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Free & Affordable For All This Weekend

There's a HUGE variety of free & affordable things to do this weekend - whether you're looking for a free family event, a great night out with friends, or learning more about social media (like we said, it's a pretty big range), we've got you covered. Ranging from reasonably-priced to FREE, there's something for everyone in Pittsburgh this weekend without breaking the bank!'s bargainistas Heather Walsh and Rachel Booth highlight free and affordable ways to enjoy these last days of summer in the 'Burgh!

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Penn Brewery's 2011 Oktoberfest

Penn Brewery
800 Vinial Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212
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Enjoy live entertainment, seasonal beers, contests and more at this annual Oktoberfest on the Northside. It's free to attend, and offers affordable food and drink! Visit Penn Brewery's website!

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Johnny Cash Day

Elks Lodge
400 Cedar Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212
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Celebrate the life, music and legacy of the Man in Black. The $10 cover charge includes food & drink specials, door prizes and raffles. Enjoy the live music, putting their own spin on Johnny Cash's classics! Visit the Johnny Cash Day 2011 website!

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Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival

South Side Riverfront Park
Park Entrance is on 18th Street near the Mon River
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15203
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Free & open to the public, you'll find traditional Asian music, dance, food, children's arts & crafts, and so much more!. You can learn to use chopsticks, watch demonstrations of Tai Chi, and even try your hand at Dragon Boat Racing! Visit the Dragon Boat Festival's website!

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Green Business Blitz

Butler Street in Lawrenceville
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15201
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Check out this free event showcasing how Lawrenceville businesses are going green, including giveaways! Visit the Black & Gold City Goes Green website!

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PodCamp Pittsburgh 6

Point Park University
414 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
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This is a great one for those who create, enjoy or are interested in learning more about social media. This free UnConference covers blogs, vlogs, audio podcasts, web videos, and everything in between (don't forget FB and Twitter)! Visit PodCamp Pittsburgh's website!

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