Pittsburgh April 23, 2017
You Can’t Afford To Miss These 7 Free Outdoor Activities In Pittsburgh
Start planning for your most epic summer yet. Pittsburgh promises plenty of excitement – from Kennywood and local fairs to Pirates baseball and backyard barbecues. Save some cash in the coming months by checking out these free events and activities that will allow you to enjoy the outdoors in Pittsburgh.
1. Cinema in the Park
Pittsburgh's city parks transform into an outdoor theater on summer evenings with Citiparks Cinema in the Parks, a free summer movie series. Bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and your favorite treats and sit under the stars while enjoying a free movie. Those parks that participate in Cinema in the Parks include Arsenal Park, Brookline Memorial Park, Highland Park, and Mellon Park. Cinema in the Park runs from mid-June through mid-August.
2. Three Rivers Regatta
Spend a thrilling three days at the Three Rivers Regatta, slated for August 4-6, 2017. The free community event features plenty for the whole family, including live entertainment on land, performances on the river, and fireworks. Bring a picnic or purchase food at the Regatta.
3. Three Rivers Arts Festival
View spectacular art by local artists. Make your own crafts. The Three Rivers Arts Festival also features live entertainment by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, The Commonheart, and Fruition. Visit the Three Rivers Arts Festival between June 2-11, 2017. General festival hours run from noon to 8 p.m. daily.
4. Fish For Free Days
Indulge in the age-old summer tradition of fishing during Pennsylvania's Fish For Free Day, set for May 28 and July 4, 2017. Fish For Free Days invites everyone to fish on Pennsylvania's waters without a fishing license.
5. Open Streets Pittsburgh
Explore Pittsburgh by bike, roller blades, skates, or on foot during Open Streets Pittsburgh, planned for May 28, June 25, and July 30. Each of the weeks focuses on a specific part of the city with the streets open only to non-motorized vehicles. Play and shop along the way at this popular event that's currently active in 100 cities.
6. Summer Concert Series
Soak up music this summer at the annual Summer Concert Series, which runs from June 2 through September 3, at South Park Amphitheater and Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater. Enjoy music across a multitude of genres from country to alternative rock.
7. Shakespeare in the Parks
Mark your calendars for an epic outdoor theater experience. Shakespeare in the Parks, hosted by the New Renaissance Theatre, is set for July 7-21. Held at various parks throughout the Pittsburgh area, including Boyce Park in Monroeville and the North Park Boathouse Lawn, the theatre will perform The Taming of the Shrew and The Tragedie of MacBeth.
Soak up the summer sun by checking out these free activities outdoors in Pittsburgh.
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