July 4th fireworks in Western Pa. 2023: Where you can watch (2024)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Add red, white and blue to that black and gold, Pittsburgh. It's time to celebrate Independence Day and there are plenty of celebrations going on in Western Pennsylvania.

Two of the areas biggest celebrations, Pittsburgh and Canonsburg, are back along with many other places around the region.

Here's where you can watch some fireworks, broke down county-by-county.

Allegheny County

CITY OF PITTSBURGH-- Tuesday, July 4
The City of Pittsburgh's Independence Day celebration is back at Point State Park from 4-10 p.m.! The party includes music, food, fun and fireworks. The fireworks show will begin at 9:35 p.m. Be sure to tune into 100.1 FM KDKA for a live broadcast of a fireworks soundtrack from TJ the DJ!

Avalon-- 2023 North Borough Community Day at Avalon Community Park on Saturday, July 1 starts at 6 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
Bellevue -- 2023 North Boroughs Community Day at Avalon Community Park on Saturday, July 1 starts at 6 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
Ben Avon -- 2023 North Boroughs Community Day at Avalon Community Park on Saturday, July 1 starts at 6 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
Ben Avon Heights -- 2023 North Boroughs Community Day at Avalon Community Park on Saturday, July 1 starts at 6 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
Brentwood Borough-- The 2023 Brentwood 4th of July Celebration includes a fireworks display scheduled to start on Tuesday, July 4th at 9:30 p.m. in Brentwood Park. Earlier in the day there will be the Annual 4th of July Parade beginning at 10 a.m. and the 2023 Grand Marshal recognizing Western PA Korean War veterans.
• Carnegie -- Carnegie Independence Day Celebration at Carnegie Park all day Saturday, July 1st with fireworks beginning after sunset.
Crafton Borough-- Fireworks in Crafton Park at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Check out live music, food, mini golf, and more in the park.
Dormont Borough-- 2023 Dormont Day July 4th Celebration will take place on Tuesday, July 4 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with Zambelli fireworks starting around 9:35 p.m.
Emsworth -- 2023 North Boroughs Community Day at Avalon Community Park on Saturday, July 1 starts at 6 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
Findlay Township-- The 2023 Findlay Township Independence Day Celebration will take place on Monday, July 3 with fireworks at 9:45 p.m. at the Recreation and Sports Complex at Leopold Lake.

Leetsdale-- Leetsdale 4th of July Celebration will take place on Tuesday, July 4 with fireworks at dusk. There will also be a parade, food trucks, and live music earlier in the day.
Marshall Township-- Community Day will be held on Saturday, August 26 at Knob Hill Park with Zambelli fireworks around 9:30 p.m.
McKeesport-- McKeesport will have fireworks after dark in Renzie Park following their Summer Concert Series featuring the Vouges on Tuesday, July 4.
Monroeville-- Fireworks at 9 p.m. at Monroeville Mall Annex on Tuesday, July 4.
Moon Township-- Moon Township's Annual 4th of July Celebration is on Tuesday July, 4 in Moon Park and includes a fireworks show at 10 p.m. There will be food trucks, a performance from Moon's Bailey Taylor, a flag ceremony, and kids activities earlier in the day.
Mount Lebanon-- Community Day 4th of July Celebration on Tuesday, July 4 with fireworks at 9 p.m. Enjoy music, games, food, a petting zoo, and more at Mount Lebanon Park.
Ohio Township-- Community Day begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 with fireworks at dusk.

Pine Township-- Pine Township's 33rd Community Day is Saturday, July 15 with fireworks at dusk.
Scott Township-- Fireworks on Tuesday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m. in Scott Park.
Shaler Township-- Shaler Township's Community Day is on Tuesday, July 4 in Kiwanis Park. The event will include food vendors, face painting, firetruck rides, community tents, a DJ at the pool and fireworks will begin at dusk.
South Fayette Township and Upper St. Clair- South Fayette and Upper Saint Clair are partnering up for a fireworks show on Tuesday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m. The show can be watched from Fairview Park in South Fayette or in Boyce Mayview Park in Upper Saint Clair.

Armstrong County

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Beaver County

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Butler County

Big Butler Fair-- The Big Butler Fair is Friday, June 30 to Thursday, July 8 with fireworks on Tuesday, July 4 at 9 p.m.
Mars Borough-- Mars Borough will have fireworks on Monday, July 3 which will begin at dusk.
Saxonburg Borough-- Fireworks at Saxonburg Carnival Grounds on Monday, July 3.

