Philadelphia's Fall Festival of Rowing

Competitive rowing and lots of fun...on and off the water!

#295Philadelphia’s Fall Festival of Rowing On Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 family, friends and park-goers can enjoy exceptional rowing competition in Philadelphia’s final regatta of the 2016 season. This year, Philadelphia’s largest regatta again welcomes the most storied race in the city’s rowing history, The Gold Cup. On Saturday, at 11:30AM, the regatta will feature the world’s top four men and women single scullers when they vie for the coveted Cup and awards.

“National research reveals that when a sampling of people from all 50 states are asked to say what word comes to mind when they hear ‘Philadelphia,’ the most common response is ‘cheesesteaks.’ Second: ‘The Liberty Bell.’ Third: ‘Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.” ~ Clifford Pearlman

Kelly Drive will be closed during the Regatta. Off site parking is available for a nominal fee. Free continuous shuttle buses will take spectators to sites along the 2.5-mile racecourse. The Schuylkill River is within easy walking distance to many of the city’s charming neighborhoods.

Where to watch The best place to watch your favorite crew and enjoy the fun is at the Three Angels Statues, the site of the regatta festival featuring vendors, food, music, games, awards ceremonies and lots of fun. You can also buy great rowing and workout gear and Official Head of the Schuylkill T-shirts! Bring the kids, for fun and food and great racing. The Three Angels Statues are just one mile north of Boathouse Row on Kelly Drive…a very walkable distance from Center City.

Results Results will be available when they are finalized at the Three Angels Statues and on the HOSR website First, second and third place winners of all races will be awarded medals. There are Points Trophy awards for the winners of High School, College, Open and Masters categories. Results will also be made available on the HOSR Twitter Feed.

If you come for the regatta plan some time to enjoy Philadelphia! It has been named one of the top cities to shop (within walking distance of the regatta) and has museums and other cultural institutions that are too great to miss (also within walking distance). You can visit a different restaurant each night and sample some of the best food in the U.S. Check out the Official Visitor Site for Greater Philadelphia at

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