Memorial Day Events In and Around Pittsburgh

There are many parades, ceremonies, and events happening around Pittsburgh to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day with your families!

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Celebration

When: May 27, 2024 @ 11: am – 4:00 pm

Where: Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

Honor those who have served our country by attending Soldiers & Sailors’ annual Memorial Day Ceremony & Celebration.

Camp Chase Fifes and Drums, one of the top fife and drum corps in the country that perform Civil War music in period costumes, will be performing patriotic military music throughout the day culminating with a concert at the end of the day

This rain-or-shine event is FREE and open to the public.


Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium – Red, Wild & Blue Day

When: Monday, May 27th

Where: Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium

Kick off the summer season at the Zoo! Enjoy the day with family and friends. The day will be filled with a variety of animals receiving special enrichment.


Hookstown Grange Memorial Day Car Cruise

When: Monday, May 27 – Noon to 3 pm (come before 10:30 am and watch the parade)

Where: Hookstown Fairgrounds – 1198 State Route 168, Hookstown, PA 15050

  • Free entry Free parking Free admission
  • Open to all makes and models
  • 50/50 raffle and food available
  • Benefits Hookstown Grange


Lawrenceville Memorial Day Parade

When: May 27th 0 10 am

Where: Parade kicks off at 36th and Butler Street and ends at Allegheny Cemetery.

Join us as we remember the fallen and honor those who have served our nation. Parade will begin at 36th Street at 10:00 am and make its way down Butler Street to Allegheny Cemetery for a military memorial service. Free festivities to follow! Bring a blanket or folding chair to relax with family and friends in Pittsburgh’s oldest park. Enjoy food trucks, music by 96.9 BOB FM, face painting, a classic car show, and more.


American Legion Post 548 Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 27th – 9:45 am 

Where: Richland Twp. Park; 1157 Van Velsor Dr., Bakerstown, PA 15007

Post 548 will be recognizing all service members, and all members of American Legion Post 548. This year they will also recognize the Richland Emergency Medical Services (EMS). (Free picnic to follow)

South Hills Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May 27th @10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Brookline war memorial – GPS address is – 1019 Brookline Blvd.

Starts on Brookline Blvd. It proceeds to Pioneer Avenue thru Dormont, to Mt. Lebanon Cemetery where services will begin at 11:30 am.

West View Memorial Day Parade

When: Monday, May, 27th @ 10:00 am

Where: West Penn Foot and Ankle Society – 4800 Friendship Avenue, Suite N1 Pittsburgh

The parade will start at Highland Avenue and end at West View VFW. Following our tradition, there will be a Memorial Service in the parking lot immediately following the parade. ALL members of the VFW and the Auxiliary are invited to participate in the parade.

Memorial Day Party at Ruckus Coffee Gallery – Vegan Expo!

When: Saturday, May 25th @ 10:00 am – 3 pm

Where: Ruckus Coffee Gallery & Cafe, 1707 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15209

Get ready for a day filled with vibrant energy, delicious vegan treats, and captivating entertainment at RUCKUS—an event that brings together the best of music, dance, games, activities, a vendor market, art, and more! Hosted by Pittsburgh Vegan Expo and Amethyst Arts, this extravaganza promises a memorable experience for all.

Chalk Fest

When: May 25 (festival day) and May 26th (viewing day), 2024

Where: 12 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

Join us Saturday & Sunday of Memorial Weekend to kick off the summer on Pittsburgh’s riverfronts with the country’s best chalk art and live entertainment to benefit Riverlife on The North Shore. The event is free & open to the public.


National Aviary – Paint the Sky

When: Starts, May 25th

Where: 700 Arch Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Beginning Sat., May 25, experience the magic of how birds “paint the sky” with their vibrant plumage and shaded hues during our BRAND NEW seasonal theme, Colors in Flight. Embark on an exciting scavenger hunt to spark your educational curiosity while discovering how feather colors help species attract mates, blend into their habitats, and even ward off predators! Enjoy other new, daily activities included with admission. 


Kennywood – Bites and Pints Festival

When: May24-June 30 (Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays) *see website for specific times

Where: 4800 Kennywood Blvd., West Mifflin, PA 15122

Join us for chef-inspired tastings of international cuisine, specialty cocktails, craft beer, and wine. As you travel around the Lagoon, you’ll discover dozens of savory and sweet food and drink offerings to enjoy. Be bold, try something new, grab a Bite Card to mix & match samples, and thrill your taste buds!