Fayette County

Greene County

Waynesburg Lions Club July 4th Celebration-- 4th of July Celebration includes a car show, pancake breakfast, Little Miss Firecracker Pageant, and concludes with a fireworks show on Tuesday, July 4 around 9:30 p.m.

Indiana County

Star Spangled Celebration-- Star Spangled Celebration is Tuesday, July 4 featuring food vendors, raffles, kids activities, a wine and beer garden, and fireworks start at 9:45 p.m at the Mack Park Fairground.

Lawrence County

Ellwood City Arts, Crafts, Food & Entertainment Festival-- Ellwood City Festival will have fireworks on Sunday, July 2 at 10:00 p.m.
July 4th Celebration at Pearson Park-- Pearson Park July 4th Celebration will be from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4 with fireworks starting at 10:00 p.m.
Westminster Independence Day Celebration -- On Monday, July 3, Westminster College's Independence Day celebration will happen at Brittain Lake on the school's campus.

Mercer County

  • Shenango Riverfront Fireworks Celebration -- Fireworks Celebration on Saturday, July 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Quaker Steak and Lube and Chestnut Street parking lot. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m.

Washington County

The Greater Canonsburg 4th of July Celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with the annual parade. Afternoon activities will be in the town park from 12-6 p.m. with rock climbing, inflatables, balloon creations, music and more. The fireworks show kicks off at 10 p.m.

City of Washington Spark in the Park-- Spark in the Park will be Tuesday, July 4 featuring live music, face painting, food, drinks, and fireworks at 9:40 p.m. in Washington Park.
• Thunder Over Muse - This celebration in Muse, Cecil Township will be held on Sunday, July 2 at the St. Oscar Romero Parish Holy Rosary Ballfield. The show starts at nightfall!

Westmoreland County

Latrobe 4th of July Celebration-- The Greater Latrobe 4th of July Celebration is Tuesday, July 4 with the annual parade beginning at 10:30 a.m., food trucks, a foam dance party, live music, and fireworks starting at 9:45 p.m. will follow.
Mount Pleasant Borough Party in the Park-- Party in the Park will be Monday, July 3 at the Gazebo and will begin at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks at 10:00 p.m.

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July 4th fireworks in Western Pa. 2023: Where you can watch (2024)


What state has the best 4th of July fireworks? ›

1. New York, New York: Macy's 4th of July Fireworks.

Where is the largest Fourth of July fireworks display in the United States? ›

New York City. The annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks celebration in New York City is the country's largest pyrotechnic show, with fireworks shot from multiple barges along the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. In addition to fireworks, the event features performances by A-list artists.

How to see Great America fireworks? ›

The best spots to see all the action are on the midway in front of the Flight Deck roller coaster or in Redwood Amphitheater. There is tiered seating available in the Amphitheater, so families may be more comfortable watching the show from that vantage point.

Can you see 4th of July fireworks from National Harbor? ›

National Harbor

From the deck of the hotel, guests and visitors can view the main firework show on the National Mall as well as dozens of others across the region.

Where is the best place to not hear fireworks? ›

Overall, your best bet to escape fireworks is to find out where the official celebrations are happening and go somewhere for the night that is as far away from them as possible. For instance, if the main celebration is happening at a park downtown, try to find an Airbnb or hotel on the outskirts of your city.

What city has the biggest fireworks display? ›

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What city has the best 4th of July celebration? ›

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2San Francisco, CA75.06
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What state pops the most fireworks? ›

1. Missouri. Missouri comes in with a bang as the state that shoots off the most fireworks in the U.S. The state imports more than 42 million fireworks each, which means there are enough fireworks for each person to shoot off roughly 7.

Which state does the most fireworks? ›

Missouri spent more on fireworks than any other state

Missouri, with a population of just over 6 million people, spends the most per capita on fireworks at $13.36 per person.

What time do fireworks start at Great America? ›

Don't miss a jaw-dropping, Memorial Day fireworks show that will paint the skies above Great America on Sunday evening, May 28th at 9:45 p.m.

Can you see Great America fireworks from outside? ›

Play in the park on Sunday and stay through the evening for a fantastic fireworks show. Free to watch the fireworks outside of the theme park. Otherwise, tickets available for as low as $39.99 online.

What time is Great America firework Show? ›

As the sun sets and the excitement builds, make your way to the Pavilion, where you'll have the best seats in the house for the grand finale of the evening—a spectacular fireworks show at 9:45 pm. This exclusive viewing section ensures that you won't miss a single burst of color in the night sky.

