The City of Pittsburgh’s Independence Day celebration returns to the Point on July 4th! Enjoy a family-style picnic at historic Point State Park, complete with patriotic music and food vendors from 4 to 10 pm.
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 paying tribute to Independence Day. Viewers can watch the celebration from home live on WPXI-TV.
NEW IN 2022: HAND TO HAND
Squonk’s latest free outdoor spectacle is Hand to Hand, a joyous, participatory event that brings audiences together for a humorous, uplifting visual extravaganza. Propelled by Squonk’s irresistible music, the show features two giant purple puppet hands, designed so the audience can grab the rigging and be part of the show. Click Here For Details
The 2022 Independence Day Celebration features performances by RIVER CITY BRASS and EAST WINDS SMYPHONIC BAND.
This event is committed to creating a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience. Intervention with any impaired or intoxicated guests will be handled in a prompt and safe manner. Anyone entering this event is subject to a bag check, including but not limited to bags, purses, fanny packs, backpacks, and coolers. All bags are subject to search upon entry and within the event. Prohibited items include but are not limited to:
Any other items determined to be potential safety hazards.
NEW IN 2002: HAND TO HAND
Performances at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Squonk’s latest free outdoor spectacle is Hand to Hand, a joyous, participatory event that brings audiences together for a humorous, uplifting visual extravaganza.
Propelled by Squonk’s irresistible music, the show features two giant purple puppet hands, each the size of a house and rigged like a sailing ship. Squonk invites audience members on stage to power the giant fingers, creating a larger movement and web of connections through their individual dance. During this wild revelry, the thumbs detach to become truly opposable. Two guitarists operate the thumbs while engaging in a musical face-off.
Throughout this raucous journey, Squonk’s musicians create melodious madness, a combination of shimmering keyboard, powerful guitars, wild wind synth and propulsive rhythms.