Sharky July 4th Party: Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta
Fireworks are just the finale
Independence Day is no longer just a one-day thing. Here’s to four days of stars, stripes, barbeques, and a float race.
An average Fourth of July party: An event you’re happy to attend on your federally-enforced day off from work. Usually overpopulated with miniature American flags and watermelon.
A sharky Fourth of July party aka the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta: The Ultimate July 4th Party with barbeques, water sports, massive amounts of beer, exaggerated displays of patriotism, excessive use of the colors red, white, and blue, and fireworks.
An average Fourth of July activity: Standing on a dock in the dark, waving sparklers around.
A sharky Fourth of July activity: A regatta-style “Anything that Floats” race featuring crazy floats like make-shift pirate ships, inner-tube cupcakes, and buoyant “bulldozers.” Anyone can enter—the only rule is that your boat can’t sink before crossing the finish line.
Sure, everyone likes a good party on the Fourth of July. But what do people really want?
An unforgettable four-day party jam-packed with hilarious and entertaining events culminating in one of the most spectacular fireworks shows in the country.
That’s why Pittsburgh, home of the Three Rivers Regatta, is on its 35th year of hosting the best Fourth of July Festival in the nation. The weekend is full of some of the most patriotic fun an American could wish for: water shows, live music, and dancing. The highlight? The “Anything that Floats” race, where half the fun is just trying not to stay afloat (there’s even a special prize awarded to the “Fasted sinker”).
This party is worth the trek. So get on out there this July 4th, and get ready for some flag-waving, firework-watching, boat-racing fun. After all, you don’t have to be Benjamin Franklin to enjoy a good-old American celebration.
Come join the party if: You’re always the last one to jump out of a leaky canoe
Don't join the party if: You thought Independence Day was just a really good Will Smith movie