Saturday (3/15) is the start of a 5-day celebration known as “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” days. The celebration is, of course, a tribute to the late Fred Rogers who would have turned 80 on 3/20. The Post-Gazette lists a number of events happening during that period – everything from the groundbreaking of a Fred Rogers statue to discounted and free admission to area attractions at various times throughout the five days.
The festivities conclude with Rogers’ birthday when everyone around the world is asked to don their favorite sweater. “Sweater Day” is also a part of Pittsburgh’s 250th Anniversary.