Bring a hearty appetite, and don't stress about lugging your tailgating supplies. This year, it is all on us! Enjoy unlimited free food and drink (including beer and wine for those 21+) throughout the entire event, included in your registration fee! All you have to bring is yourself!
Whether you want to try out a new fitness activity, or play a fun game with your friends, get ready to have a blast! Jumbo Jenga, badminton, horseshoes, cornhole, water balloon toss and soccer await you, as do fitness activities!
Enjoy live music from our amazing band, and make your own one-of-a-kind custom event shirt! Our event shirts are white, and we will have tie dye stations open throughout the event - make your own unique event shirt to remember an amazing day!
We love how beautiful and flat our new venue is! From the handicapped parking area, to the drive up drop off loop (which takes you from the car to a chair in mere steps), the flat cement floored pavilion, to the enormous flat grassed field behind the pavilion, no matter what your situation, you can safely enjoy the event! The venue also has full restroom facilities with plumbing (no port-o-johns here)!
No need to worry about scoring primo parking. Our venue has over 500 spots available! We also have ample parking reserved for those with mobility issues or who are handicapped - parking that is directly (and we mean that literally) in front of the entrance to the pavilion.
Our pavilion has seating (tables and chairs) for 500 people, and is completely covered (and able to be fully enclosed in the case of rain) to protect from the sun's harsh rays. If you wish to sit out on the field and enjoy the sun, you are welcome to bring a portable lawn chair, but otherwise feel free to leave them at home this year! We also love that the pavilion is open, and spacious, allowing for social distancing and natural air flow.
Fido is such an important part of the family, we just can't leave them out! Our venue is pet friendly, so bring your pup along with you (just make sure they are leashed) - and don't forget the poop bags!
PFWPA continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and alarming spread of the Delta variant closely, and will continue to follow CDC and state government guidelines related to COVID-19 safety, protocols, and procedures. We require all persons attending the event to be remain masked (unless eating or drinking) for the entirety of the event.
In the case that future regulations force us to cancel the in-person Step Forward event, or make an adjustment to protocols or guidance that would make you not comfortable attending, those registered can either opt to receive a full refund for their registration fee, or allow PFWPA to keep their registration fee as a donation, and will receive their event t-shirt in the mail.
Sunday, October 17, 2021
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
runs 11:00am to 12:00pm
Concession Stand and Bar
open 11am to 1pm AND 2pm to 4pm
playing 12pm to 1pm AND 2pm to 3pm
taken 11:00am to 2:00pm
Tie Dye T-Shirt Station
open from 12pm to 4pm
tickets sold 11am-3pm; winner announced 3pm
the (optional) walk will occur on the paved sidewalk around the facility and can be done at your leisure between 1pm-2pm
WHAT TO EXPECT:
A celebration unlike any Step Forward before! Leave everything at home - just bring your appetite for food, drink, and fun!
Pittsburgh Shrine Center Picnic Pavilion
1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024
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