Things to Do in Pittsburgh in June
Our ultimate weekend guide contains 156 unique recommendations of things to do in Pittsburgh in order to help you explore the city every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the year (one for each day). With each recommendation, we've also hand selected nearby restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops you may wish to visit while you're in the neighborhood if you have more time!
As always, please keep in mind that our weekend recommendations may vary based on season and typical event schedules. Exact dates and operating hours should be confirmed prior to any visit.
For more information on all recommendations, click through to our full articles or the businesses' websites for more information!
Strange Roots Experimental Ales
Fancy a sour beer? Strange Roots (formerly Draai Laag) in Millvale focuses on wild fermentation and produces an impressive array of beers in similar style to the Belgian sours that we absolutely adore.
Their continued efforts in wild fermentation research means you'll never know what is coming out next, which has us returning on a near monthly basis. Even better? In 2018 they expanded their portfolio to brew more experimental beers beyond the sours, meaning they now truly have beer for everyone with an adventurous palate!
Dave & Andy's
The ice cream shop Dave & Andy's is an Oakland institution, serving up popular flavors as salted caramel, wild berry crumble, and maple bacon to name a few.
Add in a homemade waffle cone and you have the makings of an incredible local treat! (Just remember that they are cash only.)
Oakland is full of some incredible things to see, do, and eat. If you're looking for a bite, consider Fuel and Fuddle or Stack'd. Or if you want a local attraction, the Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are always worth a visit.
Frick Park, named after the industrialist who owned the bulk of Squirrel Hill in his private residence, is one of the largest parks within the city limits.
It is home to tennis courts, playgrounds, an off-leash dog park, and numerous hiking trails with varying grade changes. So if you are looking to get out and stretch your legs on a gorgeous spring day, a visit to Frick Park is a must!
Pirates Fireworks Night
Roughly six times throughout the year the Pirates host a Zambelli fireworks night– a 15-minute pyrotechnic display at the end of their baseball games.
Win, lose, or run well into the night, this show is often the highlight of the game and can be enjoyed from the stadium itself, along the banks of the Allegheny River, or high on Mount Washington.
The end of spring coincides with the start of berry season, and we are thankful that Pittsburgh has numerous local farms that are open for pick your own fruit.
Strawberry season typically happens in the region around mid-June, as is red raspberry and cherry season too, and our favorite places to go pick our favorite berry is at Paskorz Berry Farm, Triple B, and Norman's Orchard.
Just be sure to arrive early as this one gets picked over quickly!
After berry picking, grab a custard from Glen's Custard or head to our favorite butcher, Mish Farms Meat Market, to stock your freezer.
Three Rivers Arts Festival
Out of all of the events that take place in downtown Pittsburgh throughout the year, arguably the most popular is the Three Rivers Arts Festival which occurs over 10 days at the beginning of June.
Local artisans can be found throughout the festival areas downtown showcasing their work and selling unique products. If you consider yourself a fan of independent artists, this one is a must.
Do you want a drink with a view are looking for something a bit different than Grandview Ave? Check out Ollie's Gastropub at the Embassy Suites Downtown Pittsburgh, home to what we think are some of the best cocktails in the city.
This spot is perched on the top floor of the Oliver Building and has an incredible view of the skyline right from the heart of the city (plus a great view of home plate at PNC Park if you can plan your visit to coincide with a game).
Want to grab a meal while downtown? Check out Proper Brick Oven nearby!
Antney's Ice Cream
Antney's Ice Cream is a seasonal ice cream shop located in Greentree/Westwood in a semi-busy shopping district.
Known for its over the top flavors (think salted caramel with candied bacon, Elista's peanut butter chocolate crunch, and even blackberry pound cake) the ice cream here has an incredibly creamy texture that is almost custard like. Be sure to take your furry friend for a Pup Cup- a personal favorite of our dog Tamale.
Did you know that Pittsburgh is home to the steepest road in the USA (and ignoring a possible error in the Guinness Book of World Records- even the world)?
Canton Avenue in Beechview sits on a staggering 37.5 percent grade and is frequently used in commercials. It's also part of a crazy Pittsburgh bike race known as the Dirty Dozen (featuring twelve of the city's craziest roads).
Does your car have what it can takes to make it up to the top?
With a playful atmosphere that acknowledges its past (such as the slogan “On the 8th Day, Man Invented Beer”), a large beer menu, and an even larger food menu, you could easily make a night at this one without any extra effort.
Cinema in Grandview Park
Citi Parks loves to host free events at the numerous parks around the city, especially on summer weekends, and one of our favorites is Cinema in Grandview Park.
With the skyline in the background and a recent Hollywood hit showing on a big screen, you really can't go wrong here. Gather some friends, a blanket, and enjoy the show in one of the best spots in the city.
Boyce Park on the east side of Allegheny County is a 1,000+ acre park that is home to numerous winter and summer activities, with hiking and mountain biking being two of the most popular on Sunday.
The popular log cabin trail is an easy hike for all skill levels, and, if timed correctly, can coincide with the Sunday opening hours of the historical log cabin at the beginning of the trail.
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