For 25 years, Riverlife has championed a bold vision to connect people with the exceptional places and experiences along Pittsburgh’s rivers and riverfronts.

Since 1999, Riverlife has responded tirelessly to the challenge issued by David McCullough during a founding boat ride: “Make this a place where you want to bring the people you love.”

Over the coming year, we will unveil a series of activations, initiatives, and conversations to celebrate this milestone. 

Pittsburgh’s riverfronts remain a glorious work in progress. On a daily basis, Riverlife transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary and will work relentlessly to introduce elevated experiences that will inspire you to see the riverfront in new and surprising ways, especially as we enter our 25th year.

The most pivotal piece of our story is the shared experiences we create together.

Riverlife’s Party at the Pier: Galactic, presented by Peoples

Riverlife’s Party at the Pier; Galactic, presented by Peoples, celebrates 25 years of Riverlife and 15 years of Party at the Pier.

The event lands on the Rooftop Terrace at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Friday, August 23, 2024.

Riverlife Chalk Fest

Pittsburgh’s most colorful kick-off to summer launches Riverlife’s 25th Anniversary.

25 professional chalk artists will transform Isabella Street into a tapestry of chalk murals.

Completing The Loop

A comprehensive look at our goals, visions, and plans for the future of the loop.

The Loop covers 15 miles of riverfront space between the West End, Hot Metal, and 31st Street Bridges.