Golden fireworks explode in the evening sky above the river and the glowing Pittsburgh skyline on 4th of July

Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in Pittsburgh in 2023

Whip out your red, white and blue and head to Pittsburgh this Fourth of July! Check out these six spectacular 4th of July events happening in Pittsburgh in 2023.

Attend the Independence Day Celebration at Point State Park

Experience Pittsburgh’s largest Fourth of July firework display during the City of Pittsburgh Independence Day Celebration from 4-10 p.m. on July 4. 

Start your day at Fort Pitt Museum for a flag raising ceremony followed by family-friendly activities from 1-4 p.m. Then, head to Pittsburgh’s Point State Park at 4 p.m. for face painting, games, Summer Soul Line Dancing and more. Concessions will be available throughout the park.

The Zambelli fireworks display will begin at 9:35 p.m. lighting up the skyline for a jaw-dropping 25-minute celebration!

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Celebrate America 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 start July 1 through Independence Day feature all this and more:

  • Fireworks July 3 & 4
  • Patriotic music
  • Contests
  • The annual Wiener 100 dachshund race

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 2, 2023 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.

Meadowcroft Independence Day Celebration

Have a Fourth of July to remember with special activities at Meadowcroft!

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 Center! Tickets include a reserved viewing area for the massive fireworks show across the river at 9:35 p.m., a movie and popcorn in The Rangos Giant Cinema, a Fourth of July show in the planetarium, live entertainment, cash bar, and four floors of exhibits.

July 4th: Explosive Science!

Experience star-spangled science and the best view for fireworks right here at the Science Center!

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.

The dinner cruise features a fantastic Independence Day Buffet, music, dancing and a fabulous view of the fireworks! Or, go on a one-hour Fireworks Cruise for the best view in the city to enjoy the sights and sounds.

A red, white and blue tour boat sails along one of Pittsburgh's three rivers with the skyline in the background