RAD Days - September 8 - October 17, 2023

Start making your plans! RAD Days 2023 will provide 40 days of fun throughout Allegheny County.

This annual celebration is provided through the Allegheny Regional Asset District – RAD – as a “thank you” to taxpayers for their ongoing support of Allegheny County’s libraries, parks and trails, arts and cultural organizations, regional attractions and more.

RAD Days will include more than 70 free events at venues that receive RAD funding, running from Friday, September 8 through Tuesday, October 17.

Some free-admission events (including the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium) require visitors to reserve timed tickets in advance.

View the full RAD Days calendar of events at RADworkshere.org and reserve your spot!

Highlights include free admission days to beloved local institutions, including:

  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (Sept. 8)

  • Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum (Sept. 12 & Oct. 10)

  • Pittsburgh Botanic Garden (Sept. 14)

  • Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History (Sept. 30)

  • National Aviary (Oct. 1 & 2)

  • Mattress Factory (Oct. 4)

  • The Frick Pittsburgh (Oct. 14)

  • Fort Pitt Museum (Oct. 14)

  • Carnegie Science Center (Oct. 15)

  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (Oct. 15)

Visitors will also get a behind-the-scenes look at major facilities like the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Sept. 15), Acrisure Stadium (Sept. 27) and PNC Park (Oct. 17). Got ice skates? Take them down to PPG Paints Arena to enjoy a free skating session on Oct. 8.

Three top Pittsburgh museums continue to offer free admission until the end of August. Thanks to a RAD 3 For Free grant, The Andy Warhol Museum, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and Heinz History Center are open for free throughout August to celebrate honors from USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Time’s running out! Book your 3 For Free spot before the offer ends Aug. 31.

Each will also offer a day of complimentary admission during RAD Days (The Warhol – Sept. 25, Children’s Museum – Sept. 10, History Center – Oct. 1).

RAD assets will also be providing free performances for the public, including:

  • Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild (Sept. 9)

  • Allegheny County Parks (Saturdays, Sept. 16-Oct. 7)

  • Pittsburgh Opera (Sept. 21, 23, 28, 30)

  • Hill Dance Academy Theatre (Sept. 22)

  • South Park Theatre (Sept. 22)

  • City Theatre (Sept. 23 & 24)

  • Squonk (Sept. 26)

  • Pittsburgh Savoyards (Oct. 9)

  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Oct. 10)

There will be dozens of other events and experiences available. Please SHARE this email with your networks and encourage people to enjoy RAD Days 2023. Our regional assets are your regional assets.

Go to radworkshere.org/events to see the full schedule and start to plan out some fun!

RAD Days are free and open to all, though many events will require advanced reservations. We ask that you “know before you go” by checking the website of your destination and/or RADworkshere.org for full and up-to-date information on RAD Days events.