Night in the Tropics: Beach Party

Sat. Jul 21, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
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Night in the Tropics: Beach Party is SOLD OUT!

Join the National Aviary for a vintage summer beach party at our 16th Annual Night in the Tropics! Indulge in the sights, sounds, and flavors of the tropics while enjoying a tropical escape right here in Pittsburgh.  

Don't miss any of the excitement at Pittsburgh's hottest summer party!

  • Indulge with beer, wine and specialty drinks, plus tasty bites from more than 30 of Pittsburgh's favorite restaurants and bakeries - all included with your ticket!

  • Hula dancers will transport guests to a distant paradise, and exotic fire performers keep things hot into the night, all compliments of Tuika's Polynesian Island Magic.  

  • Dance under the stars to sultry Latin beats with DJ Mike MC and enjoy live music by The Lava Game.  

  • Explore the National Aviary's lush habitats after dark, explore our newly renovated Tropical Rainforest, and get exclusive up-close interactions with beautiful birds.

  • Watch a painting demonstration by Maria DeSimone Prascak, then bid to win her one-of-a-kind masterpiece (100% of proceeds support the National Aviary).

All proceeds from Night in the Tropics support the National Aviary's education, avian medicine, and conservation programs both locally and internationally. 

Ticket Options:

VIP Tickets - $150
Start the party early and gain admission at 6:00 pm - a full hour before the general public.  Ticket price includes free valet parking and VIP tent access featuring exclusive entertainment, food selections, and an additional open bar.

General Admission Tickets - $85
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Includes beer, wine, signature cocktails, and food. 

General Admission Group Rate - $70    SOLD OUT (Available only through June 30)
Buy 6+ General Admission tickets and receive a reduced rate of $70/ticket!

Table Reservations  
Please note that seating is at a premium during this event as our full facility is packed with delicious food and dynamic entertainment. Upgrade your experience by reserving a table to guarantee a spot to rest those feet as you take a break from the dance floor. A very limited number of reserved tables are available. 
Reserve a table for SIX (prices are in addition to ticket): $150 // Reserve a table for TEN: $250    SOLD OUT

All guests must be 21 and over, and able to present a valid ID.

Tickets are non-refundable.


All guests can enjoy FREE parking at Rivers Casino with free shuttle service to and from the party throughout the night.  Join the after party at Rivers Casino and enjoy $10 Free Slot Play! Must be 21 or older to be on Rivers Casino property. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

VIP Ticket holders receive complimentary valet service. Just show your ticket to the attendant when you arrive! Valet parking at the National Aviary is also available for $20 for General Admission ticket holders.

Raffle Prizes!

Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win exciting grand prizes! Raffle tickets are on sale now, at the National Aviary.

Get 1 ticket for $10 or 3 tickets for $25. The winner will be announced at Night in the Tropics, but winner need not be present.

Trip for two to Aruba
Includes roundtrip economy airfare from Pittsburgh to Aruba, and six nights moderate hotel accommodations (some restrictions apply).

Provided by:

Black & Gold Sports Package:
Steelers: Private luxury suite for 12 at a 2018 preseason home game (mutually agreed upon date)
Penguins: Private luxury suite for 12 at a 2018-2019 home game (mutually agreed upon date)
Pirates: Private luxury suite for 15 at a 2018 home game (mutually agreed upon date in Aug. or Sept. 2018).
Three parking passes are included for each game.

Provided by:


 Thank You to our Event Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:


Diamond Sponsor:

The Herbert G. Feldman Charitable Foundation

Platinum Sponsors:


Gold Sponsors: 



Silver Sponsors: 

AJ Warhola Recycling, Inc
Allegheny Health Network

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Chase | J.P.Morgan
Cynthia A. Bognar
Desmone Architects
Eckert Seamans

FHLB Pittsburgh
First Commonwealth Bank
Greenhouse RSI

Hefren-Tillotson, Inc
Henderson Brothers, Inc
Jones Day
McKnight Embassy Suites by Hilton, Downtown
Meyer, Unkovic & Scott
Priory Hospitality Group
ReedSmith LLP
Schneider Downs
Weber Group
The Wilson Group KW23


Media Sponsors

Lamar Advertising
Pittsburgh Magazine
90.5 WESA
91.3 WYEP

Production Partners

All Occasions Party Rental
Marbella Event Furniture and Decor Rental
Signage by Printscape


Food and Beverage Sponsors

Featuring Atria's Restaurant & Tavern, the exclusive caterer of the National Aviary

Atria's Restaurant & Tavern
Bethel Bakery
Bistro To Go
Bluebird Kitchen
Brugge on North
Choppin' Block
Eat'n Park
Golia Vodka
Graeter's Ice Cream 
Industry Public House
Jenny Lee Swirl Bread
Josh Cellars Wine
Juniper Grill 
Mezza Luna Café
Moe's Southwest Grill
My Favorite Sweet Shoppe 
Paragon Foods
Pasta Too
Penn Brewery
Piada Italian Street Food
Pittsburgh Barbecue Company
Pretzel Crazy
Priory Fine Pastries
Shakespeare's Restaurant & Pub
Social at Bakery Square
Ten Penny Table & Tap
Threadbare Cider and Mead
Two Ugly Mugs Gourmet Salsa
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
Wigle Whiskey

Stay tuned for more delicious food and beverage sponsors!



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National Aviary 700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212