Main Stage Entertainment

2017 Headlining Music Acts

To be announced

The EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta Main Stage featured 4 national headlining acts in 2016: Better Than Ezra, The Gin Blossoms, American Authors, and Rodney Atkins. Follow our social media pages for the latest updates on music performances!

River Activities

Jet Ski Freestyle Stunt Shows

Allegheny River

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!

United States Formula 1 Powerboat Racing

Allegheny River

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. Formula One boats will race again on the Allegheny River in the most exciting race series on water. Drivers from three different countries and two different continents are expected to compete on the always challenging circuit laid out on the fast and tricky course.

F-Lights Powerboat Racing

Allegheny River

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.

EQT Regatta ALCOSAN Lighted Boat Parade

PITT OHIO Lighted Boat Parade

Allegheny River

The PITT OHIO Lighted Boat Parade invites the local boating community to decorate their boats to add sparkle and shine to the rivers. The best decorated boat will receive a $500 prize! Details on the theme and how to participate will be announced soon.

ALCOSAN Anything That Floats Race

Allegheny River

Think you can build a boat that floats? Back by popular demand, the ALCOSAN 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. The top teams could win up to $2,500 for the charity of their choice! Application forms coming soon.

Point State Park

EQT Regatta Wheel of Lights

Wheel of Lights

Point State Park

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 Park

Sandsational Sand Sculpting returns to make another spectacular artwork in sand. It is the seventh straight year they have created the signature exhibit for the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta. Made of 150 tons of sand, this year’s theme will be inspired by our 40th anniversary. Viewers can watch it all take shape beginning July 28th in Point State Park. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and watch the creative process unfold.

Red Bull Air Force Skydive

Point State Park

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 Park

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

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Bike Valet

Outside of Point State Park

Park your bicycle at the Children’s Hospital Bike Valet for free, so you can enjoy all the great Regatta activities. In addition to the valet, you can ride by for a Bike Safety Check presented by EQT. Bike PGH staff will inspect your ride – checking tires, brakes, chains, etc. to ensure you have the smoothest ride possible. Plus, you can pick up a bike map with the latest and greatest routes.

EQT Regatta Venture Outdoors Climbing Wall

Venture Outdoors Climbing Wall

Point State Park

This 24-foot climbing wall brings the excitement of rock climbing in the great outdoors. The Venture Outdoors wall offers four climbing stations and a realistic nonabrasive climbing surface specifically designed to look and feel like genuine rock.

EQT Regatta Kids Zone

Kids Zone Supported by the Colcom Foundation

Point State Park

This year’s Kids Zone features: the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh with Ships in a Bottle; the Kohl’s Hard Head Helmet Program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC with helmet fittings and activities; Face Painting with Face Paint Pittsburgh; add a personal touch to the Regatta Mural; Sunburst Music School; Amp’d Robotics; plus much more!

EQT Regatta AAA Beach

AAA Travel to the Beach Kids Korner

Point State Park

This time the beach travels to you! Kids can make their own sandcastles at the riverfront beach.

Rachael Ray Nutrish Frisbee Dogs

Point State Park

The Rachael Ray Nutrish Frisbee Dog shows are performed by the “K9 Crew Trick Dog Show.”  This is the ultimate high-energy canine thrill show, led by the husband and wife team of Tony & Sarah Hoard. Beginning in 2005 with just three performers, the “K9 Crew” has grown into having five full time performing canines.  These high-flying canine Frisbee athletes perform trick after trick in their various shows set to upbeat music.


Fireworks Display

Point State Park

The EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta weekend ends with a spectacular fireworks display choreographed to an upbeat soundtrack.  Theme to be announced soon!

Clemente Bridge

Regatta Marketplace

Clemente Bridge

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!

Applications to be one of our craft vendors are now available.  Apply online at http://yougottaregatta.com/2017/02/22/marketplace-application/

North Shore Riverwalk

Red Bull Flugtag

North Shore Great Lawn

Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot home-made flying machines off a 22-foot high flight deck in hopes of soaring into the wild blue yonder… or more often, plunging into the waters below. Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German, pushes the envelope of human-powered flight, but competitors need more than airtime to reach the podium. Teams are judged on three criteria: flight distance, creativity of the craft, and showmanship. Learn more at www.redbullflugtag.com.

EQT Regatta Xpogo Stunt Show

XPOGO Stunt Shows

North Shore Riverwalk

The XPOGO Stunt Team is the world’s best extreme pogo demo crew. Watch as these Championship Pro Athletes fly over 10 feet in the air on extreme pogo sticks throwing down flips and incredible tricks!