- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - No boats, no problem.

Organizers say the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta drew about 600,000 people - or about 100,000 more than last year - even though Formula One boat races and other water-based events were canceled due to rain-swollen rivers.

The attendance figures for the three-day event - which doesn’t charge admission - are based on estimates from the city’s homeland security department.

The event includes the city’s Fourth of July fireworks show.

All boating events were canceled because of concerns about debris in the rivers and currents that could have been dangerous for racers and other boaters.



But organizers say patrons flocked to food and entertainment booths thanks to the fireworks, concerts, and other events in and around Point State Park, where the city’s three rivers converge.

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