Officials: More Than 600,000 People Attend 2015 Three Rivers Regatta

Wow! That’s a great turn out!

CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – While recent rains impacted some EQT Three Rivers Regatta events, thousands of people still enjoyed the festivities.

According to officials, more than 600,000 people made their way Downtown for this year’s event.

On Friday, officials canceled all river events, including the power boat races and the Anything That Floats event.

Ultimately, it came down to an inability to overcome Mother Nature and specifically, the debris that continued to wash down the Allegheny River from the recent storms.

“Although it was a disappointment that we had to cancel all events on the water, we are confident we did the right thing for safety reasons. The safety and well-being of the participants and the public is and will always be our top priority. Thank you, Pittsburgh, the tri-state area and visitors, for your support and understanding. We are so appreciative that you surpassed our expectations,” Peony Entertainment’s Director Derek…

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