5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: Aug. 30-Sept. 2
It’s Labor Day weekend, which often signals the unofficial conclusion of summer. Here are some ways to spend that three-day holiday weekend.
The 38th annual Labor Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday. The route begins at PPG Paints Arena and concludes at the United Steelworkers Building, Downtown. It is considered the largest Labor Day parade in the U.S. The event honors and celebrates unions that represent Allegheny/Fayette County Central Labor Council.
Mark your calendar – the Pittsburgh Liaison Committee wants to see you on Labor Day! March with Actors' Equity Association at the second largest Labor Day Parade in the country.
— Actors' Equity (@ActorsEquity) August 28, 2019
Take a final dip before the pools are drained
Saturday through Monday is the last time to go swimming at Sandcastle in West Homestead. Sandcastle has 15 water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river and two children’s areas.Most other pools close this weekend too, if they haven’t already drained the water, so check before you go.
The Lazy River is the perfect relaxing ride for the entire family!
We're only open a few more days this weekend! 8/31, 9/1, and 9/2. Get lazy before it's too late!
— Sandcastle Waterpark (@Sandcastlepgh) August 26, 2019
View the Da Vinci exhibit
This is the final weekend to see the touring “Da Vinci The Exhibition” at Carnegie Science Center on the North Side at its PPG Pavilion. The exhibition, which runs through Monday, examines the “original Renaissance man’s” life and his achievements. It includes 60 life-size reproductions of da Vinci’s inventions, 20 detailed art replicas and dozens of displays highlighting his innovations in art, engineering, flight, hydraulics, music and light.
Visitors also learn about his understanding of science, mathematics and nature.
— Carnegie Science Ctr (@CarnegieSciCtr) August 24, 2019
Light the way
The Water Lantern Festival is Saturday at Allegheny Commons West Park on the North Side. Each adult ticket includes a floating lantern, drawstring bag, marker, wristband, lantern retrieval and water cleanup. Guests will create lanterns and write a message on them before they are sent out to light up the water.
Events this weekend (Aug 31):
Pittsburgh, PA at Allegheny Commons Park
Prescott, AZ at Watson Lake
— Water Lantern Festival (@OWwaterlantern) August 26, 2019
Ribs, with a side of Clarks
Yummy! The 16th annual Heinz Field Rib Fest and Kickoff runs through Monday on the North Shore. The event features ribs and brisket vendors from all over the country and attracts more than 100,000 attendees. On Friday, Pittsburgh’s beloved rock band The Clarks will perform outside Gate A at 9 p.m. On Saturday, the University of Pittsburgh kicks off its football season at 7:30 p.m. when the Panthers host the Virginia Cavaliers.
The Gatorade/Steelers 5K Race, Fitness Walk and Kid’s Kickoff Run begins at 8 a.m. on Monday.
Retweet this post for a chance to win an autographed copy of Between Now and Then Vol. 2! Catch @TheClarks in Pittsburgh, PA at the Heinz Field Kickoff and Rib Fest on 8/30 for a FREE show starting at 6:30 PM. pic.twitter.com/RuWFBsrwLf
— The Clarks (@theclarks) August 27, 2019
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .