Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Another year of spectacular fireworks awaits on Pittsburgh for the Fourth of July celebration. The EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta present “Celebrate America EQT Flashes of Freedom Fireworks”, produced by Pyrotecnico of New Castle, to celebrate Fourth of July. The fireworks will begin after 9:30 p.m.
Nevertheless, activities will be carried out the whole day at Point State Park, starting at 12:30 p.m. The opening act at the main stage is the East End Kids, followed by Alumni Theater Company, Stampede and Gone South. A reading of the Declaration of Independence will start at 5:30 p.m., right before Jimbo & the Soupbones, and the Gary Racan & Studio E Band’s Warrior rock concert as closing act for the stage at 8 p.m.
Bon Journey, a Bon Jovi/Journey tribute band, will be playing at the Rivers Casino Amphitheater by 7 p.m.
The Fort Pitt Museum will be open since 10 a.m. offering activities for children until 6 p.m. Other events include 18th Century Reenactors at 1 p.m., followed by Rifle and Musket demos and Fife and Drums performances.
At the park, there will be food vendors, bike valet, a military appreciation exposition and a juggling Uncle Sam. There will also be a Kids Zone at the park, opened until 9 p.m., with a patriotic mural, face painting, airbrush tattoos and patriotic make-and-take activities, such as liberty hats, red-white-and-blue streamer wands, and patriotic bead bracelets, according to Trib Live.
At 6 p.m. there will be U.S. Air Force planes flying over the location.
There will be several places to view the fireworks
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The fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. and there are a lot of options to presence the spectacle. Besides from Mount Washington, the North Shore steps and the West End, you can go to the Carnegie Science Center; that will host the “July 4th Fireworks Blowout!” until 11 p.m.
People can take a seat on the lawn, go aboard the USS Requin or go to the rooftops. Prices vary between $39 and $54, depending on the spot chosen. All visitors will receive one popcorn box and soda. More details about the tickets can be found at carnegiesciencecenter.org
Another available place to watch the fireworks is the Gateway Clipper at Station Square, which will offer a cruise on the rivers for a cost of $70, including a buffet dinner and a DJ. Boarding begins at 6:30. More details in gatewayclipper.com
Other venues include Heinz Field on the North Shore, offering different activities and of Gabbie Barrett, The Stickers and country music star Craig Campbell since 2 p.m.
Zelienople Community Park will host a patriotic concert from the Pittsburgh Philharmonic at 8:15 p.m., followed by the fireworks.
Source: Trib Live