The 4th of July Weekend Party Guide
If you’re sticking around this weekend, there’s plenty to do in Pittsburgh for the Fourth of July. From the Regatta to fireworks and an abundance of other free, outdoor events, consider this your go-to guide on how to have a good time during the upcoming four-day weekend without breaking the bank. Behold our top picks for maximizing the fun this Fourth of July weekend. And as always, remember to keep safety a top priority and be sure to wait 30 minutes after eating before going into the pool.
Wednesday: Tonight’s a busy night in the ‘Burgh as many prepare to head down to the Three Rivers Regatta after work with their families to boat it up and catch Jefferson Starship at 8PM. For those of you who are looking for a bit more culture, head to RAW‘s monthly showcase at Cavo in the strip. Once you’re done there boogie on down to the Brillobox, the new home of Title Town‘s soul and funk parties.
Thursday: Before you head to the fireworks downtown after your day-long BBQing, make it a priority to stop by Benjamin’s on the North Side for their Fourth of July Celebration. This relatively new burger spot has a full bar and back patio. $25 gets you all you can booze, a pig roast, sides and music from the best DJ crews in town. $15 just to eat. We’re particularly excited for the unlimited freeze pops.
Friday: The Penn Avenue Arts District’s monthly Unblurred gallery crawls are especially vibrant in the summer months, and they’re also free. Local clothing brand Daily Bread will be celebrating the opening of their new shop on Penn and the usual suspects will be opening their doors for an evening of great art and free beer. If you’re looking for something a bit fancier, Phipps Conservatory is hosting one of their “Party in the Tropics“, which occur during select Fridays throughout the year. Browse the beautiful flower displays as you sip on cocktails, enjoy light bites and jam to sweet beats.
Saturday: Earlier this week, we featured an interview with Cody from the Deutschtown Music Festival, a free, day-long event that showcases multiple local bands across many venues on the North Side. This family-friendly event is a must-do for your holiday weekend! Once you’ve finished up there, head downtown to the CLO Cabaret at Theater Square to enjoy an Improv Double Feature with two local comedy troupes. If you’re looking to party on the late, Pittsburgh’s premier gay-friendly hap, Honcho, will go down at Hot Mass from midnight until the wee hours of Sunday morning. Shirts optional.
Sunday: The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix’s Kick Off Rally combines cars, a scavenger hunt and trivia, with big prizes for the winner. Weather Permitting, Shadyside’s newest attraction, is in full swing this and every Sunday during the warmer months at the Shadyside Nursery. Bring the fam and enjoy the sounds of Pittsburgh bluegrass darlings The Armadillos with Kobo Town and the Allegheny Rhythm Rangers. Save yourself a trip to Hartwood Acres. We hear grandma’s knitting circle is organizing a bus trip to see the PSO.