The walk will begin at 10 a.m. in the Town Center area of the Waterfront near the Panera Bread café. Registration costs $25. Guests can pre-register online or on the day of the event beginning at 9:00 a.m. The first 350 registrants will receive special goodie bags. All proceeds will benefit Western Pennsylvania Humane Society (WPHS).
Summer Fridays at the Frick: June 17
The Frick will kick off Summer Fridays, a 12-week outdoor series featuring a variety of free live entertainment, art, film and other programming designed for all ages and tastes. The first session will include performances by local rock bands Meeting of Important People and Working Breed, treats from the Franktuary and SS BBQ food trucks, and a visit from the Vintage Valet fashion truck. Guests can also dine in The Café at the Frick or picnic on the Frick grounds.
Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. Summer Fridays will continue through September 2, 2016. Support for the series is provided by First Niagara.
Father’s Day Celebration at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: June 19
Show dad your appreciation by taking him to the Father’s Day Celebration at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. During their visit, families can see the new Amur leopard cub in the Asian Adventure area, play in the Kids Kingdom, savor some outdoor concessions or simply take in the beauty of nature.
The Father’s Day Celebration runs from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All dads will receive free admission when accompanied by their children. This event is sponsored by First Commonwealth Bank.
Community Garden Party at the Mattress Factory: June 19
The Mattress Factory will welcome people of all ages for their annual Community Garden Party. The free event will celebrate the museum’s neighborhood and families with a wide variety of fun activities. Partygoers can participate in a hula-hooping workshop with Pittsburgh Flow Collective, get their faces painted, snap a mugshot with fishstep studios, or visit with the Carnegie Library, AIR: Artist Image Resource or City of Play. Guests can also enjoy music from Pandemic Pete and Uke & Tuba and food from Franktuary and Stickler’s Ice Pops.
The Mattress Factory’s Community Garden Party will take place from 1 to 5 p.m.
Toruk: The First Flight at CONSOL Energy Center: June 22-26
Enter a magical world with the new Cirque du Soleil touring show Toruk: The First Flight at CONSOL Energy Center. Written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, the immersive new live show combines cutting-edge visuals, puppetry, music and stagecraft to create a mythical tale based on James Cameron’s award-winning movie Avatar. The story follows Ralu and Entu, two Omaticaya boys who set out on a quest to find the Toruk, a mighty red and orange predator that rules the Pandoran sky, in order to save the Na’vi from a terrible fate.
Tickets are available online.
Three Rivers Arts Festival: June 3 – 12 (Read more about this in NEXTpittsburgh’s Top events in June.)
KidsCan Festival at Eden Hall Campus: June 12
Kidsfest at Kennywood: June 28