Night in the Tropics

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 in to 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.

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.

 

Early Bird Tickets - $70
Available for a limited time!
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Includes beer, wine, signature cocktails, and food. 

 

General Admission Group Rate - $70
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: $150 // Reserve a table for TEN: $250

 

All guests must be 21 and over, and able to present a valid ID. NO Exceptions.

Tickets are non-refundable.

 

Parking:

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 tickets for a chance to win one of two exciting grand prizes! Raffle tickets are on sale at the National Aviary, and at several other locations on select dates.


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 AAA Travel


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 Eckert Seamans

 

Event Sponsors as of 4/3:

Presenting Sponsor: 

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors: 

 

Silver Sponsors:

AJ Warhola Recycling, Inc
Eckert Seamans
FHLB Pittsburgh
First Commonwealth Bank
Hefren-Tillotson, Inc
Henderson Brothers, Inc
KeyBank
KPMG LLP
McKnight Embassy Suites by Hilton, Downtown
Meyer, Unkovic & Scott
Priory Hospitality Group
Schneider Downs

Media Sponsors: 

iHeartMedia
Lamar Advertising
Pittsburgh Magazine

 

Food and Beverage Sponsors

Stay tuned for a complete list of food and  beverage participants!

 

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

 

Atria's Restaurant & Tavern
Bethel Bakery
Bluebird Kitchen
Breadworks
Choppin' Block
Eat N Park
Graeter's Ice Cream 
Industry Public House
Jenny Lee Swirl Bread
Josh Cellars Wine
Juniper Grill 
Kaya
Mezza Luna Café
Moe's Southwest Grill
My Favorite Sweet Shoppe 
Penn Brewery
Piada Italian Street Food
Pittsburgh Barbecue Company
Pretzel Crazy
Shakespeare's Restaurant & Pub
Soba
Social at Bakery Square
Starbucks
Ten Penny Table & Tap
Uno Pizzeria & Grill

Stay tuned for more!