July’s Top Free or Low-Cost Events Across the Country

July’s Top Free or Low-Cost Events Across the Country

It’s officially July and Summer is well underway! 4th of July celebrations don’t last long, so you’ll have to make plans for the rest of the month. Rest assured, Amtrak has you covered with July’s top free or low-cost events across the country.

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Amtrak July Top Free or Low-Cost PAPicklesburgh: Pittsburgh, PA

From July 26-28th, the Roberto Clemente Bridge and Ft. Duquesne Boulevard will be transformed into a food festival celebrating everything pickled! Picklesburgh takes over Pittsburgh with a flying pickle and culinary dishes from all over the world. Stop by this event for a weekend of local music, competitions, cooking classes and more!
Routes: Capitol Limited and Pennsylvanian 

City of Water Day: New York, NY

The Waterfront Alliance in New York is holding its 12th annual City of Water Day on July 13th. Head to Piers 16 and 17 in the Seaport District, where you can learn about protecting New York’s waterfront and natural resources. While you’re there, enjoy water-themed activities and meet local marine life!
Routes: AcelaNortheast RegionalKeystone and 11 others!

Jazz in the Park: Boston, MA

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center is bringing a series of jazz concerts to Boston. Jazz in the Park will take place throughout the month in North End Greenway Park, with the first concert on July 9th. While visiting, enjoy views of the city skyline while listening to all types of jazz! Check out the line-up for the month to get a view of the performers.
Routes: AcelaNortheast RegionalDowneaster and the Lake Shore Limited

Amtrak July Top Free or Low-Cost OR PDXCathedral Park Jazz Festival: Portland, OR

The Jazz Society of Oregon is hosting the 39th annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival July 19-21st. Set underneath the St. Johns Bridge, this festival unites the Portland community through music, featuring local jazz and blues musicians. Plan on packing a blanket for one of the best picnics in the region!
Routes: Coast Starlight, Cascades and Empire Builder


Truckeroo: Washington, D.C.

Every summer, The Bullpen hosts some of the D.C. Metro Area’s best food trucks for Truckeroo, a monthly food festival. This month, Truckeroo lands on July 19th! Check out the list of participating trucks to plan ahead.
Routes: AcelaNortheast Regional and 12 others!

Alternatives Bluegrass and Blues: Richmond, VA

Take advantage of our new Share Fares and gather the crew for the AlternNatives Bluegrass and Brews Festival in Richmond! The music festival will be fundraising for the Highland Support Project to raise awareness for the mountain regions across the country. The event will be filled with music, craft beer and cuisine, all local to Virginia!
Routes: Northeast Regional, Carolinian and Silver Service


Check out our previous blog post, June’s Top Free or Low-Cost Events in D.C., NYC and PHL, to see additional events you can still experience in the month of May!