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Nicole Couch

Summers are supposed to be fun-filled.  It is supposed to be a season where memories are made. Going shopping, hitting up the movies, and eating at restaurants are things that you can do at any point in the year.  That is why it is important to get yourself outside and create memories you cannot necessarily make during the freezing cold winter.

To spice up your summer, here are 5 THINGS TO DO IN PITTSBURGH THIS SUMMER - Summer 2018.

Every summer, there is ten days of free music and art that takes place in Pittsburgh -- this event is called the Three Rivers Arts Festival.  This festival features live music, performance art, as well as visual art.  Vendors from all over sell their art to buying customers.  The atmosphere is amazing, as well as kid/family friendly.  Don't forget to bring a blanket so then you can lay in the lawn and listen to live music.

  • WHERE: Point State Park

  • WHEN: June 1 - June 10

Market Square has found a fun way to utilize their space on Saturday nights.  Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) Night Markets bring to you an outdoor shopping market and festival this summer!  Visitors will be able to experience some of Pittsburgh's independent vendors and will be able to tell what kind of city Pittsburgh truly is.  Live music will be brought to you by the City Paper Stage, with different artists every weekend.  There will also be artisan goods, games, food and more!

  • WHERE: Market Square

  • WHEN: May 12 - October 27; SATURDAY'S ONLY

  • WHAT TIME: 5-10 PM

WYEP brings to you a one-day Summer Music Festival this summer in Pittsburgh.  Performing artists will be Langhorne Slim, Low Cut Connie, and Lyndsey Smith.  This is a time for family and friends to hang out and enjoy each other's company; and to relax on a warm Saturday night in Pittsburgh.

  • WHERE: Schenley Park

  • WHEN: June 30

  • WHAT TIME: 3-11 PM

In many movies, Lanterns have been released and it has become a dream for some people to be able to do this with their loved one's or just themselves.  It has always been an intimate thing, where people stare in awe.  But, you do not have to wait until your wedding day for this to happen because Pittsburgh is bringing this right to you through The Lights Fest.  It is an outdoor event, so make sure you bring your blankets and sweatshirts.  The lanterns will launch at nightfall. This is a time to create memories and enjoy live music.

  • WHERE: Lawrence County Fair

  • WHEN: June 30

  • WHAT TIME: Nightfall (this is when the lanterns will launch so arrive a bit earlier to find your seat) - REALLY COOL LINK - REALLY COOL LINK

Pittsburgh has a lot of marathons and 5K's, but one thing that it has never had is a music run.  Night Nation Run is the world's first running music festival.  It is a blend of a musical festival and a fun run!  It is coming to Pittsburgh this summer.  There will be live DJ's, light shows, bubble zones, neon and black lights, and even an after show!

  • WHERE: Stage AE

  • WHEN: August 11

If you couldn't tell, there was one thing that connected each of these events together - live music.  Summer is supposed to be a time to create memories, spend time outside with your friends and family, and to listen to some good music.  So, get involved and make some memories.