100,000 Water Balloons. 1,500 People. 4 Bands. 1 Winner.

Giving should be a joy. Welcome to the funnest way to give back in the universe.


See Photos From Last Year's Fight Here.

Join The Fight

What’s the only thing cooler than a water balloon fight in downtown Pittsburgh in the heart of the summer? A water balloon fight in downtown Pittsburgh in the heart of the summer that fights global poverty. 

Thank you for joining the fight and helping us raise $25,000 this year. Congratulations to Team Yellow for taking home the win. See you in 2014!



Thank you, Captains!


Our Captains did an amazing job leading their teams this year. We want to thank them and congratulate Big Bob on taking the championship home.


Ticket Info

Plans for the 2014 3rd Annual Great American Water Balloon Fight is underway! Check back in the Spring for ticket information.

Follow us on Twitter or ‘like us on Facebook to stay up to date on ticket info. Want to volunteer with us? Email us at

Get the latest on @TeamTassy and The Great American Water Balloon Fight - Check us out on Twitter and join the conversation!


Support in other ways!


Thank you to all of our supporters who made a donation on behalf of your favorite team towards this year’s event.
Didn’t have a chance to donate? It’s not too early to donate to your favorite team for our 2014 event. Go ahead, get us started.

Event Line-Up


Thank you to our bands, celebrity guests, and local food vendors for making this event a huge success.

Entertainment: Jimbo and the Soupbones, Red Hands, Young Fox, Gypsy and His Band of Ghosts

Celebrity Guests: Cody Simpson, Steeler Baron Batch, Councilman Bill Peduto, Jeff Jimerson, and emcee, Sally Wiggin

Local Eats: Randita’s Grill, Franktuary, Zeke’s Coffee, Rowdy BBQ, BRGR, Betsy’s, Evive Water Station


Goal of the Fight
Our mission is to unleash the inherent power in every person to eliminate global poverty. We do this with Team Tassy by working with poor families in Haiti, and giving them the tools they need to help themselves. It may sound silly, but helping us raise money by having fun and throwing water balloons will positively change peoples’ lives forever. #jointhefight

Why Water Balloons

Giving and helping should be a joy, so when we sat down to talk about how to involve the community with what we do, we thought of the craziest, most joyous stuff we could. “Water Balloon Fight” topped the list. Last year, 700 fighters converged in the middle of Point State Park for the fight, we want to reach 1,500 fighters this year. Now you’re up to speed.


Media Kit

2013 GAWBF Press Release


GAWBF In The News


Pittsburgh Magazine Top 10 Things to do in July
A(n Awkwardly) Wonderful Life
Post-Gazette – Thread and Team Tassy
TribLive – GAWBF Benefits Haiti
Talent Network News
Team Tassy Facebook Photo Album 2012


Scarehouse Video: Baby Scares Pirate Parrot – 1,200 attend water balloon charity event
TribLive – Water Balloon battle royale in Pittsburgh puts dent in poverty – Bike to the Fight and get a $5 discount
Post-Gazette Photo of the Day – Cody Simpson at the Great American Water Balloon Fight
Scarehouse Facebook Photo Album – 1,200 Engage in Water Balloon Fight for Charity
Team Tassy Facebook Photo Album 2013
Team Tassy Facebook Photo Album 2014

Media Inquiry

For all media inquiries, please contact Vivien Luk at


Our event cannot happen without a group of amazingly dedicated and talented volunteers. Want to join our team, fill some water balloons, or volunteer on event day? Write us at

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Our Sponsors

A special thank you to all of our sponsors for making this event possible.



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Contact Us

For general info and registration questions, contact