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11 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend, from Winterfest and Flamingo Fest to a free puppet show and more

This last weekend in February is packed with fun things to do, both indoors and out. Catch a free puppet show, learn some hip-hop moves, or try your hand at being an architect. Check out this list packed with things to do in Pittsburgh and beyond this weekend:

Friday, Feb. 24: “Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries,” 10:15 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Danny Carmo is more interested in becoming a magician than concentrating on learning math. But as Danny learns tricks involved in magic, he discovers that math is the secret behind the mystery. This spectacular, interactive performance from Cahoots is best for ages 7 and older. Tickets can be found here

“Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries.” Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Saturday, Feb. 25: Saxonburg Winterfest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The tiny Butler County hamlet of Saxonburg is the perfect picturesque spot for a winterfest. Main Street will be packed with vendors, food trucks, an open mic acoustic music event, family activities, and more. There will be a soup luncheon, too. Find out more details here

Saturday, Feb. 25: Snow Shovel Riding Championship, 11 a.m.

This decades-long tradition at Economy Park in Beaver County is free to all participants. Each racer gets two timed runs down the 165-foot-long hill, with prizes for each age group. The event organizers will update social media if weather conditions are not favorable for the race, so please check before venturing out. If this event is postponed, it will take place on March 4.

Saturday, Feb. 25: Beginner Hip-Hop Classes at Los Sabrosos Dance Co., 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In this class, kids ages 8-12 will be learning Hip-Hop basics like the jack, the bounce, groove, house and funk alongside a new Hip-Hop dance combination, freestyling, and class battles! The cost of this class is $20. Kids are welcome to drop in or sign up for a series of classes. More info can be found here

Courtesy of Los Sabrosos Dance Co.

Saturday, Feb. 25: Puppets for Pittsburgh – Exploring Generosity, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Come join other families with preschool and early elementary kids at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville location for a morning of puppetry. This event is free. World Folk Tales: Exploring Generosity will feature a series of short folk tales from around the world that focus on generosity and neighborliness.

Courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26: Cinderella at Andrew Carnegie Music Hall, 7 p.m.

Every child knows the story of Cinderella, but have they seen it performed live? The fabled children’s play will be presented by the Carnegie Performing Arts Center Saturday. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for children, students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the box office on the day of the shows or buy online here.

Sunday, Feb. 26: Become a (P)architect, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Stop by the Frick Environmental Center classroom between 1:00-3:00 to try your hand at being an architect! Design your own park, use loose nature materials to build a home for an animal puppet, and more. This program is best for families with children ages 3-9 and will be held at the Frick Environmental Center.

Sunday, Feb. 26: A Whole New World: Magical Music From the Silver Screen, 3:30 p.m.

At North Hills Middle School, the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus and Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras will be presenting hits from many of your favorite musical animated movies. This event is totally free, but guests are encouraged to reserve tickets here

Courtesy Pittsburgh Youth Chorus and Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestra

Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26: Shaun the Sheep at the Children’s Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Be sure to catch the antics of Shaun the Sheep and his pals on Mossy Bottom Farm. This new exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will only be in town through April. The interactive display is based on the popular film and television characters. Kids will learn problem-solving themes, while they are encouraged to playfully solve social-emotional-based problems safely and lightheartedly.

Courtesy of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 26: Flamingo Fest at the National Aviary, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wear your finest pink attire for the return of Flamingo Fest. Kids can make a fun flamingo craft, learn about all things flamingo and meet the flock in the newly renovated Wetlands habitat. Free with general admission to The National Aviary.

Photo by Mike Faix courtesy of the National Aviary.

Sunday, Feb. 26: Their Story: The History of the African American Community in Sewickley, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Last year during Black History Month, historical photos of social and business events from Sewickley’s African American community were shared at an event at The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center. Soon after, a committee was formed to make these untold histories more widely known. Come hear stories based on photos and narratives from the book “Their Story: The History of Blacks/African Americans in Sewickley & Edgeworth.” Visit The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center’s website for more information about the event. 

Photo courtesy of The Lindsay Theater and Cultural Center.


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Want more things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend? Visit our big guide to indoor play places for when Pittsburgh winter is in full force, as well as our indoor pool guide. And don’t miss our big guide to events happening all winter long and visit our daily events calendar for even more fun!