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Things To Do in ‘Tahn on the Fourth of July

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Happy Birthday, America 🇺🇸 Much ado around Downtown this Independence Day weekend. Here are a few ways to take part in the festivities.

📸 by the Carnegie Science Center

Thursday, July 4:

Fort Pitt Museum’s “Fourth at the Fort” Activities

1 – 4 p.m.

The Fort Pitt Museum will kick off Fourth of July festivities in Pittsburgh with its annual Fourth at the Fort event in Point State Park. At 1 p.m., Fort Pitt Museum staff, scouts, and local veterans will help raise a 36-foot American flag. The ceremony will commence in the Fort Pitt Block House yard, thanks to an ongoing partnership with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, owners of the Fort Pitt Block House – the oldest building in the region.

Following the flag raising ceremony, visitors can enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of living history demonstrations and tour an exact replica of George Washington’s Revolutionary War tent, on loan from the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

Experience the boom of the museum’s replica British six-pounder cannon and enjoy immersive 18th-century military music throughout the day.

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City of Pittsburgh Independence Day Activities

4 – 10 p.m.

The City of Pittsburgh Independence Day Celebration will feature free family activities, music, food and entertainment in Point State Park, Liberty Avenue and North Shore.

Kicking off at 4:00 pm downtown, activities will include the Clearview Family Fun Zone, Trulieve Veterans Wellness Corner and non-stop musical entertainment on the main stage in Point State Park in addition to the Peoples Food Truck Corral and Sargent Electric Solar Stage along Liberty Avenue. Across the river on the North Shore, a Fireside DJ will entertain on the PNC Great Lawn, the location of the RE/MAX hot air balloon and a variety of food concessionaires.

The day’s main attraction, the spectacular Independence Day Fireworks, will begin at 9:35pm. Tune in to 100.1 FM KDKA for a live broadcast of a 25-minute fireworks soundtrack from TJ the DJ paying tribute to Independence Day. Viewers can watch the celebration from home live on WPXI-TV.

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Fourth of July Dinner Cruise & Tour

7:30 – 10 p.m.

Climb aboard and set sail with the Gateway Clipper on the evening of the Fourth! Enjoy delicious food, great drinks, and live entertainment all while cruising into position for a breathtaking view of the city’s fireworks!

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But wait…the fun doesn’t stop on the Fourth! Check out these events happening over the weekend:

Anthrocon | Thursday, July 4 – Sunday, July 7

Pittsburgh’s premier furry convention, celebrating everything in anthropomorphics! Take part in seminars and workshops featuring writing, acting, costume creation, and design. And of course, don’t miss this year’s fursuit parade! More details.

Night Market | Saturday, July 6

Night Markets occur Saturdays, rain or shine, from 5-10 p.m. through the summer! Shop from a rotating selection of independent local vendors offering artisan crafts, home goods, clothing, jewelry, and small batch food items, while enjoying live entertainment! Check out Night Market schedule to learn more.

Yoga in the Square | Sunday, July 7

Relax and unwind after a busy holiday weekend with Kady Ruane from Yoga Love. This outdoor class from 10 – 11 a.m. in Market Square is free to attend, but don’t forget your mat! Learn more.

Find more Downtown events on our Events Calendar

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