Upcoming Events at River Fest Park
Jun 16, 2018 | 10:00 AM | Saturday
It's that time of year again! Gather yer crew and assemble yer finest vessel for the Rigidized River Fest Regatta! There are 2 course options on the Buffalo River: a 3-mile and a 6-mile.
Start on : June 16, 2018 10:00 AM Saturday
End on : June 16, 2018 3:30 PM Saturday
If you build your own boat, you can only register in the 3 -mile course. If you bring your own kayak, canoe or paddleboard, you can choose either course. Note: PDF's (personal flotation devices) are mandatory!
The 6-mile course will start at 10 a.m. sharp at the Harlem Road Fishing and Boat Access in West Seneca (off Harlem Road approx. 0.3 miles south of junction with Clinton Street, near I-90 Exit 53.)
The 3-mile course will start at 11 a.m. sharp at at Red Jacket River Front Park, 20 Smith St, Buffalo.
Both courses will end at the DEC Ohio Street Public Access Site at the junction of Ohio and South Streets.
An Awards Ceremony will take place at River Fest Park at 2:30 p.m. including live music, food and drink. There will be cash prizes for the Most Creative Vessel and Best-Built Vessel and the Most Creative Vessel also wins the coveted Wilkenson Cup!
Ticket prices are PER BOAT, so only one person needs to buy a ticket. After a ticket is purchased, invite your other team members to join. All other Team Members on a boat need to complete a free Team Member ticket, specifying what Team they are on, so that they can sign the waiver and provide other necessary information. If a Team Member does not have the ability to do this online, they can sign up as a member of your team the day of the Regatta.
For the 6-mile Course: Drop your boat at the Harlem Launch site by 8:30 a.m., where volunteers will watch over it. Drive back to River Fest Park and board the shuttle back to the Launch site. Give yourself plenty of time to be back to your boat by 9:45 to prepare for the launch (it's a 15 minute drive between the 2 points).
For the 3-mile Course: Drop your boat at Red Jacket River Front Park by 10 a.m.,where volunteers will watch over it. Drive back to River Fest Park and board the shuttle back to your boat.
Shuttle pick-up for drop-off at Harlem Road and Smith Street will begin at 8:30 a.m. at River Fest Park and run continuously until 2 p.m.
Note: Ticket sales end at 11:30 p.m. the night be
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