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4 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Pittsburgh in 2021

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 2021.

1. Attend the Flashes of Freedom Fireworks Show!

**Fourth of July Fireworks are Returning to Point State Park in 2021**

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. This year’s “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 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 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, July 1-4. Be sure to also check out Pittsburgh’s Highmark Stadium and root for the home team, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, as they take battle Charlotte Independence on Saturday, July 3.

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5. Celebrate Onboard the Gateway Clipper

Experience the Fourth of July like you never have before on one of the Gateway Clipper’s riverboat! Book the Fourth of July Dinner Cruise and from 7:30-10 pm, enjoy fabulous dining with breathtaking views of downtown Pittsburgh. If you're looking to experience fireworks from the water, you won't want to miss the July 4th Fireworks Cruise, sailing from 9-10 pm. Both cruises provide the opportunity to witness amazing views of the fireworks along with expert narration. Tickets are available for purchase on the Gateway Clipper website.  

6. Experience Independence Day in the Mountains at Seven Springs

Head to Seven Springs for fireworks, live music and outdoor adventure fun this Independence Day! The festivities will begin on July 2 and will continue through July 4. The weekend celebration includes wagon rides, yard games, bonfires, live music and plenty of outdoor family fun. The fireworks show will begin at 9:30 pm on July 4. Visit the Seven Springs website for the full schedule of events.