Night in the Tropics: Rio!

Sat. Jul 13, 2019 7:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
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The National Aviary's signature fundraiser, Night in the Tropics, returns in July with a vibrant new theme: Rio! Spice up your summer with this energetic party!

Be among the first to get your tickets and join us for:

  • Delicious light bites from more than 30 of Pittsburgh's favorite restaurants. Plus beer, wine, and specialty cocktails - all included with your ticket!

  • Electric live music performances by Pittsburgh Samba Group and Timbeleza, Pittsburgh's high energy Batucada band

  • Dancing under the stars to sultry Brazilian music with Kenia, Vera Hite, and lively Latin beats with DJ 007

  • Exclusive, up-close encounters with beautiful birds and access to immersive tropical habitats at night

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 6:00pm - 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 - $89 
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Includes beer, wine, signature cocktails, and food. 

General Admission Group Rate - $75    
Buy 6+ General Admission tickets and receive a reduced rate of $75/ticket!

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

Tickets are non-refundable.

Don't forget your raffle tickets!


For more information, click here.


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 or $10 Free Match Play (some restrictions apply)! 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 is also available for $20 for General Admission ticket holders. 


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors




Thank you to our Gold Sponsors




Thank you to our Silver Sponsors 

AJ Warhola Recyling, Inc.

Allegheny Health Network

Babst Calland

Bognar and Company, Inc.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Desmone Architects

Dollar Bank

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

enkompas Technology Solutions

Excel Sportswear, Inc.

FHLB Pittsburgh

First National Bank

Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.

Henderson Brothers, Inc.

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Jones Day

JPMorgan Chase & Co.


McGuireWoods LLP

McKamish, Inc.

McKnight Realty Partners LLC

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott

Priory Hospitality Group

Reed Smith LLP

Schneider Downs

Weber Group, Inc.

The Wilson Group LLC KW23


Media Sponsors

Lamar Advertising

Pittsburgh Magazine


90.5 WESA

91.3 WYEP


Food and Beverage Partners:

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

Adda Coffee & Tea House
Atria's Restaurant & Tavern
Brugge on North
Choppin' Block
Commonwealth Sandwich Co.
Doces & Sweets, LLC
Eat'n Park
Graeter's Ice Cream 
Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh
House of 1000 Beers
Il Pizzaiolo
Industry Public House
Jenny Lee Swirl Bread
Josh Cellars Wine
Juniper Grill 
Lidia's Pittsburgh
Mezza Luna Café
Moe's Southwest Grill
Molinaro Ristorante & Bar 
My Favorite Sweet Shoppe
NOLA on the Square
Pasta Too
Penn Brewery
Piada Italian Street Food
Pittsburgh Barbecue Company
Pretzel Crazy
Priory Fine Pastries
Two Ugly Mugs Gourmet Salsa
Uno Pizzeria & Grill
Ustianochka Vodka
Wolfies Pub
Wigle Whiskey

Stay tuned for more delicious food and beverage sponsors!


Additional support provided by

Westmoreland/Frick Hospital Foundation



  (Sponsors as of July 2, 2019)

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National Aviary 700 Arch Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212