Every third week in October, the rowing community gathers on the banks of the Charles River for the largest regatta in the world. Join over 300,000 spectators that come out for this cherished Boston tradition that is one of the highlights of the fall season. Taking place on October 17 and 18, this two-day extravaganza is where the racing world comes together for competition and camaraderie. If you haven't experienced the Head of the Charles Regatta, make sure to add it to your list of must-see 2015 events.
There are over 60 events and races taking place throughout the weekend with many of the top colleges in the world participating. The course stretches for over three miles along the Charles River making its way under six historic bridges. It's a spectacular setting for rowers and fans alike. Spectators roam the banks of the river cheering on their favorite teams and meeting up with friends at one of the hundreds of tents set up on the Cambridge side. To experience the lively atmosphere that makes the event so much fun, head to Weld Exhibition or Reunion Village. Visit booths from official sponsors and taste a bounty of local food (including free samples!). Weld Exhibition is located at the race's halfway point near the Harvard University boathouse, so it makes an excellent place to catch the action.
The 2015 Head of the Charles Regatta takes place on October 17 and 18, so start making your hotel plans today. InterContinental Boston makes the perfect home base during this two-day event with a wonderful waterfront location just a short trip from Cambridge and the banks of the Charles River.