Summer is still going strong, and no matter your age or taste, we’ve found great low-cost activities for you and your family to enjoy in Pittsburgh this weekend and the week ahead! From historical tours to Kennywood discounts,’s bargainistas Heather Walsh and Rachel Booth found some great free and affordable fun for all ages in the ‘Burgh!

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Kennywood Night Rider Admission Discount

4800 Kennywood Blvd.
West Mifflin, Pa. 15122
(412) 461-0500
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On select Ethnic Celebration Days through September 3, save $7.49 on a Night Rider Pass at Kennywood. Ride all the rides to your hearts content from 5 p.m. until the park closes for only $14.50 (plus a $1 amusement tax)! Visit Kennywood’s website here!

African Arts in the Park

Point State Park
Downtown Pittsburgh, 15222
(412) 224-4086
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Experience live African Art stage presentations, check out the vendor marketplace, enjoy art demonstrations, or even enjoy an interactive workshop… it’s all FREE to attend! Visit the African Arts in the Park website here!

Above the Stairs Architectural Tours

Woodville Plantation
1375 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, Pa. 15017
(412) 221-0348
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For only $5 per adult, $3 per child 6-12 (kids under 6 are FREE), Woodville Plantation, a living history museum, is offering a behind-the-scenes tour focusing on the unique architecture and development of their main house. It’s the only time in 2011 the upstairs will be open for tours! Visit Woodville Plantation’s website here!

International Village

Renzie Park-Stephen Barry Field
Eden Park Blvd.
McKeesport, Pa. 15132
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The 52nd Annual International Village features foods from over 19 different countries, along with music and entertainment to enjoy along with the plethora of ethnic eats, plus it’s only $3 to attend! Visit McKeesport’s website here!

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Kindergarten… Here I Come!

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
10 Children’s Way
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212
(412) 322-5058
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This FREE event at the Children’s Museum allows kids to sit on a school bus, take part in a live radio broadcast, receive a free vision screening, enjoy art projects, live performances, story times and more! Visit the Children Museum’s website here!