PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The sweltering summer temperatures tend to divide Pittsburghers into two distinct camps: Those who try to escape the heat, and those who embrace it.
But with so much happening in the city this weekend, even those who seek the solace of indoor air conditioning are venturing outside.
The Bakery Square Urban Beach Party was one of those events.
Planners from Walnut Capital trucked in enough sand to craft a makeshift “beach” that spanned 65 feet.
“When I picked up my son from school, he was already perspiring, so when I told him we were going to a beach party, he said, ‘Really!?’” said Jean Marie Sloat, whose 8-year-old son was frolicking in the sand with a giant beach ball.
“[In] Pittsburgh, we don’t get too many hot days,” Jasimine Cooper told KDKA’s Kym Gable. “So when we get them, we like to take advantage of them.”
Kaitlyn Hendrickson was cooling down with an icy lemonade.
“I don’t like the humidity and heat pressing down on you. Not my style,” she said.
The event included live music, kiddie pools, lawn games and food trucks.