This weekend brings you more festivals and parades than you could possibly pack into one weekend! Ranging from very affordable to FREE, there are loads of activities for you to enjoy in Pittsburgh this weekend without breaking the bank! Living’s bargainistas Heather Walsh and Rachel Booth highlight free and affordable ways to enjoy these last days of summer in the ‘Burgh!

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A Fair in the Park

Mellon Park
Fifth and Shady Avenues in Shadyside
Pittsburgh, PA

Enjoy free admission and parking to this annual contemporary craft festival featuring art displays, demonstrations, concerts, kids activities and so much more! It’s an opportunity for the whole family to be creatively involved with recognized local and national artists!
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Pittsburgh Irish Festival

Riverplex at Sandcastle
1000 Sandcastle Drive
West Homestead (Pittsburgh), PA
CBS Pittsburgh Guide: Celebrating the Irish Experience

Only $10 in advance gets you live bands and musicians, bagpipe performers, Irish dancing, food and more at this annual Irish festival! There’s even Irish arts & crafts for the wee folk, who don’t have to pay a dime! Plus, we know when you can get in for only $3!
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Biannual German Parade & Auto Display

Union Avenue, East Ohio Street, and Allegheny Commons
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 414-1020

Enjoy an Antique German Auto Display, followed by a German Parade, in Pittsburgh’s very own German neighborhood – Deutschtown. The parade includes antique autos, dignitaries, folk dance groups, and the Mayor of Mulhausen Germany – sister city to Saxonburg, PA! Best of all, it’s free to attend!
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Wings Over Pittsburgh

911th Airlift Wing
Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station off Business I-376 at the Thorn Run Road exit
Pittsburgh, PA
KDKA-TV Preview: Air Show Flies Into Town
Video: 171st Refuels Military Aircrafts

Wings Over Pittsburgh is an annual event celebrating patriotism, and features a massive air show near Pittsburgh’s Air Reserve Station. Best of all, it’s free to attend (parking is free as well)!
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Millvale Days

The length of Grant Avenue
Millvalle, PA

This annual celebration in Millvale includes carnival rides, games of chance, a parade, live music and much more! It’s free to attend, and ride tickets are affordable as well.
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