Pittsburgh Pirates Family Fun Day Experience

By Kirsten Clark June 24, 2024

When summertime rolls around and the warm weather appears, I instantly start thinking of all the fun things I want to do with my family outdoors. Going to a Pirates game was on my list, and we were excited to go on one of their Family Fun Days. We started our day on Federal Street to check out the Family Fun Zone. The street was blocked off and filled with tents full of activities for all ages. My kids enjoyed the inflatables, meeting the Pirate Parrot and Pierogies, face painting, balloons, bubbles, games, and more.

This writer was hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates, but all opinions and experiences expressed here are her own.

Once we headed inside PNC Park, my kids received their giveaway of the day (an Eat N’ Park smiley cookie...yummm) before heading to guest services to get my little one a first game certificate. My oldest son collects baseball cards, so it was a no-brainer that we stopped to make our own custom Topps card next. It was such a cool souvenir for him to have, and I loved that we got a family pic where everyone was looking at the camera. Any parent knows how much of a win that is in itself!

We made our way to the playground, bouncing bridge, and pirate ship climber next. I love these areas for kids to burn off some energy before sitting down to watch the game. Nearby, there’s a Mamava nursing/pumping pod too, which I love to see! PNC Park has always felt so family-friendly to me with these kinds of features alone, but attending their Family Fun Days hits it out of the park.

After burning off some energy playing, we headed to one of the concession stands that had $5 family value menu items and grabbed a few other things on the way to our seats. We loaded up on everything from hot dogs, pizza, and fries, to cotton candy and mini melts.  Our seats had an amazing view of the ball field and the city skyline. There’s nothing that feels more like summertime in Pittsburgh than eating a hot dog at a Pirates baseball game while looking at that view.

We cheered on the Pirates, watched the Pierogi race, danced, and taught our boys how to do the wave. After the 8th inning, we lined up near the playground to run the bases. This was our first time experiencing this and it was even cooler than I was anticipating. On the car ride home, we all agreed that Family Fun Day was the best way to go to a Pirates game. 

From now until August 25, all Sunday games are Family Fun Days at PNC Park. Make sure to sign up for the Bucaroos Kids Club and sign up as an insider to get the latest news and offers!

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