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It’s festival weekend! Details here on Remake Learning Days, Book Festival, Children’s Theater Festival and more

There are so many festivals happening this weekend in Pittsburgh, all designed for area families. Don’t miss the Remake Learning Days (get all the details here in our guide), which feature over 175 hands-on learning events in the region, almost all of them free! Remake Learning Days events begin this week on Thursday, May 12 and end on Monday, May 23.

Also below are details on the EQT Children’s Theater Festival and the Greater Pittsburgh Book Festival, both happening this weekend, and many other cool events for kids and families.

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Saturday, May 14: Regent Square Garage Sale, 8am-2pm

Whether you’re a pro at haggling or just looking for an outdoor social activity, this grandma of all neighborhood garage sales is worth the trip. The event will also include food trucks and specials at local businesses. Before leaving, check the website for an e-card and sales listing.

Saturday, May 14: EQT Children’s Theater Festival in downtown Pittsburgh, Various times

Get all the details on shows, free events, where to park and even where to find a bathroom in our comprehensive guide to this year’s Children’s Theater Festival. During the festival 36th annual editionyou will find engaging professional performances from France, South Korea, Switzerland and the United States. From a magical play about the constellations and a hip-hop remix of favorite fables to jaw-dropping acrobatics and a visual trek across the ocean – it’s all about immersive experiences and using your imagination. Buy your tickets here and don’t miss the free events either.

Saturday May 14: Family Day at Contemporary Crafts, 10am-4pm

Make your way to Saturday at this free family day filled with hands-on activities. Get crafty with jewelry making and weaving, watch woodturning demonstrations and participate in a community needlepoint project. Be the first to see the new Fiberart International 2022 before it opens to the public in June.

Saturday, May 14: Greater Pittsburgh Book Festival at East Liberty, 10am-5pm

We’ve got all the details for you in our guide to the city’s big book festival, which is one of the coolest events related to Redo learning days. Pittsburgh has a long literary history as a place where talented writers grew up, lived or worked. So it’s easy to see why this party makes its debut here. This is the premier free event celebrating the love of reading and showcasing the region’s heritage and exceptional literary talent. Don’t miss Emmy, Tony and Grammy winner Billy Porter, star and Pittsburgh native, as he joins 75 acclaimed authors with Pittsburgh ties to share their work across six locations. There are countless ways to dive in – readings, talks, signings, activities, performances, exhibitors and more.

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Photo courtesy of Dress for Success.

Saturday, May 14: Dress For Success Cookie Table Drive-Thru at Hartwood Acres
You don’t need a wedding to enjoy a table of Pittsburgh cookies. Take advantage of cookies for a cause by supporting women re-entering the workforce. Climb up decked in black and gold to feast on cookies from the local woman-owned bakery, The Little Kitchen. This event is kid and pet friendly and includes a cookie scavenger hunt, food trucks, music from DJ Jess and Magnolia on Main’s Mobile Shop. Buy your tickets here.

Photo courtesy of Renee Rosensteel/Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

Sunday May 15: Yoga Place du Marché, 10am-11am

We can all expire, because the Pittsburgh favorite free yoga series is back. Grab your mat and go help Downtown bounce back from the pandemic. You will be rejuvenated with a class led by Meeraj Moosa of Inhale Yoga. Arrive early to secure your spot! Children are welcome.

Want to know more about upcoming Remake Learning Days events, this weekend and beyond? Check out our comprehensive guide here and find out about cool upcoming events in the Northside as well as Hill, Hazelwood and Homewood. And get the scoop from the young ambassadors of the Remake Learning Days Festival.