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Get out your red, white and blue and come to Pittsburgh for the Fourth of July! There are lots of festivities going on around the city!
Bring the family for a day of fun at Point State Park. The free festivities kick off at Noon with a full day of music, food and live entertainment. Experience patriotic ceremonies, re-enactments, children's activities, food vendors and more. Indulge in your favorite festival food, from corn dogs to gyros to funnel cakes. Walk it off by taking a stroll around the 150-foot fountain, an iconic landmark in Pittsburgh's skyline and the centerpiece of Point State Park. See the internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Drill Team performing breathtaking routines and intricate maneuvers. Stay for the EQT Flashes of Freedom Fireworks Show, one of the top ten fireworks displays in the country and see the skies over Pittsburgh sparkle. Fireworks begin at 9:35 pm.
Head to one of America’s finest amusement parks, home to six roller coasters, a 14-ride Kiddieland, including Thomas Town™, and lots of family-friendly rides and games. The celebration features musical performances, magic acts, the Silver Star Meats Hot Dog Eating Contest and the Wiener 100 dachshund races. Free parking. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Go back in time and learn about the history Pittsburgh at the Fort Pitt Museum in Point State Park. See the Flag Raising Ceremony, 10:45 a.m. Enjoy special living history demonstrations, 11 a.m.
The Senator John Heinz History Center, devoted to the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania, celebrates Independence Day with a Flag Folding ceremony featuring the unfolding and refolding of a 36-foot American flag, 11 a.m. Stay and explore the Museum, including the groundbreaking exhibition, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975. All veterans and active duty military receive free admission on July 4.
Celebrate Independence Day at Heinz Field, home to the Pittsburgh Steelers and University of Pittsburgh Panthers football teams. The 18th annual festival brings food games and family fun to the North Shore. Enjoy live music from country music star Brandon Lay, Pittsburgh’s own Devon Allen Johnson and Ruff Creek and local favorite The Stickers. Admission to the event and concert series is free. You’ll have great views for the fireworks, 2-10 p.m.
Celebrate the Fourth of July from one of the best viewpoints in town. Come at Noon and stay all day to explore four floors of hands-on exhibits, including Highmark SportsWorks. Enjoy exclusive access to exhibits, laser shows and a movie. Then watch the fireworks from the viewing spot of your choice, 6-10 p.m.
Enjoy America’s favorite pastime with a baseball game at PNC Park, one of the best ballparks in America. Cheer on the Pittsburgh Pirates as they take on the Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m. If soccer is more your game, head to Highmark Stadium and see the Pittsburgh Riverhounds play Bethlehem Steel FC, 7 p.m.
Enjoy a free concert at Rivers Casino’s Amphitheater, a waterfront stage with Pittsburgh’s three rivers as the backdrop. No Bad JuJu, a dynamic ensemble combining a diverse blend of classic R&B, Soul, Rock, Pop and Top 40 music, will rock your Fourth! Try your luck in the Casino before or after the show, 7-9 p.m.
Wish America a happy birthday aboard the Gateway Clipper, one of Pittsburgh’s iconic riverboats, during an evening dinner cruise on the three rivers. Enjoy a dinner buffet, great music and athe best view for the fireworks, 9-11 p.m.