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Pittsburgh 4th of July Fireworks & Events 2024

Festivities at Point State Park culminate with the Flashes of Freedom Fireworks

Dates: July 4

Pittsburgh 4th of July Fireworks & Events
Pittsburgh 4th of July Fireworks & Events
Pittsburgh 4th of July Fireworks & Events
Pittsburgh 4th of July Fireworks & Events
Pittsburgh 4th of July Fireworks & Events

Historical Pittsburgh played an essential role in the Revolutionary War. During the July 4th weekend, you can learn about its heritage and take part in dozens of festive events held across the city and region, such as celebrations at Point State Park or Kennywood Amusement Park, and Independence Day Fireworks.

Celebrate America at Point State Park (July 4, 2024)

Point State Park hosts the largest free Fourth of July celebration in the Pittsburgh area. Starting at noon, thousands flock to the park to enjoy live music, performances, and food. Historical reenactments, educational activities, food concessions, family-friendly games and competitions, and several stages of patriotic entertainment are the main attractions of this celebration.

If it's your first Fourth of July in Pittsburgh, take a picture on the backdrop of the 150-ft fountain, the main landmark of Point State Park. Also, stop by Fort Pitt Museum for some historical reenactments. Each year, the program features various events like boat regattas, breathtaking Air Force flyovers, and military maneuvers performed the by U.S. Army Drill Team, which is famous for its phenomenal routines and rather dangerous drills.

Independence Day Fireworks (July 4, 2024)

The Flashes of Freedom Fireworks Show at 9:35 pm is a memorable experience for the whole family. This 30-minute show launched from the confluence of the three rivers is the highlight of the celebration. The fireworks can be watched from everywhere at Point State Park and along the North Shore.

Celebrate America at Kennywood (July 4-5, 2024)

Every July, Kennywood Amusement Park near Pittsburgh offers an array of thrilling activities to celebrate Independence Day. With its six roller coasters and dozens of other rides, plenty of adrenaline is guaranteed. The day-long program features live music, magic acts, and fun competitions like a hot dog eating contest. Another highlight is the annual Wiener 100 dachshund race. Each day ends with a fireworks display and a laser show.

Brentwood 4th of July Parade (July, 2024)

A short Independence Day trip to Brentwood, located 6 miles (10 km) from Pittsburgh, will provide a great feeling of unity and fun. The annual Brentwood 4th July Parade is regularly held on the 4th of July down Brownsville Road. A great addition to the parade is the live performance of the bands. For example, last year, attendees of the parade could enjoy the music of Velveeta, TheNext, and Leadfoot Lover.

Monroeville Independence Day Parade and Fireworks (July 4, 2024)

An Annual Monroeville Independence Day Parade lines route 22 from the Miracle Mile to the Mall with a decorated car or float. This wonderful local tradition gathers the public from the surrounding area to celebrate Independence Day together. Every year's Parade has its own theme, and the 2024 Monroeville Independence Day Parade theme is Freedom. After the Parade, the public never misses the spectacular fireworks show at Monroeville Mall Annex, starting at approximately 9:30 pm. Monroeville is located 14 miles (22.5 km) from Pittsburgh, so this brief trip is worth it!

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