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Monday, June 20: World Refugee Day in Schenley Plaza
Welcome the region’s newest neighbors while marking World Refugee Day and Immigrant Heritage Month. The family celebration features authentic cuisine, storytimes, music and puppetry, and lawn games. Learn dance styles, hop on the carousel and see a presentation of “Peace by Chocolate,” which tells the story of a Syrian refugee family who brought their business to their new home in Canada.
Tuesday, June 21: Make Music Day in Pittsburgh
Music truly does make the world go round. Welcoming the summer solstice, this free celebration spanning 1,000 cities across 120 countries will fill streets, porches, plazas, parks, gardens and storefronts all around Pittsburgh with the power of music. Don’t miss the instrument donation drive and petting zoo, local musicians, Steel City Ukulele shows and much more.
Wednesday, June 22: “The Godfather” and Dianoia’s at Row House Cinema
Join Vito Corleone in Lawrenceville, where classic Italian-American cinema and cuisine will converge on the Silver Screen. While watching the 50th-anniversary remastered version of Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic 1972 flick, you’ll savor a chicken parmesan panini from DiAnoia’s Eatery. Buy tickets.
Thursday, June 23, through Saturday, June 25: Homebrew Con at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center
8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pittsburgh’s beer scene is booming so it’s no surprise that this national convention is heading our way. Whether you’re a seasoned brewmaster or dipping your toes in the hops, don’t miss this ultimate conference for brewers of beer, cider and mead — and fermentation fans — of all experience levels. The froth fest flows with an all-star lineup of 50 speakers, 40 sessions and 30 homebrew clubs. Buy tickets.
Thursday, June 23: Inside Out at Carnegie Museum of Art
Dance your way through happy hour in the breezy CMOA Sculpture Court. Jellyfish DJs Ricky Moslen and Stephanie Tsong are teaming up with MESH DJs Calin Jones, Dov Fischer and Planningtorock to provide your summer soundtrack, while local food trucks, libations and public art activities will set the scene.
Friday, June 24, through Sunday, June 26: Monster Truckz Extreme Tour at Pennsylvania Motor Speedway
2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Get your adrenaline pumping — and your eyes popping — at the wildest show on four wheels. Watch in awe as the Motocross Team soars 35 feet above your head, watch mind-boggling smash-ups, and see the first human to ever be fired from a monster truck cannon! Head to the Pit Party to ride in a monster truck, collect autographs and snap pix with your fave brave drivers. Buy tickets.
Friday, June 24, through Sunday, June 26: Pogopalooza in Market Square and Wilkinsburg
Did you know that the pogo stick was invented in 1920 by Germans Max Pohlig and Ernst Gottschall? See how far the activity has evolved — literally into an extreme sport — when Pogopalooza bounces into town. Watch in awe as the world’s top pogo pros land unthinkable tricks, attempt to set a new Guinness World Record and vie for the crown during heart-pounding freestyle events. The free event includes a public jump area, food trucks and a Bounce Off competition for young hoppers.
Friday, June 24, & Saturday, June 25: Allegheny West Wine and Garden Tour
Stroll throughout one of Pittsburgh’s most stunning (and smallest!) historic neighborhoods during this docent-led tour. Sharing the rich history of a bygone era, the walking tour starts at Holmes Hall and continues to six homes and gardens in Allegheny West. Tour-goers will be treated to small plates and wine pairings. Buy tickets.
Friday, June 24, 2022: Warhol Final Fridays on Rose Way
Ring in the first weekend of summer at The Warhol Museum’s newly outfitted Rose Way event space. Surrounded by a canopy of lights, silver streets, rainbow walls and food trucks, join creatives and entrepreneurs for an alleyway happy hour. Register for free.
Friday, June 24: Great Night Gala at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Test your mettle and explore metal arts when the Children’s Museum’s signature benefit bash returns. Head to MuseumLab’s new metalworking space to create a hammered metal collage. Gala-goers will also bid on cool items in the Great Night Gala Auction, savor an outdoor dinner and cocktail hour and dance the night away to support the museum’s mission. Buy tickets.
