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Market Square

Renovated, refreshed, reinvigorated with more life than ever before! Historic Market Square is once again the hub of Downtown activity. During weekday lunchtimes, office workers and Downtown students fill the Square. Many grab a bite at one of the variety of eateries. Others brown bag it in the fresh air at the many comfortable tables and chairs.

What makes Market Square special? The eclectic mix of old and new, from the Oyster House, which opened in 1871, to restaurants and watering holes that have just opened their doors. The unique attractions, from public art to quirky boutiques. The free events, from concerts and rallies, to one of the region's best Farmers Markets. And, the big events, like the annual Light-Up Night®, which by the way, kicks-off the Holiday Season each year! And perhaps most of all—the people. Market Square is Pittsburgh people watching at its finest. Welcome, and enjoy your visit!

Summer Programs in the Square!

Head to one of Downtown's hottest destinations for great food, fun and a lively atmosphere! Each week throughout the summer and fall, Downtown workers, residents and visitors can enjoy a variety of unique programming in Market Square. Oh yeah, the variety of great dining venues and shops are pretty awesome too!


Bring the whole family down for the fun and educational "KidsPlay" as well as the "Reading Room" mobile library, courtesy of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and purchase your fresh produce at Downtown's showcase Farmers Market.


What’s new in Market Square?

The Market Square blog is the place to keep up with the latest on Downtown’s urban oasis!

  • Merchant specials and promotions
  • New business openings
  • Farmers Market, concerts, rallies and more
  • Trivia and fun facts

The Market Square renovation is a project of the City of Pittsburgh under Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. It is the culmination of several years of public process and has been made possible through the leadership, vision and financial contributions of the City of Pittsburgh, Colcom Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Richard King Mellon

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