City of Pittsburgh Announces 2021 Summer Event Schedule

July 6, 2021

On Monday, July 5, the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events will launch its Summer 2021 schedule of events with the first of 75+ free concerts and movie presentations in a variety of park settings. Throughout July and August, City of Pittsburgh venues will host Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park, three concert series and Summer Soul Line Dancing.  For complete details, visit, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter, LIKE @PghEventsOffice on Facebook or call the Special Events hotline at 412-255-2493.


Grab a lawn chair or blanket and head out for an unforgettable evening of cinema under the stars at 10 park locations.

Presented by Dollar Bank and sponsored by 100.7 Star

Complete 2021 Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park schedule posted at

LAUNCH MOVIE:  Monday, July 5, dusk @ McBride Park, Lincoln Place  “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” (PG)


SCHENLEY PLAZA, Oakland, Sundays, July 11 – August 22, dusk

McBRIDE PARK, Lincoln Place, Mondays, July 5 & August 2, dusk

CHARTIERS PLAYGROUND, Chartiers City, Mondays, July 12 & August 9, dusk

HIGHLAND PARK, Reservoir Drive, Mondays, July 26 & August 23, dusk

WEST END OVERLOOK, Elliott, Tuesdays, July 6 – August 24, dusk

SCHENLEY PARK, Flagstaff Hill, Wednesdays, July 7 – August 25, dusk

BROOKLINE MEMORIAL PARK, Thursdays, July 8 – August 26, dusk

ARSENAL PARK, Lawrenceville, Fridays, July 9 – August 27, dusk

GRANDVIEW PARK, Mt. Washington, Saturdays, July 10 – August 28, dusk

RIVERVIEW PARK, Observatory Hill, Saturdays, July 10 – August 28, dusk


City of Pittsburgh “Stars at Riverview Jazz Series” 

Saturdays, July 10 – August 28, 2021

7 – 8:30 p.m., Riverview Park – Observatory Hill

Sponsored by ARAD

Complete 2021 Stars at Riverview schedule posted at

LAUNCH CONCERT:     July 10             Reggie Watkins Quartet 

City of Pittsburgh “Bach, Beethoven and Brunch Concert Series” 

Sundays, July 11 – August 8, 2021

10:30 a.m. – Noon, Mellon Park – Fifth Avenue and Shady Avenue, Point Breeze/Squirrel Hill

Sponsored by Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and WQED-FM 89.3 

Complete 2021 Bach, Beethoven and Brunch schedule posted at 

LAUNCH CONCERT:     July 11             Aeolian Winds of Pittsburgh

City of Pittsburgh “Reservoir of Jazz Concert Series” 

Sundays, August 1 – 29, 2021

5 – 7 p.m., Highland Park – Highland Avenue & Reservoir Drive

Sponsored by Highland Park Community Council and ARAD

Complete 2021 Reservoir of Jazz schedule posted at 

LAUNCH CONCERT:     August 1          Funky Fly Project

“Summer Soul Line Dancing” 

Whether you’re an experienced dancer or just a notice on the dance floor, stay after Reservoir of Jazz concerts for the ever-popular SUMMER SOUL LINE DANCING.  Instructor Roland Ford incorporates R&B music in free classes that begin with basic steps and finish with more advanced moves.

Sundays, August 1 – 29, 2021

7 – 9 p.m., Highland Park, Entry Garden by Fountain

Please Note: Inclement weather may cause event cancellations. For cancellation updates, follow @PghEventsOffice on Twitter or LIKE @PghEventsOffice on Facebook.