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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|World Square||June 2-4 & 9-11|
|Liberty Mile||July 7|
|Black Music Fest||July 13-15|
|Rock, Reggae and Relief||August 19|
|A Soulful Taste of the Burgh||September 1-3|
Find more events in Downtown on our Events Calendar
Thank you to the BNY Mellon Foundation of Southwestern PA for their support.