Located on Lake Arthur, the Regatta is the Region’s Premiere, All-Ages, Eco-Recreational Event

The 2023 Regatta on Moraine State Park’s South Shore will be held on August 5-6, 2023 with a weekend of free, family fun!

THANK YOU to all who contributed to a fantastic weekend at the 23rd annual Moraine State Park Regatta. Throughout the course of the event from August 5-7, we had over 17,700 attendees. We had great weather at Moraine State Park and are grateful for all of our sponsors, volunteers, vendors, safety partners, event partners, etc. Thanks to the park staff and rangers for everything they did throughout the weekend. Enjoy this highlight reel!

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“We had an absolute blast! My son is six and daughter is four, and we loved the food trucks & live music. We swam in the lake, played in the sand, & took our kayaks out … we made some great memories & appreciate the work that went into creating the event. Thank you!”
— Moraine State Park Regatta Attendee


“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.”
— Moraine State Park Regatta Attendee

Regatta Vendor Marketplace Food

Vendor Marketplace

From burgers and BBQ to Asian cuisine and sweet desserts, visitors 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. Our 2022 Regatta featured 68 community vendors and 19 food vendors.

Yoga Instruction at the Regatta

Land Recreation

In 2022, more than 1000 participants from ages 0-82 took part in our recreation activities. Classes and demonstrations of yoga, guided hikes, pilates, tai chi, martial arts, etc. hosted by local organizations. This area promotes land recreation at the park. Attendees can learn about exercise options available in the community and instructors have opportunities for reaching new members.

Regatta Car Cruise

Regatta Car Cruise

Car, truck and motorcycle enthusiasts meet for an exhibition of vintage, classic and customized vehicles on both days. Donations are gratefully accepted, but participation is free, and owners of the first 100 vehicles receive a commemorative dash plaque.


“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.”
— Moraine State Park Regatta Attendee

Regatta Sailing Races


Every regatta needs competitive water sports, and our 2022 event was no exception. Our Paddlesport Race was a combined effort by the American Cancer Society and SurfSUP Adventures, with 40 total participants.

Kids Paddleboarding at the Regatta

Water Recreation

Lake tours and workshops hosted by expert instructors and local outfitters. Activities could include kayaking, canoeing, rowing, stand-up paddle-boarding, sailing, fishing and more.

Regatta Fireworks over the Lake

Fireworks Over the Lake

Kellner’s Fireworks put on a fireworks display on Saturday night of the Regatta.


“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.”
— Moraine State Park Regatta Attendee

Moraine 5k Race

Moraine Regatta 5k Trail Run/Walk

In 2022, we had 80 registrants for a 5k Trail Race on the Sunken Garden Trail. Runners and walkers of all ages were welcome each year. A portion of race proceeds benefit the Moraine Preservation Fund.

Kids with Butterfly at the Regatta

Annual Memorial Butterfly Release

Our Sunday tradition fills the sky with the color and movement from the Western Pennsylvania Monarch. Presented by Oliver Outdoor, over 400 butterflies took flight in a mass release — a popular highlight of the Regatta weekend. Guests also purchased individual butterflies, distributed in honor of a special someone, in memory of a loved one, or just for fun.

Family Fishing at the Regatta

Lake Arthur Lily Pad Kids’ Activities

Regatta 2022 hosted more kids’ activities than ever before! Participants were mostly under the age of 10, and many were under the age of five. Twenty-three people caught their first fish! There are multiple programs throughout Regatta weekend. Bring the littles to the Lake Arthur Lily Pad for a variety of activities which are all FREE.


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The Moraine State Park Regatta would not be a success without the support of our generous benefactors. Special thanks goes to our Regatta Sponsors.


The Regatta invites locals to go behind the scenes with us to make this community event a great one. We are thankful to those who donate their time and passion to such a great family event.

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.”
— Moraine State Park Regatta Attendee

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