10 family-friendly Pittsburgh events this weekend, from a celebration of seeds to a ‘chocolate walk’

Above photo courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

As warmer temperatures creep into the Pittsburgh region, we’ve got spring on our minds. This weekend, family-friendly Pittsburgh events include the Celebration of Seeds at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, where guests of all ages can learn about and celebrate horticulture thanks to their partnership with Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

Not into gardening? No problem. There are plenty of other family-friendly Pittsburgh events happening all around town and beyond. Check out these events for kids with all types of interests:

Thursday, Feb 29 – Sunday, March 3: “Disney on Ice: Find Your Hero”

It’s time for your favorite characters to hit the ice at PPG Paints Arena this weekend. Characters from “Encanto,” “Moana,” “Beauty and the Beast” and more will teach kids about how to find a hero while performing a dazzling ice show. Tickets begin at $25.

Friday, March 1: County Resources Fair, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Come to the Woods Run location of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to hear about resources from the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), Allegheny County Department of Human Services (ACDHS) and other community providers, as they provide Narcan along with substance use and treatment information from local organizations. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and find out how to safely help in their community. For families with young children who are interested in attending, Woods Run library also has a wonderful children’s section for their use. Find details here.

Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3: “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank” at New Hazlett Theater, various times

Immerse yourself in this inspiring multimedia true life story of Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg, who were childhood friends of Anne Frank, and learn about their experience surviving the Holocaust during World War II. There will be sensory-friendly, audio described and sign language interpreted performances, and this play runs the following weekend as well. Tickets begin at $19.

Courtesy of Prime Stage Theatre.

Saturday, March 2: Empower Her 2024, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

This year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania has joined forces with The Lindsey Vonn Foundation and Queens Gambit to create a one-of-a-kind day focused on female empowerment. This event is designed for 7–14-year-old girls to embrace who they are, define their future, and realize they can change the world. At this free event, attendees will learn about mental and physical health, how to create healthy relationships, how to build confidence, how to persevere with goal-setting techniques, and finally, how to put all those things together to become a strong leader and have a positive impact on their community. Find all the details here.

Saturday, March 2: Ballroom for Kids, 9 a.m.

This fun introductory course covers a variety of ballroom styles. Styles include the hustle, salsa, waltz, swing, jitterbug, foxtrot, and more! Class is designed to help participants explore ballroom music and technique. No partner required. Kids will switch partners in class. Single class, monthly and semester registration available. Learn more and register here.

Saturday, March 2: Carnegie Library Celebration of Seeds, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Held in collaboration with Grow Pittsburgh and Phipps Conservatory, the annual Seed Swap is held at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Oakland location. This event features seed stories, conversations with gardening experts, hands-on activities for children and teens, and a selection of free seeds for the public. RSVP here.

Saturday, March 2: Therapets at CLP, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

If your child loves pets — or maybe is a bit timid around them — this event is perfect for them. Located at the Lawrenceville location of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the trained therapy pets from Animal Friends have good manners and are a great introduction to how to interact with animals. Find details here.

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Photo courtesy of CLP.

Saturday, March 2: McCandless Crossing Chocolate Walk, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

This sweet event benefits North Hills Community Outreach. Tickets, which are $25, will provide funds for NHCO to help families in need throughout the region. Stop by various booths around the McCandless Crossing shopping plaza and sample their delicious confections. Find tickets here.

Sunday, March 3: Pittsburgh Reptile Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This is the place to buy, sell, trade and learn. There is a plethora of breeders, dry goods vendors, and importers to meet your needs. Learn what it takes to be a herpetoculturist. This event is at Pittsburgh Mills Mall. Please find full details here.

Courtesy of ReptiRoots.

Sunday, March 3: Swift-Tea Dance Party, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

This special event at the Millvale Community Library is for kids 16 and under only, so the little ones have room to take the floor and show off their moves. You’ll also enjoy goodies by Abeille Voyant Tea Co. This event is free, but space is limited. Please call (412) 822-7081 to register.

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