RADical Days

40 days of free events: RADical Days are here again

There’s a free event for everyone during RADical Days, which begin on Friday, Sept. 8.

RAD, which stands for Regional Asset District, is funded by one cent from every tax dollar paid in Allegheny County. Half of that funding goes to regional assets like our libraries, museums, parks, arts organizations and other regional attractions. (The other half goes to Allegheny County and its 128 municipalities to support tax relief and other government services.) 

During the annual RADical Days celebration, those libraries, museums, parks and other cultural organizations give back by offering more than 70 free events and experiences as a “thank you” to tax payers.

This year it’s happening throughout Allegheny County from Sept. 8 through Oct. 17 — 40 days of free fun.

RADical Days can be a great chance to try something you’ve never done before. This year’s lineup kicks off on Friday with free admission at Phipps Conservatory and a free guided nature walk at Audubon Greenway Conservation Area courtesy of Allegheny Land Trust. 

You’ll also find musical performances, art shows, photography exhibits, film screenings, a free day of admission to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and much more. Take a tour of Acrisure Stadium or explore behind the scenes at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Families can also participate in hands-on fun: On Sept. 23, teaching artists at the Union Project will show you how to make fall leaves from clay. And on Sept. 29, you can visit Attack Theater for an evening of games and dancing.

Get the full RADical Days schedule of free events right here.

And did you know you can use RADPass year-round? The Carnegie Libraries have launched the RAD Pass program, so that anyone with a library card from any Allegheny County library can get free or discounted passes to cultural attractions in our region. Get all the details here.