Fourth of July Celebrations; Riverhounds vs. Bethlehem FC (Thurs.,7/4/19)

Fireworks over the Point create the big bang, though not the only bang, on the Fourth. (Photo: Martha Rial)

1) Everybody knows Pittsburgh has a BIG fireworks display at the Point on the night of July 4. Head to the Point early, where the EQT Celebrate America festival kicks off at noon with a day-long slate of music, kids’ activities, and more, leading up to the EQT Flashes of Freedom Fireworks. For fireworks with fewer crowds, try one of the many community events around the area, like Mt. Lebanon Community Day. (Mt. Lebanon Main Park, 900 Cedar Blvd.) Or visit the Grand View Golf Club, where—for a modest entrance fee—folks start gathering in early eve to enjoy a spectacular hilltop view of the Kennywood fireworks across the river and dozens of more displays all around the horizon. (1000 Clubhouse Dr., North Braddock). (MV)

A Riverhounds forward takes a shot on goal as a defender closes fast. Photo: Chris Cowger.

A Riverhounds forward takes a shot on goal as a defender closes fast. Photo: Chris Cowger.

2) One of Pittsburgh’s hottest sports teams takes the field tonight—The Riverhounds. The squad takes on the Bethlehem Steel FC at 7 p.m. at Highmark stadium. See some good soccer action up close and in person. 510 W. Station Square Dr., Station Square.