Come Out & Play Pittsburgh is a free, all-day festival of brand new sports, street games, and social games that turn the city into an urban playground. Featuring the very best in real-world games from designers from around the world, CO&P helps you have city-sized fun.
Come Out & Play Pittsburgh is an all-day festival of brand new sports, street games, and social games that turn the city into an urban playground. Start your adventure with brand new, never-before-seen sports and games on Schenley Plaza and Mazeroski Field, then take it to the streets with sidewalk, social, and urban exploration games throughout the night, and end your day with a Fantastic Adventure through the hidden parts of the city. Come Out and Play Pittsburgh is produced in association with the Oakland Forever Festival. Celebrate all that Oakland has to offer - learn more at www.oaklandforever.org
Want to help make the festival a reality? CO&P needs volunteer games runners, organizers, and others to make it happen! Anyone aged 18 and over is welcome to volunteer - please fill out this form if you’d like to volunteer! CO&P volunteers get free admission to City of Play's Fantastic Adventure, a city-wide pervasive game that's part treasure hunt, part capture-the-flag, and part immersive theater. Volunteers for Fantastic Adventure get free admission for a friend.
Through our partnership with The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Come Out and Play Pittsburgh will be centered in Schenley Plaza in Oakland, near the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Library. View a map of the site here. Looking for parking? Check out Parkopedia.
Nearly all of Come Out and Play is free! If you'd like to support the festival, you can donate to City of Play on-site at the event, or become a City of Play Patron and get access to event more great opportunities to play. If you'd like to participate in Fantastic Adventure, the festival's capstone game and after party, you can get tickets for Fantastic Adventure here.
CO&P starts at about 2pm with Field Games and Family Games, then transitions to After Dark with a variety of new and unique social, street, and digital games from 6pm-10pm.
From 10pm-12am, you can join in Fantastic Adventure, a city-wide pervasive game that's part treasure hunt, part capture-the-flag, and part immersive theater. Fantastic Adventure is 21+ and the only part of the festival that's ticketed: get your tickets for Fantastic Adventure and the After Party here.