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2011paradebandsThe annual Brentwood Fourth of July Celebration is one of the most storied summer traditions in Western Pennsylvania.  Our event combines the idyllic, old-fashioned charm of a small town carnival with a diverse assortment of entertainment options.

 

The independent, volunteer-based Fourth of July Committee has announced the following details pertaining to the 2016 parade:

 

About Our Parade

The annual parade, which dates to 1919, will kick off on Monday, July 4th. This year's grand marshalls will be members of the Brentwood Volunteer Fire Company, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. We are excited to honor them for their many years of dedicated service to our community!

 

The starting time for the parade is 10AM, which is immediately following the conclusion of the Firecracker 5-K Race. The parade route begins at Sankey Avenue and travels along Brownsville Road for approximately 1.6 miles to Brentwood Towne Square. It is expected that the parade will be viewed by over 40,000 people!

 

Enjoy the Spectacular July 4th Fireworks

Following last year's extraordinary Brentwood Centennial fireworks event, the committee is pleased to continue to have this inspiring display conclude the holiday celebration. The fireworks, which will be set off from the baseball field along Radisson Road, will start at approximately 9:30PM and will last for 30 minutes. 

 

Participate in Our July 4th House Decorating Contest

The 6th Annual House Decorating Contest will continue to encourage Brentwood residents to deck their homes in patriotic red, white, and blue displays. An electronic entry form can be found on this page. Paper copies are available at the Brentwood Borough Building or Brentwood Library.

 

We Need YOUR Help!

It takes a lot of hands to make this special day a success. The Brentwood 4th of July Committee plans and organizes the parade, fireworks show, and house decorating contest, while also conducting year-round fundraising efforts. New volunteers are always needed and always welcomed. The Committee meets on the first Monday of each month at 7PM at the Brentwood Library Community Room.

 

We NEED Parade Marshals!

This year, we will require the help of additional parade marshalls to organize the event, as we can no longer utilize the former Giant Eagle parking lot to stage our units. We will instead be utilizing residential streets and will need approximately 15 marshals to line up our participants. Are you willing to help with this critical task? Contact Committee Chair John Frombach at 412-956-3940 or at jwfrombach @ comcast.net.

 

Did you know...it costs nearly $35,000 per year for the parade and fireworks show?

Scheduling the parade, fireworks show, and other July 4th festivities requires significant planning, volunteer labor, and money. The buget for the celebration is $35,000...all of which must be raised by the Committee. Although we receive exceptional support from Brentwood Borough, Brentwood EMS, and the Brentwood Volunteer Fire Company, no tax dollars are used to fund the parade, fireworks, or other activities.

 

Fundraising activities include a Night at the Races each February and the sale of raffle tickets in the days leading up to July 4th. Additionally, a generous contribution from the Fireracker 5-K Race Committee, business sponsorships, parade fees, and resident donations provide the revenues for these activities.

 

The Brentwood 4th of July Committee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax deductible. Checks can be made out to the Brentwood 4th of July Committee and dropped off in person at the Brentwood Borough Building or Brentwood Library, or they can be mailed to:

 

Brentwood 4th of July Committee

3501 Brownsville Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15227

 

You can also donate electronically through our GoFundMe page.

 

Thank you for all of your support over the years! We hope that you will continue assist our organization so that our community will be able to be celebrate America's independence well into the future!

 

 

Check out our photostream from the 2014 event, which can be viewed here.

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2016 House Decorating Contest Entry Form
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2016 July 4th Informational Letter
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Brentwood’s 4th of July Parade

The annual parade which dates to 1919 will step off on Monday, July 4th.  This year’s Grand Marshal is The Brentwood Volunteer Fire Company, which is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year.  We are excited to honor them for their many years of dedicated service to our community. 

The starting time of the parade is 10:00 a.m. immediately following the conclusion of the 5-K Race.  The parade route begins at Sankey Avenue and travels along Brownsville Road to Brentwood Towne Square (approximately 1.6 miles).  The parade is viewed by over 40,000 people along Brownsville Road.

Enjoy Spectacular Brentwood 4th of July Fireworks

Following last year’s great Centennial Fireworks, the committee is pleased to continue to have spectacular display to conclude the holiday celebration.  The fireworks, which will be set off in the baseball field on Radisson Drive, will start at approximately 9:30 PM and last for 30 minutes. 

Brentwood 4th of July House Decorating Contest

The 6th Annual House Decorating Contest will continue to encourage Brentwood residents to deck their homes in patriotic red, white and blue displays.  Pick up an entry form at the Brentwood Borough Building or Brentwood Library or download the entry form on the website. 

We Need Your Help

It takes a lot of hands to make the day a success.  The Brentwood 4th of July Committee plan and organize the parade, fireworks and house decorating contest as well as conduct fundraising efforts all year.  Volunteers are always needed and welcome.  The Committee meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 in the Community Room at the Brentwood Library. 

We Really Need Parade Marshals

This year will require more parade marshals to organize the parade as we no longer can use the “former Giant Eagle lot” to stage a lot of our units.  We will be using more residential streets and need approximately 15 marshals to help line up our participants.  Are you willing to help?  Contact Committee Chair John Frombach at 412-956-3940 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Did you know it costs nearly $35,000 each year to put on the parade and fireworks? 

Putting on the parade, providing the fireworks and all of the activities around the 4th of July festivities requires a lot of planning, volunteers and money.  The budget for the celebration is approximately $35,000 – all of which must be raised by the committee.   Although we have exceptional support from the Brentwood Borough police, public works, administration, EMS and fire department, no tax dollars are used for the fireworks, parade or other activities. 

Fundraising includes a Night at the Races in February and the sale of raffle tickets leading up to the 4th of July.  In addition, a generous contribution from the Firecracker 5K race, business sponsorships, parade fees and resident contributions provide the revenue for the activities. 


The Brentwood 4th of July Committee is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.  Checks can be made out to Brentwood 4th of July Committee and mailed to:

Brentwood 4th of July Committee

3501 Brownsville Road,

Brentwood, PA  15227

Or drop it off in person at the Brentwood Borough Building or Brentwood Library. 

In addition, you can donate online through our GoFundMe page.  Just visit our Facebook page – Brentwood PA July 4th Celebration – and click on the link to the page.  Or go direct to:  https://www.gofundme.com/23u6v2s.

Thank you for your support over the years and we hope you will continue to support the Brentwood 4th of July Celebration so our community will be able to celebrate our independence each 4th of July well into the future.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 May 2016 14:01
 
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