July Fourth: A list of what's closed and holiday events around Pittsburgh (2024)

SHELDON. YES, WELL, PITTSBURGH’S PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT ALL HANDS WILL BE ON DECK FOR THE CITY’S JULY 4TH FIREWORKS CELEBRATION. THAT’S BECAUSE THEY’RE EXPECTING A MASSIVE CROWD OF AT LEAST 20,000 SPECTATORS. FIREWORKS OVER THE RIVERS. A DISPLAY SEEN FOR MILES ANAYA WELLSPAN. A FAMILY JUST MOVED HERE FROM JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. THEY LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING PITTSBURGH’S JULY 4TH FIREWORKS SHOW FOR THE FIRST TIME. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HOW THEY DO EVERYTHING, ALL OF THE TENTS THAT THEY HAVE IN THE ACTIVITIES AND WHAT THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY LOOKS LIKE OVER THE FOUNTAIN. I THINK THAT’LL BE COOL. A LOT IS HAPPENING THE DAY BEFORE THE FIREWORKS SHOW. VENDORS WHEELING IN FOOD AND SETTING UP THEIR STATIONS. PITTSBURGH’S BUREAU OF PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCED ALL HANDS ON DECK TO MAKE SURE THE EVENT IS RUN SMOOTHLY, AT LEAST FIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE PREPARED FOR AN EXPECTED CROWD OF AT LEAST 20,000. NEW TECHNOLOGY WILL BE USED TO SCAN VISITORS. GENERALLY, WE’RE LOOKING FOR FIREARMS, WEAPONS, ALCOHOL, ANY TYPE OF WEAPONRY, DRUGS, AND CERTAINLY FIREWORKS. PUBLIC SAFETY IS ALSO TEAMING UP WITH COMMUNITY OUTREACH GROUPS TO PREVENT DISRUPTIVE ACTIVITY BY TEENAGERS. WE’RE BRINGING ALL THE DIFFERENT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS TOGETHER SO THAT WE CAN HELP COUNTERACT ANY TYPE OF VIOLENCE THAT’S GOING ON AND MAKE SURE THAT IT’S A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR EVERYBODY. BUT EXTRA POLICE PRESENCE WILL STRETCH BEYOND POINT STATE PARK. MOUNTED PATROLS WILL ALSO FILL SEVERAL AREAS OF THE CITY. ADDITIONAL MOUNTED PATROL UNITS, BOTH DOWNTOWN AND ON THE NORTH SHORE, AS WELL AS IN SOUTH SIDE AND MOUNT WASHINGTON. AND HERE’S ONE FINAL DETAIL THE FIREWORKS IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN TOMORROW NIGHT AT 935, BUT THE PARK RANGERS SAY THEY WILL SHUT DOWN ENTRANCE INTO THE PARK AT NINE 35 MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOW. FOR NOW, REPORTING

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Fourth of July: Pittsburgh-area fireworks, events, holiday closures

City, county, state and federal offices and courts will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4.Reporter Sheldon Ingram discusses safety precautions officials are taking for the Fourth of July in the video player above. Where can you see fireworks? Click here for our list of local fireworks displays in Western Pennsylvania communitiesPost offices and most banks will be closed. Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores that are normally open on Thursday will be open until 5 p.m.Pittsburgh Regional Transit buses run on Sunday schedules, and light rail operates on special holiday schedules. Check the PRT website for specific route information. The Monongahela Incline will be free from 8:45 a.m. to midnight.No garbage will be collected in the city of Pittsburgh. Thursday collection is pushed back to Friday, and Friday collection will be on Saturday. Senior centers, rec centers and Mellon Park Tennis Center are closed on the Fourth. City swimming pools are open with holiday hours.PennDOT driver license and photo centers will be closed. Many products and services are still available online at www.dmv.pa.gov.The city's fireworks display starts at 9:35 p.m. at Point State Park, but there is fun to be had in Western Pennsylvania all day.Below is a list of some local holiday parades and events:City of Pittsburgh's Independence Day celebration: Music, food vendors and family activities at Point State Park, Liberty Avenue downtown and the North Shore begin at 4 p.m. Zambelli fireworks start at 9:35 p.m. Click here for the official website.Carnegie Science Center "July 4th: Explosive Science": Enjoy a great view of the fireworks from the North Shore. Tickets also include a movie and popcorn in Rangos Giant Cinema, cotton candy, a cash bar, "The Science Behind Pixar" exhibition and live theater shows. More infoPittsburgh Pirates baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals visit PNC Park for a 12:35 p.m. game.Washington Wild Things baseball: vs. Florence Y'alls at Wild Things Park at 7:05 p.m., followed by postgame fireworks. More info Kennywood Park's Celebrate America: Kick off your Independence Day at Kennywood, followed by fireworks at the Lagoon at 9:45 p.m. Active and retired military get in free. More infoSandcastle Water Park: Take a plunge down the Bombs Away water slide, float on the lazy river or cool off at the pool. More infoWestmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival: The event's 50th year kicks off at Twin Lakes Park, featuring an artist market, food vendors and children's activities. Entertainment schedule includes a "Cash Out" Johnny Cash tribute show, Demi Michelle, and classic rock by Somebody To Love. More infoBig Butler Fair: Fireworks, carnival rides, horse shows, truck pulls and the Barnyard Olympics. More infoGreater Canonsburg 4th of July Celebration: Live music at Town Park. Moon bounce, giant slide, caricatures, rock-climbing wall and face painting. Fireworks at Memorial Stadium at 9:45 p.m. More infoMt. Lebanon celebration: Food, games, petting zoo and Eurobungy at Mt. Lebanon Park. The Delaneys concert at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. More infoShaler Township Community Day at Kiwanis Park: DJ at the swimming pool, Uptown Rhythm & Brass Band, fire truck rides and food vendors. Fireworks at dark. More infoMoon Township celebration at Moon Park: Food vendors, bounce houses, balloon animals, face painting and petting zoo at Moon Park. Live music by Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors. Fireworks at 10 p.m. More infoLatrobe Celebration: There will be live music throughout the day, and kids' activities, with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. More infoFishing for Free: From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, no fishing license is required to fish, however, all other fishing regulations apply. For more info on the regulations, click here. More info on the event. Scott Township: Fireworks at Scott Park @9:30pm Dormont Pool: From 7-10 p.m. with live music by Totally 80s, cool treats, and hot dogs plus fireworks at 9:30 p.m. More info

