11 things to do in Pittsburgh this weekend (5/24-5/26)

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  • Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival

    Friday through Sunday, various times – Meadows Racetrack & Casino

    The annual Greater Pittsburgh Food Truck Festival is taking over the Meadows Casino this weekend. At last check, nearly 50 food trucks were signed up for the event. Fireworks, wiener dog races, live entertainment are all part of the fun! The event is free and will run all weekend long. 

    Dear Evan Hansen

    Friday through Sunday, various times – Heinz Hall

    The award-winning musical "Dear Evan Hansen" is considered a profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. The musical won six Tony's for its run on Broadway, including best musical, best actor and featured actress. It also won a Grammy for best musical-theater album. The show is sold out through the box office, but at last check, StubHub had reasonably priced tickets for sale.

    Pirates vs. Dodgers

    Friday through Sunday, various times - PNC Park

    It'll be a fireworks Friday night when the Dodgers get to town. The Buccos will be facing tough competition from the No. 1 team in the N-West. Last time they met up, the Dodgers swept the series. Saturday night's game comes with a complimentary camo cap. Then, bring your kids for free ice cream on Sunday.

    Washington Wild Things

    Friday through Sunday, various times - Wild Things Park, Washington

    The Washington Wild Things are back at home again this weekend after their home opener last weekend. This time, they're taking on the Gateway Grizzlies out of Illinois. Friday night is Domestic Violence Awareness night. There will also be fireworks. Souvenir Saturday features a Memorial Day T-shirt for the first thousand fans. And on Sunday, kids eat free and the first 500 kids get a free baseball.

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    Haunted Pittsburgh Ghost Tour

    Friday through Sunday, 7 p.m.

    This creepy tour will take you on a spine-tingling journey through one of America's most haunted cities. The tour starts at the City-County building and runs about an hour and twenty minutes. If you want to learn about Western Pennsylvania's creepy history and hear ghost stories that will make your skin break out in goosebumps, this tour is for you. Click here for ticket information.

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    Water Lantern Festival

    Saturday, 5:30 p.m. - Allegheny Commons Park West

    The festival is filled with fun, happiness and an opportunity to create great memories you'll always cherish. You can enjoy food from food trucks, live music and other fun activities. Then later in the evening, you will be able to design your floating lantern. The lantern launch is from 8:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the event. 

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    Sunday 8 p.m. - Benedum Center

    Grab a friend and take them to church! Well, actually, take them to the Benedum Center to catch Hozier. The Irish singer and songwriter will be in town to promote his new album "Wasteland, Baby." He's topped the charts in 12 countries and puts on a great live performance. The show is sold out at the box office, so check Stubhub or another third-party vendor if you want to go. 

    >>Want to get the lowdown on this event and more? Download the WPXI Now App for Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire stick for a full breakdown from Jennifer Tomazic.

    Pittsburgh Riverhounds

    Saturday 7 p.m. - Highmark Stadium

    The Riverhounds are back in town and taking on Charlotte Independence at Highmark Stadium. The matchup is sure to be a good one. 

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    Pittsburgh Ballet Theater

    Friday and Saturday, various times - Byham Theater

    It's a day of moving ballet performances at the Byham Theater this weekend. The Pittsburgh Ballet Theater is putting on the school spring performance. It feature classical and contemporary works with over 200 of the school's students and preprofessional divisions. 

    Westmoreland County Air Show

    Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. - Arnold Palmer Regional Airport

    The only thing better than the pool on Memorial Day weekend? How about an air show in Westmoreland County. Everything from older planes to modern-day aircraft will be there. Pilots from all over will be showing off their incredible skills, including the Royal Canadian Air Force snowbirds.

    Seven Springs Memorial Day Weekend

    All Weekend - Seven Springs Mountain Resort

    Need to get away for the long weekend? Seven Springs has activities all weekend including a country music legends tribute concert and a fireworks show! This is a weekend for all ages too, with the Kids Mud on the Mountain race Saturday.


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