Where to Watch Summer Fireworks in the South Hills of Pittsburgh

Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations In and Around the South Hills of Pittsburgh, PA

By Emily Papa, Macaroni KID South Hills of Pittsburgh Publisher July 2, 2024

There's something so spectacular about watching fireworks in Pittsburgh on the Fourth of July. 

That small colorful flame, jet-rocketing into the sky; only to explode into hundreds of smaller flames. The smell of sulfur and food on the grill...  add some patriotic music in the background, and you'll probably catch a tear from this mama. 

Growing up in the South Hills of Pittsburgh in Bethel Park, on the Fourth of July, my friends and I always loved to watch fireworks from the South Hills Village parking lot. When we got a little older, we'd take the trolley downtown to the city of Pittsburgh and catch them at Point State Park. One of my favorite things about where I live now, is that we manage to see fireworks on all holidays in a total 360 degree view from our house. That was a HUGE advantage when the kids were really little, and I didn't want to keep them out that late. I could pull them out of bed and snuggle them right on the back porch for a quick show before tucking them back in for the night. Now that they are getting older, they want to experience the whole shebang, so this mama has to stay in the know. Since it takes a village, we have rounded up some of the best spots in and around the South Hills of Pittsburgh to watch fireworks this Fourth of July to keep YOU in the know too. Click on any of the links below for more details about fireworks happening near you. 

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4th of July Fireworks in the South Hills of Pittsburgh

Bethel Park
Summer Spectacular
When: June 29th, 2024 7pm-10pm
Where: Suggested viewing areas include Abraham Lincoln Elementary School (1524 Hamilton Rd.), St. Germaine Church (7003 Baptist Rd.), Hamilton Presbyterian Church (4500 Hamilton Rd.), Cool Springs (1530 Hamilton Rd.), and Lowe’s (5775 Baptist Rd.).  Parking lots will open at 7 p.m.
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4th of July Parade & Fireworks
When: July 4th, 2024
Where: Brentwood Park.
Details: Fourth of July Parade, 5-k race, Night at the Races, Fireworks, and other fun activities. The 5K race begins at Brentwood Towne Square on Brownsville Road. Parade Route: Assembles at Brownsville & Sankey Avenue proceeds along Brownsville Road to Brentwood Towne Square at Dewalt Avenue. Parade begins at 10am and fireworks at 9:30pm.
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Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
When: July 4th Parade starts at 10am, 9:45pm Fireworks
Where: Canonsburg
Details: The parade will start at 10am at the Pizza Hut/Walgreens area and then proceed down Pike Street. Town Park activities-Free swimming, Rock Climbing, moon bounce, begin at Noon. Fireworks NEW START TIME, fireworks will be shot 9:45pm. The CM Stadium will open at 8pm for spectators. Chairs for viewing the parade cannot be placed until 10am, Tuesday, July 2nd per borough ordinance.
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Scott Township Fireworks Display
When: July 4th at 9:31pm
Where: Scott Park | Carnegie, PA
Details: The Scott Township fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:31pm depending on lighting and weather. Come enjoy the show!
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Castle Shannon
Caste Village Fireworks
When: June 28th 5-9pm
Where: Caste Village | Grove Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Details: Caste Village Fireworks are going to be a blast. Bring your friends and family and listen to music, eat food, have fun and watch the show. The event will start at 5:00 with Steve Maffei Entertainment Company. Wild River Kettle Korn will be there along with Funnel Cakes and Shaved Ice to cool you off. The Whitehall Fire Company, Station 301 and Whitehall Borough Police Department will be there assisting in safety and the Medical Rescue Team South Authority will be there standing by for first aid.
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Dormont Day & Fireworks
When: July 4
Where: Dormont Park/Pool Parking Lot
Details: Please join Dormont for fireworks and Dormont Day celebration in the Dormont Pool parking lot on Thursday, July 4th, 2024. The event will begin at 7pm and will include grab bags, live music and food! More details to come soon!
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Downtown Pittsburgh 2024 Independence Day Celebration
When: July 4 from 4-10pm. Fireworks at 9:35 PM
Where: Point State Park, Downtown Pittsburgh
Details: The City of Pittsburgh Independence Day Celebration will feature free family activities, music, food and entertainment in Point State Park, Liberty Avenue and North Shore.

Kicking off at 4:00 pm downtown, activities will include the Clearview Family Fun Zone, Trulieve Veterans Wellness Corner and non-stop musical entertainment on the main stage in Point State Park in addition to the Peoples Food Truck Corral and Sargent Electric Solar Stage along Liberty Avenue. Across the river on the North Shore, a Fireside DJ will entertain on the PNC Great Lawn, the location of the RE/MAX hot air balloon and a variety of food concessionaires.

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 from TJ the DJ paying tribute to Independence Day. Viewers can watch the celebration from home live on WPXI-TV.

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Fireworks at Finleyville Carnival Week
When: July 26th at dusk
Where: Finleyville Carnival, Route 88 across from the former Ringold Middle School
Details: Parade 7/24/24 and fireworks 7/26/24 after dusk.
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Kennywood Park
Celebrate America & Fireworks
When: Thursday & Friday, July 4 & 5, 2024 Fireworks at 9:30
Where: Kennywood Amusement Park
Details: Kennywood’s Independence Day activities burst with fireworks, patriotic entertainment, and the always-popular Wiener 100 dachshund races.
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Mt. Lebanon
Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
When:  July 4, 2024
Where: Mt. Lebanon Main Park
Details: Mt. Lebanon’s July 4th/Community Day celebration is in Mt. Lebanon Park. Noon to 5:00 pm, check out food, music, games, a petting zoo and Eurobungy. Check out all-star baseball and softball games on the Cedar fields. The Delaneys play at the basketball courts at 7:30, followed by fireworks at 9:30. Rain date for the concert and fireworks ONLY is July 5.
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Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks Night
When: Friday, July 19th, Saturday, August 24th, and Friday, September 13th after the game
Where: Either head to PNC Park to watch from the game or watch them from anywhere with a great view of downtown Pittsburgh, like Mount Washington!
Details: Join the Pirates at PNC Park as they light up the sky and the downtown Pittsburgh skyline after the game with spectacular Zambelli Fireworks shows.
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Pleasant Hills
Community Day and Fireworks
When: Saturday, August 10th from 12pm - 10pm
Where: Mowry Park
Details: There will be food and merchandise vendors, music, games, air brush tattoos, petting zoo and plenty of other attractions! Then the night will conclude with fireworks!! Join us for some Community fun for the whole family!
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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Independence Day Celebration at MeadowcroftJuly 4, 2024

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Fourth at the FortJuly 4, 2024

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Crafton's 4th of July Fun & Fireworks CelebrationJuly 4, 2024

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Stars & Stripes on ShilohJuly 4, 2024

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ July 4th: Explosive ScienceJuly 4, 2024

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Fourth of July Dinner Cruise & TourJuly 4, 2024

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ The Big Butler Fair 4th of July FireworksJuly 4, 2024

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