7 fun (and free!) things to do in Pittsburgh with kids this weekend

What a lineup for this weekend. Among the awesome, free things to do in Pittsburgh with kids this weekend, you’ll find everything from pogo-sticking and night market browsing to OpenStreets and Open Field fun. Check it out:

Friday, June 24, through Sunday, June 26: Pogopalooza in Market Square and Wilkinsburg, 5 p.m.

Pay a visit to Pogopalooza, where pogo experts will land crazy tricks (and maybe even set a new Guinness World Record) as they compete in freestyle events. At this free event your family can enter the “bounce-off” competition, explore a public jump area and then grab supper at the food trucks.

Photo courtesy of Steel City World Cup.

Saturday, June 25, & Sunday, June 26: Steel City World Cup at Montour Junction Sports Complex, various times

Watch some serious soccer while celebrating the vibrant ethnic and cultural communities of Pittsburgh at this tournament hosted by PUMP, Open Field and Welcoming Pittsburgh. You’ll find teams representing countries from around the world, plus plenty of local teams as this event celebrates soccer and how it connects people. You can cheer on the participants and see the top teams compete for the 2022 championship.

Saturday, June 25: Inside Out at Carnegie Museum of Art, 12-5 p.m.

The CMOA will host families for an outdoor event that includes Black Power Story Time presented by BOOM Concepts, music by DJ Arie Cole and local food trucks. 

Saturday, June 25: WYEP Summer Music Festival at Schenley Park, 3 p.m.

Enjoy this day-long, open-air music festival on the Schenley Park lawn in Oakland. Performers include The Living Street, Bill Deasy, Ashley Marina, Sierra Sellers, Seratones and Jukebox the Ghost.

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Photo courtesy of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

Saturday, June 25: Night Market in Market Square, 5-10 p.m.

With a rotating group of 100 different vendors, this night market includes crafts, jewelry, art, crafts and more. Shop for real or just window shop as you enjoy the evening air. Opening night includes local musicians on Mr. Smalls’ Acoustic Café stage.

Sunday, June 26: OpenStreetsPGH, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

This popular BikePGH event lets Pittsburghers get around car-free. The four-mile route stretches from Market Square, down Penn Avenue to Butler Street and ends at McCandless Street. Attractions includes an arts and culture hub, a wellness hub and something special for families — the Argo AI Kids Hub.

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OpenStreetsPGH. Photo courtesy of BikePGH and photographer Murphy Moschetta.

Sunday, June 26: “Robin Hood” at South Park Amphitheater, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Pittsburgh Public Theater will entertain you outdoors with their version of the family favorite “Robin Hood.” Written by award-winning playwright Greg Banks, this “Robin Hood” is packed with family-friendly action and live music. Register here for free.

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Looking for more things to do in Pittsburgh with kids? We’ve got you covered. Don’t miss our guide to the Allegheny County Summer Concert Series, our guide to free spray parks for cooling off, our guide to local mini-golf courses, our guide to cool things happening in June, our daily events calendar, and this story on events celebrating baseball great Josh Gibson all summer long!