PITTSBURGH —

City, county, state and federal offices and courts will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Thursday, July 4.

Reporter Sheldon Ingram discusses safety precautions officials are taking for the Fourth of July in the video player above.

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Where can you see fireworks? Click here for our list of local fireworks displays in Western Pennsylvania communities

Post offices and most banks will be closed. Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores that are normally open on Thursday will be open until 5 p.m.

Pittsburgh Regional Transit buses run on Sunday schedules, and light rail operates on special holiday schedules. Check the PRT website for specific route information. The Monongahela Incline will be free from 8:45 a.m. to midnight.

No garbage will be collected in the city of Pittsburgh. Thursday collection is pushed back to Friday, and Friday collection will be on Saturday. Senior centers, rec centers and Mellon Park Tennis Center are closed on the Fourth. City swimming pools are open with holiday hours.

PennDOT driver license and photo centers will be closed. Many products and services are still available online at www.dmv.pa.gov.

July 4th fireworks: List of Pittsburgh-area fireworks displays for 2024

The city's fireworks display starts at 9:35 p.m. at Point State Park, but there is fun to be had in Western Pennsylvania all day.

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Happy 4th of July from Pittsburgh EMS!

Our crews will be by your side to keep you safe tomorrow during the festivities! You’ll find our crews in medic units, on motorcycle and medical cart. If you see our crews say hi!

We remind you to stay hydrated & don’t play with fireworks! pic.twitter.com/nA4xhM7BJt

— Pittsburgh EMS (@PghEMS) July 3, 2024

Below is a list of some local holiday parades and events:

  • City of Pittsburgh's Independence Day celebration: Music, food vendors and family activities at Point State Park, Liberty Avenue downtown and the North Shore begin at 4 p.m. Zambelli fireworks start at 9:35 p.m. Click here for the official website.
  • Carnegie Science Center "July 4th: Explosive Science": Enjoy a great view of the fireworks from the North Shore. Tickets also include a movie and popcorn in Rangos Giant Cinema, cotton candy, a cash bar, "The Science Behind Pixar" exhibition and live theater shows. More info
  • Pittsburgh Pirates baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals visit PNC Park for a 12:35 p.m. game.
  • Washington Wild Things baseball: vs. Florence Y'alls at Wild Things Park at 7:05 p.m., followed by postgame fireworks. More info
  • Kennywood Park's Celebrate America: Kick off your Independence Day at Kennywood, followed by fireworks at the Lagoon at 9:45 p.m. Active and retired military get in free. More info
  • Sandcastle Water Park: Take a plunge down the Bombs Away water slide, float on the lazy river or cool off at the pool. More info
  • Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival: The event's 50th year kicks off at Twin Lakes Park, featuring an artist market, food vendors and children's activities. Entertainment schedule includes a "Cash Out" Johnny Cash tribute show, Demi Michelle, and classic rock by Somebody To Love. More info
  • Big Butler Fair: Fireworks, carnival rides, horse shows, truck pulls and the Barnyard Olympics. More info
  • Greater Canonsburg 4th of July Celebration: Live music at Town Park. Moon bounce, giant slide, caricatures, rock-climbing wall and face painting. Fireworks at Memorial Stadium at 9:45 p.m. More info
  • Mt. Lebanon celebration: Food, games, petting zoo and Eurobungy at Mt. Lebanon Park. The Delaneys concert at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. More info
  • Shaler Township Community Day at Kiwanis Park: DJ at the swimming pool, Uptown Rhythm & Brass Band, fire truck rides and food vendors. Fireworks at dark. More info
  • Moon Township celebration at Moon Park: Food vendors, bounce houses, balloon animals, face painting and petting zoo at Moon Park. Live music by Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors. Fireworks at 10 p.m. More info
  • Latrobe Celebration: There will be live music throughout the day, and kids' activities, with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. More info
  • Fishing for Free: From 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, no fishing license is required to fish, however, all other fishing regulations apply. For more info on the regulations, click here. More info on the event.
  • Scott Township: Fireworks at Scott Park @9:30pm
  • Dormont Pool: From 7-10 p.m. with live music by Totally 80s, cool treats, and hot dogs plus fireworks at 9:30 p.m. More info

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