You gotta Regatta, right? Pittsburgh’s annual EQT Three Rivers Regatta starts today! All weekend, fans can expect three days of excitement on water and land.
There’s a full schedule of events and activities like Formula 1 power boats, jet ski stunt shows and the “Anything that Floats” race. The Gateway Clipper boat races will be added this year as a new addition to the schedule.
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While boat races are what the Regatta is about, concerts, a climbing wall, a BMX bike show, a skydiving team, tons of great food, the popular Wheel of Lights Ferris Wheel returns, and a 40 ft. beach ball can all also be expected.
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Due to the Regatta, there will be a no docking zone for Pittsburgh boaters from the west edge of the Rivers Casino on the Ohio River to the Roberto Clemente Bridge on the Allegheny River, and to the pump house along the Monongahela River.
Here’s a list of river closures to accommodate the Three Rivers Regatta this weekend.
- Full closure from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Powerboats
- Partial closure from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Anything That Floats
- Full closure from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Powerboats
- Full closure from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Powerboats
- Full closure from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Powerboats
- Full closure from 9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Fireworks
Just like any quality Pittsburgh event, the Regatta will close with a fireworks show. This year’s fireworks show is set to serve as a tribute to the late musician Prince.
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