MUDDY CREEK TWP. — The Moraine State Park Regatta is set to make its return this weekend.
Moraine State Park was officially dedicated on May 23, 1970, which meant event organizers originally planned to celebrate the park’s 50th anniversary in 2020.
However, since last year’s regatta was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s festivities will be celebrating the 50th + 1 anniversary.
Organizers will also be changing up the theme of the event by focusing on eco-recreation and promoting the park, by offering different forms of outdoor recreational activities.
The event will also feature different food and non-food vendors as well.
Aug. 6 schedule
The regatta will be open from 4-8 p.m.
There will be kayaking with Venture Outdoors, from Pittsburgh, from 4-7 p.m.
There will also be yoga at 4 p.m. with Yoga on Main, from Butler, at 5:30 p.m. with Shakti Yoga & Pilates from Butler, and at 7 p.m. with Shakti Yoga and SUP Yoga PGH.
Other events include an all-ages hike at 5:30 p.m. with Venture Outdoors, a family hike with Hickerbabes, and an appearance from Grist Mill Baker, from Slippery Rock, from 4-8 p.m.
Aug. 7 schedule
The day will start out with a 5K race at 8:30 a.m., with registration available at the link: Moraine Regatta 5k (runsignup.com)
The regatta will then be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
At 10 a.m. there will be a group kayaking paddle from Carried Away Outfitters, and yoga from Yoga on Main.
There will be women’s hiking with Hikerbabes at 10:30 a.m., followed by stand-up paddleboard (SUP) Yoga and the third annual Pittsburgh Paddlesport Championships at 11 a.m.
The Paddlesport Championships benefit the American Cancer Society, and one can register at: Pittsburgh Paddlesport Championships (runsignup.com). The awards from the championships will be given out at 1 p.m.
Grist Mill Baker will be showcasing a Dutch oven cooking demonstration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Venture Outdoors will do kayaking every hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., activities for children will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. by Benko Orthodontics and Sencak Orthodontics, Shakti Yoga will have a class at 11:30 a.m., and the Moraine Sailing Club will have an intro to sailing lesson every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
There will be a car cruise from 12-4 p.m., the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will host archery lessons every 30 minutes from 12:30-4:30 p.m., and Carried Away Outfitters will have an intro to kayaking lesson every hour from 1-5 p.m.
The Pittsburgh Youth Choir will perform from 2-3 p.m., SurfsUP Adventures will host a lesson at 2:30 p.m., Master Connell’s ATA Taekwondo Center, from Butler, will hold a Taekwondo lesson and demonstration at 3 p.m., with another Yoga on Main yoga session, SurfsUP Adventures session, and a Leadership Butler County dock dedication at 4 p.m.
The Full Psych Adventure Team will have a bike fitting session from 4-6 p.m., a meditation session at 5:30 p.m., and an intermediate level hike at 6 p.m.
Pierce Dipner will perform from 4-6:30 p.m., there will be another Hikerbabes at 5:30 p.m., the Butler YMCA will host a Tai Chi lesson at 6 p.m., a Yoga on Main yoga session at 7:30 p.m., the Sun Champs will perform from 7-10 p.m., and a Kellner’s Fireworks show will end the night at 9 p.m.
Aug. 8 schedule
The regatta will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
At 10 a.m., there will be a community worship service with Pastor Paul Becker, a group kayak paddle with Carried Away, an intermediate level hike with Full Psych, SUP with your pup with Full Psych, and yoga with Shakti Yoga.
At 11 a.m., there will be a cornhole tournament, with registration to be done at the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cornhole-tournament-tickets-161008700357?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb
From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Full Psych will do bike fitting, and Grist Mill Baker will do another Dutch oven demonstration.
The Moraine Sailing Club will have intro to sailing every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Girls Scouts of Western PA will host kids’ activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Yoga on Main will have a session at 11:30 p.m., the Butler YMCA will have a Zumba class at noon, Venture Outdoors will have kayaking sessions every hour from 12-3 p.m., a car cruise will take place from 12-4 p.m., DCNR will host archery lessons every 30 minutes from 12:30-4:30 p.m., the Butler YMCA will have a yoga stretch at 1 p.m., a “bootcamp” at 1:30 p.m., and Tai Chi at 2 p.m., and Carried Away will host intro to kayaking sessions every hour from 1-5 p.m.
Time Tested will perform from 3-6 p.m., Yoga on Main will have a session at 4 and 5 p.m., and Hikerbakes will have a senior hike at 5 p.m.
Oliver Outdoor, of Butler, will have a memorial butterfly release of Western Pennsylvania Monarch butterflies at 4 p.m. Pickup will be from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
To purchase a butterfly, visit the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/butterfly-release-tickets-157796388245?aff=regattawebsite