Family & Pets
By Rachel Booth With the 4th of July falling on Wednesday this year, it creates a super-long celebration, starting this weekend! On this week’s Free & Affordable Pittsburgh segment on Pittsburgh Today Live, we’re talking […]
With an eating contest, dachshund race, fireworks every night and an overall festival, Celebrate America Days take over Kennywood Park every year. Special entertainment includes mimes, jugglers, stilt walkers, unicyclists, ice carving, arts and crafts, face painting, jewelry making, antique cars, and musical, dance and theater groups. Don’t miss out on the park itself, from potato patch french fries to world-famous roller coasters, water rides, thrill and classic rides, and a Kiddie Land, which offers a variety of rides and games for younger children. Keep an ear open for announcements each evening as some rides and stands close earlier than others.
By Rachel Booth Looking for something fun and affordable to do this weekend? Don’t fret! In this week’s Free & Affordable Pittsburgh, we’re talking about free family event at a fantastic museum, an urban garden […]
Summer’s here and so are the heat waves and high costs of trying to keep cool. Luckily, Pittsburgh’s pooling with great places to take a refreshing dip. Make a splash at one of the best waterparks and pools in Pittsburgh for a wet and wild day with the whole family.
When the dog days of summer hit and high temperatures make it hard to exercise that cooped up pup, a soothing dip is just the ticket. Take your pooch to doggie paddle at the Pittsburgh area’s best Fido-friendly swimming locations, with fun extras including dog parks, swimming lessons and therapeutic treatments guaranteed to keep that furry fella on the right track all summer.
Miniature golf provides entertainment and recreational adventures for family and friends of all ages. Whether you’re in it for the fun obstacles or the carnival food, Pittsburgh’s best mini golf courses offer it all. Get out of the house and take the family out for a bit of fun and a ton of time on the greens.
Go fast or go home, whether you’re looking to cure your need for speed or to simply want to rev up a little family fun. The Pittsburgh area’s best go kart courses offer everything from slow-paced double karts to super-fast, Indy-inspired speedsters, and extras guaranteed to keep the whole family going all day.
By Rachel BoothHappy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there! We have some fabulous local festivals going on this weekend circulating around flowers and family fun, plus some great gift ideas for mom and […]
The Children’s International Festival presents an award-winning array of high-caliber performing artists in a theatrical setting that is one of only four of its kind. The performers cover a wide gamut of interests that include music, make believe, comedy, magic and a light show. The festival provides young people with artsy, educational opportunities, and the outdoor grounds make for a wonderful place to share experiences with the performers.
This weekend and the week ahead is all about celebrating kids and moms – whether it’s just being a kid, honoring talented kids, or giving mom a much-needed night out on the town.
By Rachel Booth Earth Day is this weekend, which lends itself to fabulous fun, educational, and of course affordable activities around Pittsburgh. There’s loads of Earth Day celebrating, plus a great way kindergarten bound kiddos to get […]
If the thought of energy misuse makes your mind spin and you need a little help turning around your family’s reckless recycling habits, join other green Pittsburghers as they revolve around their small section of Earth. These are the top environmental-awareness offerings in the area honoring the 42nd annual Earth Day Saturday, April 22.
By Rachel Booth No matter your age or preference, we have something for you this weekend! In this week’s Free & Affordable Pittsburgh, we’re talking about free symphony concerts for kids, a conference local foodies […]