Free & Affordable Ways To Wrap Up Summer

August 19, 2011 6:30 AM

With a couple weeks before the summer fun comes to a close, we’ve found some of the best free and affordable hot activities, and cool treats for you to enjoy in Pittsburgh this weekend and the week ahead!’s bargainistas Heather Walsh and Rachel Booth found some great free and affordable ways to wrap up summer in the ‘Burgh!

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Art Outdoors with the Mattress Factory

West Park Near Lake Elizabeth and the National Aviary
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212
(412) 231-3169
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You still have one more week to enjoy this FREE art program presented by the Mattress Factory. Set up in West Park near Lake Elizabeth, they will offer a hands on, outdoor-related art activity. Get your fix before summer ends! Visit the Mattress Factory’s website here!

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Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Red Hot Preview Party

at the O’Reilly Theater
621 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
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This end-of-summer happy hour will give you an exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming plays in PPT’s “RED HOT” 2011/2012 season. Enjoy beer, wine, munchies & musical entertainment for only $10… plus, take advantage of other discounts and contests. Visit Pittsburgh Public Theater’s website here!

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“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” with Musical Guest Mahajibee

Schenley Park, Flagstaff Hill
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213
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This ever-popular movie in the “Twilight” series will be playing for FREE at Flagstaff Hill next week thanks to Cinema in the Park. Add a free concert beforehand, and it’s hours of fun! Visit the City of Pittsburgh’s website here!

Pay-by-the-Ounce at Razzy Fresh

Oakland – 300 S. Craig Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213
Squirrel Hill – 1717 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15211
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If you’re looking for a little sweet… or tart indulgence, Razzy Fresh hits the spot, without breaking the bank. At 41 cents per oz, a 4 oz. serving would end up costing less than 2 bucks! Visit the Razzy Fresh website here!

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Sweatin’ in the Square

Market Square – Downtown (c/o the PNC YMCA)
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212
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Get out there and enjoy two more weeks of Sweatin’ in the Square, a FREE group exercise class presented by the PNC YMCA in Market Square on Fridays this summer. The class is taught by certified instructors and will provide all the equipment you’ll need. Everyone is welcome! Visit YMCA’s website here!

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