2019 Entertainment

Point State Park

U.S. Army Drill Team

The U.S. Army Drill Team has earned international acclaim through its breathtaking routines with bayonet-tipped 1903 Springfield rifles. The team are goodwill ambassadors for the Army and participate in major military and civic functions.

The team’s intricate maneuvers are the result of discipline, training andconstant practice. The dangerous drills are performed without vocal cadence, command or musical cues. This team supports the Military District of Washington’s ceremonial commitments and Army recruitingfrom its home at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall at Fort Myer, Virginia.

Competition is intense for a place on this elite team, and a vacancy is filled only after months of drill practice. The strength and dexterity to handle the rifle along with a trim, polished military bearing are essential.

U.S. Air Force C-17 Flyover

The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. The C-17 recently transitioned to the local 911th Airlift Wing. In addition to new opportunities, the conversion will bring more than 200 jobs to the base and is estimated to have a $205 million impact on the local economy. “The most profound change is that the 911th AW now has a continuous impact on Air Force operations around the globe,” Bryan Branby, C-17 Program Integration Office chief with the 911th Airlift Wing said. “We no longer train and wait to be called upon. The Pittsburgh tail flash is now out in the world on a daily basis moving people and equipment to where it is needed most, and constantly ready for more.”

What makes this particular flyover even more exciting is a pilot of the C-17 Tom Huzzard. Tom is an award winning Air Force pilot who is from Mt. Lebanon. What better way to celebrate Pittsburgh’s 4th of July than with one of the best fireworks displays in the country and a flyover by a true Pittsburgher!

U.S. Army Gaming Trailer

Ongoing

Video Gaming trailer featuring 4 55″ screens. The trailer will be loaded with video game consoles, a massive library of video games, and a climate controlled game theater.

Kids Zone Activities

  • Face Painting and airbrush tattoos with Face Paint Pittsburgh
  • Caricaturist Drawing
  • Animal Balloons
  • Juggling Stilt Walking Uncle Sam
  • Interactive games: Giant Jenga, Connect 4, Building Blocks, Sidewalk Chalk and Tic- Tac- Toe

Food, Expos & Amenities

  • Food Vendors
  • Sponsor Exhibitors

Flag Raising Ceremony

Start the day outside of the Museum at the Block House, helping staff and volunteers raise the flag and sing the national anthem.

Enjoy special living history demonstrations in Point State Park this Fourth of July!

Throughout the afternoon, costumed reenactors from the Fort Pitt Museum will recreate 18th-century life at the Forks of the Ohio River. Visitors to the Point can learn about Fort Pitt and Western Pennsylvania’s role in the American Revolution on this patriotic holiday.

4th at the Fort

All activities take place outside of the Fort Pitt Museum

  • 18th Century Reenactors
  • Rifle and Musket Demos
  • Fife and Drum Performances