Can you see the Navy Pier fireworks? ›

Yes, the fireworks are free to view at Navy Pier.

What time are the fireworks at Navy Pier on July 4? ›

Navy Pier's regularly programmed Wednesday fireworks kick off at 9 p.m., ensuring a special way to wind down the evening.

What time are the Fourth of July fireworks at Navy Pier? ›

Chicago's favorite sky spectacle showWednesday nights at 9pm and Saturday nights at 10pm from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Find a spot anywhere…

What is the best fireworks viewing distance? ›

The codes are specific; for every 1 inch caliber aerial fireworks shell we must have a safe radius of 70 feet. So for a show that might incorporate up to 3 inch diameter shells, the law requires a display site with 210 foot safe radius.

How can I not hear fireworks? ›

How to drown out fireworks at home. To set up a fireworks-resistant sound barrier inside your house or apartment, Lauren said the trick is to create a layered bed of white noise from a combination of fans, air conditioners, air purifiers, and a white noise machine (if you have one).

Which state has the strictest fireworks laws? ›

Today, consumer fireworks are legal for purchase in 49 states. Only Massachusetts completely bans the sale of all fireworks. In Hawaii, Nevada, and Wyoming, fireworks are regulated at the country level.

What state is the fireworks capital of the US located? ›

Two nationally recognized companies are credited with making New Castle, PA the “Fireworks Capital of America” – Zambelli Fireworks Internationale and Pyrotecnico both got their start in the mid 1800′s in Lawrence County (which was once the largest producer of fireworks in the world.)

What is the largest firework show in history? ›

The largest straight-line firework display is 22,240 and was achieved by Sheikh Zayed Festival and Ministry of Presidential Affairs (both UAE), in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 1 January 2022.

What is the longest firework show? ›

The display began at the stroke of midnight 2016 and lasted for 1 hour 1 minute 32.35 seconds, in the pouring rain.

What city has the oldest 4th of July celebration in the USA? ›

The nation's oldest continuous July 4th celebration observed in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Which town hosts the oldest Fourth of July celebration in the United States? ›

BRISTOL, R.I. (WPRI) — America's Oldest Continuous Fourth of July Celebration is underway in Bristol! The Concert Series hosts performances every night at Independence Park through July 2.

What is the best day to drive 4th July? ›

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Who is the largest consumer of fireworks in the US? ›

Not only this, but Disney is also the world's largest purchaser of fireworks altogether, shipping them from China every year. Per recent reports, Walt Disney World spends an incredible amount of $40,000 on fireworks a night. Annually, this adds up to an enormous $50 million on average.

What is the largest annual fireworks show in the United States? ›

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What states ban all fireworks? ›

There's only one state that completely bans all consumer fireworks, and that's Massachusetts. However, they do permit fireworks displays put on by professionals, so you can still catch a show for the 4th of July. Now that you know what's legal where, test your smarts with this 4th of July trivia.

Where do most illegal fireworks come from? ›

When it comes to consumer fireworks that are not considered safe and sane in California, "A very high percentage comes from Nevada because that's the closest source for somebody to travel out of state and illegally smuggle them into California," he said.

What country buys the most fireworks? ›

Exports In 2021 the top exporters of Fireworks were China ($912M), Germany ($81.6M), France ($80.2M), United States ($54.2M), and Netherlands ($28M). Imports In 2021 the top importers of Fireworks were United States ($615M), Germany ($66.2M), Italy ($58.4M), United Kingdom ($39.4M), and Poland ($39.1M).

What time are the fireworks in the walks? ›

The main firework display is scheduled to begin at 8pm. Fawkes in The Walks is free to attend. A voluntary collection will be made on the evening to help cover the cost of the event, and every donation is appreciated.

What time is Disney World fireworks? ›

Magic Kingdom's nightly fireworks usually begin at 9pm, but check the schedule to be sure. Please note that parking at Disney's resort hotels is officially for guests with hotel and dining reservations only.

What time are magic fireworks? ›

Magic Kingdom Fireworks are at 9pm on most nights. If there is a special event like Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party the fireworks may be earlier, or may not be scheduled for regular guests visiting that day.

Where can you see harmonious fireworks outside the park? ›

While you will be able to see some of the fireworks in many places, there are two areas that are better than the others. Both of them are bridges. The more popular of the two is the bridge that is near the International Gateway Entrance to EPCOT. It is located past ESPN Club and before Disney's Beach Club.

Can you watch fireworks from Battery Park? ›

Battery Park offers the chance to see the display or, depending on where you camp out, potentially this and the Macy's fireworks.

