“No Chesney, No Regatta, No Fireworks: Coronavirus Pandemic Stealing Pittsburgh’s Summer Fun”

Photo credit: Robert Hochberg

After the 2019 cancellation over financial problems with the promoter lionheart, this should come as no real big shock that organizers of the popular regatta would choose to cancel for 2020 due to Covid-19 concerns. Hopefully, the city will be able to revive the regatta in 2021 under new leadership and come back even stronger.


The Three Rivers Regatta’s comeback will have to wait another year.

Only the Ghost Lights are shining on the stages of the Pittsburgh Cultural District. The CLO season is canceled and the Broadway Series won’t hit the stage until “Hamilton” returns in January.

The Pittsburgh Grand Prix won’t be buzzing around Schenley Park, and we’re still not sure what form the Steelers fans’ experience is going to take, but it will no doubt be reduced and restricted.

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald says, “These things, we’re just going to have to get used to it until there is a vaccine or a cure.”

While there won’t be fireworks at Point State Park this year, some communities will light up the night sky, and you can find the list at KDKA.com.

Photo Zach Frailey


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