10 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh in June – Summer is Coming

Published by Jeremy. Last Updated on June 2, 2024.

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June is always an interesting month in Pittsburgh. Spring is turning to summer, temperatures are rising (often rapidly), and many, many outdoor events take place throughout the month- including some of our very favorites.

So in this one we wanted to share a few June-focused events for you to check out if you decide to visit Pittsburgh this month!

Mattress Factory's Garden Party – Make/Believe

Infinity Dot Room at Mattress Factory

Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh's amazing contemporary art museum, knows how to throw a party. One of their biggest of the season is their fundraiser Garden Party. In 2024, this one takes place on June 7th and has the theme Make/Believe.

Sample bites from over 20 Pittsburgh restaurants, sip on libations from PA Libations, enjoy music, and have fun all while supporting the museum!

For more information on the Mattress Factory's Garden Party, click here.

The Three Rivers Arts Festival

Three Rivers Arts Festival

One of the biggest festivals in Pittsburgh every year is the Three Rivers Arts Festival. This massive event runs for roughly 10 days and features artists from all over southwest Pennsylvania and the country at large plus musical acts, unique art exhibits, and a whole lot more. 

In 2024 the Three Rivers Arts Festival will run from May 31st to June 9th. Main Stage acts in 2024 include the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Los Lonely Boys, Pokey LaFarge, Sugarhill Gang, and Ben Folds to name a few.

For more on the Three Rivers Arts Festival schedule, click here.

Mr. Rogers Family Days

Mr Rogers in Latrobe

Interested in celebrating Pittsburgh's favorite neighbor with little ones in your family? Head over to Latrobe for Mr. Rogers Family Days running June 3rd to 8th!

This annual event in Latrobe offers a ton of family-friendly activities like a trolley tour, story time, farmer's markets, and so much more making it a whole lot of fun for guests of all ages.

Pittsburgh Pride

Pride celebrations take place all over the country in June which corresponds to LGBT Pride Month that commemorates the Stonewall Riots of 1969. The events for Pride in Pittsburgh are quite popular and in 2024, take place over the dates of May 31st to June 2nd at spots all over the city from Homewood to the North Shore and beyond.

To check out the full lineup for Pittsburgh Pride 2024, click here.

Phipps Conservatory's Summer Flower Show

Phipps Monet in Bloom

Phipps Conservatory's Summer Flower Show returns with the nautical theme Under the Sea! Check out nautical themed designs, flowers, and more at this classic show that will run through early September.

Phipps requires tickets to be purchased in advance. Click here to schedule your visit!

Beers of the Burgh

Beers of the Burgh

Beers of the Burgh is arguably the most popular beer festival in Pittsburgh. The reason? It showcases dozens of breweries in Western Pennsylvania all with the iconic Carrie Furnace as its backdrop! We never say no to sipping on local beer, but doing so in the ruins of a former steel mill makes this one distinctly Pittsburgh all around.

In 2024, Beers of the Burgh is taking place on one day only, Saturday June 8th. As this one is sure to sell out, be sure to get your tickets early!

To book your tickets for Beers of the Burgh, click here.

Cinema in the Park

Cinema in the Park

Dollar Bank's Cinema in the Park is one of the most enjoyable activities in the summer months as pop-up movie screens can be found on select nights in parks all over the city like Schenley Park, Grandview Park, Riverview Park (just following Stars at Riverview Jazz on select nights), and more. Just be sure to get there early as these shows can be quite popular!

To check out the full schedule for Cinema in the Park, click here.

Kennywood's Bites and Pints Event

Kennywood Bites & Pints

Weekends at Kennywood are about to get a whole lot tastier with the return of their annual Bites and Pints event- historically running on weekends in June and July (dates vary). Guests at Kennywood are able to sample chef creations from around the world with dishes from Greece, Italy, the Caribbean, Germany, Poland, Asia, and Mexico. These can be purchased either a la carte or through pre-paid 8 or 12 sample “Bite Cards” that can be used throughout the month.

As a bonus, season pass holders who purchase a 12-sample Bite Card will get an extra three samples free! Rides and chef-driven food? You know we're all about that.

For more information on the Bites and Pints event, click here.

Sporting Events in June

Riverhounds at Highmark Stadium

The Pirates are back for another season at PNC Park with a number of great games in June. They take on the Dodgers June 4th to 7th, the Twins June 7th to 9th, the Reds on Jun 17th to 19th, and the Rays from June 21st to 23rd! Pick up tickets on Ticketmaster or Stubhub here!

The Riverhounds season is in full swing in June with two home games Highmark Stadium- June 1st against Indy and June 19th against Louisville. Pick up tickets on Ticketmaster or Stubhub.

Shows in June

benedum Center sign

Finally, there are a number of great shows in the Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh in June. 

The Pittsburgh Symphony is performing The Sorcerer's Apprentice on the 1st and 2nd, a Maestro's Wine Dinner on the 6th, Let's Groove Tonight on the 21st to 23rd, and Americana Concert on June 28th. Liberty Magic brings Zabrecky in the Zabrecky Hour starting on June 5th through mid-July. The Pittsburgh CLO also is performing Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill at Greer Cabaret through the 30th and West Side Story from June 11th to 16th at the Benedum Center.

Do you have a favorite Pittsburgh event in June to check out? Comment below to share!

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