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Weekend Picks: Free & Affordable Outdoor Fun

Want to pack in as much outdoor fun as possible before summer comes to a close – without spending a fortune? You're in luck!'s bargainistas Heather Walsh and Rachel Booth put together their picks for some of the best free and affordable outdoor activities for you to enjoy in Pittsburgh this weekend!
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Red, Ripe & Roasted: Tomato & Garlic Festival

Phipps Conservatory Lawn
1 Shenley Park
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 622-6914 ‎

Enjoy free admission to this yummy food festival AND Phipps Conservatory with your fresh produce donation on Sunday, August 29th from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. With live demonstrations, tastings and kids activities, there's something for everyone!
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Steel City Games Fest: Obscure Games Pittsburgh

Various locations around Pittsburgh

The Steel City Games Fest is coming back to the 'Burgh this Saturday and Sunday (August 27th & 28th) and it's not just for kids! Only $5 gives you access to 24 hours worth of urban games all over the city, including human-sized pinball, an all night chase played on the streets of Pittsburgh over the radio, and so many more!
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The Art Festival on Walnut

Walnut St. from S. Aiken Ave, to S. Negley Avenue in Shadyside
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

This free two-day outdoor art festival with 150 hand-selected exhibitors from around the country gives you the opportunity to meet the participating artists, ask questions about their techniques, learn the sources of their inspirations, and purchase fine works of art at affordable prices! The festival runs from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 27th, and from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 28th!
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Duquesne Tamburitzans at Hartwood Acres

Hartwood Acres
200 Hartwood Acres
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
(412) 767-9200 ‎

Part of Allegheny County's free summer concert series, the Duquesne Tamburitzans will be performing at Hartwood Acres this Sunday (8/28) at 7:30 p.m. They're America's longest-running multicultural song and dance company comprised of full time students performing the music, songs, and dances of Eastern Europe and other folk cultures!
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Denis Theatre's Last Saturday Cinema

Clearview Common at the corner of Washington Road and Alfred Street
Uptown Mt. Lebanon
Pittsburgh, PA 15228

Enjoy a free movie under the stars just steps from Mt. Lebanon's historic Denis Theater as part "Last Saturday Cinema!" The last screening of the season will be Trouble in Paradise at Clearview Common, which is located at the corner of Washington Road and Alfred Street. The film is set to start at dusk, but you should plan to get there early to get a good seat and mingle with other movie buffs! Enjoy some trivia or film discussion afterwards at neighboring restaurants.
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