4th of July

Pittsburgh's Fourth of July fireworks to honor Pens' titles

The Fourth of July doesn’t fall during hockey season, but when the back-to-back Stanley Cup champs play in your city, you celebrate icy success in the middle of summer.


will include a tribute to the Penguins for their consecutive titles, according to a release from the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta, which hosts the show.


The Celebrate America event begins at Point State Park at noon, and the EQT Flashes of Freedom fireworks display is scheduled to launch at 9:35 p.m. Viewers at home can see the show in high definition exclusively on Channel 11.

“This is a spectacular show that brings the communities of southwestern Pennsylvania together to celebrate our nation and our history,” said EQT spokeswoman Natalie Cox.

The fireworks, produced by StarFire Corp., will light up the night sky to a soundtrack full of patriotic and pop tunes. Open seating will be available in the park and the North Shore, and VIP seating for $25 will be available near the Point State Park fountain.

Other highlights of the Independence Day event include a U.S. Air Force flyover, live music, children’s activities and historical displays and demonstrations.