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Night in the Tropics: Caribbean Breeze

Saturday, July 22 at the National Aviary
Tickets: $155 VIP; $95 General Admission

Presented by UPMC Health Plan

6 pm – VIP and Sponsor Guests Welcome
7 pm – General Admission Guests Welcome

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Pittsburgh’s hottest 21+ summer party is back! Enjoy a “Caribbean Breeze” at the National Aviary! This event sells out, so get your tickets early and join us for a tropical celebration, all supporting avian care and conservation!

Experience the flavors of Caribbean cuisine and other fan favorites, with unlimited small plates from local restaurants and signature cocktails, beer, and wine. Enjoy over-the-top entertainment and explore habitats full of lush greenery where beautiful birds fly freely, and enjoy incredible interactions with Animal Ambassadors.

Entertainment, Food, and Drink:

All tickets include delectable food and extraordinary entertainment with live performances from The Jukebox Band and Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band.

Food provided by:

  • Atria’s
  • Bigham Tavern
  • Bread Works
  • Industry Public House
  • Prantls Bakery
  • Station
  • And more!

You may want to bring cash to purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win a trip for two to Maui, sponsored by AAA Travel!

Upgrade to VIP Tickets for Even More Amazing Benefits:

  • 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 during VIP hour
  • FREE valet parking

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

Maria DeSimone Prascak of Maria's Ideas paints a vibrant Toucan during National Aviary's Night in the Tropics.
Guests on the dance floor at Night in the Tropics

Silent Auction:

Get a chance to win amazing packages and prizes during the Night in the Tropics auction. Stay tuned for details and opportunities to bid from home or at the event!


Enjoy an island getaway with a trip for two to Maui, sponsored by AAA Travel! The prize includes round trip economy airfare with Delta Airlines 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 philantrophy@aviary.org with any questions.


Dress in tropical attire for this indoor/outdoor party! Bright colors are encouraged; leave your black tie outfits at home and let loose with your best tropical shirts, sundresses, or Caribbean-themed ensemble. Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Parking Information:

General Admission tickets holders have the option to add-on valet parking for $25. Stay tuned for additional parking information!

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.

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

UPMC Health Plan logo

Diamond Sponsor:

TribeLIVE logo

Platinum Sponsor:

Peoples Gas 2023

Gold Sponsors:

Federated Hermes logo
Pittsburgh City Paper logo
Weber Logo
Pittsburgh Magazine Logo

Silver Sponsors:

Rich Caruso

Baird Private Wealth Management

Desmone Architects

Table Magazine

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley

HBK CPAs & Consultants

McKamish, Inc.

Trust-Franklin Press Co.

Fairfield Landscaping

Raffle Sponsor:

AAA Travel logo

Printing Partner:

Printscape Imaging & Graphics

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