Thursday, July 24, 2008
Pittsburgh's 250 Celebration Far from Over
Pittsburgh's 250th Anniversary celebration will continue through autumn. With events marking the Anniversary such as the Legacy Trail Tour, a bike ride which follows the 335-mile trail that links D.C. to Pittsburgh, the "made in Pittsburgh" food festival on the lawn of Point State Park, and the 250 flotilla, the largest boat parade the city has ever seen, the party indeed rolls on. The celebration will conclude with what George Zambelli, Jr., owner of fireworks display experts Zambelli Internationale, calls "the greatest theatrical pyrotechnical display the city has ever seen" on October 4th. As parts of the 250 celebration, Pittsburgh has already held the final stage of the Tour of Pennsylvania, the Parade of Champions, and the re-opening of Point State Park.