Fun Things to do With the Kiddos in the City This Week

Enjoy a day out with all of these fun activities!

By By Josey Jones, Macaroni KID South Hills Intern October 22, 2023

Every week Macaroni Kid Pittsburgh City shares things to do with your kids in the 'Burgh over the coming weekend. 

So grab the kids and head out to our local neighborhoods: Braddock, Lawrenceville, Bloomfield, East Liberty, Friendship, Garfield, Highland Park, Homewood, Morningside, Northside, Oakland, Squirrel Hill, Edgewood, Swissvale, Downtown, Hill District, Wilkinsburg, Braddock, Forest Hills, Strip District, Bloomfield, Friendship, and Shadyside for family fun this weekend!

Here are MacaroniKID Pittsburgh City's picks for the five things to do in the City of Pittsburgh with kids from October 21th to October 27th,  2023. Click on the links for all the details!

1.  Treats With a Little Trick

  • NO WAY ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT TILL HALLOWEEN! Spooky season is here and there is no better way to spend this season than trick-or-treating. On October 21st at Bud Harris Cycling  for Track & Treat. Bring your bike or borrow one for CitiParks and cycle with your family while collecting all the goodies. Receive refreshments and meals from local food trucks, learn bike safety,  decorate your bike, play fun Halloween games, and enter the Halloween contest starting at 2 pm. Come on out to this FREE event starting at noon and ending at 4 pm.
  • I love a sweet goodie bag and thrilling coaster rides! Kenny’s Trick or Treat is October 21st at Kennywood. Kids aged 10 and under are able to participate in a park wide scavenger hunt from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday till October 29th. Grab the map at the headquarters, then get a stamp at all nine locations around the park to get that goodie bag you so desire. Check out how much fun Macaroni KID had at Kenny's Trick-or-Treat during Phantom Fall Fest.

2. National Pumpkin Day 

Celebrate national pumpkin day on October 26th or enjoy some events that help you and your family celebrate it! Halloween Hooplah is October 21st from 11am to 2 pm at Bakery Square Courtyard. Select your very own pumpkin to decorate. Take in all of the fun season activities by participating in face painting, the spooky scavenger hunt, the trick or treat table, the Halloween movie on BIG SCREEN, and listen to the live Dj. Take a look at our Ultimate Fall Family Fun Guide to find the perfect festival to celebrate this wonderful National Day.

3.  It’s a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

  • I put a spell on you and now you’re mine, mine, mine. At Schenley Plaza, Hocus Pocus is showing on October 21st at 9 pm. Come out and cuddle under your blankets as your watch the three sisters hatch their evil plans to stay young forever while Max, Dani, Aillson, and Binx take on the sisters to make sure they are gone for good at sunrise.
  • I don’t know about you but Hocus Pocus is one of my all time FAVORITE Halloween movies and it is the 30th Anniversary of it’s debut. With it being the 30th anniversary, check out Twinkle Time Teepee Parties that are Hocus Pocus themed and  create a magical memory for those little ones while celebrating this amazing movie.

4. Ringling: The Greatest Show on Earth

Come on down and step right up to see the Ringling: The Greatest Show on Earth on Oct 20th - the 22nd at PPG Paints Arena. See acts that take place high up in the air on a highwire, see a trapeze, bicycle, and so much more that you would never believe that one could see. Tickets start at  $16 per person.

5. Pittsburgh Halloween Festival

Come down to Allegheny RiverTrail Park on October 21st starting at 2 pm. For the Pittsburgh Halloween Festival. Experience Free Kayaking, a haunted trail, doggy trick or treat & costume contest, horror art, and more. Get to shop at local vendor markets selling food, wine, beer, photography pieces and more. For more information, look at their website