October 22nd, 2017
The cold weather is coming on fast and it’s so important to take advantage of as many opportunities for outdoor fun as we can before it gets too chilly. Typically, this time of year warrants a corn maze or a hayride, but there’s something very cool and a little different coming to the area. The Head of the Schuylkill Regatta is October 28th through 29th, it’s one of the world’s largest rowing competitions.
The best place to see the excitement unfold is in Fairmount Park. Not only will the foliage be beautiful, but the grounds will be brimming with life and grand tradition. The regatta is expected to draw as many as 25,000 spectators to the river’s banks. One of the best parts of this event is its diversity. Over the two days that the competition takes place, over 7,000 participants will get their chance with a paddle. This includes all different skill levels, age groups, and origins.
The race course runs for 2.5 miles, starting around Twin Bridges and ending near Boathouse Row. The event is totally free for spectators. In addition to watching the races, there’s plenty of other fun activities for attendees, like vendors and games.