Memorial Weekend in Pittsburgh – 2016

Memorial day in Pittsburgh

Looking for a way to take advantage of the warm weather this Memorial Day weekend? Look no further than right here in Pittsburgh! This Memorial Day weekend there are tons of fun outdoor activities going on in the city you won’t want to miss out on.

Lawrenceville Memorial Day Parade
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. you and the family can enjoy military vehicles, the Pittsburgh Police, local fire departments, veteran organizations, marching bands, classic cars and more! Be sure to get there early and grab a seat on Butler Street anywhere between 40th Street and the Allegheny Cemetery.

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Memorial Celebration
Bring the whole family out for this great event at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Oakland! A special ceremony for all fallen PA service members from the war on terrorism will begin at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 30. The ceremony will feature the 6th Regiment USCT drum corps performance. After the ceremony, there will be a celebration until 4:00 PM which will feature entertainment, face painting, balloon artists, costume characters, raffle/auction, contests, door prizes and tours of the museum. Food and beverages will be available for purchase and free parking will be available in the Bigelow lot.

Open Streets Pittsburgh
Promoting healthy living, local shopping, local restaurants, re-imagining city spaces and green thinking, the first open streets of Pittsburgh this season will take place on May 29 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Taking place in Market Square, 28th & Penn and 47th & Butler you can participate in yoga, cycling, kick boxing, skating, dancing and much more! For more information and to view the activity schedule for each location, visit the Open Street’s website and select activities the whole family can enjoy!

No matter how you and your family choose to spend your Memorial Day weekend, be sure to take time and remember all of those who have fought and those who have died fighting for the freedoms that we have today.

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