Fourth of July happenings in Western Pa.

| Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Here's a list of Independence Day happenings in communities across Western Pennsylvania. Events are Thursday unless otherwise noted.

Apollo: NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition, 3 p.m. Salute to the Armed Forces Program, 7 p.m. All events, including fireworks at 10 p.m., will be at Owens Field.

Avella: Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village, 401 Meadowcroft Road, hosts Independence Day events including summer games from noon to 5 p.m.

Bethel Park: Fireworks, 9:40 p.m. at South Hills Village, Fort Couch Road.

Brentwood: Street fair 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Brownsville Road. Fourth of July activities start 9 a.m. with 30th annual Brentwood Firecracker 5K. Parade on Brownsville Road, 10 a.m. Fireworks, 9:40 p.m. at upper field of Brentwood Park. Rain date for fireworks is Friday.

Butler: Fireworks, dusk at the Big Butler Fair, 1127 New Castle Road, Prospect.

Carnegie: Fireworks Wednesday at dusk in Carnegie Park.

Canonsburg: Whiskey Rebellion 5K, 7:45 a.m. Parade, 10 a.m. Town activities, noon to 6 p.m. Fireworks, dusk at Canon-Mac Stadium.

Crafton: Crafton Park festivities and parade Friday, 6 to 10:30 p.m. Crafton Park festivities Saturday, 3 to 10:30 p.m. Thomas J. Witt Memorial Firecracker 5K, 8 a.m. Sunday. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Sunday.

Dormont: Dormont Day's centennial celebration begins at 9 a.m. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. in Dormont Pool parking lot.

Edgeworth: Children may decorate bicycles and pedal in the Fourth of July Bike Parade. Assemble at Edgeworth Elementary School by 9:45 a.m.

Ford City: Area Heritage Day activities at borough park, fireworks 10 p.m.; details at

Green Tree: Events noon to 3 p.m. at Wilson Park Pool. Flag-raising ceremony led by American Legion Post 823 at noon. Pool open and free until 5 p.m. Also, coed softball game 9:30 a.m. at Hemlock Field, to benefit Green Tree Woman's Civic Club's Operation Shoebox, provides supplies to military members. Register by Friday. Details,

Hampton: Events at community center on Wednesday, 2 to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Leetsdale: Parade, 2 p.m. from Beaver Street to Broad Street. Music, 3 to 9 p.m., Henle Park. Fireworks display, dusk.

Masontown: 9:30 a.m. opening flag ceremony at Masontown German Park, then Rotary-sponsored races for children. Softball tournament, vendors, entertainment. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Monroeville: Parade starts 9 a.m. to noon at Miracle Mile Shopping Mall, ends at Macy's at Monroeville Mall. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. by the mall.

Moon: 28th Keystone Division Band concert. 7 p.m. Wednesday in Moon Park. Kids activities start at 4 p.m. on Thursday, entertainment, 7 p.m. Fireworks after 10 p.m.

Mt. Lebanon: Softball and baseball games start 9 a.m. at Wildcat Field. Activities from noon to 5 p.m. at main park, Jeff Jimerson and Airborne perform 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh: Heinz Field Fourth of July Celebration, gates open 2 p.m.; music and fireworks.

Fourth at the Fort: 11 a.m. raising of largest American flag in Pennsylvania, Fort Pitt Museum, Point State Park. Evening begins with firing of 18th Century cannon and then the fireworks will start 9:30 p.m. at Point State Park.

Carnegie Science Center: Fireworks blowout from 6 to 11 p.m.

Fireworks: 10 p.m. Wednesday from Wyndham Grand Hotel, Downtown, as part of Three Rivers Regatta.

Robinson: Fireworks at dusk at Burkett Recreation & Sports Complex.

Ross: Parade at 4 p.m. Sunday starting at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Perry Highway. Events start 5 p.m. at township community center and park. Fireworks 9:30 p.m.

Scott: Community Day begins at noon with American Legion flag services at Scott Park; pool open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and 7-10 p.m. with inflatable rafts and balls permitted. Fireworks at 9:31 p.m.

Shaler: Community day at Kiwanis Park. Jane Neely “Run for your Life” 5K race at 8:30 a.m. along Little Pine Creek Road. DJ at Crawford Pool, other events. Military recognition ceremony at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks.

South Fayette: Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at El Rancho Park.

Tarentum: Festival starts at 5 p.m. Wednesdaywith bands and foods, runs until fireworks begin 10 p.m. at Dreshar Stadium.

Whitehall: Events at Caste Village shopping center. Entertainment starts 6 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m.

Communities and organizations are invited to send notices for July 4 and related Independence Day weekend events to for publication. Deadline is Friday .

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