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9 family events in Pittsburgh this weekend: movies, concerts, Juneteenth celebrations and more

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Looking for some kid-friendly fun this weekend? There are plenty of family events in and around Pittsburgh, including a series of Juneteenth celebrations and so much outdoor fun. Check out what’s on tap:

Friday, June 17: Movie Night on the Lawn at Hazelwood Green Plaza, plaza opens at 7:00 p.m., showtime 8:00 p.m.

Hazelwood Green and Row House Cinema bring you free movie showings this summer, including “Spider-Man: No Way Home” this Friday night. Enjoy complimentary popcorn courtesy of Row House and free face painting provided by Hazelwood Local & Beanie Paints. You can bring a picnic, and you’ll also find food trucks and various vendors on site. Get details here.

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Friday, June 10: Vanessa Collier concert at South Park, 7:30 p.m.

Bring the family out to South Park for this weekend’s Allegheny County Summer Concert Series free show. Bring a picnic or lineup for the food trucks, which open at 6 p.m. Want more details about the concert series? Check out our guide right here

Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19: The Amazing Lemonade Girl, Prime Stage Theatre, various times

The Prime Stage Sprouts show “The Amazing Lemonade Girl” is a true story inspired by Alexandra Flynn Scott. When Alex was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer, she opened a lemonade stand in her front yard to raise money to help other sick kids one cup at a time. Her efforts grew into Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer, which has raised more than $200 million and funded 1,000 medical research projects. The play is suggested for kids ages 5-11 and tickets are $10 for kids and $18 for grownups. (The preview performance on June 16 is pay-what-you-wish.) A sensory-inclusive show is planned for June 18.

Kids will be inspired by “The Amazing Lemonade Girl.” Image courtesy of Prime Stage Theatre.

Friday, June 17, through Sunday, June 19: Juneteenth in Downtown Pittsburgh, various times

At Market Square and Point State Park, you’ll find the Western PA Juneteenth Homecoming Celebration. If you’re in search of additional  Juneteenth celebrations, you can find this holiday celebrated at August Wilson African American Culture Center, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the Heinz History CenterFocus on Renewal and 1Hood Media, Mikael Owunna Studios and The Redd Studio.

Juneteenth. Photo courtesy of Rossano Paul Photography.

Friday, June 17, and Sunday, June 19: Juneteenth at Allegheny RiverTrail Park, 7-10 p.m. & 6 p.m.

This two-day, outdoor Juneteenth celebration for the whole family will include live music and food vendors. 

Saturday, June 18: Inside Out at Carnegie Museum of Art, 12-5 p.m.

At the CMOA, families can enjoy pop-up performances and music by STAYCEE PEARL dance project and DJ Soy Sos, food trucks and creative experiences. You’ll find the schedule here.

Saturday, June 18: Allegheny SolarFest at Hazlewood Green, 12-6 p.m.

One of the coolest family events in Pittsburgh this weekend is happening at Pittsburgh’s largest solar installation. Kids can check out the newest electric cars, discover and learn about cool solar energy technology, and build their STEM skills during demonstrations. Buy tickets.

Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19: Father’s Day weekend celebration, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, various times

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium honors dads with a weekend of family fun. Donuts with Dad is scheduled for the morning of June 18 with a breakfast of yummy pastries and activities in the Garden Tent before moving along to the zoo exhibits. Donuts with Dad tickets cost $25 for kids, $28 for grownups and $8 for kids younger than 2. Zoo admission is included. On June 19, dads receive free admission when accompanied by their kids. The Father’s Day Celebration promises a full day of adventure. As you make your way through the zoo, see how many animal dads your kids can spot.

Sunday, June 19: Allegheny County Summer Concert Series at Hartwood Acres, 7:30 p.m.

The county’s free summer concert series raises a glass to dads with the Father’s Day Car Cruise event featuring King Solomon Hicks and Bobby Thompson & the Groove. Bring a picnic or arrive hungry and visit the on-site food trucks.

Looking for more great events in Pittsburgh for families? Check out our guide to cool things happening in June and our daily events calendar.