Skip to main content

Important update for Party at the Pier: Location change due to weather forecast

By August 16, 2018Blog

Due to the weather forecast calling for sustained thunderstorms and possible hail throughout Thursday and Friday, Party at the Pier has been moved inside Rivers Casino for the comfort and safety of our guests and event team.

Please read on for more information about our fundraiser this Friday, August 17.


Rivers–and rain–are a part of Western Pennsylvania’s DNA! Due to the weather forecast calling for sustained thunderstorms and possible hail throughout most of Friday, August 17, the event has been moved inside Rivers Casino to the second floor ballrooms.

Once you’ve arrived at Rivers Casino, cross through the first floor toward the riverfront Drum Bar. Take the escalators next to the Drum Bar up to the second floor where you’ll see the Party at the Pier entrance.

Please remember, no smoking is allowed on the second floor of Rivers Casino and at Party at the Pier; smoking is permitted on the first floor gaming area.

Doors open for the Il Primo VIP Reception at 6:30 pm; doors open for La Festa Main Event (all ticketholders) at 7:30 pm. Festeggiamo! Let the fun begin!

Please check your tickets and arrival time for una bella notte.

Every guest must have a ticket to be admitted to the party
. You should have received an email from ShowClix when you purchased your tickets which contains a link to download and print your tickets. You can also check in at registration by having your ticket’s bar code on the screen of your phone to be scanned for entry.

Please take a moment to look at the top of your ticket, just below the ticket holder’s name. If it says “Il Primo VIP,” your ticket allows you to enter the VIP reception at 6:30 pm. If it says “Riverlife Supporter/General Admission” or “Nonprofit, public sector and students”, your ticket allows you to enter the Main Event at 7:30 pm. 

Remember, the event entrance has been moved to the second floor ballrooms inside the Rivers Casino building! All guests entering Rivers Casino and Party at the Pier must be 21 or older. Please be prepared to show ID. Sorry, there are no ticket sales at the door of the event.

How to get to the event


Address: Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Valet drop-off (included in VIP and general admission tickets; please show ticket to attendant) is located under the portico at the Rivers Casino front entrance along Casino Drive. Self-parking may be available in the Rivers Casino garage.  Cross through the first floor of Rivers Casino toward the Drum Bar, then take the escalators up to the second floor for the event entrance.

Coming from Downtown, take the T (RED Line-North Shore/Allegheny Station) from any of the downtown T stations. Get off at the Allegheny Station; walk one block south on Allegheny Ave and turn right on Casino Drive to access the front entrance of Rivers Casino.

The Rivers Casino property is located right on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail/North Shore Riverfront Trail. Trail and riverwalk access on the Rivers Casino property will remain open throughout the event. Limited bicycle rack space may be available near the front of the casino building along Casino Drive.

New! Viking River Cruise Raffle and Text Donations

For the first time ever, Riverlife is excited to offer Party at the Pier supporters a chance to win an 8-night luxury Viking River Cruise through Europe for two people in 2019! The cruise is valued at over $7,600.

Text RIVERLIFE to 52182 any time now or during the event (or visit the desktop site) through 11:59 pm on August 17. Purchase a $100 raffle ticket on your phone for your chance to win the Viking River Cruise on the Rhine or Danube rivers. You do not need to attend Party at the Pier to purchase a raffle ticket. Messaging rates may apply. Winner will be drawn at random on Monday, August 20.

You can also text RIVERLIFE to 52182 during the party to donate any dollar amount to Riverlife via your phone. Messaging rates may apply. It’s a quick and convenient way to show your support for Pittsburgh’s riverfront public parks, trails and open spaces. Thank you!

Tickets and more information at