Summer in the Square

Join us for fun and educational programs for children and families with stories, crafts, snacks, and special guests. Touch a real fire truck, talk to a real live parrot, and see how cartoons come to life, all in Downtown’s historic Market Square.

This free program welcomes families, schools, day cares and camps. Programs are geared toward pre-school children.

If a parent or caregiver works Downtown, it’s a great chance to have some fun and then share lunch at one of the Square’s many family-friendly eateries!

Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

2015 Schedule

6/9 – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra “Meet a Musician” & Mr. McFeely

6/16 – University of Pittsburgh Science Outreach & The Office of Public Art

6/23 – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra “Fiddlesticks with w/ Katy Williams” & The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

6/30 – Tree Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

7/7 – Santa in the Square & The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

7/14 – Pittsburgh CLO Academy

7/21 – Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater Crafts & Kids Yoga With Ivivva

7/28 – Otto the Auto & National Night Out Kick-off

8/4 – Three Rivers Storytelling Festival

8/11 – Animal Friends & The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

8/18 – National Aviary Penguin Encounter

8/25 – Duquesne University Athletics & Seat Belt Safety with Deputy Tara

5/6 – Dan Bubien

5/13 – Jason Kendall

5/20 – Brad Yoder

5/27 – Mike Arnold

6/3 – Lincoln Park

6/10 – Bill Deasy

6/17 – Nick Marzock

6/24 – Dan Bubien

7/1 – Billy the Kid & the Regulators

7/8 – For Those About to Rock Academy

7/15 – TJ the DJ

7/22 – Jimbo & the Soupbones

7/29 – Jay Wiley of the Hawkeyes

8/5 – Carla Bianco

8/12 – The Delaneys (acoustic)

8/19 – Vanessa Campagna

8/26 – Joel Lindsey

9/2 – John Puckett

9/9 – Man and The Arena

9/16 – Alex Talbot

9/23 – Gina Rendina

9/30 – Corey James

10/7 – Jeff Miller

10/14 – John Puckett

10/21 – Man and The Arena

10/28 – Joel Lindsey

Interested in performing in Market Square?
Submit your information here.

It’s even bigger and better than ever! The popular Market Square Farmers Market is a great opportunity for local farmers to promote their goods while providing the Downtown community with a unique and convenient shopping experience. Each Thursday, Downtown’s biggest Farmers Market attracts 7,000-10,000 office workers, residents and visitors to Market Square to enjoy local produce, gourmet treats and the many diverse restaurants and shops surrounding the Square. This season, we’re bringing the region’s cream of the crop to the heart of the City. As many as 30 weekly vendors will be showcased in the significantly expanded Market, along with free afternoon concerts. Produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP), the Market Square Farmers Market runs each Thursday through October 30,  10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Market-goers can expect to choose from a variety of goods such as: breads; banana loaf cakes; crunchy biscotti; fresh-cut flowers; live herb plants and teas; homemade, all-natural vegetarian dog treats; fresh vegetables and fruits; naturally dry-aged beef; organic raw milk and cheese; beeswax candles; honey; Angora goat yarn and more.

Each Thursday at 11:30 a.m., the Square will be rockin’ with live acoustic performances by some of Pittsburgh’s top talent!

Shake-up your Thursdays and enjoy a little lunch, shopping and music in one of Downtown’s hottest places to be – Market Square!

Irish Fair in the Square

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Market Square.

Each year Market Square Merchants Association presents the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day party! Celebrate your Irish heritage (Hey, everyone is Irish for one day of the year!) in the historic Market Square.

Before and during the Parade, enjoy Pittsburgh Brewing drink specials throughout the Square.

When the parade ends at 2:00 pm, join the tradition and the ONLY St. Patrick’s Day street party in Pittsburgh. The green beer will flow; enjoy the products and food of our street vendors and dance the afternoon away with a free concert.

Velveeta
2:00pm-3:00pm

Hillbilly Way
3:30pm-5:00pm

Looking for a break from the Parade prior to 2:00 pm? Swing into the Square from 10am-1pm to enjoy the family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fest with entertainment from street performers, live music from parade participants, and catch lunch and a drink at one of the more than dozen restaurants and outdoor cafes in the New Historic Market Square.

For access questions, please call 724-766-2525