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.
Date:
Monday, July 4, 2022
Time:
4 – 10 PM
Place:
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 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.

SECURITY SCREENING

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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HIGHLIGHTS

FORT PITT MUSEUM'S "FOURTH AT THE FORT" ACTIVITIES
1 pm
FLAG RAISING
Fort Pitt Block House yard presented by Fort Pitt Museum in partnership with Pittsburgh Chapter of National Society of Daughters of American Revolution
1 – 4 pm
FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

CITY OF PITTSBURGH INDEPENDENCE DAY ACTIVITIES
4 – 8:30 pm
FAMILY ACTIVITIES
including games, face painters, demonstration by U.S. Army Pittsburgh Recruiting Company and more, including Summer Soul Line Dancing at 6, 7 and 8 pm
5 pm
SQUONK PERFORMANCE
followed by interactive workshop - Click Here For Details
6 pm
EAST WINDS SYMPHONIC BAND Click Here For Details
7 pm
SQUONK PERFORMANCE
followed by interactive workshop - Click Here For Details
8 pm
RIVER CITY BRASS Click Here For Details
9:35 pm
CITY OF PITTSBURGH INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS presented by Zambelli; simulcast on WPXI-TV and 100.1 FM KDKA

MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT

East Winds Sympthony Band Logo Performance at 6 p.m.
River City Brass Logo. Performance at 8 p.m.

SQUONK PERFORMANCE

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.

Squonk performing on stage beside pool.