Celebrate July 4th in the City of Pittsburgh

4th of July Family Fun around Pittsburgh

By Lisa Williams - Publisher of Macaroni Kid Pittsburgh City June 29, 2021

Are you looking for ways to celebrate July 4th in Pittsburgh? 

We have all your Independence Day fun in the 'Burgh — fireworks, parades, community picnics, and more — rounded up right here for you!

Here are 4 ways you can find your family fun around Pittsburgh to celebrate Independence Day:

1. Check out the fireworks and festivities!

Pittsburgh 4th of July Family Fun Guide 2021

The fun starts on Friday, July 2nd and the family festivities continue throughout the weekend.  If you want to head downtown or just watch from your back porch let us help make your plans stress-free! 

2. Create a special treat for your picnic. 

Recipe Roundup! Red, White, and Blue Treats the Family Will Love

Wondering what to take to that picnic on July 4th? We have three ideas for sweet treats that are easy, delicious, and will inspire 'oohs' and 'aahs' because they'll fit the red, white, and blue theme!

3. Create a 4th of July Craft.

Painted Firework Craft

Capture the perfect image of this summer's fireworks when you create your own through this simple painting technique. 

4. Share the history of the 4th of July Celebration

Why We Celebrate the 4th of July

You already know the 4th of July is a fun summer holiday, but it’s not all about hot dogs and fireworks. So what's the reason for the celebration? 

Hope you all have a happy -- and safe! -- July 4th holiday in Pittsburgh!