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River Activities

Jet Ski Freestyle Stunt Shows

Allegheny RiverAugust 3-5

The jet ski freestyle events will dazzle spectators with “on the water” acrobatic displays as the synchronized freestyle performers do freestyle tricks both above and below the surface of the water such as; Flips, Monkey jumps, submarines, 180’s, barrel rolls, 360’s, Fire hose fountains of water, technical figure skating type tricks, etc. The Jetovator has the capability of flying up to 30 feet in the air and diving down 10 feet below the water. It will fly at speeds of up to 25 mph and perform aerial stunts such as barrel rolls and back flips!

NGK Formula 1 Powerboat Racing

Allegheny RiverAugust 3-5Various Times

The 1982 Pittsburgh Regatta was the first racing venue in the United States for Formula One Power Boats, when British driver Roger Jenkins out dueled Italian legend Renato Molinari for the first ever Three Rivers Regatta Trophy. You’ll hear this event throughout the city as Formula One powerboats roar down the Allegheny River in a thrilling race series on water.  This exciting racing series will showcase some of the most competitive drivers on the Allegheny River’s fast and tricky course.

F-Lights Powerboat Racing

Allegheny RiverAugust 3-5Various Times

Formula Lights are a smaller version of the Formula One class in appearance and handling characteristics. The Formula Light boats are shorter in length at approximately 13 feet in length with smaller 75 horsepower engines. These race crafts are able to turn with the same agility as their larger cousins, and operate with a top speed of over 75MPH. Formula Lights are considered an entry level tunnel boat class to many and draw the biggest field of boats at their events in the outboard category. Some of the greatest world champion F1 tunnel boat drivers began, and honed, their racing skills in the Formula Lights class.

ALCOSAN 3 Rivers Proud Anything That Floats Race

Allegheny River

Think you can build a boat that floats? Here’s your chance to sink or set sail! Back by popular demand, the ALCOSAN 3 Rivers Proud Anything That Floats Race will capture the imagination of anyone who ever tried to build a boat (with household items). Spectators will eagerly watch as contestants raise hope as they attempt to keep their boats afloat. While the race is all in good fun, it’s for a good cause, too. The teams that win fastest vessel, “greenest” vessel and most creative boat design will receive up to $2,500 for a charity of their choice. There will also be an honorable mention award to the fastest sinker.

Team application period opening soon.

Point State Park

EQT Regatta Wheel of Lights

Wheel of Lights

Point State ParkAugust 3-512 - 10:30 pm

The giant Gondola Ferris Wheel, known as the “Wheel of Lights” has the latest in LED lighting technology with more than 12 different patterns and stands 90 feet tall with 16 multi-passenger carriages. The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr., on the North Side of Pittsburgh. With a height of 264 ft, it was the largest attraction at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, where it opened to the public on June 21, 1893. It was intended to rival the 1,063 ft. Eiffel Tower, the centerpiece of the 1889 Paris Exposition. In 1893, ticket holders paid 50 cents for the thrill of riding this new wonder. Today, that would cost you a staggering $90. This year’s “Wheel of Lights” admission will be $5.


Sandsational Sand Sculpture Supported by the Colcom Foundation

Point State ParkAugust 3-5

Sandsational Sand Sculpting returns to make another spectacular artwork in sand. It is the eighth straight year they have created the signature exhibit for the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta. The immaculate creation is made of 150 tons of sand. Viewers can watch it all take shape in the days leading up to the festival in Point State Park. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and watch the creative process unfold.

Red Bull Air Force Skydive

Multiple LocationsAugust 3-5

The team. The adrenaline. The insanity. The vibe. The Red Bull Air Force is one of the most elite skydive teams on the planet! These aerial athletes have countless skydives, wingsuit flights, and B.A.S.E. jumps under their belts – and now, they will make their landing at Three Rivers Regatta!

EQT Power Your Future

Point State ParkAugust 3-512 - 9 pm

EQT’s Power Your Future exhibit on wheels features 11 different educational stations designed to gauge student’s abilities and interests in science and technology. Using game-based software, this self-guided interactive exhibit on wheels educates students on the exploration, extraction and use of natural gas, as well as career opportunities available in their home states. At the end of their exhibit experience, students will be shown careers based on their interests and abilities.

EQT Regatta Bike Valet

Bike Valet

Outside of Point State ParkAugust 3-512 - 10 pm

Park your bicycle at the Bike Valet for free, so you can enjoy all the great Regatta activities.

EQT Regatta Kids Zone

Kids Zone Supported by the Colcom Foundation

Point State ParkAugust 3-512 - 9 pm

Kids Zone activities to be announced soon.

EQT Regatta AAA Beach

AAA Travel to the Beach Kids Korner

Point State Park (Monongahela River side)August 3-5

AAA will once again be putting the beach within reach at the AAA Travel to the Beach Kids Korner! The temporary seashore will be located along the Monongahela River side of the Point State Park river walk, and features beach toys. This beachfront oasis is the perfect place for kids to build sandcastles, while parents chill out and take a leisurely beach break.

Frisbee Dog Stunt Shows presented by ALCOSAN

Point State ParkAugust 3-5Various Times

Frisbee dog stunt shows have been a long-time featured act of the Three Rivers Regatta.  This is the ultimate high-energy canine thrill show, featuring high-flying canine Frisbee athletes perform trick after trick in their various shows set to upbeat music.


"Regatta Thunder" Fireworks Display

Confluence of the Rivers

Details coming soon.

Clemente Bridge

Regatta Marketplace

Clemente BridgeAugust 3-512 - 10 pm

The Regatta Marketplace features unique, handmade wares from local artisans, like carefully-crafted jewelry, homemade candles, and framed photographs of the Pittsburgh skyline. Take a stroll down the Clemente Bridge to meet these creative crafters, shop their mobile stores, and grab a bite from our food vendors!

North Shore Riverwalk

BMX Stunt Shows

North Shore RiverwalkAugust 3-5Various Times

The National Guard ‘A Games’ tour features high flying BMX riders in an adrenaline packed performance! This one of a kind of show not only entertains but provides an educational message throughout including a segment focusing on the Guard’s core values: Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Personal Courage, Honor, Integrity and Loyalty.