10 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: a helicopter egg drop, an Earth Month festival and many free events

It’s Easter weekend for many Pittsburghers, so there are plenty of egg hunts happening. There are also lots of activities for families who don’t celebrate. And it’s Earth Month! Check out all the things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend with kids: 

Saturday, April 8:  Bunny Fun Cruise, Gateway Clipper Fleet, departing at 10 a.m. and at 1 p.m.

Hop onboard the two-hour Bunny Fun Cruise and meet the Easter Bunny. A DJ dance party includes “Bunny Hop” in the energetic playlist. All kids receive a special treat from the big bunny, too. Face painting, photos and snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20 for ages 1-12, $32 for grownups and $5 for infants.

Saturday, April 8: Helicopter Egg Drop, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Why hunt for eggs from the ground when you can catch them from the air? This event in Murraysville at Bella Terra Stables will also include art activities, prizes, and more. Sponsored by the John Marzullo real estate team, tickets range from $8-$15 and can be purchased here

Saturday, April 8: Celebrate Earth Month with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

To celebrate Earth Month, Allegheny Commons Park will be hopping this weekend with lawn games, Y on the Fly by the YMCA, live music and more. This free event does not require registration, unless you plan to attend the story hike. Find more details here

Saturday, April 8: Create and Learn with Creative Reuse, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. 

At the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Hazelwood, kids can explore their creativity and learn how to upcycle objects into art. This event is totally free and appropriate for kids of all ages. Find out more details here

things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend
CLP is hosting an afternoon of Creative Reuse fun this weekend.

Saturday, April 8: Seed Swap at CLP Sheraden, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For families that love to garden, this free event is a great place to bring your spare seeds and exchange them for something new. Plant them together as a family — the weather this weekend in Pittsburgh is expected to be gorgeous. If you’re new to gardening, the staff on hand will help you learn how to care for your new seeds and provide potting supplies. Find all the details here.

Don’t miss the CLP Seed Swap event.

Saturday, April 8: Moon Easter Bunny Hop, Robin Hill Park, Moon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The Easter Bunny will ride his wagon into the park to visit with kids. Other activities include a scavenger hunt, a snack on the patio and games on the lawn.  This is free, but registration is required.

Saturday, April 8: No-Cost Farmer’s Market at CLP Sheraden, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

While you’re at CLP Sheraden for the Seed Swap, check out the free farmer’s market. This event requires no ID, proof of income, or registration. Please bring a bag or cart for your food. This event is co-hosted by CLP  and Dontae Gordon, Food Equity Ambassador. Find more information here

Saturday, April 8: Bunny Trolley at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Hop on over to meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy seasonal refreshments, crafts, a scavenger hunt and a visit with live bunnies. Guests can also ride a real historic trolley. Tickets are $15.

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Photo courtesy of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

Sunday, April 9: Easter Brunch, National Aviary, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A delicious spread will entice picky eaters and family foodies. Seatings are planned for 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for kids, $55 for grownups, and free for those younger than 2.

Sunday, April 9: Breakdancing for Kids with Los Sabrosos Dance Company, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Join the folks at Los Sabrosos for a fun-filled lesson where kids will learn some new moves and make some new friends. Classes can be purchased individually for $20 or as a package to receive a discount. Find out more information here

Looking for more things to do in Pittsburgh for families? Don’t miss our daily events calendar and check out our big guide to spring events

Planning a night out? Here’s our guide to kid-friendly Pittsburgh restaurants.

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