If there’s something Pittsburgh does right, it’s definitely holidays. The 4th of July doesn’t disappoint here in the ‘burgh, so if you’re looking for something to do over the holiday weekend, here are some of the best Independence Day Festivities In Pittsburgh!

1. Downtown Pittsburgh Fireworks Display

Independence Day Festivities In Pittsburgh

There’s just something special about seeing the fireworks “dahn the Point.” After waiting the whole day, the fireworks are a truly special treat. The backdrop of the Pittsburgh skyline makes for a truly remarkable—and memorable—4th. More info here12 noon to 10 p.m., Point State Park

2. Fish for Free Day

Independence Day Festivities In Pittsburgh

Did you know that July 4th allows fishing without a license on all public lakes, streams, rivers, waterways and creeks throughout the entire state of PA? Out of town guests visiting can participate too! More information on the program can be found here.

3. Kennywood’s Celebrate America Days

Independence Day Festivities In Pittsburgh

What could be more American than spending the day at the traditional amusement park that is Kennywood? In addition to all the usual fun festivities, Kennywood begins hosting patriotic activities June 29th. Fireworks are nightly at 9:45 p.m. and expect to see things like a hot dog eating contest and Dachsund (wiener dog) race. Sounds like fun! Want to know more? Click here.

4. Gateway Clipper Fleet’s 4th of July Holiday Cruise

Independence Day Festivities In Pittsburgh

Set sail with Pittsburgh’s premier riverboat cruise, seeing downtown’s fireworks from the water. Board at 6:30, set sail from 7:30-10 p.m. and enjoy a delicious meal of garlic and cracked pepper rubbed beef strip loin, parmesan encrusted chicken breast with sundried tomato, basil and lemon sauce, garden green beans, dark chocolate molten volcano cake and more. More information on the cruise can be found here.

5. Rivers’ Casino Summer Concert Series

Independence Day Festivities In Pittsburgh

Rivers’ Casino is always a great time and adding the 4th to the mix makes it all the more exciting. No Bad Juju with The Voice star, Pittsburgh’s own Chris Jamison will be playing Tuesday. More information on the concert series can be found here.


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