Event Locations


Spend the weekend watching the races from the comfort of the Eliot Bridge Enclosure. This by ticket only hospitality tent is located right on the river’s edge and includes breakfast and hot coffee in the morning, a gourmet lunch catered by Island Creek Oyster Bar, as well as a comfortable vantage point to watch crews as they come into the home stretch of the race. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER NOW!


Located near Harvard’s Weld Boathouse between the Weeks and Lars Anderson Bridges, the Weld Exhibition is one of the Regatta’s liveliest sites. Official Head Of The Charles® sponsors line the banks, offering delicious local flavors and free samples. Purchase your official Regatta Programs and Merchandise and check out up-to-date race results.

The Weld Exhibition also boasts one of the race’s most exciting viewing sites—it’s the perfect place to enjoy the Regatta. Find a spot along the banks and cheer your favorite crew through the race’s halfway mark.


The 2014 Head Of The Charles Regatta will feature the 12th annual Reunion Village. As a service to both local and out-of-town spectators, the village provides a setting for clubs, schools, alumni groups, parents, boosters and “friends” to connect and enjoy themselves against the backdrop of the greatest fall Regatta in North America. Please check back for information on how to reserve a spot for your alumni group. Cold beer, wine, breakfast and lunch concessions are offered, or you may bring your own (but no alcohol may be brought onsite). Other Reunion Village highlights:

  • River banks seating
  • PA Color Commentary
  • Concession Sales
  • Beer on tap provided by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company ($5/beer)

General Admission to the Reunion Village is $10 per person for a one day pass and $15 per person for an All Weekend Pass. Children under 12 are free. Complete details on the 2014 Village, as well as a list of participating institutions available HERE.


Attend any (or all) of the three Head Of The Charles Awards Ceremonies at the Rowing and Fitness Expo where all first place winners are presented with HOCR medals. The Awards Ceremonies are scheduled for: Saturday, October 18th at 4:30PM and 6PM, and Sunday October 19th at 3PM and 5:30PM. Complete details on the Awards Ceremonies available HERE.


Stop by the Rowing & Fitness Expo tent, located in the midst of the Finishing Area Launch Site (FALS) to try out a rowing machine, try on some beautiful rowing jewelry, or browse for new workout gear. A complete list of vendors is available HERE.


Check back for more information this fall.