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Pittsburgh 4th of July Celebration 2020

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

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Pittsburgh 4th of July Celebration in Pittsburgh, PA 2020 - Best Time

Historical Pittsburgh played an essential role in the Revolutionary War. You can learn about its heritage and take part in dozens of festive events held across the city and region during the July 4th weekend.

Celebrate America at Point State Park (canceled in 2020)

Point State Park hosts the largest free 4th of July celebration in the Pittsburgh area. Starting from noon, thousands flock to the park to enjoy live music, performances, and food. Historical reenactments, educational activities, food concessions, family-friendly games, competitions, as well as several stages of entertainment are the main attractions of this celebration.

Celebrate America is the largest 4th of July festival in Pittsburgh 2020
Celebrate America is the largest 4th of July festival in Pittsburgh

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.

Spirit of America at Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta 2020
Spirit of America at Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta
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Flashes of Freedom Fireworks Show (canceled in 2020)

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.

Fireworks above the city of Pittsburgh on July 4th 2020
Fireworks above the city of Pittsburgh on July 4th
Pittsburgh 4th of July Celebration in Pittsburgh, PA - Best Season 2020

Celebrate America at Kennywood (canceled in 2020)

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.

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