As I’m sure you guys all know…tomorrow is the day we celebrate our Nation’s Independence. Way back in 1776 just as Britain put the screws to the Colonists, the founding fathers put their intentions into writing. We celebrate Independence Day with barbeques, parades and patriotism and it’s a great day to catch a baseball game, plan a family get together or enjoy the great outdoors. There is one last thing that’s needed to perfect the ultimate 4th of July celebration.
Fireworks, they have been a part of Independence Day almost since the beginning. The earliest celebration of July 4th was reported to have a fireworks display in 1777, George Washington’s inauguration also had a pyrotechnics show. Although fireworks originated in 600-900 A.D. in China, as Americans we have made them our own for over 200 years.
No city loves fireworks more than Pittsburgh. To us, every celebration is better with fireworks, home baseball games, New Years, Light Up Night and of course, the last and biggest of all, 4th of July!
If you live in the city you’ll most likely be able to hear the fireworks from where ever you are, but if you’d like to get a little closer to the action check out one of the fireworks displays near you or head down town for the big Zambelli show downtown.
Bethel Park: South Hills Village at 9:40 p.m.
Butler: Big Butler Fairgrounds at dusk
Canonsburg: Canon-McMillan High School at dusk
Dormont: Dormont Pool parking lot at 9:30 p.m.
Latrobe: 10 p.m. at Legion Keener Park
McKeesport: 10 p.m. at Renzie Park
Monongahela: 9:45 p.m. at Monongahela Aquatorium
Moon Township: 10 p.m. at Moon Park
Mt. Lebanon: 9:30 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Park
Oakmont: 9:30 p.m. at Oakmont Country Club
Robinson Township: Dusk at Burkett Park
West Mifflin: 9:30 p.m. at Kennywood Park
-Brooke, CLP South Side