2016 - Fourth of July in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh loves fireworks! So wear your red, white and blue and head Downtown to enjoy a festive day of free concerts, patriotic ceremonies, re-enactments, children's activities, food vendors and more!

Pittsburgh is ready to celebrate America's birthday on July 4th with lots of fun things to do, including fireworks of course. 

Schedule of Events

Flag Raising/National Anthem

The Fort Pitt Museum is a two-floor museum located in historic Point State Park that tells the story of Western Pennsylvania's pivotal role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the birthplace of Pittsburgh. Regular admission fees apply. Other events at the museum include 18th-Century re-enactors, rifle and musket demonstrations, fife and drum performances and children's activities.

Free Entertainment

Point State Park is the place to be to celebrate the 4th. Hang out by the fountain; spread a blanket on the grass enjoy live music; grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors or watch the kids get their face painted. Then pick a spot to enjoy the dazzling fireworks display after dark.

Downtown on the 4th of July - Photo Credit: Trista Yerks

Main Stage Performances

  • 12:30-1:15 pm - East End Kids Concert
  • 1:15-2:00 pm - Alumni Theater Company
  • 2:30-3 pm – Stamped
  • 4-4:30 pm – Gone South
  • 6:00 pm - United States Air Force fly over
  • 6:30-7:00 pm - Jimbo & Soupbones
  • 7:00-7:30 pm – Bon Journey
  • 8:00-9:00 pm - Gary Racan & Studio E Band: Warriors Rock Concert

Live reading of the Declaration of Independence

  • Time: 5:30 pm 
  • Location: Fort Pitt Museum 

Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs Harrisburg City Islanders (professional soccer)

Point State Park on the 4th of July - Photo Credit: Dave DiCello

EQT Flashes of Freedom Fireworks 

  • Time: 9:35 pm
  • Location: Point State Park 

After the Fireworks, wrap up the evening with a nightcap. My recommendation for a quality cocktail downtown is Meat & Potatoes.

Happy Birthday, America!

Fireworks over Pittsburgh - Photo Credit: Dave DiCello