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!

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!

Summer programming in Market Square

May – October, 2024

Lunchtime Concerts in Market Square

Monday – Friday | 11:30 – 1:30 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.

Performer schedule: June 2024

3-Jun-24Kelley Jeanne
4-Jun-24Melina Bowser
5-Jun-24Max Rosen
6-Jun-24Melina Bowser
11-Jun-24Don Cardelli
12-Jun-24Max Schang & Jane Gregg
13-Jun-24Damiano V
17-Jun-24Zig Daniels
19-Jun-24Ronni Weiss
20-Jun-24Caleb Kopta
28-Jun-24Melina Bowser

Workout Wednesdays

Wednesdays | 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Get ready to move it, move it! Market Square offers local studios and gyms a unique opportunity for after-work, outdoor work-outs, classes and more!

Class schedule: June 2024

5-Jun-24UFC GymCircuit Training
12-Jun-24Body RevolutionZumba
19-Jun-24Altus HPOCircuit Training
26-Jun-24UFC GymCircuit Training

Yoga in the Square

Sundays | 10 – 11 a.m.
Tuesdays | 5:30 – 6:30 p.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. 

View 2024 Season Schedule

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.

View 2024 Season Schedule

Night Markets

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.

2024 Season Schedule Coming Soon

Market Square & Mellon Square Schedule

Looking for something to do? View our schedule of free weekly programming in Market Square and Mellon Square below. Click on an event below to see details.

Schedule is subject to change. Be sure to check back frequently for updates!

More events around Downtown can be found on our Downtown Events Calendar.


Getting Here

Submit an Event

If you are looking to host an event in Market Square please fill out this application. To host an event in Market Square, you first need to acquire a Special Event Permit from the City of Pittsburgh. Once you have obtained an approved permit, please complete this application. (Note: submitting a complete application does not guarantee approval. Applicants will be notified of approval by email.)

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

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