6. Bike to the Ballgame with Bike Pittsburgh: July 23

True up your wheels for the 3rd annual Bike Pittsburgh Bike to the Ballgame event. The organization encourages the whole family to ride to PNC Park to watch the Pirates duke it out with the Phillies. Take routes along riverside trails, city streets or along the Clemente Bridge bike lanes as you pedal to Federal Street against a scenic urban setting. Free valet spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bike to the Ballgame will begin at 4 p.m. Tickets are available on the MLB website. Use the coupon code BIKE upon purchase.

Image courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh.

Image courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh.

7. Habitat for Humanity Kids Triathlon at South Park Wave Pool: July 23

The Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh will challenge young athletes of all abilities during a Kids Triathlon at the South Park Wave Pool. The annual event, which serves as a benefit to raise funds for affordable housing, gets teens and children swimming, biking and running in a series of competitions.

The triathlon begins at 7 a.m. All proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh. Children and their parents or guardians can register here. All participants will receive a goodie bag and finishers medal.

The Giant Pillow Fight. Photo by Frank Halling.

The Giant Pillow Fight. Photo by Frank Halling.

8. Giant Pillow Fight at Schenley Park: July 24

The Pittsburgh Cacophony Society presents the 10th annual Giant Pillow Fight at Schenley Park. The massive family-friendly event brings kids and adults together for some good old-fashioned fun with a nighttime pillow fight. The event typically attracts upwards of 200 people, so bring your best pillow and prepare to do battle. Then savor your pillow victory with a free outdoor screening of the animated film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.

The Giant Pillow Fight will begin around 8 p.m. on Flagstaff Hill at the corner of Schenley Drive and Frew Street. Pillows will fly for 10 to 15 minutes. Participants must play safe and respect others, especially young children. The event is free and open to the public.

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard. Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.

Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard. Image courtesy of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures.

9. YA and Middle School Authors’ Panel at Carnegie Library Lecture Hall: July 26

Young readers will appreciate the YA and Middle School Authors’ Panel presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, an event featuring acclaimed local authors who will discuss their latest projects and what it’s like to write for children and teens. Among the participants are Siobhan Vivian (The Last Boy and Girl in the World), Jonathan Auxier (Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard) and Nick Courage (The Loudness).

The YA and Middle School Authors’ Panel will take place at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall at 6 p.m. with a Q&A and book signing to follow. The event is free but you must register to attend at the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures website.

EFWCP Photo by Mary Jane Bent.

EFWCP Family Fun Run/Walk at PNC Park. Photo by Mary Jane Bent.

10. Family Fun Run/Walk for Epilepsy at PNC Park: July 30

The Epilepsy Foundation of Western and Central Pennsylvania (EFWCP) presents the 28th annual Family Fun Run/Walk for Epilepsy at PNC Park, where participants of all ages can pace themselves during a 5K run or a two-mile walking course through the city. After the race, the event will move to a tailgate party with food and beverages donated by local sponsors. Prizes will be awarded to the teams and individuals who raise the most money. Anyone who raises $30 or more will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

The Family Fun Run/Walk for Epilepsy will begin at PNC Park with registration and breakfast at 8 a.m. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Honorable mentions:

Summer16 out-of-school program: Ongoing — and worth checking out!

EQT Flashes of Freedom Fireworks & Celebrate America Festival at Point State Park: July 4

Pogopalooza at the Carrie Furnaces: July 8 and 9

PGH200 Bicentennial Parade, Showcase and Fireworks: July 9 and ongoing

Kids Day at SouthSide Works Exposed: July 10

Picklesburgh on the Rachel Carson Bridge: July 15 – 16

Shrek the Musical at the Benedum Center: July 15 – July 24

Polish Hill Arts Festival: July 17

ReplayFX Arcade & Gaming Festival at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center: July 28 – 31

Kids at Carrie at Carrie Furnaces: July 31