RADical Days 2015: Do #Pittsburgh for Free

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Free events, tours, and admission across the city of Pittsburgh. RADical Days 2015

I love the fall.  The leaves, the transition, and, in Pittsburgh, the freeness.

Every year, the Regional Asset District (RAD) puts on RADical Days.  It’s a fall frenzy of freeness to Pittsburgh’s cultural assets.  In the past, we’ve gone to the zoo, hit up a festival in the park where my kids got to play on a firetruck and feed goats, gone to the Science Center, gone to the conservatory, attended a symphony, and more, all for $0.  RAD is a branch of local government that uses their allocation of tax payer dollars to fund things like libraries, art and cultural centers, sports facilities, and parks.  RADical Days are a way to say thank you to the public for all the funding they pour in.

The RADical Days 2015 calendar has been announced, and we’re all too excited to start planning our adventures.  Here are a few of the things we’re trying our darnedest to fit onto our hectic calendar.  Because, shoot, we need to have some fun amidst all this work and school.  All the better if it’s free.

RADical Days 2015 Events the Frugalities Are Hearting

  1. Sunday, September 20th:  Free Admission to the Carnegie Museum of Art & Natural History
  2. Monday, September 21st: Free Admission to the Phipps Conservatory
  3. Saturday, September 26th: Open House at the Bulgarian Cultural Center
  4. Sunday, September 27th: Free Admission to the Mattress Factory
  5. Friday, October 2nd: Free Admission to the Pittsburgh Glass Center (and an amazing installation called Indagare)
  6. Saturday, October 3rd: Boyce Mayview Park and the Outdoor Classroom (Hiking, Crafts, Campfire Treats, and Geocaching.  Because you all know we love geocaching.)
  7. Sunday, October 4th: Free admission to the National Aviary
  8. Thursday, October 8th: Free admission to the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
  9. Sunday, October 11th: Free admission to the zoo!  Or the Heinz History Center.  We haven’t decided yet.

And there is more.  Lots more. And then some more after that.  You can check out the full schedule of events here.  Happy Fall freeness, Pittsburgh!


*Part of Financially Savvy Saturdays on brokeGIRLrich, A Disease Called Debt and Femme Frugality*

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13 thoughts on “RADical Days 2015: Do #Pittsburgh for Free

  1. seattlegirluw

    Wow, that’s a lot of free! Phoenix libraries have free passes to local city things (museums, botanical gardens, zoo) that you can check out like books. Which I’ve taken advantage of exactly 0 times since we moved here 5 years ago. Sigh.

    Hope you have fun!

  2. Hannah

    This sounds like a ton of fun! We’ve taken advantage of the “always free” options here in Raleigh, but we’re starting to keep our eyes out for more of the event style free things now that our son is old enough to like that type of thing.

  3. vmorgan456

    Sounds like a lot of fun there in Pittsburgh! So are the free days just for residents then? Either way I like you list of fun things to do!
    Have a great day!


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