Find Your Summer Family Fun with Our ABC 'Burgh Summer Bucket List

50+ Things to Do With Kids in the City of Pittsburgh this Summer plus FREE Printable Bucket List

July 6, 2023

Summer is a time for fun, relaxation, and adventure. And what better way to make the most of the season than by creating a summer bucket list? A summer bucket list is a list of things you want to do, see, and experience during the summer months. Macaroni KID Pittsburgh City has come up with a list of our favorite things to do with kids in the city of Pittsburgh, Northside, Lawrenceville, Oakland, Bloomfield, East Liberty, Highland Park, Larimer, Squirrel Hill, and Shadyside, and all the cities in between.

Download our FREE ABC's of Pittsburgh City Summer printable and cross off each place or event as you visit. Work at your own pace or follow along each day with us on Instagram. Tag us in your photos using #pghmackid for a chance to be featured in our stories!

A: Architects of Air: DaedalumIn downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, the Backyard at 8th & Penn is the summer home of Architects of Air: Daedalum! An extraordinary spectacle of light, color & sound, this massive inflatable “luminarium” invites you to explore winding paths, majestic domes & awe-inspiring sights. Open through September 4, visit for more!

Aviary, Andy Warhol, Arsenal Bowling

B: BikePGH / OpenStreetsPGH - This free community event opens miles of city streets to people-powered activities! Walk, run, bike, roll, dance, and explore spaces that would otherwise be used by motor vehicles: May 28th + June 25th + July 30th |

Bakery Square, Byham, Benedum, Blue Slide Park, Bicycle Heaven

C: Children's Museum, Coop De Ville, Cultural District

D: DeLucas

E: Eat'n'Park

F: Five Iron Golf, Frick Park, Federal Galley, 412 Play Factory, Free Toy Lending Library

G: Pgh Glass Center, Grandpa Joes

H: Heinz Field, Heinz History Center, Highland Park, Happy Day Dessert Factory

I: Millies Icecream, Incline,

J: Jack Rabbit

K: Kayak Pittsburgh, Kelly O's, Kidzville, Klavon's

L: Cathedral of Learning, Lil Bunny

M: Mattress Factory, Molly's Trolleys, MarketSquare, Museum Lab, Mellon Park, Mineos

N: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Nationality Rooms

O: Allegheny Observatory, Open Streets

P: PNC Park, Pirates, PPG Arena, Penguins, Pirate Ship, PNC Carousel, Phipps, PPG Place, Primantis

Q: The Three Rivers Queen

R: RandyLand, Rangos Giant Cinema, Romp and Roll

S: Superheroes of the Sky at the National Aviary, Presented by Breeze Airways - This summer only! Experience the awesome abilities of nature’s superheroes with action-packed activities that bring you closer to awe-inspiring birds from around the world. Also on deck: the guest favorite returning rooftop theater show, SkyDeck, and Habitat Heroes, a new immersive bird show featuring a powerful Bald Eagle! |

T: Three Rivers Arts Festival Enjoy 10 days of free music and art in the Cultural District at the Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival June 2-11.

U: USS Requin

V: Venture Outdoors

W: Andy Warhol, Watersteps, Walnut Street

X: Shorty's Pins X Pints

Y: Gus and YaYas

Z: Pittsburgh Zoo

Do you think you have all of these covered? 

Check out the ABC Summer Bucket lists for the Pittsburgh West, South Hills, and Pittsburgh North too!