PCC and other Polish Organizations will participate in the Bicentennial Parade.
Parade Route: Liberty Avenue, from 11th St. to Point State Park (.8 of a mile)
The Bicentennial Parade serves as a ‘human’ timeline, beginning with the first indigenous residents of the region, and proceeding through our history of immigration from Europe and newly arriving immigrants, from Latin America, Africa and Asia. The Bicentennial year forms a bridge from Pittsburgh’s first 200 years to the future.
Native Americans from the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center will lead the Parade. They will be followed by French and Indian War and Revolutionary War re-enactors with muskets and fifes and drums.
Almost 500 descendants of Pittsburgh Mayors from 1816 to present will be in the parade. They’re coming from several European countries and many will be traveling from across the United States, from Vermont to California. Over 100 Pittsburgh organizations are participating.
Cultural Heritage Groups, reflecting the rich environment fostered by immigrants will dot the human timeline by the dates of their immigration. Participating organizations represent Pittsburgh’s German, Scottish, Chinese, Bhutanese, French, Brazilian, Columbian, African, Polish, Czech, Haitian, Japanese, Persian, Filipino, Carpathian-Rusyn, Lithuanian, Pakistani, Welsh, Vietnamese, Italian, Lebanese and Scandinavian communities.
Fans of old riding machines will enjoy the 1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile, the 1930s cars of the Three River Region Model A Restorers Club, a 1945 Mack truck and the United Rays Corvette Club’s cars dating from the 1960s to the present. For those who prefer vehicles that float the Coast Guard and the Requin Submarine Base will fill the bill.
Sprinkled in throughout the parade are Steel City Rollers, female Roller Derby stars; Colonel Eagleburger’s Highstepping Goodtime Band; the merry group that saved Santa-Land; Squonk Opera with latest production featuring stages on bicycles; and frights provided by Scare House.
Bicentennial Showcase:
Market Square: 12:30 – 2:30 Participants from the Bicentennial Parade will share their music, song, dances & more!
Bicentennial Concert & Fireworks
Point State Park Concert: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Country, Jazz, Oldies and Rock All Star Bands
Fireworks: 9:30 – 10:00 p.m.B90CFD9977D286FD2A0863028BA797BE[1]