Celebrate the 4th of July in Pittsburgh

The greater Pittsburgh area is so much fun in the summer time. The 4th of July is no exception!

Pittsburgh Fourth of July Celebration (Celebrate America PGH)

Celebrate America PGH

There are events for everyone—sports fans, firework enthusiasts, art lovers, and of course, those full of patriotic pride. No matter your interest, there will be something that you will enjoy doing in Pittsburgh to celebrate the 4th!

Every year EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta presents Pittsburgh's official 4th of July celebration, Celebrate America PGH at Point State Park. This event is 100% free, and the full day of fun kicks off at noon on the 4th with live entertainment, food vendors, historical demonstrations and kids activities. Stick around for the nationally recognized fireworks display at 9:35 pm.

Pittsburgh Pirates Games

What's more American than a weekend at the ballpark? Spend the weekend leading up to the 4th of July rooting on the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. There are special promotions all weekend long including fireworks on Friday, free shirts on Saturday, and Kids Day on Sunday, where all kids are invited to run the bases after the game.

Heinz History Center Flag Ceremony

Head to the Heinz History Center at noon on July 4th for a 36-foot American flag folding ceremony. Visitors can help veterans fold the flag, sing the national anthem, and partake in a moment of silence for those who served our country.

The Big Butler Fair

Big Butler Fair. Photo Credit: Big Butler Fair Facebook Page

The annual Big Butler Fair is back for its 161st year with nine days of food, entertainment, carnival games and rides, fireworks, a beauty pageant, harness racing, a petting zoo and much more! The fair, located just 45 minutes away from Pittsburgh, runs Jun 30-Jul 8 which makes it a great place to spend your holiday weekend.

Kennywood's Celebrate America

Every year Kennywood hosts a six day Independence Day celebration with a hot dog eating contest, special entertainment, a wiener dog race and of course nightly fireworks! Active duty military, retired military and veterans can take advantage of free admission with a valid ID from Jun 29-Jul 4.

Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival

Just under an hour southeast of Pittsburgh is the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival which takes place annually over the July 4th weekend. The festival will run Jun 29-Jul 2, and focuses on culturally enriching the community. Organizers accomplish this with ethnic foods, live performing arts, cultural heritage activities, historical reenactments, a children's educational area and a heritage trail.

Gateway Clipper Fleet 4th of July Dinner

Gateway Clipper at Night. Photo Credit: Gateway Clipper Facebook Page

Want to enjoy dinner with your fireworks view? Board the Gateway Clipper Fleet on July 4th for a night of sailing on the three rivers that includes a dinner buffet, a DJ, and unique views of Pittsburgh’s Celebrate America fireworks display.

Pittsburgh Festival Opera Show

If I Loved You Musical Revue

Get ready for the 4th of July by enjoying an all-American barbecue dinner on July 2 followed by If I Loved You, a musical revue with songs from some of your favorite musicals. With the Pittsburgh Festival Opera’s restored old barn setting of Snuggery Farms, you will feel like you are being taken back to colonial America for the night.

What is your favorite way to celebrate the 4th of July?