5 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend: May 24-27
With the Memorial Day weekend ahead, here are some ideas of how to enjoy three days off.
Memorial Day parade
The 111th Lawrenceville Memorial Day Parade is at 10 a.m. Monday. This event runs down Butler Street and ends at the Allegheny Cemetery for a service to honor the servicemen and women who gave their lives for our freedom. It is one of many events throughout the city.
If you're looking for things to do on Memorial Day weekend, you've come to the right spot!
— Visit Pittsburgh (@vstpgh) May 21, 2019
Go for a slide
Sandcastle water park opens for the season Saturday. Located in Homestead near the Monongahela River there are 15 waterslides, the Mon Tsunami wave pool, scenic Mushroom pool, the relaxing lazy river and two children’s areas. There are plenty of food and drink options. The park is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. A season pass pays for itself in just a few visits.
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— Sandcastle Waterpark (@Sandcastlepgh) May 20, 2019
Takin’ it to the streets
OpenStreetsPGH is inspired by the open streets movement – a global phenomenon promoting healthy outdoor activity and community engagement using city streets. Streets are temporarily closed to car traffic to create a safe place for people of all ages to walk, bike, roll and dance through 11 neighborhoods from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first is Saturday and includes the East End – Homewood, Larimer, East Liberty, Shadyside and North Point Breeze. This is the fifth year for the event.
Come one, come all to explore our longest #OpenStreetsPGH route yet! This 4.4 mile loop will take you through Homewood, Larimer, East Liberty, Shadyside, and North Point Breeze! https://t.co/0mtfe5tmiq pic.twitter.com/juoz1syRHm
— BikePGH (@BikePGH) May 22, 2019
Serve it up
The 36th annual East Coast Volleyball Championships are Saturday through Monday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. Teams come from all over the country such as Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan and Delaware. Girls teams ages 12-18 will compete.
Listen to it
Jam on Walnut is Saturday in Shadyside. This musical event, which attracts 5,000 people, is held on six Saturdays beginning this Saturday. Justin Fabus will perform at the outdoor concert — Red, White & Brews — at 5:50 p.m. Two additional dates have been added for September and October. The event raises money for Humane Animal Rescue.
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .