Market Square

A historic outdoor setting in the heart of the city, Market Square is the hub of Downtown activity! There’s always something going on in the Square, whether it’s a Farmers Market, live music, yoga, a fitness class, or simply a gathering place to enjoy good weather and the multitude of shops and restaurants nearby!

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Weekly programming in Market Square

What makes Market Square so special? The eclectic mix of old and new! With historic establishments like The Original Oyster House – which opened in 1871 – to a plethora of new restaurants, bars and coffee shops, plus free events, public art, and local shops nearby, Market Square is the place to be.

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership hosts free events in Market Square every day of the week throughout the summer. Check out our program offerings below!

Live Music in Market Square

Lunch Concerts
Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Happy Hour Concerts
Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Sundays 4 – 6 p.m.

Live music plays an important role in providing a higher quality of life within urban neighborhoods by supporting cultural expression, social identity, economic development, and most importantly a positive and safe sense of place. Check out our Downtown Sound blog for upcoming performances in Market Square! Learn more.

Move-It Mondays

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Get ready to move it, move it! This new series gives studios and gyms the unique opportunity to bring fitness classes to Market Square for an after-work, outdoor experience! Learn more.

Yoga in the Square

Tuesdays, 5:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Sundays, 10 – 11 a.m.

Pittsburgh’s favorite public yoga series brings some of the city’s best instructors into Downtown for two free weekly classes held in the middle of Market Square. Learn more.

Farmers Markets

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A seasonal staple for thousands of Downtown visitors, residents, and workers, the Market Square Farmers Market is a unique and exciting shopping experience that showcases over 50 local farmers and vendors, as well as the region’s finest small-batch wine & spirit producers. Learn more.

Night Markets

Most Fridays & Saturdays, 5 – 10 p.m.

Night Markets bring an awesome outdoor pop-up shopping market and festival to Downtown, featuring Pittsburgh’s most creative independent vendors. Clothing, furniture, candles, food, drinks, and more are exhibited in this weekly series. Learn more.

More events in Market Square – 2023 Season

World SquareJune 2-4 & 9-11
JuneteenthJune 16-19
PogopaloozaJune 23-25
Liberty MileJuly 7
Black Music FestJuly 13-15
PicklesburghJuly 21-23
Rock, Reggae and ReliefAugust 19
A Soulful Taste of the BurghSeptember 1-3

Find more events in Downtown on our Events Calendar

Thank you to the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern PA for their support.

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