All Weekend: September 6-8

Pittsburgh Irish Festival

Celebrate Irish culture with music, food, activities, etc.

Hours: Friday: 4pm-midnight, Saturday: 11am-midnight, Sunday: 9am-5pm

Cost: $12 in advance, $14 at door for adults, kids 12 and under free

Location: Riverplex at Sandcastle, 1000 Sandcastle Drive, West Homestead (Pittsburgh), PA 15120


A Fair in the Park

An annual arts & crafts festival featuring art and craft displays, concerts, children’s activity area, and food!

Hours: Friday: 1pm-7pm, Saturday: 10-7pm, Sunday 10-5pm

Cost: Free!

Location: Mellon Park, near the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts


“The Lion King” at the Benedum

Please click on the link above for information on available showtimes and ticket prices

Location: The Benedum Theater, 7th Street between Liberty and Penn Ave.


The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival (except Friday)

Times: 10:30-6:30pm

Cost: $14.95/adult and $7/child (online)

Location: 112 Renaissance Lane, West Newton, PA 15089


Saturday, September 7

Home Depot Free Kids Workshops

Kids will make a football ring toss game to get ready for football season!

Hours: 9-12pm

Cost: Free!

Location: Home Depot locations in Pittsburgh


UPMC Health Plan Let’s Move Family Fun Day at the Frick

Get active with you kids! Badminton, croquet, sack races, ring toss, hoop rolling, obstacle course, and hopscotch.

Hours: 11-4pm

Cost: Free!

Location: Frick Art & Historical Center, 7227 Reynolds Street, 15208


South Oakland Community Day

Celebrate South Oakland with food, games, giveaways, music, etc.

Hours: 12pm-6pm

Cost: Free

Location: Dan Marino Field/Frazier Fieldhouse, Frasier and Dawson Streets


Sunday, September 8

National Grandparents Day at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Grandparents get free admission to the Zoo!

Hours: 9-5pm

Location: The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, 7340 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, Pa 15206 


Nadine Champsi

Nadine Champsi

I am a doctor turned write-at-home-mom who runs the Pittsburgh Mommy Blog and is editor of Kidsburgh. I have two wonderful young children and am happily married. My interests include cooking, green-living, gardening, being in the outdoors, listening to great music, checking out the city's cool art, coming up with creative things to do with my kids, and having as many adventures as I can!
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