11 Touch-A-Truck Events Happening in Pittsburgh this Spring & Summer

By Emily Papa, Macaroni Kid South Hills of Pittsburgh Publisher June 1, 2024

Exciting news for families in Pittsburgh! This summer, there are not just one or two, but a fantastic ten local 'Touch-a-Truck' events lined up for kids and truck enthusiasts alike. If your child lights up at the sight of big rigs, fire engines, or construction vehicles, mark your calendars because these events promise an up-close, hands-on experience like no other. From exploring the insides of these colossal machines to meeting the professionals behind the wheels, these Pittsburgh Touch-a-Truck gatherings are a must-visit for all curious minds.

1. Cecil Township Touch a Truck

Cecil Park, Cecil PA 15057

Saturday, May 11th 11 am - 2 pm

Featuring Optimus Prime! Along with the AGH Life flight landing at approximately 1130 am…weather permitting. Explore emergency vehicles, construction trucks, and much, much more! Billie Ann’s Diner on site at the concession stand! Learn more about Optimus Prime at:

2. Moon Park Touch A Truck

Moon Park | 1350 Joe Denardo Way, Coraopolis, PA 15108

Saturday, May 18th 11am-3pm

Stop by Moon Park for our 2nd Touch a Truck event to see trucks from all over! Enjoy meeting those in our community who operate the trucks, take a picture with them & ask questions. Enjoy a DJ and Food trucks. Quiet hour is 11-12. 

3. Emmerling Park

Emmerling Community Park | 151 Cove Run Road, Cheswick, PA 

May 18th from 11am - 2pm

Touch-a-Truck is a fun, family event which allows children the opportunity to explore large trucks and emergency vehicles up close! Join us Saturday, May 18th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Emmerling Community Park for the 2nd annual Touch-a-Truck event. This event will feature different types of trucks, heavy equipment, police cars and other emergency vehicles. Parking will be available at Emmerling Community Park on Cove Run Rd by the foot bridge and the Municipal Ball Field on Rt 910. A courtesy bus will transport attendees.

4. Municipality of Bethel Park Touch-aTruck

Public Works Garage | 2490 Slater Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102

Sunday, May 19th from 12pm to 3pm

Bring the kids to this free, fun, family event to see lots of trucks! Towing, Dump, SWAT, Fire, Public Works, EMS & more! 22-ton sand pile with over 500 gifts. Free refreshments. Custom coloring books and many more surprises!

5. Touch-aTruck

Tour-Ed Mine and Museum | 748 Bull Creek Road, Tarentum, PA 15084

Saturday, June 1st, 2024 from 1pm - 4 pm

3rd annual Touch a Truck event! Let’s kick off summer with a fun day for the special needs community! Bounce House, Horse back riding, Food, Music and more. Any questions please call Heather Vaughan at 724-212-9301 or Kim Grech at 724-272-3787

6. Minds of All Kinds Touch-aTruck

MRTSA | 315 Cypress Way Pittsburgh, Pa 15228

Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 from 12pm - 3 pm

Minds of All Kinds along with our partners at Medical Rescue Team South Authority are very excited to invite the autism community to our 2nd annual sensory friendly touch-a-truck event!

7. Touch-A-Truck

Wright Brothers Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108

Saturday, June 15th, 2024 10am - 3pm

Free event; save the date! Bring your friends and family to meet local service members and members and explore hands-on military aircraft and equipment!

8. North Strabane Township Township Touch-A-Truck

North Strabane Park

Saturday, July 13th, 2024 from 10am to noon

9. Peters Township Touch-A-Truck

Peterswood Park

Saturday, July 13th, 2024 from 10am to noon

10. Touch - a -Truck South Fayette

Fairview Park | 288 Recreation Road, South Fayette, PA 15017

Sunday, July 14, 2024 from 11am-3pm

Touch-a-Truck, presented by Kiddie Academy of South Fayette, on Sunday, July 14, 2024, has free admission and is open to the public. Children and adults explore trucks, buses, tractors and other big vehicles at this hands-on event. In addition to township and community vehicles, the event includes food, activities, booths and more. QUIET HOUR 2 PM to 3 PM - No horns or loud noises for a sensory-friendly environment.

11. Touch - a -Truck

St. Albert the Great | 3191 Schieck Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15227

July 20th from 11am-3pm

Join us for our 2nd annual Touch-A-Truck event! Come out enjoy food trucks, activities and of course TRUCKS of all types! More details will be posted as we get closer to the event! Save the date until then and we hope to see you there! Food Trucks in attendance: Kickin Korndogs & Hibachi Lou

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to let your child's imagination run wild and their curiosity soar high. These touch-a-truck events in Pittsburgh are not just entertainment; they offer invaluable educational experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. So gather your little truck aficionados, pack some snacks and sunscreen, and head out to explore the world of trucks right here in Pittsburgh this summer. Get ready for a summer filled with excitement, learning, and the sheer joy of exploring the impressive world of trucks up close! Know of a Touch-a-Truck event not listed? Let us know the deets and we can get it added! Have a friend who has a truck loving kid? It would mean the world to us if you shared our article!