June 2, 2016 (and every Thursday this summer) — Market Square Farmers Market
Each Thursday, join 7,000–10,000 office workers, residents, and visitors to Market Square to enjoy local produce, gourmet treats, and the many diverse restaurants and shops surrounding the Square. This season they are bringing the region’s cream of the crop to the heart of the city. More than 25 vendors will be showcased weekly along with free concerts at noon.
June 3, 2016 (and every Friday in June) — Free Friday Waling Tour
Explore the Market Square area, where the old and new are combining to create a vibrant, dynamic Downtown core. You’ll see the Market Street Grocery, Market Square, three LEED-Gold developments, the LEED-Platinum Tower at PNC Plaza, and Millcraft Investments’ Tower Two-Sixty and Hilton Garden Inn. You’ll also see a “living wall,” an archaeological exhibit, and many artfully designed and recently restored historic buildings, including one of the skinniest anywhere.
June 3, 2016 (and every Friday in June) — Dancing in the Square
When the clock strikes five on Fridays in June, skip the rush hour traffic, and hop on over to Market Square for some dancing! Each Friday features a different live dance performance, instructors from various dance organizations around Pittsburgh, and a DJ! At every event attendees will have the chance to learn (or show off) line-dancing favorites like the Electric Slide, the Cha Cha Slide, the Wobble, salsa, and more!
June 3–12, 2016 — Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival
The Three Rivers Arts Festival is free and open to the public from noon to 8 p.m. for each of the Festival’s 10 days. Some attractions are open on an ongoing basis daily, though others have limited or specific hours of operation. There’s always something going on. Check the schedule for complete details!
June 4, 2016 — Walk for Children’s
You can make a difference in the lives of children and their families by registering for the Walk for Children’s 5k walk and Patient Champion Parade. Make an even bigger impact by recruiting friends, family members, and co-workers to form a team and raise donations. Get started today! For 125 years, support from community members like you has allowed Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to help kids get better and get back to what they do best: being kids. Your donation — and donations from your family and friends — can help Children’s Hospital continue giving kids the chance they deserve.
June 4, 2016 — Project Prom 5K
This fun-filled 5K run or 1-mile walk features a beautiful course through the rolling hills and woods of Hartwood Acres Park. Walk or run the 5K in prom attire for a chance to be crowned the Race King or Race Queen! Proceeds raised help local high school students who are served through the Department of Human Services go to their prom in style.
June 5, 2016 (and every Sunday this summer) — Yoga in the Square
Brought to you by FittPGH and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Yoga in the Square offers complimentary one-hour yoga practices led by some of the city’s best yoga instructors in Market Square in the heart of Downtown.
June 5, 2016 — Pittsburgh Challenge
Challenge Nation hosts America’s largest urban racing series — featuring a ridiculously fun “Amazing Race”-style competition packed into one incredible day! Teams of two or more will dash around the city, racing against other challengers for immortal glory (and cash prizes!) as they solve tricky clues, strategize the best route, and explore undiscovered corners of the city!
June 5, 2016 — 5K and 10K Races at Kennywood
Run or walk as you weave your way through the park and around and under some of their world-famous coasters at this USATF-sanctioned race. Snag your medal at the finish line, then join other runners for post-race refreshments, a DJ, and award ceremony.
June 11, 2016 — Dirty Girl Run
Dirty Girl Mud Run is a 3.1 mile, 14 obstacle muddy event built to inspire fabulous females to run, walk, climb, jump, and laugh their way, hand in muddy hand, to an unabashed sense of accomplishment. Dirty Girl Mud Run brings its muddy merriment across the country, cementing its place in history as the World’s Largest Women’s-Only Mud Run.
June 12, 2016 — Habitat for Humanity Youth Triathlon
This fun and exciting triathlon is for youth ages 6–16. Beginners are welcome to this event. With a pool swim, a loop bike course in an enclosed park, and a run on the running trail, this race will provide a perfect opportunity for new triathletes and those who have participated in other races to experience the fun of a triathlon.
June 12, 2016 — Sandcastle 5K
The inaugural Steel City Road Runners Sandcastle 5K and Kids FunRun is a fun, family-friendly race around the historic Sandcastle Waterpark. The race course includes an out-and-back trip across the beautiful Sandcastle Boardwalk twice! Included with registration, race participants will be given one park pass to be used during the 2016 season.
June 14, 2016 (and every Tuesday this summer) — KidsPlay
Enliven and enrich your child’s summer with KidsPlay at Market Square. This summer, children and their families/caregivers can enjoy fun and educational programs and activities complete with crafts, stories, and special guests.
June 15, 2016 — Rooftop Shindig
Looking for a way to wind down and de-stress after work? Then join a few friends at the Theater Square Garage for one of Pittsburgh’s most exciting outdoor movie events, featuring free admission, live music, and more! The fun starts at 6:00 p.m., music at 7:00 p.m., and the movie at sundown! Bring a chair or buy a folding seat.
June 17, 2016 — Tour De Cure
The Pittsburgh Tour will take you on a journey through the rolling hills of western PA. Routes ride along winding rivers, through pastoral settings, and down into McConnell’s Mill State Park. All routes bring you back to a warm and friendly finish line celebration at Seneca Valley High School. There participants will be treated to a variety of lunch choices, music, activities, and excitement, knowing they just pedaled their way to stopping Diabetes!
June 18, 2016 — Rachel Carson Trail Challenge
The twentieth annual Rachel Carson Trail Challenge will take place on June 18, 2016, the Saturday nearest the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. The Challenge is a 34-mile long, one-day, sunrise to sunset endurance hike on nearly the entire brutal Rachel Carson Trail. Unlike a footrace, the “challenge” is not to win, but to endure, to finish the hike in one day.