8 June Events & Holidays Your Family Won't Want to Miss in Pittsburgh

June has it all, from Father's Day to LGBTQ Pride Month!

June 2, 2021

June is such a big month. For most of us, it is the time when school is ending in the South Hills. Summer officially arrives in Pittsburgh. And we are six months into the year already! How did that happen?!?

We have plenty of ideas for your family to mark the month and the change in the season in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Here is our list of eight events and holidays happening in June you can celebrate in Pittsburgh:

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LGBTQ Pride Month

LGBTQ Pride events are held nationwide this month to mark Pride Month, held each June as a way to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City. But June also marks other important events in U.S. history: It's the month when same-sex marriage was legalized in 2015 and when the Pulse nightclub shooting occurred in Orlando in 2016. June 1- 30 Check out for a list of all Pride events in Pittsburgh this June. 

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National Ocean Month

The ocean covers more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface and is where life began 3.5 billion years ago ... and yet about 95 percent of the ocean remains unexplored! Celebrate National Ocean Month by learning more about our amazing bodies of waters — from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Great Lakes in between! But there's nothing like actually going to an ocean, lake, or creek to really appreciate them ... so get out there and explore! June 1- 30. We recently took a walk around Peters Lake Park and my kids said it was the highlight of their week!

National Donut Day

Do-nut let this day go by without a celebration. Get one ... or a dozen! June 4 

Where will YOU be getting your donut from? Check out any of these local shops to get your yum on!

  • Duck Donuts: FREE bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar donut, in store only!
  • Peace, Love and Little Donuts, McMurray (Baldwin is still closed): Buy 1 dozen get 1/2dozen free
  • Krispy Kreme: free donut, no purchase necessary. Additional free donut if you show your COVID vaccination card!
  • Dunkin': free classic donut with any beverage purchase

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Father's Day

Celebrate the men in your life who have had an impact on a child's life and don't miss Macaroni Kid's fun Father's Day DADLibs printable! June 20

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Eat Your Vegetables Day

Let your kids choose a new vegetable to try at the grocery. Or plant a garden together. Need some ideas on how to get kids excited about veggies? Check out this easy recipe for kale chips!  Kids also love being part of the process - take them with you on your next trip to one of these South Hills Farmer's Markets. June 17

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International Picnic Day

Everyone loves a picnic! You can head to your favorite park for an elaborate grill out or simply throw a blanket down in your backyard and serve PB&Js. The joy of a picnic is in spending time together enjoying the outdoors. That amazing potato salad? Well, that's just a bonus. June 18

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Juneteenth marks the date Texas slaves were told in 1865 that they were free — two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Today, Juneteenth emphasizes African American education and achievement and is a time marked with everything from family reunions to rodeos. June 19

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First Day of Summer

Get outside and celebrate! June 21