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PMB Guide to March Family Events in Pittsburgh

Signs of spring are here! Below is our list of family friendly events in the month of March.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Fair in the Square: March 11
Boasted the 2nd largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world, everyone is Irish for this Pittsburgh celebration! Beginning at 10:00 a.m., the parade will fill the streets of downtown with Irish dancers, festive floats, Irish community groups, and over 18 marching bands. Enjoy free live music from Bastard Bearded Irishmen and The Stickers at 2:00 p.m. Family-friendly entertainment in Market Square includes activities for children, street performers, and entertainment from parade participants. Luck of the Irish!

Photo Credit: http://www.pittsburghirish.org/parade/Photos/white/white.htm


Steel City Reptile Expo at the IceoPlex at Southpointe: March 11
Are your children excited about turtles, frogs and snakes? Visit the free reptile petting zoo, educational animal seminars, and live animal encounters. This expo brings thousands of reptiles and amphibians for your family to learn and explore.

Photo Credit: Steel City Reptile Expo



DrumLine Live! at the Benedum Center: March 12
Your toes will tap at DrumLine Live!, a synchronized musical marching band performance incorporating bold beats and high energy choreographed drum riffs and cadences. This colorful show ranges from original compositions to top 40 hits and group drum offs. Get your beat on!

Photo Credit: http://www.pittsburgh-theater.com/theaters/benedum-center/drumline-live.php



Be My Neighbor Day at Soldier and Sailors Memorial Hall: March 18
Teach your children to be a good neighbor by participating in family volunteer activities for people in need. Plant a flower for a senior, make quilt squares for homeless veterans, donate a children’s book, create a literacy kit for underpriveleged children, meet first responders, and sign up for future volunteer opportunities. Music and dancing, storytime with Daniel Tiger, and many more activities will make this event a “grr-ific” family time!

Photo Credit: http://bemyneighborday.org/media.php



Zoo Hop into Spring at the Pittsburgh Zoo: March 18
Are you ready to hop into spring? Children will receive a Bird ID coloring book, learn about local springtime birds around the zoo, and make a bird feeder to take home. Get a little spring in your step as your family enjoys fun crafts, face painting, an early sighting of the Easter Bunny, and zoo storytime all at Zoo Hop. 

Photo Credit: http://www.pittsburghzoo.org/Event.aspx?id=6434&sd=2/22/2017&ed=2/22/2019&tp=&loc=&kw=



Flamingo Fest at The Aviary: March 18 & 19
Roll up your sleeves and feed the flamingo flock at this fun fest. Meet the flamingos, play games, make crafts and rediscover everyone’s favorite pink feathered friends!

Photo Credit: https://www.aviary.org/special-events/flamingo-fest



Maple Madness at Beechwood Farms: March 18
Come hungry for the pancake brunch topped with special local maple syrup. Then, join guides on a trail hike through the woods to learn the history of how maple syrup is made. Burn off some energy at the nature play area equipped with log tunnels and a wooden tree house.

Photo Credit: Beechwood Farms Facebook Page


And what better way to wrap up the First Quarter (Yikes! Already?!?) than with a Birthday Party!

Happy 1st Birthday Pittsburgh Moms Blog! We are celebrating our first anniversary, date night style, wining and designing at Painting With A Twist – East Liberty. Thursday March 30, 2017. RSVP and Ticket Purchase Required to attend! Click here for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/382194598816071/ 


We hope this guide gives you a few ideas to keep your family busy in March.

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