Pittsburgh’s Independence Day celebration Logo
Pittsburgh’s Independence Day celebration Logo
American Flag image with guitar and amplifier
Image of a fried funnel cake.
photo of various fireworks.
Sunday, July 4, 2021
6 – 10 PM
Point State Park, Downtown Pittsburgh
*All guests will be required to go through a light security screening at park entrances.

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 6 to 10 pm. The City’s Independence Day fireworks presented by Pyrotecnico will illuminate the skyline beginning at twilight.

“It's time to get together and celebrate our life and independence – together,” said Mayor William Peduto. “After a year of suffering there is no better way to do that than joining our neighbors for the most Pittsburgh of all things, which of course is a giant fireworks display.”

The day’s main attraction, the spectacular Independence Day Fireworks presented by Pyrotecnico, 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.


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:

  • Alcohol
  • Ammunition
  • Drones
  • Explosives
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Grills
  • Knives
  • Laser pointers
  • Mace/pepper spray
  • Pop-up tents
  • Razor blades
  • Selfie sticks
  • Structures
  • Stun guns
  • Tasers
  • Toy guns
  • Weapons of any kind

Any other items determined to be potential safety hazards.

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1 – 5:30 p.m.
Fort Pitt Museum Family-Friendly Activities
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
ALCOSAN Family Activities Area
6:30 p.m.
East Winds Symphonic Band
7:15 p.m.
Munhall Community Band
8 p.m.
River City Brass
9:35 p.m.
City of Pittsburgh Independence Day Fireworks presented by Pyrotecnico
Additional Downtown Activities on July 4
Market Square & Allegheny Overlook Pop-up Park on Ft. Duquesne Blvd

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership will provide music, games, and family fun activities for all to enjoy at these landmark locations throughout the day. For more information visit: DowntownPittsburgh.com