Grand Prix Garden Party at Phipps Conservatory

Thursday, August 1, 2024

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix has planted the seeds for a fabulous new event in Schenley Park at the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens on Thursday, August 1 from 5:30 until 10:30 pm.

The party will feature a variety of cars, as every PVGP event does. Expect a select representation of MINI, our Marque of the Year, and our Microcar spotlight. We are pleased to feature cars from the Lane Motor Museum, and our exhibit will focus on the small and unusual cars within the Conservatory. There will be a special display of select automobiles on Schenley Drive and in front of Phipps.

Presenting Sponsor – UBS Walnut Wealth Management
UBS Walnut Wealth Management is the Presenting Sponsor of this inaugural event. They have been the lead sponsor of the PVGP Passport to Elegance Party since 2017, and we are thrilled to welcome them as the presenting sponsor of our first-ever Grand Prix Garden Party at Phipps.

This Garden Party will feature hors d’oeuvres, palate-pleasing food stations, open bar wine, beer and cocktails throughout one of the nation’s oldest and largest Victorian greenhouses. It promises to be an elegant evening in the Tropical Forest, the Special Events Center, Parterre de Broderie and the Outdoor Garden. Phipps has collaborative exhibits mixing flower arrangements with internationally renowned glass artists, including Dale Chihuly and Hans Godo Fräbel. The greenhouses also feature Grecian urns, Japanese lanterns and stunning glass chandeliers.

The Phipps Conservatory will be open to the public until 6:00, so our party begins with Happy Hour at the outdoor Phipps Garden at 6:30 pm. Guests can visit the “Exhibition of Speed” paddock of Ragtime Racers and Vintage Indy. Ragtime Racers is a collection of 100-year-old race cars driven at speed by their drivers, dressed in period overalls, leather helmets and goggles. Vintage Indy is returning to Pittsburgh with its incredible collection of race cars that competed at the Indianapolis 500. Both groups will be on the track all weekend.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens was built by philanthropist Henry W. Phipps in 1892 as a gift for the people of Pittsburgh. It towers over the Schenley Park track between turns 6 and 7 as the racers cross Panther Hollow Bridge.


Live Entertainment – Ragtime Orchestra

The Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra is a nine-piece professional ensemble founded in 2013 by Tom Roberts. It draws its members from the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra. Sponsored by Diehl Automotive

Tickets & Details

The party starts with our Beer Garden Happy Hour in the Phipps Outdoor Garden at 6:30. At 7:00, the doors open into the conservatory for food, drinks, and live musical entertainment.

Single Tickets: $295 includes 2 drinks

A Dozen Tickets: $3,000

Charity Donation
This show is a fundraiser that provides residential care, treatment and support for individuals with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities. With your help, we have donated $6.7 million to charity since 1983.

Sponsorship Opportunities 


Susan Gera

Event details: Start date Thursday, August 1, 2024 6:30 pm End date 10:30 pm Calendar Grand Prix Garden Party at Phipps Conservatory
Venue details Venue

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens


One Schenley Park

City Pittsburgh Postal code 15213 State PENNSYLVANIA


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