- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta is moving back to the first weekend in August. Whether that’s where it will remain, well, remains to be seen.

The regatta, now in its 39th year, used to be held in August until the city combined it with the Fourth of July festivities in 2004 as a way to save money on police and other crowd-control measures.

The regatta is moving back to Aug. 5-7 this year in order to again give the city two major outdoor summer festivals.

The Fourth of July celebration will now be a daylong event capped with fireworks at Point State Park.

Last year’s combined celebration was the first time the regatta had to cancel the water-based activities, including powerboat races. That happened because rain-swollen rivers made the events unsafe.


This story has been corrected to state that the regatta is in its 39th year, not 38th.

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