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Summer Activities in Pittsburgh, PA

Every summer, the greater Pittsburgh area is filled with unique, memorable events for the whole family, and summer 2016 is no exception. With all types of entertainment, food, and outdoor events taking place, southwest Pennsylvania is the place to go this summer.​ 

Local churches like St. Sebastian Parish hold family-friendly carnivals your kids will love, and local communities like Cranberry Township and Cordonia have local summer gatherings. For larger attractions, head to one of the fairs like Fayette’s or East Brady’s.​ 

If you’re a fan of food, don’t miss the Rib and Wing Festival at Seven Springs Mountain Resort or the Paradise Park Rib Fest this July. Music will fill the air at the three-day Jam on Walnut event, and you absolutely cannot miss the ReplayFX Arcade & Video Game Festival.

Outdoors in Pittsburgh is lovely in the summer. If you love water sports, the Ohio River Trail Council is hosting the fifth annual Gear & Cheer Summer Festival on July 16th. At the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, you’ll find a butterfly forest until September and a summer flower show until October. Or, explore nature in a unique way with the National Parks Adventure show at the Rangos Omnimax Theater in town.

Now through January, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh is hosting Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: a Grr-ific Exhibit, based on the hit PBS KIDS television show.​ 

The Andy Warhol Museum has lots of special events and exhibits all summer, such as the Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei show, Zhiwan Cheung’s Hanging Fruit, and daily talks about fascinating topics.​ 

As Pittsburgh celebrates its bicentennial this year, you’re bound to see all kinds of memorable events taking place throughout the city. Spend time this summer getting to know Pittsburgh better by attending these great events.

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