PITTSBURGH — Fourth of July fireworks are a big tradition in western Pennsylvania, but because of the coronavirus, many fireworks displays and celebrations were canceled.
The city of Pittsburgh canceled its celebration at Point State Park. However, Channel 11 News will still bring Fourth fireworks to your television. Our annual Flashes of Freedom Fireworks show will air at 9 p.m. on Saturday. We’ll thank the heroes of 2020 and re-air last year’s downtown fireworks. You can watch on Channel 11 and in our WPXI Now streaming apps.
If you’d rather attend fireworks in person, below is a list of the shows still happening this weekend.
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The annual Fourth of July celebrate at Moon Park was canceled, but there will still be a fireworks show on Saturday night. Fireworks will launch at 10 p.m. from the RMU campus so more people can see them from the safety of their homes. RMU’s campus will be closed Saturday night.
The City of the McKeepsport will host an Independence Day fireworks display that will begin shortly after 9:30 p.m. The show can be viewed from anywhere in Renziehausen Park and from several of the city’s neighborhoods. People who choose to watch at the park are asked to be courteous, wear masks and keep a minimum six foot distance between groups.
A Zambelli Fireworks show will take place on Saturday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m. near the confluence of the Beaver and Ohio Rivers. Everyone is asked to maintain social distancing.
Fireworks will begin at dusk on Saturday, July 4. People are asked to follow CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines regarding social distancing and masks.
Fireworks will start at dusk around 9:15 p.m. on July 3. Limited space is available on the Saxonburg VFC Carnival Grounds for those who don’t live there, but want to watch from their car.
They’re still planning to have a fireworks celebration at dusk on Saturday, July 4, at the Greene County Fairgrounds. The car show and pancake breakfast have been canceled.
The Star-Spangled Celebration has been canceled but there will be fireworks. People are encouraged to gather around the community while socially distanced and enjoy the show. Mack Park will not be open to spectators.
Fireworks will start at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 at Pearson Park in New Castle. Pearson Park will close at 8 p.m. People will be able to watch the fireworks from throughout the township but not from within the park.
Parking lots open at 8 p.m. for the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show. You must purchase tickets in advance.
The annual fireworks show will go on as scheduled. Fireworks will take place at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. Richardson Park will remain closed, but organizers say the fireworks should be high enough for people to see.
Organizers call it a socially distanced, drive-in style fireworks display at the Westmoreland County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 4, at 10 p.m. Families are asked to stay in/on/around their vehicles, abiding by social distancing recommendations.
Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department Fireworks
The show will begin around 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, as part of the three-night Community Night Out.
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