The Weekender: A Guide to the Head of the Charles

This weekend is all about Boston’s premier fall event, the Head of the Charles Regatta. More than 400,000 people will gather to watch over 11,000 athletes row in the competition. We’ve got your guide to the regatta: full of tips and tricks to have you ahead of the game on race day.

When to go:

Races are from 8am to 5pm but we’ve got your pro tip that the most prestigious races, including Championship and Lightweight competitions, happen at the end of each day.

Where to get dropped off:

Traffic will be fierce and parking very scarce. Drop offs in the area indicated in Cambridge are a safe bet and a short walk down to the river. Be sure to reference the map below when hitching your Uber to the races this weekend.


Where to Watch:

The Weld Exhibition
The Weld Exhibition hosts regatta sponsors and more importantly, the Uber Boston tent! We’ll be setting up shop near Harvard’s Weld Boathouse between the Weeks and Anderson Bridges. Come say hi and grab some Uber swag.

Reunion Village
Whether your alma mater has a tent here or not, all are welcome at the reunion village for a one-day price of $10 or a weekend package of $15. Sip a beer and watch the races from the Boston side of the river between the Weeks and Anderson Bridges.

The Eliot Bridge
Catch a glimpse of the rowers as they navigate through a hairpin turn under the bridge and squeak in for a dramatic finish. The Eliot Bridge offers views of the finish line area and if you have a penchant for the finer things in life, you can purchase tickets to the Eliot Bridge Enclosure where you’ll have access to a private tent full of a variety of alcoholic beverages for purchase.


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