It’s hard to believe that September is already here. With your children heading off to school, Labor Day weekend is your last chance at summer. There’s no better way to kick off the school year than spending Labor Day weekend right here in Pittsburgh. From a parade and a Folk festival to a relaxing day in the park, you won’t be disappointed with all the fun Pittsburgh has to offer.
For those with younger children, make your way downtown to watch the annual Labor Day parade on Monday, September 4 at 10 am. The parade begins at the corner of Liberty and Penn and ends in front of the United Steelworkers Building on the Boulevard of the Allies. Your children will enjoy collecting the seemingly endless candy being tossed by those aboard the colorful floats while you enjoy other many sights and sounds the parade has to offer.
Kickoff Rib Festival
Does your whole family love the Steelers? Kick off the season right with the 2017 Heinz Field Kickoff and Ribs Festival from 12 pm to 11 pm August 31 through September 4. With free admission to the festival you’ll be able to enjoy traditional festival food, ribs, live entertainment and plenty of family friendly activities.
59th Annual Pittsburgh Folk Festival
For those looking for fun, culture and education, look no further than the 59 Annual Pittsburgh Folk Festival. Bring the whole family from 11 am to 10 pm to Schenley Tent Plaza in Oakland on September 2 and 3 for a day you’ll all remember. Over 500 dancers and musicians will be performing throughout the weekend and you can experience traditional cuisine, a bazzaar and educational exhibits. This is by far one of the best ways for the family to kiss summer goodbye!
After eating all that food all weekend, burn it off by running or walking in the annual Gatorade-Steelers 5K. Beginning at 8 am sharp September 4, the course starts and finishes at Heinz Field. This is a great way to see Pittsburgh’s North Side and get a beautiful view of the city on the Riverfront Trail.