NU Bucket List #77: Head of the Charles Regatta

The Head of the Charles is an annual rowing competition that brings together elite athletes from around the world. Since 1965, the Head of the Charles has brought hundreds of thousands to the shores of the Charles to witness the biggest 2 day rowing competition in the world! Read on to find out all about this incredible event and the best ways to experience it!

With over 2,000 boats involved in 55 events throughout the weekend, there’s plenty for you to see at this years event on the 21st and 22nd! The race will begin at BU’s DeWolfe Boathouse and end by the Artesani Playground in Brighton. For a free viewing place, head to the BU Bridge, Anderson Bridge, or Weeks Bridge. The Eliot Bridge Enclosure is another great place to view the race with food and drinks provided, but there will be a fee!

At the free Weld Exhibition between the Weeks and Anderson bridges, you can find food and free samples from event sponsors, Regatta merchandise, and live race results. The Reunion Village, located at the halfway point of the race on the Boston side, offers food, live race commentary, and a Beer Garden. Entrance to the Reunion Village is $10 and can be purchased here.

The course is within walking distance of 3 different T stops; Central and Harvard on the Red Line and BU Central on the Green Line. Want to walk the course, but aren’t up for the 3 mile hike? There will be 2 free shuttle buses running throughout the course all weekend! For the list of shuttle stops, click here.

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