July 4th activities around Western Pennsylvania
A roundup of July 4th activities:
Avella: Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, 401 Meadowcroft Road. Old-fashioned summer games, open-hearth cooking demonstrations and pie-eating contest. Noon to 5 p.m.
Ben Avon: Reading of Declaration of Independence by Ben Avon Council President Earl Bohn, 8 a.m. at borough building. Introduction by author and theologian Michael Novak.
Bethel Park: Carnival food, activities for children, live music, from 6 p.m. until fireworks at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Road.
Brentwood: 9 a.m., Firecracker 5K race, begins at Brentwood Towne Square on Brownsville Road; 10 a.m., fly-over and parade on Brownsville Road; 9:40 p.m. fireworks (rain date Saturday).
Butler: 9 a.m. The Big Butler Fairgrounds open; fireworks, dusk, 1127 New Castle Road, Prospect.
Canonsburg: 52nd annual celebration starts at 7:45 a.m. with Whiskey Rebellion 5K Race & Walkers. Parade at 10 a.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Canon-McMillan Stadium. Free town activities include music and Family Swim Party.
Crafton: Crafton Celebrates 3 to 11 p.m., in Crafton Park. Thomas J. Witt Memorial 5K race at 8 a.m.; fireworks at dusk.
Cranberry: Bring a float or borrow one from the township for Noodle Night at Cranberry Community Waterpark in North Boundary Park, 6 to 8 p.m. C.T.'s Snack Shack will be open.
Dormont: Dormont Day begins at 10:30 a.m. in park. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. in Dormont Pool parking lot.
Edgeworth: Bike parade, 10 a.m., Edgeworth Elementary School's parking lot on Meadow Lane. Children line up at 9:45 a.m.
Ford City: Fireworks by Glory on High, 10 p.m. Sunday.
Green Tree: Events noon to 3 p.m. at Wilson Park Pool. Flag-raising ceremony by American Legion Post 823 at noon. Pool open and free until 5 p.m.
Hampton: Firecracker 5K at 9 a.m., Hampton Community Park.
Hookstown: Civilian Conservation Corps camp tour, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Raccoon Creek State Park, park office along Route 18. Indoor presentation, short walking tour.
Leetsdale: Parade at 2 p.m. from Quaker Village Shopping Center parking lot, along Beaver Street to Broad Street; ends in Henle Park. Fireworks at dusk. Carnival in Henle Park from 1 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Benefits Fourth of July celebration.
Mars: 3 p.m. celebration with vendors, food and games for kids on Main Street, downtown; 4 p.m., lineup for parade; dusk, fireworks.
Midland: 10 a.m. parade; day-long carnival at Lincoln Park; fireworks at 10 p.m.
Moon: Celebration from 4 to 10 p.m., Moon Park, Ewing Road. Car show, music, military recognition at 9:50 p.m.; fireworks at 10 p.m.
Mt. Lebanon: Games, food and activities in Main Park from noon to 5 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Swim center will close at 7 p.m.; recreation center parking lot reserved for people with disabled-parking permits.
Pittsburgh: Music and entertainment begin at 1 p.m. in Point State Park, Downtown. Fireworks at 9:35 p.m. Also:
• Fourth at the Fort: 11 a.m. raising of 13-star, 36-foot American flag, Fort Pitt Museum, Point State Park. Evening begins with firing of 18th century cannon.
• EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta: Ends Friday at Point State Park. www.threeriversregatta.net.
• Lawrenceville festival: Softball and baseball games, children's races, other events starting at 11 a.m. in Arsenal Park; 9:30 p.m. fireworks.
• Carnegie Science Center: Fireworks 6 to 11 p.m.
Robinson: Pyrotecnico fireworks at dusk, Burkett Sports and Recreation Complex, 23 McCormick Road.
Ross: Crafts, games and live music at community center, 5 p.m. Sunday. Parade stages at 3 p.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, and refreshments following parade at Perrysville Volunteer Fire Company, both on Perry Highway. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Scott: Community Day begins with American Legion flag services at Scott Park; pool open at 11 a.m. Fireworks at 9:31 p.m.
Shaler: Community Day begins at 1 p.m., Kiwanis Park. Bands play at 7 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. (Rain date Saturday.)
Zelienople: 8 a.m., Firecracker 5K and Walk and 1 Mile Run and Walk; 11 a.m., annual Fourth of July parade on Main Street; 2:30 p.m., annual Derby Duck Race at the Zelienople Community Pool; 8:15 p.m., Pittsburgh Philharmonic concert, Community Park, Beaver Street; 9:45 p.m., fireworks.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Transportation challenges rife as Pittsburgh focuses on making fixes
- Lawsuit: Pittsburgh Public Schools should have known officer was abusing boys
- Montour Trail gets needed updates
- Transportation funding uncertainty impacts planning for Western Pa.
- Newsmaker: Derek Wesley
- 2 from Carrick charged in connection with rash of heroin overdoses
- Development could soon be booming in West End
- Teachers union advises lawyers for colleagues of Plum pair investigated on sex charges
- Highmark asks patients to ‘Meet Dr. Right’
- Police confiscated cellphone of driver who struck 7-year-old girl Thursday
- Heinz Endowments looks to smart urban planning for Pittsburgh moment