5 Must-See Events at the Three Rivers Regatta in Pittsburgh

The EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta celebrates its 40th anniversary this weekend




photo courtesy Red Bull

 

With boat races, jet ski stunt shows, live performances and more, the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta is set to be a major summer attraction in and around the point.

There’s a full slate of events and performances scheduled for Friday-Sunday (check out the calendar here), but here are the five we think cannot be missed:
 

  • Flugtag. Red Bull brings this highly entertaining event to Pittsburgh for the first time.  Flugtag — which means “Flying Day” in German — offers teams the chance to build a human-powered flying craft and compete for glory. Read more and see video of one of last year’s winners here.
     
  • Easton Corbin and Smash Mouth. The country star and ‘90s rock kings will perform on the main stage Friday and Saturday night. The acts are free and open to the public, but if you want to be close to the stage, you can purchase tickets for the pit area for $25.
     
  • Kids Zone. The regatta offers fun events for kids of any age to keep your children entertained throughout the weekend. Check the schedule of events for activities featured each day.  
     
  • ALCOSAN 3 Rivers Proud Anything That Floats Race. Grab a team and any household items you think may float for this annual tradition. The winners will receive up to $2,500 to donate to a charity of their choice.
     
  • Nutrish Frisbee Dogs. Who doesn’t love dogs, let alone dogs running around catching frisbees? Catch these superstar pups in Point State Park all weekend for a cuteness overload.

Any updates to the schedule due to weather or other circumstances can be found on the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta Facebook page.
 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

More From The 412

The Best Places to Watch the Pittsburgh Marathon

The Best Places to Watch the Pittsburgh Marathon

Thousands will turn out on Sunday for the urban race. Where will you park your chair?
Pittsburgh Pride Expands Events, Adds First-Ever Zip Line

Pittsburgh Pride Expands Events, Adds First-Ever Zip Line

The summer celebration of the region’s gay, bisexual and transgender community, already the fourth largest special event in Pittsburgh, will be even bigger in 2017.
5 Pittsburgh Bands You Need to Know

5 Pittsburgh Bands You Need to Know

Fancy yourself a music snob? Brush up with our list of local musicians who might be flying under the radar.
Sofia Vergara No Fan of Her Hubby’s Latest Outfit Suggestion

Sofia Vergara No Fan of Her Hubby’s Latest Outfit Suggestion

Thanks to her husband, Mt. Lebanon-native Joe Manganiello, Sofia Vergara has become a reluctant Steelers fan. But she drew the line at his latest wardrobe suggestion.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Hot Reads

True Grit: Homestead Mayor Betty Esper Just Won't Back Down

True Grit: Homestead Mayor Betty Esper Just Won't Back Down

Homestead’s first and only woman mayor has worked tirelessly for her hometown during her 35-plus years in public office. As she faces reelection unopposed next month, the 84-year-old contemplates her role as the symbol of a gritty town fighting its way back.
Photo Essay: Silence on the Cell Block

Photo Essay: Silence on the Cell Block

A look inside the now-empty penitentiary on the banks of the Ohio.
Made in Pittsburgh: 5 Great Ideas

Made in Pittsburgh: 5 Great Ideas

Modern-day creation in Pittsburgh doesn’t just involve physical products; we also have a knack for hatching new ideas that can solve problems in innovative, unexpected ways. These locally based thinkers are applying big thoughts to bigger problems.
Restaurant Review: Scratch Food + Beverage is King of the Hill

Restaurant Review: Scratch Food + Beverage is King of the Hill

The Troy Hill neighborhood spot matures into a casual destination restaurant.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

On the Blogs


Watch: Scarehouse Visit is One These Steelers Won't Forget

Watch: Scarehouse Visit is One These Steelers Won't Forget

Bud Dupree, L.T. Walton, Cam Heyward and Ryan Shazier were among those on the Halloween adventure to the renowned haunted house in Etna.

Comments


All the foodie news that's fit to blog
TasteBuds Is Returning To Pittsburgh

TasteBuds Is Returning To Pittsburgh

The event pairs the city's top chefs with young adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Comments


Not just good stuff. Great stuff.
The 5 Best Underrated Fountains in Pittsburgh

The 5 Best Underrated Fountains in Pittsburgh

While we all know and love the grandeur of the fountain at Point State Park, there are many hidden fountain gems throughout the city. These are a few of our lesser-known favorites.

Comments


Madness and Mayhem in the ScareHouse Basement

Madness and Mayhem in the ScareHouse Basement

Visiting the world-famous haunted attraction's adults-only, subterranean experience.

Comments


Mike Prisuta's Sports Section

A weekly look at the games people are playing and the people who are playing them.
Steelers' Latest Soap Opera is Timely If Not Manufactured

Steelers' Latest Soap Opera is Timely If Not Manufactured

All of a sudden the Steelers have that us-against-the-world mentality many a team has sought to manufacture in tough times such as these.

Comments


Style. Design. Goods. Hide your credit card.
#Gottahaveit: Take It To the Hoop

#Gottahaveit: Take It To the Hoop

Robert Hallett, Goldsmith, handcrafts the jewelry in his Oakmont shop.

Comments


The movies that are playing in Pittsburgh –– and, more importantly, whether or not they're worth your time.
Celebrate the Life and Work of George Romero This Week

Celebrate the Life and Work of George Romero This Week

A preview of the week-long tribute to the late filmmaker, plus reviews and more movie news.

Comments


Everything you need to know about getting married in Pittsburgh today.
The Pick of the Patch: Pumpkin-Themed Proposals

The Pick of the Patch: Pumpkin-Themed Proposals

In honor of fall, we’re showcasing three couples whose proposals involved one of the best things about the season: pumpkins.

Comments


Weekly inspiration for your home from the editors of Pittsburgh Magazine
Party Time: Outside Inspirations Ready For Holiday Kickoff

Party Time: Outside Inspirations Ready For Holiday Kickoff

The store in Pine Township will close for a week to prepare for the holiday shopping season.

Comments


The hottest topics in higher education
Tuition Increases at the University of Pittsburgh

Tuition Increases at the University of Pittsburgh

School trustees voted this week to increase tuition for in-state and out-of-state students.

Comments

Edit Module