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 & Happy Hour Concerts in Market Square

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.

July Lunchtime Concerts

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change at any time

1-Jul-24Melina Bowser
2-Jul-24Caleb Kopta
4-Jul-24Chester the Geroo, Pepper Coyote, and Rhubarb & Cosmik
6-Jul-24Gwynn Gold
8-Jul-24Melina Bowser
9-Jul-24Caleb Kopta
11-Jul-24RML Jazz
12-Jul-24Mark Ferrari
14-Jul-24Drew Moniot
15-Jul-24Melina Bowser
16-Jul-24Caleb Kopta
22-Jul-24Melina Bowser
23-Jul-24Caleb Kopta
27-Jul-24Gwynn Gold
28-Jul-24Drew Moniot
29-Jul-24Melina Bowser
30-Jul-24Caleb Kopta

Wednesday Lunchtime Concerts sponsored by

July Happy Hour Concerts

5 – 7:30 p.m.

Schedule is subject to change at any time

4-Jul-24King’s Ransom
5-Jul-24Mark Ferrari
12-Jul-24Rhythm of the Night Fusion Band

July 12 – Lucky Sign Drink Menu:

  • Melon Mint Smash: Lucky Sign Spirits Vodka infused with Peach Black Tea and Mint, Watermelon, Strawberry, Lime
  • Lucky Lemonade: Lucky Sign Spirits Vodka, Lemon, Basil, Rosemary, Mint, Dill, Black Pepper, American Oak Chips

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!

July Classes

July 10UFC GymCircuit Training
July 17CrossBodySalsa Dancing
July 31UFC 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. 

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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.

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Theme Nights

Thursdays | 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Grab a beer from SlyFox and hang out after work or a fun night out with friends. With a range of rotating programs, from jazz and poetry jams, to trivia and bingo, Market Square is the place to be on Thursdays in the summer.

July 11BINGO! with Boaz
July 25Jam Night with Jessica Lee
August 1Last Call Trivia
August 8 BINGO! with Boaz
August 15Karaoke with Sing, Sing, Sing
August 22Jam Night with Jessica Lee
August 29BONUS BINGO with Boaz
September 5Last Call Trivia
September 12BINGO! with Boaz
September 19Karaoke with Sing, Sing, Sing
September 26Jam Night with Jessica Lee

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.

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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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