Can you see the fireworks from the people mover? ›

There are some attractions that afford unique vantage points of the fireworks — one of our favorites is from the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. End your day in a less chaotic way with some relaxing time off your feet on this “highway in the sky”. The views on the PeopleMover are the best!

What time is Navy Pier firework show? ›

At 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 10 p.m. on Saturdays through Labor Day, Navy Pier lights off fireworks to a soundtrack featuring a variety of music. Each show is free for all attendees and best viewed from along the pier.

What time is Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime fireworks Show? ›

Christmas Party Entertainment Schedule

Mickey's Once Upon A Christmastime Parade — 8:30PM, 11PM (plan to watch both) Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration — 7:40PM, 9:25PM, 10:30PM, 11:55PM. Minnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show — 10PM (once per night, must watch) The Edge Effect — 8:10PM, 9PM, 10:20PM, 11:10PM.

What time is surprise fireworks? ›

at 6:00 p.m. and we will end the night with a fireworks display at approximately 8:45 p.m. (weather permitting). Entertainment and food trucks available for purchase!

Where's the best place to watch the fireworks from Navy Pier? ›

Stake out a spot along Navy Pier's outdoor areas (Polk Bros Park or the rooftop patio at Offshore are always good bets) or head to downtown rooftops and Chicago beaches like Oak Street, North Avenue and Ohio Street. Navy Pier also offers a number of lake and river cruises that can be booked online.

How much does Navy Pier fireworks cost? ›

Navy Pier opens to the public at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Tuesday. People can watch the fireworks from Navy Pier's 27,000-square-foot rooftop, where the annual Freedom Fest kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a DJ, barbecue and cash bar at the cost of $39 for a general admission, standing room-only ticket.

Do you have to pay to get into Navy Pier? ›

There is no admission fee to enter Navy Pier. Attractions within Navy Pier may have admission prices and those prices can be obtained from each individual attraction's box office.

Does Navy Pier have fireworks on the 4th of July? ›

Navy Pier Fireworks

There are no fireworks on July 4 at Navy Pier, but you can catch the regular Saturday and Wednesday shows.

What time are fireworks at Pier Village Long Branch? ›

It's the biggest seasonal event on the Jersey Shore — in fact, it's the biggest Independence Day celebration anywhere in New Jersey, and it happens every July 4th right here in Long Branch beginning at 1PM. Firework Show 9PM.

What time is the 4th of July fireworks at the National Mall? ›

ADDITIONAL INFO. The National Mall fireworks will begin at 9:09 p.m., according to the National Park Service.

Does Navy Pier have fireworks on Wednesday? ›

A panel of industry experts and USA Today's 2023 10Best Editors selected the Chicago fireworks shows as one of the best in the country. Fireworks shows at Navy Pier will return on Wednesdays and Saturdays this Summer, running from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Voting can be done once a day before the poll closes Monday.

Where are the fireworks on the East River for 4th of July? ›

This year's show will launch 60,000 shells and effects from five barges positioned between E. 26th and E. 40th Streets along the East River, with prime viewing from three boroughs in New York City.

What state sells best fireworks? ›

The best states to buy fireworks
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  • Arkansas: You only have to be 12 years old to buy fireworks in the Natural State, and two types of fireworks are available year round.
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What state is known for fireworks? ›

1. New York, New York: Macy's 4th of July Fireworks. Now in its 43rd year, the nation's largest fireworks display lights up the night over the East River.

Which state was the first to celebrate the Fourth of July? ›

The first big 4th of July party took place on the one-year anniversary of independence, in 1777. It was "a spontaneous celebration" in Philadelphia, according to the Library of Congress. People set off fireworks, built bonfires, lit candles in their windows and lined the avenues with joyful shouts.

What state has the strictest firework laws? ›

There's only one state that completely bans all consumer fireworks, and that's Massachusetts. However, they do permit fireworks displays put on by professionals, so you can still catch a show for the 4th of July. Now that you know what's legal where, test your smarts with this 4th of July trivia.

What company uses the most fireworks? ›

The Walt Disney Company is the largest consumer of fireworks in the world and the second largest purchaser of explosive devices, right behind the U.S. Department of Defense.

What is the biggest firework store in the US? ›

SHELTON FIREWORKS – The largest fireworks warehouse.

Who has the biggest firework show in the world? ›

The largest straight-line firework display is 22,240 and was achieved by Sheikh Zayed Festival and Ministry of Presidential Affairs (both UAE), in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 1 January 2022.


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