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Summer’s Not Over: More Free Activities!

admin - Thursday, August 4, 2016


Everywhere you look, back-to-school ads are popping up – from TV commercials to your Twitter feed, the season’s naissance is apparent. But we’re here to remind you that summer isn’t over yet! You still have time to take advantage of the nice weather and summer work hours before fall approaches.

So in the spirit of the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer we have left, check out these free and almost free events going on in the ‘Burgh.

For the Love of Music

August 17: Drake & Future

August 20: Blues Traveler & The Wallflowers

August 20: Jam on Walnut

It’s the third and final Jam of the 2016 season. Venture to Shadyside as the city closes down Walnut Street to traffic and opens it up for breweries, live bands, and street food.

August 28: Blink 182

September 23-24: Thrival Festival 2016

Thrival Innovation + Music Festival is an annual event featuring multiple days of immersive, innovation-focused programming capped by a two-day outdoor live music experience. This year, Nova Place is hosting Thrival Innovation at Alloy 26. The music festival spans the following Friday and Saturday in Swissvale, Pa. with Chainsmokers and Chvrches as headliners. Buy your 2-day pass today!

For the Love of Food

August 17: Hands Free Night at James Street Gastropub

Every Wednesday head to James Street for a discounted meal – but there’s a catch. You have to check your cellphone at the door. If your whole party makes it through the meal without using their phone, you get 20% off your food.  What a deal!

August 18-22: Bloomfield Little Italy Days

 From noon until 10 p.m. each day, enjoy music, food, games and activities for the whole family. Walk the streets of Bloomfield and enjoy this unique Pittsburgh neighborhood.

September 9-10: Ukrainian Food Festival

From 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day, enjoy delicious homemade Ukrainian foods and pastries in Carnegie, PA! There will be a craft show, live music, and entertainment.

For the Love of Culture

August 18: Dave DiCello’s Gallery

Love and Pittsburgh? From 6-10 p.m. enjoy this Pittsburgh photographer’s incredible work at the James Street Gastropub in the North Side.

August 18: Penguins & Pajamas at the National Aviary

All ages are welcome to dress in their favorite pajamas and catch a movie with the African Penguins.

August 18-21: 4th Annual Style Week Pittsburgh

Style Week Pittsburgh is an annual multi-day event that showcases the works of creative entrepreneurs and fashion oriented brands at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

August 19 & 26: Free Play Friday at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort

Between 6:00am and 4:00pm, be one of the first 1,000 members to earn 25 Tier Points on your ONE Club Card at a compatible slot machine and win a mystery amount of Free Play!

August 27: Carnegie Museum After Dark

This 21+ night at the museum is all about cars. Watch “Grease,” enjoy music from Pittsburgh Vibes Unlimited, and see area design specialists at work.

August 27: The Most Amazing Race

The Salvation Army’s Most Amazing Race is an annual city-wide challenge race held in and around Pittsburgh, PA. Based on “The Amazing Race,” this race challenges participants in physical, mental, and silly events.

September 2: Phipps Conservatory Party in the Tropics

This 21+ night at Phipps Conservatory invites guests to dance, drink and dine in the steamy Tropical Forest Congo and moonlit botanical gardens.

September 22: Children’s Museum 21+ MAKEnight!

Being a Faros resident has its perks! Use code: Faros2016 to purchase $12 tickets to the Children’s Museum 21+MAKEnights and enjoy the museum without having to worry about little kids running around. This month’s theme is ROAD TRIP! Included in your ticket price is unlimited food, alcohol and activities such as: 

Making your own airfreshner, bumper stickers, and fuzzy dice

Taking old timey photos

Enjoying traffic-jam sing-a-longs and so much more!

Purchase tickets today! Follow this link.

For the Love of Outdoors

Day Trips:

Seven Springs, Falling Water, and Ohiopyle all make the list of the top 10 best day trips if you’re looking to be outdoorsy and get out of the city for a bit. Take a weekend and go exploring!

Movies in the Park:

Through August 31, grab a blanket or lawn chair and head to a local park for a free movie! Titles and dates here

Outdoor Yoga:

Find a location closest to your apartment and bring your own mat to get in shape! Most sessions carry on through September.

What events will you go to? Share your experience with us on Instagram, @FarosResidential, or Facebook @ParkViewPgh, @CityViewPgh, or @CarsonStreetApts.