Night in the Tropics: Island Oasis

2024 Night in the Tropics Logo

Fri., July 26
VIP: 6 – 11 pm (General Admission at 7 pm)
Tickets: VIP $165; General Admission $105 | 21+

Spend the last July weekend on the North Shore! Journey to an Island Oasis on Fri., July 26 during the National Aviary’s hottest party: Night in the Tropics Presented by UPMC Health Plan! Step under the papel picado and transport yourself to a tropical celebration with show-stopping live entertainment, delicious signature island cocktails, and a spread of mouth-watering bites from more than a dozen (and counting!) local restaurants.

Night in the Tropics Papel Picado

Upgrade for a first-class VIP experience including a full hour of early party access, FREE valet parking, exclusive Animal Ambassador and National Aviary expert meet-and-greets, full bar services with premium spirits, and more!

All guests are able to explore habitats full of lush greenery after dark, where beautiful birds fly overhead and roost in tree canopies. 

Stay tuned for details on up-to-the-minute live entertainment, Silent Auction and raffle prizes, and delectable restaurant additions for this top-shelf event!

This event sells out, get your tickets early and join us for a tropical celebration, all supporting avian care and conservation!

It’s going to be a fiesta! Go on the ultimate Island Oasis adventure with entertainment that will blow your mind:

  • No Bad JuJu
  • Mariachi by Miguel
  • Guaracha
  • Marlon’s Dancers

All guests will enjoy delectable food, signature cocktails, wine, and beer.

  • Atria’s
  • Braddock’s Rebellion
  • Breadworks
  • Eat’n Park
  • Graeters Ice Cream
  • Il Pizzaiolo
  • Industry Public House
  • Jenny Lee Swirl Bread
  • Juniper Grill
  • Kaya Restaurant
  • Mana Meals
  • Moes Southwest Grill
  • My Favorite Sweet Shoppe
  • Piadia Italian Street Food
  • Pittsburgh Barbeque Company
  • Sarris Candies
  • Talia Cucina & Rosticceria/Vallozzi’s
  • The Porch
  • Two Ugly Mugs Salsa

More restaurants coming soon!

  • A full hour of early access to the party, starting at 6 pm
  • Full bar service with premium spirits
  • Up-close experiences with National Aviary Animal Ambassadors
  • FREE valet parking

Pro tip: Bring cash to purchase raffle tickets to win a trip for two to Maui, sponsored by AAA Travel! Tickets are one for $10 or three for $25; learn more below!

Get a chance to win amazing auction items while you’re at the party, or from the comfort of home during the Night in the Tropics Silent Auction. Bid on prizes including:

Stay tuned for new prizes added weekly! 

Enjoy an island oasis getaway for two to Maui, sponsored by AAA Travel! The prize includes round-trip economy airfare from any United States city to Maui, Hawaii, and six nights hotel accommodations. Purchase tickets at the National Aviary! Call 412-258-9465 or email with any questions. 

Dress in your best tropical attire for this indoor/outdoor party! Bright colors are encouraged; leave your black tie outfits at home! Let loose with your best beachy sundress, or island-inspired ensemble. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

VIP guests will arrive in style with FREE valet parking! Head to VIP check-in located at the National Aviary entrance at 700 Arch Street.

General Admission ticket holders have the option to add on valet parking for $35.

Stay tuned for more parking information!

Consider contacting the following local rideshare services:

Please drink responsibly. 

Proceeds from this 21+ event benefit the National Aviary’s work to save birds and protect their habitats.

Presenting Sponsor

UPMC Health Plan logo

Diamond Sponsors

TribeLIVE logo

Platinum Sponsors

Peoples Gas 2023

Gold Sponsors

Pittsburgh City Paper logo
enkompas technology logo
Jendoco logo
Lamar logo
Pittsburgh Magazine Logo
Table Magazine logo written in all black font.
Weber Logo
The Wilson Group logo in blue and yellow font.

Silver Sponsors

The Gateway Engineers, Inc.
HBK CPAs & Consultants
Maher Duessel
McKamish, Inc.
Rivers Veterinary Urgent Care
Trust-Franklin Press Co.

Raffle Sponsor

AAA Travel logo

Printing Partner

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