One thing is for sure–Pittsburgh loves fireworks! So it’s an easy guess in saying that this year’s July 4th celebrations will be filled with amazing displays in the sky. We have all the info for your independence day options.  

4th of July Celebration
Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

EQT Flashes of Freedom Celebrate America

Pittsburgh’s official July 4th celebration features activities at Point State Park throughout the day–including a U.S. Army Drill Team performance, U.S. Airforce C-17 Flyover, kids zone activities (face painting, animal balloons), and costumed reenactors from the Fort Pitt Museum recreating 18th-century life. Enjoy every kind of fun summer food: funnel cakes, corn dogs, lemonade, fresh cut fries. Fireworks begin at 9:35pm. Real time parking available here.

Heinz Field

The home of the Steelers kicks off their event at 2pm, where you can check out food tents, Pittsburgh Steeline Drumline, and meet Steely McBeam. The country music celebration features local favs Devon Allen Johnson and Ruff Creek (5:30pm), The Stickers (6:45pm), and country star Brandon Lay (8pm). It’s a perfect spot for the fireworks!  

Kennywood

Kennywood’s week of celebrating the 4th culminates with specialty vendors, live music performances, and fireworks at 9:30pm. Go for some rides and save up to $22 off the gate price when you buy online. Military (active duty, retired, and veterans) receive free admission and can buy up to 5 extra tickets at 50% off the regular military price at the gate.   

Canonsburg Parade

Line up your chairs! The annual tradition of grabbing a spot for the parade continues at this classic event. This years parade is dedicated in memory to Anthony L. Colaizzo, who founded the event in 1962. During the parade you can wear a bow tie or panama hat in tribute to the celebrations founding father. Parade begins at 10am, live music throughout the day, fireworks at 10pm. 

Big Butler Fair

The Big Butler Fair has been around for 161 years and is the largest agricultural fair in Western PA, drawing over 100,000 people for nine days of concerts, carnival rides, and fireworks. There’s truck pulls, celebrity milking contests, and a gigantic fireworks display. Let the fireworks begin!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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