PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — How do you plan to celebrate the Labor Day long weekend? Here are some starting points.
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The City of Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade returns this year on September 5; participants line up at 9 a.m. on Center Ave, then the parade begins at 10 a.m.
The Allegheny-Fayette Central Labor Council is also holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 2. More details here.
Britsburgh – A celebration of Anglo-American connections across the city of Pittsburgh begins September 5 at 6:00 p.m. with a beer at the East End Brewing Company. A royal afternoon tea kicks off the festivities, which begin just on Labor Day and end on September 11.
Carrick—Experience the Love Carrick Labor Day Luncheon at Concord Presbyterian Church from noon to 3 p.m. on September 5. You can dine or take your meal with you, but if you plan to come after 2:00 p.m., it’s take-out only.
Natrona Heights—Come to Blackberry Meadows Farm in Natrona Heights for the Pittsburgh Food and Beverage Network picnic. It’s September 5 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Cool off at these seven city of Pittsburgh pools that will be open through Labor Day: Ammon in the Hill District, Jack Stack in Brighton Heights, Bloomfield, Moore in West Liberty, Ormsby on the South Side, Ream in Mount Washington and Schenley in Oakland. will remain open until September 5.
Don’t Forget Your Pets – Pets can get involved on Labor Day, too. Dog owners can sign up to take their dogs swimming at Pooches in the Pool. It’s happening at these county pools from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Boyce Park, North Park, Settlers Cabin and South Park. County residents can register for $20, out-of-county residents register for $25.
Before Labor Day:
Thursday, September 1
Acrisure Stadium—Check out the Rib Festival happening this Labor Day weekend, starting at noon on Thursday, September 1 and ending at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, September 5. All weekend long, you can enjoy barbecue from skilled vendors and live music. PTL’s Daisy Jade is co-hosting a free DJ Showcase event on Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
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Market Square – Haven’t eaten enough? Check out A Soulful Taste of the Burgh. From Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4, head to Market Square for A Soulful Taste of The Burgh. It happens from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on 3rd and 4th avenues downtown. There will be numerous performances throughout the three-day festival on Market Street to honor the history of the restaurant industry, especially the pioneers of black community cuisine.
Wampum – Three days of high performance and education racing for Labor Day weekend at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, starting at 7 a.m. Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday September 3
Canonsburg– Check out the Steel City Reptile Expo open this Labor Day weekend in Canonsburg. Top reptile breeders from across the country will bring their reptiles to the showcase, which will be held at the Iceoplex in Southpointe. There is also a free reptile zoo which starts on Saturdays at 9:00 am.
South Park – Bring your own food and drink to South Park for a Labor Day picnic. The picnic begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Maryland Pavilion on Twin Hills Road in South Park Township.
Munhall – Starting Saturday, there’s a special Labor Day airsoft competition you won’t want to miss called Labor Day Blast at the Battleground. This takes place at an airsoft facility called The Battleground in Munhall from Saturday 10.30am to Monday 7pm. Book a place here.
Allegheny Commons Park West – Head out for an evening in the park for the Pittsburgh Water Lantern Festival on Saturday, September 3 at 5:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to decorate your lantern, enjoy the food trucks, and then watch the lanterns float when they are launched at 7:00 PM.
Acrisure Stadium – After enjoying the Rib Festival at Acrisure Stadium, the Steelers will challenge the community to participate in the Steelers Run & Walk 5K. The race begins at 8:00 a.m. at the stadium and takes participants across the North Shore, while supporting the Art Rooney Scholarship Fund.
Sunday September 4
Hartwood Acres Park – Enjoy the music and food at the Allegheny County Music Festival held at Hartwood Acres Park. The concert starts at 5:30 p.m. .
Ford City – See you at the Great American Ethnic Festival in Ford City on Saturday, September 10 at 11:00 p.m. Then, at 6:00 PM, enjoy the Labor Day and Patriots Day Parade at Ford City Memorial Park.
Township of Hopewell – From noon to 4 p.m. on September 5, experience the Labor Day Drive-In Cruise through Hopewell Township Park.
Bridgewater – The Grumpy Beaver Pub invites patrons to celebrate with music and drinks on Saturday, September 3. The Juke House Drifters will perform at 8:00 p.m. at the Bridgewater pub.
Beaver Falls — On Sunday, September 4, the community of Beaver Falls will gather at 3 p.m. for Labor Day celebrations at Brady’s Run Recreational Park.
Township of Cranberry—Friday, September 2, from 3 to 7 p.m., head to the lawn of the Township of Cranberry Civic Center for the weekly Farmer’s Market.
North Boundary Park — September 5 is also the last day to enjoy the community water park at North Boundary Park in Cranberry Township. Refresh yourself for Labor Day, open from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
March – You won’t want to miss the 54th Annual International Polka Festival taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in March. The music begins Friday, September 2 and ends Sunday, September 4, with special performances throughout the day.
Greene County Fairgrounds – Experience two days of live country music and entertainment at Greene County Fest over Labor Day weekend. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. for a tailgating before the music starts, then it will end with a fireworks display on Sunday, September 4 at 8:30 p.m.
Indiana – On Saturday, September 3, you can find fresh produce, flowers, kids’ activities and more at the Indiana County Farmers’ Market. It starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at noon. Then, on Sunday, September 4, head to the Blairsville Sunday Market from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It’s happening at the Blairsville Diamond.
Home – Each year on Labor Day, Indiana County hosts a week-long community fair in Ox Hill. It starts on Sunday, September 4 at 6:00 p.m. and ends on September 10.
Northmoreland Park — From Sunday September 4, the Labor United celebration will be in full swing. For this free two-day festival honoring labor history in western Pennsylvania, head to Northmoreland Park on Sunday between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and then again on Monday, September 5 between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Some events include a flea market, a craft market, a circus show and an exotic animal show.
West Newton — On Monday, September 5 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, grab your bike and take a ride from West Newton through the Great Allegheny Passage for The Labor Day Poker Run. This event is not a race, but rather a scavenger hunt sponsored by the Westmoreland Young Trail Council. At each stop on the journey, you will collect a poker card. The best hand of cards at the end of the race will win a prize.
Youngwood – Visit the Youngwood Fire Department to support another great cause. Participants can run or walk in the Race for Autism Labor Day Half Marathon/10k/5k. The half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, September 5. Visit the site for more information.
Westmoreland County Fairgrounds – On Monday, September 5, there is also a Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tanger Outlets – Head to Tanger Outlets Pittsburgh on Saturday, September 3 from noon to 4 p.m. for a Labor Day block party. It’s free, and you can enjoy food trucks, a putting green, games, and special holiday sales. The event is located on Governor’s Drive, 2200 Tanger Outlets in Washington.
Meadow Lanes in Hollywood – Show off your bowling skills for a good cause. Starting Sunday, head to Meadow Lanes at Hollywood Casino at the Meadow at 9:00 a.m. to help honor and remember Terri Yeagley with a bowling tournament. Check the Facebook page for the 4th Annual Terri Yeagley Memorial Labor Day on Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5.
Washington Park — Looking to get out on Labor Day? Participate in the 40th Labor Day 5K Classic in Washington Park from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Participants can walk or run the course of the race starting from the Stone Pavilion in Washington Park and up to the Alpine Club Lanes located on Jefferson Street.
Wampum – Starting Friday, head to Wampum for a Labor Day extravagant at the Mines and Meadows ATV Riding Resort. The celebration begins Friday at 9:00 a.m. and ends Monday at 5:00 p.m. with food vendors, ATV rides, and music throughout the weekend.