PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The 34th Annual EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta takes up residency on our three rivers for the Fourth of July weekend.

This year’s festivities will be worked around Kenny Chesney’s concert at Heinz Field on July 2.

The centerpiece of the Regatta will be the Powerboat Superleague North American Championships and the fireworks on July 4.

“You don’t turn down the opportunity to race in front of all those people,” Sherron Winer, with the Powerboat Superleague, said.

A new act will come to the main stage each night and is called Circus Orange.

“Circus Orange is about 18 performers and they all have acrobatic dance, stunt and pyrotechnics backgrounds. And this stage show is going to be going on all three nights of the Regatta starting at about 8:45 p.m. because they infuse so many pyrotechnics into their performance, that we want it to be as dramatic as it can possibly be,” Michael Dongilli said.

But the Regatta is far more than just about fireworks. Sandsational Sand Sculpting is already in town getting ready.

“Start with big shovels to make the big shapes and in the end we’ll end with toothpicks to make all the finest details,” Thomas Koet said.

Red Bull is presenting Miles Daisher, a world champion freestyler, who will parachute from a helicopter at 6,000 feet in a kayak, heading for a water landing in the Allegheny River.

The Regatta begins at noon on Saturday, July 2 and runs through the fireworks on Monday, July 4.

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