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Weekend Fun – Family Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh this Weekend with Kids

by Janet Jonus

Summer is in full swing so find your FamilyFun for this weekend!

For all of the FamilyFun things to do, check out our comprehensive calendar http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/events/

Saturday, June 15

Special Events

Head to the Convention Center to see the fastest Speedcubers in the ‘Burgh!. The WCA has the Pittsburgh Summer Rubik’s Cube Competition from 900AM-500PM. FREE. Read all about Speedcubing! http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/can-you-solve-a-rubiks-cube-in-less-than-30-seconds/

The Three Rivers Art Festival runs from June 7th through June 16th. The Festival is centered around Point State Park with vendors, concerts, live entertainment, kid’s activities, and the popular food court. The Festival is for all ages but families with toddlers, preschoolers, and younger kids should plan for a few hours rather than a whole day. FREE. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/three-rivers-arts-festival-june-7-june-16/

It’s Strawberry time! Trax Farms has its Strawberry Festival from 1000AM-400PM. Entertainment, food, activities, and lots of strawberries. All ages. Some activities are paid activities. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/strawberry-festival-trax-farms/

KidsPlay! Is back in Market Square with FamilyFun activities. Play giant games, make art, and enjoy entertainment. Every KidsPlay is different. All ages but best for toddler’s, preschoolers, and kids. FREE. 1000AM-100PM. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/kidsplay-market-square-4/

Art

The Pittsburgh Glass Center has their Tour at Ten. Learn about the art of glassmaking. All ages but best for preschoolers, kids, tweens, teens, FREE. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/tour-at-ten-pittsburgh-glass-center-4/

Theater

The Pittsburgh dance Council presents Origami as part of the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Catch this once-in-a-lifetime performance art. An ever-shifting shipping container becomes the stage for a single gravity-defying dancer. Point State Park. FREE. All ages. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/origami-pittsburgh-dance-council/

Mariposa Theater presents Sleeping Beauty. The evil Griselda turns back time to alter the events from the classic fairytale. Will love save the day? Toddlers, preschoolers, kids, tweens. $8-12. 100-300PM. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/sleeping-beauty-mariposa-theater/

Museums

Head to the Pittsburgh Zoo for Donuts with Dad. Enjoy a breakfast pastry buffet and then spend the day at the Zoo. All ages. $20-28. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/donuts-with-dad-pittsburgh-zoo/

The 22nd Annual Meadowcroft Atlatl Competition is this weekend at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village from 1200-500PM. All ages. $0-18. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/22nd-annual-meadowcroft-atlatl-competition/

It’s the Tropical Forrest Cuba Festival at Phipps Conservatory. Enjoy food samples, activities, and entertainment from 1100AM-300PM. $0-18. All ages. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/tropical-forest-cuba-festival/

Children can make a special Father’s Day CD Card at the Children’s Museum from 100-400PM. Babies and toddlers, preschool, kids, tweens. $15. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/sleeping-beauty-mariposa-theater/

Outdoors

Take a short hike to look for nature’s edibles and then share recipes at Botanic Recipes with a Park Ranger. Hartwood Acres. FREE. Kids, tweens, teens. 130-330PM. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/botanical-recipes-with-a-park-naturalist-hartwood-acres/

Hit the Trail for a Beginner’s Hike with a Park Ranger at Deer Lakes Park. This three mile hike is good for tweens and teens. FREE. 1200-200PM. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/hit-the-trail-for-a-hike-beginner-deer-lakes-park/

Take a Guided Hike: Birds at Round Hill Farms from 200-400PM. Learn to find our local birds on this 2 mile hike. Tweens, teens. FREE. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/guided-hike-birds-round-hill-farm/

See the beauty of the Pittsburgh nights on the L.L. Bean Moonlight Hike at North Park from 730-930PM. Ages 8+. FREE. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/l-l-bean-moonlight-hike-north-park/

Sunday, June 16

Special Events

Head to the Convention Center to see the fastest Speedcubers in the ‘Burgh!. The WCA has the Pittsburgh Summer Rubik’s Cube Competition from 900AM-500PM. Read all about Speedcubing! http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/can-you-solve-a-rubiks-cube-in-less-than-30-seconds/

The Three Rivers Art Festival runs from June 7th through June 16th. The Festival is centered around Point State Park with vendors, concerts, live entertainment, kid’s activities, and the popular food court. The Festival is for all ages but families with toddlers, preschoolers, and younger kids should plan for a few hours rather than a whole day. FREE. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/three-rivers-arts-festival-june-7-june-16/

It’s Strawberry time! Trax Farms has its Strawberry Festival from 1000AM-400PM. Entertainment, food, activities, and lots of strawberries. All ages. Some activities are paid activities. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/strawberry-festival-trax-farms/

Watch a movie in Schenley Plaza with this week’s feature film, Zoo, at 700PM with Cinema in the Plaza. Bring a blanket or chair and snacks. FREE. Zoo is rated PG. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/cinema-in-the-plaza-schenley-plaza/

Theater

The Pittsburgh dance Council presents Origami as part of the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Catch this once-in-a-lifetime performance art. An ever-shifting shipping container becomes the stage for a single gravity-defying dancer. Point State Park. FREE. All ages. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/origami-pittsburgh-dance-council/

Museums

Heinz History Center has UPMC Kids Free Sunday. Kids 17 and younger get into the History Center for FREE. Complete a Scavenger Hunt and win a Heinz Pickle Pin! All ages. 1000AM-500PM. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/upmc-kids-free-sunday-heinz-history-center-3/

Learn about Pittsburgh in 1774 with re-enactors at Dunmore’s War Hunting Camp at Fort Pitt Museum with live rifle and musket demonstrations. FREE. All ages. 1100AM-400PM. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/dunmores-war-hunting-camp-fort-pitt-museum-2/

Take the family out to Family Yoga at Phipps Conservatory from 900-1000AM. The whole family can participate in this FREE activity on Phipp’s front lawn. Preschool, kids, tweens, teens. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/family-yoga-phipps-conservatory/

Take Dad out to the Pittsburgh Zoo for the Father’s Day Celebration from 930AM-6700PM. Entertainment and activities plus the Zoo! All ages. $0-18. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/fathers-day-celebration-pittsburgh-zoo/

Children can make a special Father’s Day CD Card at the Children’s Museum from 100-400PM. Babies and toddlers, preschool, kids, tweens. $15. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/sleeping-beauty-mariposa-theater/

Outdoors

Hit the Trail for a Beginner’s Hike with a Park Ranger at Boyce Park. This three mile hike is good for tweens and teens. FREE. 1200-200PM. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/hit-the-trail-for-a-hike-beginner-boyce-park/

Head to the woods on a two mile hike through Hartwood Acres in South Park at the Guided Hike:Trees. For tweens and teens. 200-400PM. FREE. http://familyfunpittsburgh.com/event/guided-hike-trees-hartwood-acres/

2 thoughts on “Weekend Fun – Family Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh this Weekend with Kids

  • February 15, 2019 at 11:16 pm
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    you are my aspiration, I have few blogs and often run out from to post : (.

    • February 16, 2019 at 12:26 am
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      Thank you! My best advice is write about what you love. Find your passion and write about it. That being said, sometimes you have to write to get the story out and push past the moment. Best of luck to you.

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