Couple watching fireworks during summer in Pittsburgh

7 Reasons to Move to Pittsburgh This Summer

Couple watching fireworks during summer in PittsburghThis summer in Pittsburgh will be one for the books. Businesses and attractions across the city are opening up again, so if you’re considering a move to Pittsburgh or a surrounding neighborhood, request a free moving quote from Weleski Transfer today before you miss out on the fun. Here are some reasons to make your move before the city comes to life during this incredible summer in Pittsburgh.

1. Fireworks at Night

In Pittsburgh, fireworks don’t just happen on the Fourth of July. Take in the stunning displays during fireworks nights at PNC Park, or over the water at the Three Rivers Regatta. Make sure you arrive early to snag a good spot!

2. Music & Movies in the Park

Pittsburgh’s many parks host live music and movie screenings throughout the summer. There’s something to watch or listen to nearly every night of the week. Pack a picnic blanket and enjoy classical concerts and jazz at Riverview, Mellon, and Highland Park, or the South Park and Hartwood Acres Amphitheaters. Cinema in the Park takes place at around eight parks throughout the city.

3. Open Streets Pittsburgh

A few days every summer between May and July, miles of the city open up to foot and bicycle traffic. Explore Pittsburgh in a whole new way, with different streets open during every event. It’s an amazing way to exercise, socialize, and hit up shops and vendors you might not have noticed from your car.

4. Pick Your Own Fruit

Western Pennsylvania is home to a bounty of locally grown summer fruit, namey cherries, raspberries, blackberries, peaches, blueberries, and apples. There are plenty of options to pick it with your own two hands just outside the city limits of Pittsburgh, or you can attend one of the many farmer’s markets open during the summer.

5. Beat the Heat at a Winery

Pittsburgh offers a number of quality wineries where you can lounge back in the summer heat and enjoy a glass of wine with a delicious fruit or cheese pairing, so round up some friends and prepare to take a Lyft home.

6. For the Love of Pickles

Imagine a festival featuring a giant floating pickle, vendors selling pickle-themed merchandise, and more pickle-flavored food than you ever thought possible. This is Picklesburgh, Pittsburgh’s annual summer pickle festival. Celebrate the salty snack with gusto, and maybe pack a bottle of water.

7. Go Sightseeing on the River

Hop aboard the Gateway Clipper for a sightseeing and dining riverboat cruise. See the city at a leisurely pace and learn about Pittsburgh’s past and present while enjoying a delicious dinner. Book a family friendly cruise, or enjoy one of the hopping midnight cruises complete with a DJ.