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Free & Affordable Labor Day Fun

Bummed that summer is coming to a close and the kids are headed back to school? There are plenty of activities this Labor Day weekend that are sure to cheer you up! Living's bargainistas Heather Walsh and Rachel Booth highlight some of the best free and affordable events for you to enjoy in Pittsburgh this holiday weekend!
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Downtown Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade

Downtown Pittsburgh
Starting by the Mellon Arena

Enjoy the largest Labor Day parade in the United States, right here in your own backyard - For FREE of course! The route starts at the Mellon Arena and heads through Downtown Pittsburgh, primarily along Boulevard of the Allies.
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Kids Ride the Gateway Clipper for $1 Labor Day Weekend

Gateway Clipper Fleet
350 W. Station Square Drive
Pittsburgh (Station Square), PA 15219

All Labor day weekend, September 3, 4 and 5, 2011, all kids 12 and under ride any Gateway Clipper Fleet sightseeing cruise for only $1.
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Fish for Free Day

Any of Pennsylvania's public waterways

Fish for Free Day allows anyone to fish on any of Pennsylvania's public waterways for FREE - no license required, although all fishing regulations still apply. Now is the time to give it a try!
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(Photo Credit: Steve Schohn/Living Pittsburgh)

South Park Rib & Wing Challenge

Allegheny County South Park Fairgrounds
Corrigan Drive at Brownsville Road
South Park, PA 15129

Enjoy live music, a children's zone, crafter's market, Wild World of Animals shows, an activity tent, pony rides, a petting zoo and lots more for your $8 presale price (Kids 11 and under are FREE)! Of course, you can also purchase some of the best BBQ from all over the country!
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Rusted Root Concert at Hartwood Acres

Hartwood Acres
Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Enjoy Rusted Root (they're originally from Pittsburgh in case you didn't know!) in concert this holiday weekend at Hartwood Acres. At $20 per carload, gather your friends and take advantage of the music... and the price!
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