Here are events going on in Pittsburgh for the month of May. More events can be added to this list, so be sure to check back for more! If you would like an event to be added to this list, or you have an event of your own you would like to advertise, please send an email to:

Week of 4/30 – 5/6

(May 1-3) Main Street Now 2017—pittsburgh/main-street-now-2017.html?referrer=
Join your fellow commercial district revitalization professionals in Pittsburgh, May 1-3 for three exciting days of education sessions, mobile tours, special events, and plenty of opportunities for exploring all the great things Pittsburgh and the surrounding area has to offer.”

(May 2) Future Tense: GPAC Annual Convening 2017
Join us on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 for Future Tense: GPAC’s Annual Convening, for talks and breakout sessions about current trends and issues facing Pittsburgh’s arts community. Distinct from our annual meetings of the past, Future Tense includes discussions on trending topics led by experts in the field, addressing critical issues such as: funding trends, equity in the arts, data, advocacy, audience development, and collaborations.”

(May 2, 5, 7) The Summer King
The very first world premiere in Pittsburgh Opera’s distinguished 78 year history hits close to home. The Summer King tells the story of baseball legend Josh Gibson. Josh went from the sandlots of Pittsburgh’s North Side to the pinnacle of greatness in the Negro Leagues, before ultimately being enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

(May 5) May Day Celebration With The Afro Yaqui Music Collective & Special Guests Low Down Brass Band
Join the Afro Yaqui Music Collective in celebrating the radical legacy of the real labor day, known as International Workers’ Day and the commemoration of the Haymarket Massacre, and celebrated around the world for the powerful legacies of working people the world over who have shaped history. “

Week of 4/7 – 5/13

(May 11) Market Square Farmer’s Market
“Downtown’s showcase Farmers Market is set to celebrate it’s 13th season with fresh produce and goods from local vendors, while providing the Downtown community with a unique and convenient shopping experience that enlivened the city. Each Thursday, an average of 7,000 – 10,000 office employees, residents, and visitors to Pittsburgh come to Market Square to enjoy the gourmet treats, fresh grocery finds, and unique entertainment opportunities throughout the market.”

Week of 5/14 – 5/20

(May 18-21) EQT Children’s Theater Festival
Bringing extraordinary and unique experiences to young people, the EQT Children’s Theater Festival is dedicated to continuing the tradition of theater for your children. Live performances from professional, international artists engage children of all ages from different cultures and perspectives, showing them different ways to express ideas. This year, the 31st annual Festival celebrates another year in Downtown Pittsburgh’s vibrant Cultural District with exciting performances, free activities, and family-friendly art.

Week of 5/21 – 5/27

(May 27) Tunch & Wolf’s Walk for the Homeless 2017
“Hosted by sportscasters and former Steelers Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley. Raise money for Light of Life and connect with 999 other people who share your passion for helping the poor and homeless in Pittsburgh. This fun, family-friendly event begins with a 10K walk along the beautiful North Shore trail and ends with (free) delicious food from local vendors. Rain or shine. As part of our Memorial Day observance, we will take a moment to honor our fallen heroes during the event.”

Week of 5/28 – 6/3

(May 28) OpenStreetsPGH
What if you could close down a city street and use it for a few hours of good, healthy fun? You’d have OpenStreetsPGH. Come down and join us to walk, run, bike and skate through the streets of Pittsburgh. Experience your city in a whole new way while enjoying a summer day with your friends and family.

(May 28) Fish-for-Free Day
Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also NOT required). All other fishing regulations still apply. Fish-for-Free Days are great ways for families to “catch” the fun of fishing!