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Pittsburg to host 2024 July 4th Celebration

City Press Releases, Community Events, Parks and Recreation

July 3, 2024

The City of Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department is gearing up to host its annual July 4th Celebration at Lincoln Park. The City has released a full schedule of events offering a variety of activities for all members of the family.

Thursday, July 4:

7:30 am Firecracker 5K Run at Four Oaks Golf Course. The first 30 runners registered will receive a free race t-shirt. The registration fee is $15 prior to race day and $20 the day of the race.

8:00 am to duskArts, Crafts & Food Vendors set up at Lincoln Park.

8:00 am to 1:00 pm – Information Booth opens at Lincoln Park Pavilion #3.

8:30 am to 10:30 am – Fishing Derby at Lincoln Park pond. Parents, grandparents and kids can dust off their fishing poles and compete in the Fishing Derby. Divisions include adults and children, so all members of the family can participate. First, second and third-place prizes will be awarded for the most fish. Participants must bring their own pole, bait and chair. No preregistration is required. Registration fee is $4 for adults and $2 for kids age 16 and under.

9:00 am – Car Show at the McNally Drive entrance to Lincoln Park. Classic car aficionados will feature their vehicles along McNally Drive. Admission is free and open to the public. Car check in will be located at the northeast entrance of the Don Gutteridge Sports Complex.

9:00 am – RED, WHITE, & PICKLES PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT at Four Oaks Golf Course Pickleball Courts. Check in at 8AM. No day-of registration.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Kiddieland Amusement Park rides open

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Mini Golf Open

10:00 am (Girls) / 11:00 am (Boys) – Baby Contest at Lincoln Pavilion #3, Ages 0-24 Months; Day of registration 8AM-10AM is $5 at same Pavilion.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Radio Controlled Airplane Demos – 1/2 mile west and 1 mile north of Pittsburg Municipal Airport.

1:00 pm – Bocce Tournament at Lincoln Park Bocce Courts. Teams can register for $10 per 2 person team. Preregistration is highly encouraged. Teams must register by 12:00 pm at Lincoln Park Pavilion #3, in order to play.

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm – $1 Swim Day at Pittsburg Aquatic Center. Children under three years swim for free. All other swimmers pay just $1.

1:45 pm – Free Youth Disc Golf Clinic at the Lincoln Park Disc Golf Course. This event is open to children ages 17 and under. Attendees will meet near the west side of Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th St. Preregistration is highly encouraged.

2:00 pm – Free Youth Freedom Fling Disc Golf Tournament at the Lincoln Park Disc Golf Course. This event is open to children ages 17 and under. Attendees will meet near the west side of Lincoln Center, 710 W. 9th St.

3:00 pm – Cornhole Tournament – Lincoln Park Bocce Pits. Register by 12:30 PM at Lincoln Pavilion #3; $10 per team

4:00 pm – Youth Pickleball Tournament – Four Oaks Golf Course Pickleball Courts. $20 per team

6:#0 pm – 10:00 pm – Live Entertainment at the JJ Richards Band Dome at Lincoln Park. This event features performances by Bobby Degonia and Stone Country.

10:00 pm – Fireworks Display – The celebration concludes with a bang, during the annual fireworks display. The show begins at 10:00 pm at Lincoln Park. Attendees can tune in to local radio station 96.9 FM for display music. This event is free and open to everyone. Click here for a direct link to the firework display music to play from your own device.

More information:

For more information, contact the Pittsburg Parks & Recreation Department at (620) 231-8310 or visit Online registration is available at Event updates can be found on the department’s Facebook page at