10 weekend events across the Pittsburgh region, including three winter festivals

Above image of Moraine Winterfest courtesy of Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau.

This first weekend of February is filled with fun activities, from free events at local libraries and museums to stage performances and winter festivals. We’ve also got a new guide to February events across the region you won’t want to miss. Your weekend fun starts here:

Friday, Feb. 2: “Freeze!” at the Kamin (formerly Carnegie) Science Center, 4 p.m.

It’s got a new name, but it’s the same place we’ve always loved. Come out to the Science Center and learn all about the science behind freezing. This show, and many others, are included in your admission. The Carnegie museums participate in Museums For All and offer discounted admissions for those receiving public assistance.

Photo courtesy of Kamin Science Center.

Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3: “Moby Dick” at the Byham Theater

According to the Cultural Trust, this adaptation of the classic novel is presented by “seven actors, 50 puppets, video projections, a drowned orchestra and a whale-sized whale.” Tickets start at $25.25.

Saturday, Feb 3: NFL PLAY 60 Training Camp at the Heinz History Center. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come out to the History Center for a day of sports-themed fun sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods. You’ll find tackle-and-blitz contests, prizes and more Steelers-related fun. It’s a great day to explore the museum, which is free this day to anyone under age 17. NFL PLAY 60 is included in general admission.

Courtesy of the Heinz History Center.

Saturday, Feb. 3: Moraine Winterfest, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The conservationists at Moraine State Park are hosting an amazing event with guided hikes, chainsaw carving demonstrations, music, food, and more. This event is free with food and drink vendors on site.

Saturday, Feb. 3: SnowFest 2024 at Boyce Park, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Compete in Mini-Junior Olympics for skiing and snowboarding, or test your engineering skills in the Cardboard Box Snow Tubing Derby. Prizes will be given to the top three participants in each category, and the whole family can enjoy live music and free hot cocoa at the Lodge. Registration is $10.

Courtesy of Allegheny County Parks.

Saturday, Feb. 3: Winterfest at Ohiopyle State Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This day of fun in the snow centers on the sledding hill. Bring your own sled and take advantage of free cross-country ski and snowshoe demos. This year’s tropical theme will include prizes for tropical costumes and sled decorations. Registration is not required.

Saturday, Feb. 3: Family Valentine’s Party at CLP, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This free event at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Lawrencville location will include dancing, singing and lots of loveable fun. This party is geared towards all ages from babies to adults.

Saturday, Feb. 3: Black History Month – 30 Books in 30 Minutes, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This event at CLP Homewood is a fast-paced and fun way to learn about new books to educate your kids on Black history. Librarians will race against the clock to share their top recommendations. Details can be found here.

Saturday Feb. 3: Pittsburgh Irish Festival’s Brigid

This musical event, which will have various showtimes at the August Wilson Center, features Irish folk music and performers to celebrate Brigid, a goddess in Irish and Celtic mythology. Tickets begin at $35.

Sunday, Feb. 4: Pittsburgh Reptile Show and Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Come to the Pittsburgh Mills mall to buy, sell, trade, and learn with the folks at ReptiRoots. Tons of tables of everything you can imagine and probably lots of things you never even considered. There is a plethora of breeders, dry goods vendors, and importers to meet your needs. This is a great event for families considering reptile ownership.

Courtesy of ReptRoots.

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