BG Open Air. Photo: Brew Gentlemen

Things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Labor Day Weekend

Celebrate Labor Day with the largest Labor Day parade and a doggie dip in the Dormont pool. We’ve also got a beer inspired by the moon and a look at the Black Cat Market in Lawrenceville.

by Lindsay Patross | August 29, 2019

Meet the cat lovers of Pittsburgh // Our latest video is a profile of the Steel City Kitties convention which is held in Pittsburgh every February.

The largest Labor Day parade // Pittsburgh’s Labor Day parade is one of the largest in the country. Rain or shine, the parade starts a 10 am. You just might see a presidential candidate marching through Pittsburgh on Monday morning.

A cafe for the cat people of Pittsburgh // Black Cat Market, a cat cafe in Lawrenceville is celebrating their 1t anniversary on Sunday. We stopped by to meet the owners and the cats.

A museum of air quality // We took a trip down the Monongahela River to Donora to visit the Donora Smog Museum.

A beer inspired by the moon landing // Our beer pick for this week is the Lunar Module, a hazy IPA from Couch Brewing.

A Very Local sandwich // Tickets are now available for our next Local x Global event in Braddock on Saturday, September 7. Blue Sparrow is preparing a Braddock inspired sandwich for the occasion.


Things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend


FRI 8.30

CreativeMornings Pittsburgh @ City of Asylum

Summer Lee is the featured speaker for this free monthly morning lecture.


SAT 8.31

Garden Party @ Brew Gentlemen

The Brew Gentlemen are inviting everyone down to Braddock for a Labor Day Garden Party. Admission is free and beers are just $5 in their new beer garden.


SUN 9.1

Weather Permitting Season Finale w/ Hello!3D & Beagle Brothers @ Shady Side Nursery 

This family-friendly concert series wraps up their season in Shadyside. Tickets for adults are $10 and kids are free. Food trucks, beer, cider and more. This is the last chance to check out Weather Permitting in Shady Side. The series is moving to Tree Pittsburgh’s space in Lawrenceville next year.


MON 9.2

The 11th Annual Dormont Doggie Dip @ Dormont Pool

Dogs are the only ones who are excited to see the pools close. The Dormont Pool lets dogs dive right in on the last day of the pool season.


[Header photo: This is the outdoor beer garden at the Brew Gentlemen in Braddock. Photo is courtesy of the Brew Gentlemen.]

Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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