Sliding Into Summer
As summer approaches, so do all the activities that go along with it! Whether it’s hanging out with friends by the pool, or bicycling around the city, Pittsburgh has many upcoming events that are sure to keep you busy this season! What’s better—most events listed below are FREE to the public and take place from mid-June to the end of July, giving you plenty of time to check them out!
- All About the Burgh, the Culture to Ketchup Tour
- If you’re interested in learning about Pittsburgh’s rich history, join Molly’s Trolleys in their fully narrated tours of popular locations in Pittsburgh. You’ll travel through the South Side, Oakland, Downtown, the Strip District, North Shore, and Mt. Washington, learning all about history and current events along the way!
- BEAUTY OF THE BURGH with Bike the Burgh Tours
- This exciting and active event is an exploration of Pittsburgh’s popular neighborhoods, like the South Side and the Strip District, but instead of riding on a tour bus, you’re riding a bike! There are mansions to see, museums to visit, and public art to appreciate. No bike? No problem! Rentals are available at the meet-spot.
- Check the daily schedule at biketheburgh.com
- BEST OF THE BURGH with Walk the Burgh Tours
- Not a huge fan of bicycles, but still interested in touring Pittsburgh? Walk the Burgh is the event for you! This is like Bike the Burgh, but instead of biking, you’ll be walking around the heart of Downtown, exploring public art and hidden gems.
- The tours are all year round. Check out the website at walktheburgh.com
- Downtown Ghost Tour
- Looking for something a little more thrilling? The Downtown Ghost Tour, presented by Haunted Pittsburgh, welcomes you on a walking tour full of stories about the city’s ghostly and unexplained past. It will leave you feeling a little spooked, and if you’re the type that enjoys a good tale, you can make reservations at hauntedpittsburghtours.com
Upcoming Festivals & Music
- Strip Search Sammich Showdown
- This is a new food festival hosted by Strip District Neighbors, and offers food, fun, games, and more for the whole family! The best “sammiches” are showcased, as well as local food vendors from the Strip District, all of whom will compete for the Strip Search Sammich Showdown crown.
- Do you love sandwiches? Check out the event at stripdistrictneighbors.com
- Animal Friends’ Bark N’at
- What was once a Pittsburgh-themed party has now been transformed into a dog-friendly costume contest located on the Roberto Clemente Bridge. Grab your pets and head on down, or for more information visit http://group2designpgh.com/AnimalFriendsBark/
- Live Music Thursdays
- Enjoy live music at Hotel Indigo in East Liberty. Information can be found here: https://www.visitpittsburgh.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Live-Music-Thursdays/26053/
- Starting June 16th, 2017, restaurant and bar Howl at the Moon will host 90’s Night, full of 90’s music, dancing, prizes, and drink specials. The cover charge is free if you come dressed in your old flannels and high top converse, so head on down to Howl at the Moon for a chance to step in a time machine and relive the 20th century! Find some more ~fresh~ information at http://hubs.howlatthemoon.com/90s-night?_ga=2.66980334.1120272615.1496672897-2028205567.1437358677
Upcoming in Art & Performance
- Photo Exhibit Featuring the Work of Hannah Price
- East Liberty Presbyterian Church is hosting a photo exhibit featuring the work of Hannah Price, a filmmaker and photographer whose main interest lies in documenting relationships, race politics, and social perception and misperception. The exhibit is entitled “Cursed by Night” and includes a series of photographs taken between 2012 and 2013. For more information, please visit ELPC.church
- Urban Exchange: Photography of Hudson Rush
- The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Portfolio Show
- Come and support the Art Institute’s recent graduates at their portfolio show! You get a chance to meet the artists and explore their work, all in the heart of downtown. It’s free to the public, so why not check it out? For more information visit their website at https://creative.artinstitutes.edu/portfolio-show/pittsburgh
- Factory Swing Shift
- Interested in making art of your own? Visit the Andy Warhol museum’s hands-on underground studio to make art after dark during Factory Swing Shift. Participants can experiment with various materials and learn techniques for working with specific mediums. This event is free with museum admission. Visit warhol.org if you want to find out more!
- Dancing in the Square
- Do you enjoy dancing, or have you always wanted to learn how to dance? There are free ballroom and line dancing classes in Market Square, taught and demonstrated by dancing professionals. The two remaining dates for this season are June 16th and 23rd at 5pm. All you must do is show up and dance your heart out.
- 21+ Prom Night
- Did you skip your prom, or simply wish to relive it? Thanks to the Carnegie Science Center, you can experience prom for the first time, or re-experience all those high school memories (but with alcohol). Dress up and take pictures at the selfie station, or get a prom picture taken in front of a fun backdrop. Decorate your own crowns, sip delicious beverages, and dance the night away. For more information, please visit http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/programs/adult-programs-21-plus-night/
What are you favorite Pittsburgh events? Are there ones you participate in annually, or are you experiencing any for the first time this season? Let us know! Connect with us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/parkviewpgh, www.facebook.com/cityviewpgh, and www.facebook.com/carsonstreetapts) or Instagram us @farosresidential!
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