Pittsburgh PA this weekend?


May 17th, 2012, 04:00 AM
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Pittsburgh PA this weekend?

Fun things to do:
Venture Outdoors Festival @ Point State Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 255-0564
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: Free to attend
For the love of outdoors! Get the blood pumping at the Venture Outdoors Festival Presented by Highmark, held each year at Point State Park. This event is a true celebration of the outdoors, featuring activities for the whole family. Climb Pittsburgh will be on hand with climbing walls for all ability levels. You can try your hand at fishing – rods and bait provided – and no fishing license is required. Float your boat on the Allegheny River with beginner-friendly, flat-bottomed kayaks, or you can learn Dragon Boating. Plus there’s yoga, biking, and obstacle course, and way more.
Taste of Oakland in the Central Oakland Business District
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 683-6243 ext. 19
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Price: $5
This annual event gives you a chance to browse the eclectic shops of Oakland while sampling the neighborhood’s delicious restaurant menus. A Taste of Oakland is the Oakland Business Improvement District’s signature event.
Your $5 admission cost is a steal, considering in addition to sampling all sorts of delicious food, you also get FREE Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History admission (normally $17.95 for adults) and free rides on the PNC Carousel at Schenley Plaza. Now back to the food! There are too many to list here, but some notable local ‘faves include Dave & Andy’s Homemade Ice Cream, the Red Oak Café and Peters Pub.
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Pittsburgh Folk Festival @ the Monroeville Convention Center
209 Mall Boulevard Monroeville, PA 15146
(412) 278-1267
Date: Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20, 2012
Hours: Friday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: $12 at the door, $8 in advance, Military & dependents with ID are free, Children 10 and under are free
Enjoy this weekend multicultural celebration of music, dance, food and hand-made crafts from over 30 countries and cultures. You’ll find continuous live entertainment, international kitchens and marketplaces, cultural exhibits, and cooking demonstrations. On Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. you can take part in “family afternoon” with international crafts, stamp collecting, name writing, cultural exhibits and flags of nations. On Sunday at 2 p.m. is the Folk Festival’s tribute to our servicemen and women of the military. The 911 TAG Honor Guard will present the colors and flag followed by the 6th Regiment Drum Corp of Pittsburgh.
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May 17th, 2012, 07:14 AM
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Posts: 4,039 DD doesn't have to work this weekend (which NEVER happens) and we haven't been back to Pittsburgh since she graduated from Pitt a couple years ago.

Is Oakland going to be jam-packed for the Taste of Oakland? Where would you recommend we park if we go? What's the weather forecast for Saturday?

Thanks for the heads-up on this. It's a bit crazy to consider as we live 4 hours away, but still...
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May 17th, 2012, 07:27 AM
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Thanks for the info!
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May 17th, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Weather is forecast to be all blue skies and sunshine Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!
Sorry I cannot make any PARKING recommendations for OAKLAND!
I have learned to only go there by public transit.
As you know, crazy place to try to park.

If you have the time and want to explore these and even other areas (not the Monroeville one)
you might like to park at one of the lots at SouthSideWorks, and hop on the big red bus!
All day ticket gets you to any of 21 stops, including the ones near Point
State Park and Oakland's events.
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