October Events Around Pittsburgh & Bakery Square

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Embrace the new season with exciting fall festivities all over the city!

Around the City:

Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival
October 6-15 | Row House Cinema
Join us for the 38th installment of the Reel Q film festival. Our annual event mixes both in-person and online programming for 2023, inviting viewers to mingle at special screenings across Pittsburgh and to enjoy the best in queer cinema from the comfort of home.

Run Shadyside
October 7 | Fleet Feet BKSQ
Run Shadyside 5K Run/Walk is a fast, flat course through the beautiful shopping district of Shadyside that will take place Saturday, October 7th. This is a fun community event that benefits The Boys & Girls of Shadyside, that is family friendly with baby joggers and dogs welcome.

Phipps' Fall Flower Shower
October 7-29 | Phipps Botanical Gardens
Phipps’ Fall Flower Show: Hometown Harvest, pays tribute to the bounty of the harvest season and the plants and animals that make it possible through fun and festive displays surrounded by marvelous chrysanthemums in an exciting variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Explore fall moments like visiting the pumpkin patch, harvesting grapes, seeing bees making honey, taking a peaceful walk along a pond and so much more.

Autumn Serenade Luncheon Cruise & Tour
October 11-21 | Gateway Clipper
Join us on a riverboat tour celebrating the beauty of autumn on the Three Rivers of Pittsburgh. Experience the scenery from our top deck, enjoy our tasty Autumn Harvest luncheon, and then get ready for the one-of-a-kind show “The Autumn Harvest Serenade.”

Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival
October 21-22 | 3 Crossings campus
The City’s most spellbinding spectacle of colorfully colossal cucurbits, and signature “family fall festival” happens at the City’s newest pumpkin patch place: 3 Crossings campus between 28th and 29th streets! Get ready for a memorable and magical moment in time, made possible by the the world-famous ATLANTIC GIANTS—the most prodigious breed of pumpkins on the planet—with record weights well over 2,500 pounds!

Asian Lantern Festival
Now till October 29th | Pittsbugh Zoo
The brand new 2023 Asian Lantern Festival: World of Wonders at the Pittsburgh Zoo & Aquarium honors our 125th anniversary with a global passport. Get ready for an adventure over the mountains, through the jungle, and under the sea to learn about decades of conservation with a dazzling display.
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Around Bakery Square:

Recovery Runs
Every Monday | BKSQ
We are excited to bring our local running community an additional mid-week group run every Monday evening at 6:30 PM from our Bakery Square location! Join us for a relaxed recovery run of one, three or six miles. You can access the route here, and parking in the garage is free for three hours after 5 PM.

Pups on the Patio
Every Wednesday | tako torta
We've extended happy hour and rolled out the red carpet for your furry friends. It's a gathering where both two-legged and four-legged guests are VIPs! Sip on your favorite drink while mingling with other dog owners, making for a pawsitively perfect evening!

Box Bakery Square
October 7 | Sally's Path
Join our friends at Level Red Boxing for a FREE outdoor circuit workout! Meet us at Sally's Path where we'll be rockin' a high energy, high intensity, & always-fun boxing-inspired circuit workout! Zero equipment and zero experience necessary. If you have boxing gloves and wraps, bring them! If not, no worries - we'll hook you up. All you need is your body and a smile! Hang around after and meet the coaches and amazing Level Red Community! Then, head over to one of our restaurants for a discounted brunch! Sign up instructions can be found on Bakery Square's event page. 

Zombie Trivia
October 12 | City Kitchen
Think you have what it takes to survive the night? Test your knowledge on all things walkers, runners, and crawlers. Compete at City Kitchen for prizes and pride, presented by Pittsburgh Bar Trivia.

Pub Runs
Every Thursday | BKSQ
Join us every Thursday evening at 6:30 PM for a run from Fleet Feet Bakery Square! All participants receive $2 off their first drink at City Kitchen after the run. More information can be found here.

Scary Movie Trivia
October 26 | City Kitchen
Test your knowledge on all scary movies! Compete at City Kitchen for prizes and pride, presented by Pittsburgh Bar Trivia.


Prepare to be thankful for all the fun coming your way in November...