It's Hip To Be In The Square: Mellon Square Alive With Fitness, Music, Markets And More

July 27, 2018 by Lauryn Stalter

A green oasis in downtown Pittsburgh, Mellon Square is one of our favorite places to find calm in the city bustle. In addition to its offerings of quiet lunch spots and shady reading nooks, it's also alive this season with free fitness programs, games, live bands, and weekly farmers' markets.

Mellon Square overlooking Smithfield Street. Photo: Jeremy Marshall

MEDITATION | MONDAYS | 5 - 6PM

You could jump right into rush hour traffic after work on Mondays, but doesn't a calming meditation session just sound so much better? Join Heartfulness in Mellon Square every week for free mindful meditations. 
>> Find the event listing here.

TAI CHI | TUESDAYS | 12 - 1PM

Tai Chi improves balance, muscle strength, and flexibility. No experience is necessary to get centered at these free Tai Chi class led by Tao Applied.
>> Find the event listing here.

YOGA | WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS

Breathe deep, get loose, and bring a friend to these free, hour-long yoga sessions led by Urban Elements. Comfortable clothes, a water bottle, and a mat are recommended. 
>> Find the event listing here.

Summer Soul Line Dancing in the Square. Photo: Pittsburgh Office of Special Events

LIVE LOCAL MUSIC | WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

You can catch talented local performers in a unique outdoor venue twice a week. Head to the Square at 5PM on Wednesdays, or on your Thursday lunch hour for these free events. 
>> Find the event listing here.

FARMERS' MARKET | FRIDAYS | 11AM - 1:30PM

Pick up the freshest local produce and baked goods for the weekend. This market it presented by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Special Events. 
>> Find the event listing here.

Live bands playing in Mellon Square

BIG GAMES| MONDAYS & SUNDAYS

Challenge a coworker to a game of oversized Connect Four, or drop by the Square during your hotel stay for some larger-than-life chess matches with our popular big games.
>> Find the event listing here.

ALSO, FOR OUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS

Don't think that we've forgotten about cute and cuddly companions! Your fur baby is welcome to use our newly designated dog relief areas on your next walk around the Square.

Mellon Square, Park Activities