2012 Regatta Festival
OKC's Boathouse District hosts a boating extravaganza.
After yet another long, hot summer, Oklahomans are ready to head back outdoors and enjoy the calm and peace of the riverfront. That is, except for those Oklahomans with plans for Oklahoma Regatta Festival, Sept. 27-30, in Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District south of downtown. What is a regatta festival? It’s a weekend of racing on the river by rowboat, kayak, dragon boat, paddleboard and other means plus extra activities on the Oklahoma River bank. The festival includes the Oklahoma City University Head of the Oklahoma event (Sept. 29-30) with 2.5-mile head racing, the 50m OGE NightSprints and rowing heats at various levels. The Oklahoma River Family Festival (Sept. 27-29) has entertainment, children’s area, food, beer garden and an outdoor market for all ages, while the blu VIP Party offers some fantastic socializing, fantastic views of fireworks and night races as well as entertainment and a stellar atmosphere. www.oklahomariverevents.org