Fireworks will launch from three barges on the river. CEO George Zambelli Jr., says it will be an extra special celebration.
“I recently purchased the rest of the firework company and made it the number one priority to do Pittsburgh’s Fourth of July display,” Zambelli said.
Zambelli took Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 behind the scenes of his company that he says started with a dream back in 1893.
“My grandfather, Antonio Zambelli, migrated from Italy to Western Pennsylvania, i.e. New Castle, and he brought his pyrotechnic dream with him. He would toil in fireworks in the day and work in the steel mills at night,” Zambelli said.
Zambelli Fireworks soon turned into a family business. George’s dad, George Zambelli Sr., took over the company after graduating from Duquesne University.
It will be the company’s first Fourth of July show in the Steel City since 2014