Free & Affordable Fun In The Sun

July 8, 2011 8:58 AM

It’s our favorite day of the week: “Free & Affordable Friday! The ladies of, Heather Walsh and Rachel Booth, are sharing their picks for the best deals in town. This week, the bargainistas have uncovered some of the best free or very affordable happenings that take advantage of the great summer sun (and one pick just in case it happens to rain)!

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One Wild Urban Adventure: Emerald View Park Hike

Emerald View Park, Mount Washington
Meet at 850 Boggs Avenue for instructions
Pittsburgh, Pa.
412-481-3220 x 204
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Enjoy an all day (or part day) guided exploration of Emerald View Park on Mt. Washington. Million-dollar views are free as well! Visit Mount Washington Community Development Corporation’s website for more information.

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Solar Concert Series

Allegheny Square
In front of the Children’s Museum
10 Children’s Way
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212
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Pittsburgh’s first “green” concert series is powered by the sun! This free lunchtime concert uses solar energy to power their sound system. Visit the Children Museum’s website for more information.

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Doo Dah Days

Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville
Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Celebrate the life of Stephen Foster, who was born in Lawrenceville and is famous for songs like “Oh! Susanna,” “Camptown Races,” “Old Folks at Home” and “My Old Kentucky Home” at this annual free event, including musical performances in period style! Visit the Doo Dah Days website for more information.

Dog Days at Hartwood Acres

Hartwood Acres Park Ampitheater
200 Hartwood Acres,
Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Pamper your pet with a free festival just for them featuring giveaways, pet-themed activities, and more – topped off with a concert by Good Brother Earl! Visit Allegheny County’s website for more information.

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Summer Movie Clubhouse

Cinemark Robinson Township
2100 Settlers Ridge Center Dr.
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15205
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On Tuesdays this summer, Cinemark Theater at Settlers Ridge is offering 10 kids movies (G or PG rated) for $5 if purchased in advance as a package, or $1 per movie at the box office. You also get $1 off the purchase of a Movie Snack Pack with admission! Visit Cinemark’s website for more information.