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.

The pogo stick was invented way back in 1920 and it’s been making people smile ever since. Learn all about it when Pogopalooza bounces into town this weekend. You’ll see the world’s top pogo pros land unthinkable tricks, try to set a new Guinness World Record and compete to win during wild, freestyle events. The free event includes a public jump area, food trucks and a “bounce-off” competition for young hoppers.

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 globe plus plenty of local teams as this event celebrates soccer as a common language that connects people. You can cheer on the participants and see the top two 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. And ahead of the 58th Carnegie International, artist Rafael Domenech will transform the Sculpture Court into a site-specific pavilion.

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. You’ll hear performers including Ashley Marina, Sierra Sellers, The Living Street, Bill Deasy, 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.

This popular market returns Downtown. Showcasing a rotating roster of 100 vendors, the nighttime bazaar includes artisan goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, fine art, fashion, photography and international wares. 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.

Imagine being able to walk, run, skate, skip or dance right in the middle of the street? This popular BikePGH event celebrates car-free fun by giving residents a new experience of our urban environment. The newest four-mile route stretches from Market Square, down Penn Avenue to Butler Street and ends at McCandless Street. Stop for fun at the Health & Wellness Hub, Argo AI Kids Hub and Arts & Culture 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 during this retelling of the classic English folktale. Written by award-winning playwright Greg Banks, this “Robin Hood” is packed with family-friendly action, live music and a timeless tale of good versus evil. 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!