Moraine State Park Regatta — August 6 – 8, Moraine State Park, South Shore.
1) Pittsburghers have two regattas to choose from during the first weekend in August (Not this year). While the EQT Three Rivers Regatta is held in the city, the Moraine State Park Regatta—without powerboat races, and featuring a wide range of participatory events—takes place in Moraine State Park. Lake Arthur is about six miles long and over a half-mile wide in places, with several coves branching off. It’s popular for sailing and paddling, two of the many activities in which the Regatta’s Get Moving! Moraine offers try-it and learn-it sessions. The Moraine Sailing Club takes visitors on sailboat and catamaran rides around the lake. Other groups lead hands-on (and in some cases, feet-on) intros to kayaking, standup paddleboarding, fishing and fly casting, and even yoga. There’s also a children’s activities tent, scavenger hunts, birdhouse painting, nature hikes and more. Spectator events include sailboat races, a classic car cruise, and concerts. Entertainment acts are to be announced. Fireworks top things off Saturday night at 9 p.m.
All but a couple of attractions are free. And, while all the gear you’ll need is provided, the Regatta at Lake Arthur is also a fine time to bring your own kayaks, hiking shoes, or whatever and explore Moraine State Park. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday. Also Crescent Bay Marina at Moraine State Park offers various types of boat rentals. 225 Pleasant Valley Rd., Portersville. (M.V.)
2) 2020 and 2021 have been very tough years for the hospitality industry. Moe’s Southwest Grill‘s local owner, Mike Geiger, appreciates the support his business has received from the communities they have locations in. As a way of repaying the public, Geiger, in collaboration with Easy Street Promotions, has created the Thank You Pittsburgh Brewery Tour with six stops over the next several months at local breweries with free Moe’s food and live music. Today’s stop is at Cobblehaus Brewing with Through Binoculars performing. Also $1 off drafts. Noon to 3 p.m. 1021 Fifth Ave., Coraopolis.
3) Handmade arcade has a free pop-up market today, Show and Sell, at Construction Junction featuring over 20 talented emerging Pittsburgh makers, arts, and craftspeople. On hand will be bath and body products, handcrafted bags and wallets, candles, creative ceramics, and unique artwork. Food trucks from Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream and Sprezzatura will be on hand to add to the festivities. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 214 N. Lexington St., North Point Breeze.