsburgh''s downtown for the wearin'' of the green and a parade that celebrates all things Irish

Art All Night

April 2018 LawrencevilleCome energized for this annual art marathon

Pittsburgh Marathon

May 2018Cheer on more than 10,000 participants as they run or walk the city of bridges

Pittsburgh International Children's Festival

May 2018 Downtown Pittsburgh Cultural DistrictEnjoy the lively mix of professional artists and regional performance groups offering cultural and educational activities

Fish for Free Days

May 28 & July 4 2017Each year the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's Executive Director designates 2 Fish for Free Days


June 25, and July 30 2017 Market Square, Penn Avenue Hit the streets from Downtown to Lawrenceville for free outdoor fun

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival

June 2-11 2017Point State Park, Downtown412

Yoga in the Square

June-SeptemberMarket SquareFind your Zen in the middle of downtown Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Summer Concert Series

South Park, Hartwood Acres, the County Courthouse Courtyard (downtown), Boyce Park and North Park412

Bach, Beethoven and Brunch

Sundays, June-August 2017Mellon Park, Fifth and Shady Avenues412

Deutschtown Music Festival

July 14-15 2017The Deutschtown Music Festival is a free two-day indoor/outdoor event that takes place in Pittsburgh's historic and unique North Side neighborhood


July 28-29 2017For two days in July, the Rachel Carson Bridge (9th Street Bridge) in Downtown Pittsburgh will transform into Picklesburgh, highlighted by a giant flying pickle balloon

Summer Fridays at the Frick

Frick Art & Historical Center7227 Reynolds St

All About You! Free Admission Sunday!

First Sunday of each monthThe Westmoreland Museum of American ArtExplore the Westmoreland Museum of American Art with free admission the first Sunday of each month

KidsPlay @ Market Square

Market Square, DowntownTake the kids to Market Square for stories, crafts and special guests every Tuesday from 10-11am, from beginning of July through the end of August

Thursdays in the Square: Noon Concerts

Market Square, DowntownIn June and July, spend a lunchtime (or more) listening to a free live concert in Market Square

EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta

August 4-6 2017You'll find boats, concerts, fireworks and much more on the agenda during Regatta weekend in Pittsburgh, where the riverfront is the place for the hottest family fun

Red Bull Flugtag

August 5 2017Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot home-made flying machines off a 22-foot high flight deck in hopes of soaring into the wild blue yonder

Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

July 7-16 2017Schenley Park 412

Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden

Su-Th: 10am-2pm; W: 7-9pm, Sa: Noon-1pm4905 Fifth Ave

Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival

July 8 2017Allegheny Cemetery4734 Butler St

Three Rivers Storytelling Festival

August 2017Northland Public Library300 Cumberland Rd

Covered Bridge Festival

September 2017Washington and Greene CountiesTake a self-guided tour featuring nine bridges in two counties

Light Up Night®

November 2017Market Square and other locations, Downtown412

The Pittsburgh Creche

November - January 2017US Steel Plaza, 600 Grant St