6. Bocce Tournament & Festival at the Heinz History Center: August 11
Play some bocce for a worthy cause at the Heinz History Center’s Bocce Tournament and Festival. Up to 42 sponsors will play in teams of four during a day dedicated to this classic Italian pastime. You and your family can also enjoy live music, hands-on activities and Italian cuisine provided by Common Plea Catering. All proceeds benefit the Italian American Program. The event is free and open to the public.
7. Little Italy Days in Bloomfield: August 16-19
Experience a different culture during Little Italy Days in Bloomfield. The weekend features a host of fun activities for the whole family, including more than 30 live acts, a bocce tournament and a pasta eating contest. There will also be tons of vendors selling a variety of Italian cuisine, handmade gifts and more. The event is free and open to the public.
8. Steelers Family Fest at Heinz Field: August 19
Get the family ready for football season when the Pittsburgh Steelers host Family Fest at Heinz Field. Kick off an evening of fun by watching the team play a full practice, followed by live performances from Bill Camp’s Famous Flying Dogs and Pittsburgh Steeline drumline and a fireworks display. And kids will love the new Nickelodeon play zone featuring a Super Slime obstacle course, Nick Bowling, a slime booth and costume characters. There’s also a zipline fan experience, face painting, photo ops, and more.
9. Ballet Under the Stars at Hartwood Acres: August 19
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre kicks off the 2018-2019 ballet season with its free and al fresco Ballet Under the Stars at the Middle Road Concert Area in Hartwood Acres. Arrive early for pre-show family fun, including food trucks, kids stations featuring craft and dance activities, photo opportunities with costumed dancers and more. As the sun sets, PBT will present a mixed repertory performance featuring classical and contemporary showpieces.
10. Disney’s Aladdin at the Benedum Center: August 22-September 9
Take the whole family on a magic carpet ride when Disney’s Aladdin comes to the Benedum Center. Adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated Disney film, the live musical follows a street-smart boy as he tries to win the love of a princess with the help of a magical genie. Sing along to “A Whole New World” and other songs made popular by the film, and hear original tunes written especially for the stage.
2018 EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta: August 3 – 5
Pittsburgh VegFest 2018: August 4
The Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival: August 18-19 and 25-26
Ceinwen King-Smith at Alphabet City: August 25
Bubble Run at Hartwood Acres: August 25