Celebrate Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial: 1816 to 2016

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pittsburgh’s incorporation as a City. Pittsburgh has a unique topography, a rare convergence of three rivers, and a rich history and culture that is reflected in every corner of the city. The Bicentennial provides a moment in time to acknowledge our great triumphs, from innovations that created mighty industries to world class medical and educational facilities. We have also known, and overcome, severe economic challenges. Pittsburgh continues to gain momentum and recognition across our nation and the world. And there are two days of Bicentennial celebrations in store for Pittsburgh this weekend! 

On Friday, July 8, the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Commission and the Senator John Heinz History Center present Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial Birthday Bash. Party-goers will enjoy live music, delicious food, cash bars, and a one-of-a-kind birthday cake all while exploring the History Center’s six floors of award-winning exhibitions.

On Saturday, July 9, local schools, community and entertainment groups, as well as descendants of all 56 Pittsburgh mayors, are taking part in a parade winding along Liberty Avenue from 11th Street to Point State Park. After the parade, continue the celebration with a Bicentennial Showcase in Market Square. Later, beginning at6:00 pm, stop by Point State Park for music and more. Fireworks begin at sundown! For more information on the Pittsburgh Bicentennial, visit the PGH200 website or the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade & Celebration event page.

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