Mellon Square

Mellon Square: A Modernist Marvel

Located in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh, this historic urban park has served as a vibrant oasis for residents, workers, and visitors alike.

Designed by landscape architects John O. Simonds, of Simonds and Simonds, and James Ritchey, of Mitchell and Ritchey, Mellon Square is often hailed as one of the first modern garden plazas in the United States. Its innovative design, featuring geometric patterns, cascading fountains, and lush greenery, provides a tranquil escape amidst the bustling cityscape. The square has been a focal point for various events, gatherings, and leisure activities over the years, contributing to the city’s vibrant cultural scene.

Upcoming Events

Summer in the Square Block Party

September 28, 5:30-7 p.m.

Enjoy the summer in this urban oasis! Join the monthly Block Party in Mellon Square where you can listen to live music and enjoy food and drinks from a local downtown favorite, Talia. Learn more.

Weekly Programming

Lunch & Live Music with Little Athens

Tuesdays & Fridays
11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Live music 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Enjoy a midday break with lunch from Little Athens Catering while listening to live music by local artists – see who’s playing this week on our Downtown Sound Blog.

Summer in the Square Lunchtime Concert Series

Lunch served 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Live music 12 -1 p.m.

Grab lunch in Mellon Square from local food vendors and listen to live music. There‚Äôs no better way to recharge your batteries in the middle of the day than with some delicious lunch, fresh air and good tunes! See who’s playing this week on our Downtown Sound Blog.

Happy Hour Concerts

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
5 – 7 p.m.

Enjoy drinks from PGH Mobile Bars and free live music from local artists! See who’s playing this week on our Downtown Sound Blog.

Previous Events

Mulligans in Mellon Square

September 21 – 24, 2023
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12 – 9 p.m.
Sunday 12 – 6 p.m.
$5 to play; $2 for students with valid ID

Mini-golf mayhem is coming to Downtown Pittsburgh! Play nine holes of mini-golf at this pop-up outdoor course designed by Three Rivers Hammocks, while enjoying live music, food, and drinks by PGH Mobile Bars! Get the details.

Find more events in Downtown on our Events Calendar

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