RADical Days

RADical Days

It’s almost time for 5+ weeks of events & experiences… and you can’t beat the price!

RADical Days are coming back!

RADical Days will include more than 75 free events at more than 60 entities that receive RAD funding, running from Friday, September 9 through Sunday, October 16.

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

RADical Days

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

  • Heinz History Center (Sept. 10)
  • National Aviary (Sept. 11 & 12)
  • Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History (Sept. 11)
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (Sept. 12)
  • The Andy Warhol Museum (Sept. 15)
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (Oct. 2)
  • Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (Oct. 3)
  • Carnegie Science Center (Oct. 9)
  • The Frick Pittsburgh (Oct. 16)

Visitors will also get a behind-the-scenes look at major facilities like the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Sept. 9), Acrisure Stadium (Oct. 10) and PNC Park (Oct. 15).

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

  • Allegheny County Parks (Sept. 10 – Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra at Boyce Park)
  • Pittsburgh Opera (Sept. 11 & Oct. 8)
  • South Park Theatre (The 39 Steps – Sept. 24)
  • City Theatre (Clyde’s – Sept. 25)
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Oct. 11)
  • New Hazlett Theater (Something Strange – Oct. 14)
  • Pittsburgh Public Theater (A Raisin in the Sun – Oct. 16)

Rivers of Steel and Riverlife will be part of RADical Days for the first time, as they began to receive RAD funding in 2022. Focusing on the Black Experience in the Steel Valley, Rivers of Steel will offer free tours of the Carrie Blast Furnaces on Sept. 18. Riverlife will offer a free performance of Rumbón de la Calle at Allegheny Landing on Pittsburgh’s North Shore on Sept. 25.