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 June 15, 2023

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
"Park & Play" Summer Spectacular
When: June 30th, 2023 7pm-10pm
Where: Suggested viewing areas include Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, St. Germaine's Church, Hamilton Presbyterian Church, Cool Springs, and Lowes. Parking will be available at each site and food trucks will open at all locations (7 p.m.) except Lowes.

4th of July Parade
When: July 4th, 2023
Where: Brentwood Park. Find more info HERE
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

Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
When: July 4th Parade starts at 10am, 10pm Fireworks
Where: Canonsburg
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Castle Shannon
Caste Village Fireworks
When: June 30th 5-9pm
Where: Caste Village | Grove Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Details: Attend the Caste Village Fireworks event for food, music, fun, and most importantly, fireworks!!

Dormont Day & Fireworks
When: July 4 – Dormont Pool is scheduled to be open from 12-5pm, Dormont Day/July 4th celebration will begin at 6pm, Fireworks will begin around 9:30.
Where: Dormont Park/Pool Parking Lot
Details: Live music featuring: The Smeres - 7:00-7:45 PM, Justin Fabus Band - 8:00-9:30 PM, Fireworks display from Zambelli Fireworks. Food available for purchase on-site including Tom's Diner on Wheels, hot dogs, cool treats, and Kona ice.
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Downtown Pittsburgh 2023 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’s Independence Day celebration returns to the Point on July 4th! Enjoy festivities at historic Point State Park, complete with patriotic music, food vendors and more 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.
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Fireworks at Finleyville Carnival Week
When: July 21st
Where: Finleyville Carnival, Route 88 across from the former Ringold Middle School
Details: Pyrotechnico Fireworks on Friday the 21nd after dusk.
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Kennywood Park
Celebrate America & Fireworks
When: July 1st-4th – Fireworks at 9:30
Where: Kennywood Amusement Park
Details: Kennywood’s Independence Day activities burst with patriotic entertainment, contests, and the always-popular Wiener 100 dachshund races.
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Mt. Lebanon
Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
When:  July 4, 2023
Where: Mt. Lebanon Main Park
Details: Food, music, games, petting zoo, inflatables, & more. All-star sporting events 9am-5pm. Children's games & activities from noon - 5pm, Radio Tokyo at 7:30pm and Fireworks at 9:30pm
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Pittsburgh Pirates Fireworks Night
When: Saturday, July 15th, Saturday, August 26th, and Saturday, September 30th
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. Plus, don't miss the August 26th Skyblast Zambelli Fireworks Extravaganza, with 2X the fireworks that will light up all of Pittsburgh from several locations including the Allegheny River, PNC Park roof and more!
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Pleasant Hills
Community Day and Fireworks
When: Saturday, August 12th
Where: Mowry Park
Details: no confirmation on fireworks yet for 2023
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