4th of July events in the Pittsburgh area

There are several events happening in Pittsburgh in honor of Independence Day, so here are some options as you plan for the U.S.’s birthday

4th of July Fireworks
Pittsburgh has some of the best 4th of July Celebrations around.

The EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta is taking place July 2-4 in Point State Park. This is a free event full of all kinds of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. The latest addition: Pogopalooza. The proper Independence Day celebration kicks off at 1 p.m. on the 4th, ending with fireworks at 9:35 p.m. Tenants of Alvern Gardens Apartments, Place Seville, as well as the Sleepy Hollow Townhouses and Apartments can hop on the T (Pittsburgh’s light rail) for a 30 minute ride to the Gateway stop, a short walk from Point State Park.

The Heinz Field Fourth of July Celebration is also a free event packed with concerts. This one starts at 2 p.m. and will give you a prime view of the fireworks in the evening.

History buffs might consider attending Fourth at the Fort hosted by the Fort Pitt Museum. This event is free with museum admission and takes place 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on the 4th. There will be reenactments of the Revolutionary War experience at the Fort, and they will salute the Point State Park fireworks display with their new reproduction 18th century cannon.

Anyone looking for a little something different might consider a dinner cruise on the Gateway Clipper Fleet. The tickets do cost $65, but the buffet menu looks scrumptious and there will be a DJ. Boarding starts at 6:30 p.m. and the cruise goes from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. so you should have  a prime view of the fireworks.

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