Saturday, June 25: Spark/Pride in Dormont
Dormont’s Potomac Avenue commercial district shows its Pride during the neighborhood’s first large-scale pride event. Animating the street will be performances by local musicians Royce, Trailheads, HellYinz and Halloway Williams, award-winning standup comedian Gab Bonesso and Dormont’s own Junior Chamber of Commerce Players. Adding to the fun will be drag story times with Krystal Klear, a walkable art tour, food purveyors and local vendors.
Saturday, June 25, & Sunday, June 26: Steel City World Cup at Montour Junction Sports Complex
Celebrate the vibrant ethnic and cultural communities of Pittsburgh and the international sport of soccer at this tournament hosted by PUMP, Open Field and Welcoming Pittsburgh. Representing worldwide countries — including Argentina, Bosnia, Italy, Kurdistan, Nepal, Somalia, South Korea, the U.S. and more — the event spotlights soccer as a common language that connects people. Be there to cheer on the participants and see the top two teams vie for the 2022 championship.
Saturday, June 25: Inside Out at Carnegie Museum of Art
Clear your Saturday for free al fresco fun. Visitors and families alike will enjoy a Black Power Story Time presented by BOOM Concepts, music by DJ Arie Cole and local food trucks. As a precursor to the 58th Carnegie International, artist Rafael Domenech will transform the Sculpture Court into a site-specific pavilion.
Saturday, June 25: WYEP Summer Music Festival at Schenley Park
Welcome summer at this one-day, open-air music festival on Oakland’s “emerald green” lawn. Featured performers are Ashley Marina, Sierra Sellers, The Living Street, Bill Deasy, Seratones and Jukebox the Ghost.
Saturday, June 25: Night Market in Market Square
More daylight means more time to shop when this popular market returns Downtown. Showcasing a rotating roster of 100 vendors, the nighttime bazaar includes artisan goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, fine art, fashion, photography and international wares. Opening night includes local musicians on the Mr. Small’s Acoustic Café stage.
Sunday, June 26: OpenStreetsPGH
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Imagine being able to walk, run, skate, skip or dance right in the middle of the street? Promoting car-free fun as a “vehicle” for community building, this beloved BikePGH event gives residents a rare new take on the urban environment. The newest 4-mile route stretches from Market Square, down Penn Avenue to Butler Street and ends at McCandless Street. Stop for fun at the Health & Wellness Hub, Argo AI Kids Hub and Arts & Culture Hub.
Sunday, June 26: “Robin Hood” at South Park Amphitheater
2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh Public Theater leaves the O’Reilly stage and heads into the royal Sherwood Forest with a fabled band of merry men during this new al fresco series. The retelling of the icon English folktale by award-winning playwright Greg Banks is packed with family-friendly action, live music and a timeless tale of good versus evil. Register for free.
Sunday, June 26: Chamber Music Pittsburgh Gala at This Is Red
Help Chamber Music Pittsburgh turn 60 years young inside one of Pittsburgh’s most captivating venues. Be enchanted by live music from Tony Grey & Friends and the Dover Quartet and bid on auction items while strolling around the grotto, bar and sanctuary of the former St. Michael Church in Munhall. Things will heat up when Noël Quintana and the Latin Crew present performances and salsa dancing. Buy tickets.
Sunday, June 26: Weather Permitting at Hazelwood Green
Hazelwood Local is teaming up with Pete Spynda’s popular Sunday night music happening Weather Permitting to host a new Summer Sounds series. Get energized for the week ahead with Snacktime Philly, Kenny Stockard and Bunhunnid. Creating a festival vibe will be artisanal vendors, food trucks and handcrafted beverages.
For more June events, read our Pride Guide and 15 very Pittsburgh things you’ll want to do in June.
For live music, check out From Pittsburgh Pride to Juneteenth, the 17 best concerts this June.