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    Oklahoma Regatta Festival

    The 2019 Oklahoma Regatta Festival will celebrate its 15th Anniversary when racing takes place October 4-6, 2019, in the Boathouse District, downtown on the Oklahoma River. The three-day celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating, whitewater rafting and family fun includes racing on the Oklahoma River, the new OKC Thrive Outside Expo, RIVERSPORT Rapids & Adventures and deals on RIVERSPORT passes throughout the weekend. Food trucks, vendor tents and a beer garden will also be open.

    Boathouse 16:5

    New in 2019

    On Saturday, guests of all ages are invited to enjoy the free OKC Thrive Outside Expo from 12:00-4:00 p.m. This event is perfect for families and features hands-on experiences to show what fun the outdoors can offer, like hiking, camping, biking, climbing, fishing and more.

    Oklahoma City University will also be hosting the eSports River Rumble Tournament, presented by Chad and Jessica Ford, on Saturday in the Devon Boathouse. Experience the excitement of a Super Smash Brothers community tournament, or travel back in time with retro arcade games.

    Festival Races

    Watch as top rowing and dragon boating teams go head-to-head on the Oklahoma River, including the annual OCU Head of the Oklahoma race featuring teams from across the country competing in collegiate, masters and junior rowing as well as kayak and dragon boat racing. Racing continues into the evening on Friday and Saturday with OGE Night Sprints, showcasing 500-meter sprints after sunset.


    From 8:00-11:00 p.m. on Saturday night, Adventure Day pass holders are invited to face their fears in a truly terrifying experience RIVERSCREAM Zombie Laser Tag. Maneuver around obstacles and dodge zombies on the 6-story SandRidge Sky Trail. Score the most points, stay alive and be declared the winner at the end of the game!

    Visit RIVERSPORTOKC.org for more Oklahoma Regatta Festival information, events and special offers.