If you and your family love sports, then you’re sure to find something you love in Pittsburgh, PA all summer long. Pittsburgh sporting events in the summer include baseball games, soccer tournaments and even football training camp. Whether you want to splurge on a night out to the ballpark or would rather catch your favorite players for free, there’s an event for every sports-loving family in Pittsburgh.
Summer just isn’t the same without baseball, and when you go to a Pittsburgh Pirates ballgame, you’ll have a great time. Not only is it fun to watch the Pirates at PNC Park, each home game includes at least one special event to make your day even more memorable. Below are all of the family friendly events the Pittsburgh Pirates have to offer all season long.
Block Party & Free Shirt Friday
Every Friday Home Game all season long features a family friendly Block Party before the game and a free t-shirt for each guest, sponsored by various companies throughout the season.
May 6 & 20; June 3, 10 & 24; July 8 & 22; August 5 & 19; September 9 &23.
After the game, enjoy a spectacular fireworks show right from your seat. As long as the weather permits, guests will be treated to a spectacle of lights as an added bonus after the final run is scored.
May 7, June 4 & 25, July 9 & 23, August 6 & 20, September 10.
Every Sunday home game is Kids Day at the Pittsburgh Pirates. Before the game, enjoy the Family Fun Zone on Federal Street and get a kid-friendly Pirates item (check the schedule to find out the item each day) at the gate (kids 14 and under only). Kids and their parents are also invited to stay after the game when kids came come right down onto the field and run the bases, just like the pros.
May 8 & 22; June 5, 12 & 26; July 10 & 24; August 7 & 21; September 11 & 25.
Bring your four-legged friend to the ballpark to enjoy the game with you and your family. On select dates, dogs and their owners can enjoy special deck seating and fun activities.
May 24, June 21, July 5, August 16, September 13.
Select dates at the ballpark will feature concerts from famous bands, some in conjunction with the fireworks. Bring your family to watch a fun game and get a free show.
June 11-Huey Lewis and the News
July 9-.38 Special
September 24-Steve Miller Band
Other home games feature fan giveaways of Pirates-themed merchandise. Check the schedule for details.
The Riverhounds is Pittsburgh’s premiere soccer team. Games take place all summer long, from April through August (see schedule here). Soccer is a fun sport for the whole family to watch together. You can purchase individual game tickets or a season pass. And now, the Riverhounds even offer special birthday party packages for any soccer lover plus 20 of his friends.
Pittsburgh Steelers Summer Training Camp
If you aren’t able to make it to an actual Pittsburgh Steeler’s game, then their summer training camp is the next best thing. Hosted by St. Vincent’s College in Latrobe, PA, training camp is a fun and free way to watch the Steelers practice skills and play. Many times you can get autographs after practice sessions as well, something that’s nearly impossible to do at an actual game. Practice sessions run from 3pm to 5pm throughout the month of August. The college will also have merchandise and food available for purchase, as well as interactive Pittsburgh Steeler attractions and activities for fans. If you love the Steelers, then spend your summer with them at St. Vincent’s.