“Gorgeous weekend — loved sitting by the water, listening to music, and especially enjoyed going out on a catamaran! Have always wanted to learn to sail, and this was a great introduction.” — 2019 Moraine State Park Regatta Attendee
Live at Lake Arthur
Located at the Main Stage along the shoreline, the Regatta has free musical performances all weekend long, featuring local acts from a variety of genres. Past performers include Jim Donovan & The Sun King Warriors, The Dorals, Derek Woods Band, and Nameless in August.
From burgers and BBQ to Asian cuisine and sweet desserts, visitors will have no shortage of food trucks and vendors to satisfy their cravings. Non-food vendors include local crafts and artisans, as well as showcases from businesses and service providers across the region.
Kids of all ages can hop over to the Regatta’s Lake Arthur Lily Pad for a variety of crafts, games and activities including a live reptile touch tank, birdhouse construction, paper plate painting, storytelling, and rides on the barrel train.
Classes and demonstrations of yoga, pilates, tai chi, martial arts, etc. hosted by local studios, gyms and YMCAs. This area will promote exercise options available in the community and provide teachers opportunities for reaching new members.
Car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts meet for an exhibition of vintage, classic and customized vehicles on both days from Noon to 4 pm. Donations are gratefully accepted, but participation is free, and owners of the first 100 vehicles receive a commemorative dash plaque.
Companies looking to hire, educational institutions (including trade schools) seeking students or apprentices, and organizations looking for a volunteer workforce can provide information and network with jobseekers, potential partners and general attendees in a shaded seating area.
“It was very nice that the Regatta leadership made it easy to sign up for sailing, paddle boards, and kayaks, and that there were plenty of spaces to accommodate the people who wanted to avail themselves of these unique outdoor opportunities.” — 2019 Moraine State Park Regatta Attendee
Every regatta needs competitive water sports and this year’s event will be no exception. New this year is the addition of the Pittsburgh Paddlesports Championships.
Free demos of land and lake activities hosted by expert instructors and local outfitters. Activities include kayaking, canoeing, rowing, stand-up paddle-boarding, sailing, fishing, guided hikes and more.
“It was a privilege to be included in the butterfly release. Everyone I talked to was thanking me and I just felt so humbled to be included in a moment that was so personal for so many. It is something I always want to remember.” — 2019 Moraine State Park Regatta Attendee
Interactive Learning Zone (New for 2020!)
An area for learning through hands-on activities and exhibits. Featuring a showcase of local mammals, birds and other wildlife, as well as friends’ groups of the park. Guests of any age will enjoy learning more about the world around them and may even pick up a new hobby in the process.
Our Sunday tradition fills the sky with the color and movement from one of nature’s most beautiful creatures, the Western Pennsylvania Monarch. Over 200 butterflies will take flight in a mass release — a popular highlight of the Regatta weekend. Guests may also purchase individual butterflies, distributed in honor of a special someone, in memory of a loved one, or just for fun.
The Moraine State Park Regatta will have a whole host of additional nature activities for the entire family, including Nautical Nature boat tours by Moraine Preservation Fund. Check back often as activities get added to the event schedule throughout the year.
The Regatta invites you to go behind the scenes with us to make this community event a great one. Consider joining our team as a 2020 Regatta Volunteer. Please review the available opportunities on our Volunteers page.
“The numerous kids’ activities were wonderful. My littles had a great time doing activities during the day and we returned in the evening for s’mores and fireworks. Traffic control this year was great! … This year was clearly well-thought-out because traffic flowed nicely, and we were out in a reasonable amount of time.” — 2019 Moraine State Park Regatta Attendee