Things to do and getting around on the holiday weekend

The Three Rivers Regatta is on Saturday and there is an all day range of events and performances, including dancers and drummers at 1:00 on the Main Stage at Point Park; One Up Skateboard Team at 3:30, 5:00 and 7:00 pm, and Circus Orange at 8:45 pm.  On Sunday, it’s another full schedule of things, and at 2 p.m., the “Salute to Speed” F-3 Powerboat Superleague North American Championships: Time Trials (2 p.m.), Qualifiers (4 p.m.), and Finals (7 p.m.).

Monday brings another day of activities and performance, and of course the fireworks, which start at 9:35 pm.  The fireworks are done by Pyrotechnico, from New Castle, and it’s going to be a multi-site show, as in the last couple of years.

There’s an article about the regatta and a schedule of events for the three days in the Post Gazette; for more detailed information, check the EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta website.

Port Authority’s bus, T and incline service will operate on holiday schedules on Monday, July 4.  The Customer Service phone line will hold holiday hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Downtown Service Center will be closed Monday in observance of Independence Day.

For more details, visit or call Customer Service at (412) 442-2000 or for TTY, (412) 231-7007.

And finally, the Post-Gazette noted that bridges, ramps or interstates are off limits for motorists who want to watch Fourth of July fireworks.  State police said parking and stopping is forbidden; they will cite all violators and tow unattended vehicles.  A holiday fireworks display will also shut down Fort Pitt tunnel at 9 p.m. Monday. Inbound traffic will detour to the West End Circle or Route 51.

Photo by Dan Majors of the Post-Gazette.