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Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Pittsburgh in 2022

Whip out your red, white and blue and head to Pittsburgh this Fourth of July! Check out these four spectacular 4th of July events happening in Pittsburgh in 2022.

1. Attend the Flashes of Freedom Fireworks Show!

Experience Pittsburgh’s largest Fourth of July firework display during the Flashes of Freedom Celebrate America event. 

Head to Pittsburgh’s Point State Park and celebrate the return of the city’s incredible fireworks show with friends and family. The “family-style picnic” is scheduled to occur with music and food vendors. The festivities are scheduled to begin at 6pm. The fireworks display will begin at sundown.  

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2. Have a Blast at Kennywood

Every July, Kennywood offers an array of thrilling activities to celebrate Independence Day. With its seven roller coasters, including the record-breaking Steel Curtain, and dozens of other rides, plenty of adrenaline is guaranteed. The Fourth of July celebrations starting July 1 through Independence Day feature all this and more:

  • Live music
  • Magic acts
  • The famous hot dog eating contest
  • The annual Wiener 100 dachshund race. 

The day ends with a laser show and firework display. 

3. Visit Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village 

Have a historic Fourth of July to remember with special activities at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village. An affiliate museum of the Senator John Heinz History Center, Meadowcroft is the oldest known site of human habitation in North America. 

Celebrate the spirit of America on Sunday July 3, 2022 with historical demonstrations and period games at Meadowcroft’s 18th-century frontier and 19th-century rural village. Throughout the day, visitors can also explore the prehistoric wonders of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter.

4. Take in a Game

Enjoy America’s favorite pastime with a baseball game at PNC Park, one of the finest ballparks in America! Cheer on the Pittsburgh Pirates as they take on the Milwaukee Brewers during Fourth of July weekend, June 30-July 3, 2022, and the New York Yankees, July 5 & 6. 

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5. Celebrate Independence Day with star-spangled science!

Mon. July 4, 6–11 pm

Secure the perfect view of Pittsburgh’s beautiful fireworks in an explosively fun way at the Carnegie Science Cente! Tickets include a reserved viewing area, a movie and popcorn in The Rangos Giant Cinema, live entertainment, cash bar, four floors of exhibits including GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World.

Ticket Includes:

  • General Admission starting at 10 am
  • Entertainment from My So Called 90’s Band
  • Parking (one vehicle per reservation)
  • Cotton candy
  • Special science demonstrations on exhibit floors
  • America’s Musical Journey in the Rangos Giant Cinema (popcorn and water included!)
  • Buhl Planetarium: Stars and Fireworks Over Pittsburgh
  • Café/bar access during the event
  • High Voltage in the Works Theater
  • A special Pittsburgh cookie table after the fireworks

6. Celebrate America’s Birthday Aboard the Gateway Clipper

Board one of Gateway Clipper Fleet's riverboats and celebrate the 4th of July out on the water – Pittsburgh style! Sit back, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of July 4th on the Three Rivers. Featuring a fantastic Independence Day Buffet, music, dancing and a fabulous view of the fireworks!

Cruise Includes:

  • Enjoy fabulous dining as you cruise and tour Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers.
  • The full-service bars feature various brands of liquor, beer, wine, and soda.
  • DJs play a great variety of songs from today and the past for your dancing and listening enjoyment.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view and fireworks from the third deck.