Four days of fun: Your long weekend family events guide is here.

Above photo courtesy of Anthrocon.

With the 4th of July falling on a Thursday this year, many local families will be enjoying a four-day weekend.

You can spend Thursday enjoying that can’t-miss spectacular by local favorite Zambelli Fireworks, one of the country’s oldest and largest pyrotechnic companies. And there is plenty more Pittsburgh family fun planned for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well.

From fireworks to furries, it’s a great weekend in Kidsburgh!

Thursday, July 4: Fourth at the Fort, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Fort Pitt Museum staff, scouts and local veterans will help kick off the Fourth of July holiday by raising a 36-foot American flag. Then, visitors can enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of living history demonstrations and tour a replica of George Washington’s Revolutionary War tent. Admission is free for outdoor activities, and the Fort Pitt Museum offers discounted admission for those receiving public assistance or Medicaid. Details here.

Photo courtesy of Heinz History Center.

Thursday, July 4: Independence at the Point, 4 p.m. 

At Point State Park on the Fourth of July, families can enjoy free family activities, live music and line dancing followed by fireworks at 9:35 p.m. Truthfully, there’s not a bad view from the city or any of its surrounding hillsides and overlooks, so join a watch party near you. Food concessions will be set up throughout the park. Admission is free to this event.

Friday, July 5: First Fridays in Sharpsburg, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This Friday, North Canal Street will be closed between Main Street and Bonaventura Way for pedestrians and businesses will be open late in Sharpsburg. Vendors and family fun, as well as great food, will be available to those who attend. Find all the details here.

Saturday, July 6: Free Yoga in the Park, 10 a.m.

Join the folks at the Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh for free yoga in Allegheny Commons Park, near Gus and YiaYia’s ice ball cart. This event is casual and open to all ages. Find the schedule of teachers and more details here.

Saturday, July 6: Center for Creative Reuse at CLP, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This free event is designed for teens and will take place at the main branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland. Participants will get to explore an array of unique reused materials and learn how to create beautiful works of art and craft projects. Check the library website for more info.

Image Courtesy of Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

Saturday, July 6: Open Pokemon Play at Game Masters PGH, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This event is a great chance to learn how to play with Pokemon cards. It’s totally free and open to any skill level. After the open play session, there is a tournament for those who want to participate. Find all the details here.

Courtesy of Game Masters PGH.

Saturday, July 6: Fursuit Parade, Downtown Pittsburgh, 2 p.m.

The Furries will march down from the David Lawrence Convention Center to Penn Avenue, stopping between 9th and 11th streets beginning at 2 p.m. for the annual Anthracon Parade and Block Party. Free.

Saturday, July 6: Brighton Heights Summer Concert Series, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Presented by Allegheny City Brewing, this free event includes a concert by The Jigoffs and food trucks, and is family and pet-friendly. Grab a lawn chair and join the party! More details can be found here.

Sunday, July 7: Trolls and Pup Patrol Cruise & Tour on the Gateway Clipper Fleet, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Pittsburgh is defined by its rivers, and these kid-friendly cruises are a great way to introduce little Yinzers to them. Meet and greet favorite series characters and enjoy a dance party on a river cruise. Tickets are $35, $20 for ages 1-12 years, $5 for infants.

Photo courtesy of Gateway Clipper Fleet.

Sunday, July 7: Pittsburgh Reptile Show and Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Now at a new, bigger location within the Pittsburgh Mills mall, this show by ReptiRoots is the perfect place to learn about caring for reptiles. There are some animals available for purchase, as well. Find all the details here.

Courtesy of ReptiRoots.

Sunday, July 7: Liberty Day at Oliver Miller Homestead, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Homestead recognizes the Miller boys’ involvement in the Revolutionary War. Visitors can raise a Liberty Pole with the names of loved ones who served throughout the years to ensure our country’s independence. A reading of the Declaration of Independence is followed by a firing of the guns and a round of firecrackers. Admission is $2.

Looking for more family fun? Check out out big guide to summer events, as well as our new roundup of the best mini golf spots in the region. Sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss any of the fun, too!