Massachusetts is known for many things. Their great seafood, their phenomenal sports teams, their higher education institutes, and much more. But for one weekend every year in October, Massachusetts becomes the center of the rowing world when the Head of the Charles Regatta, or HOCR, arrives. Located on the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge, this event is one of the most important and popular rowing events in the entire world.
If you’re looking for the best spot to have some refreshments while the events are going, the HOCR makes sure they have several areas open for entertainment and food. The Reunion Village is the primary hotspot for athletes and spectators. With live commentary of the races, seating along the river, food concessions, and a beer garden, the fall atmosphere at Reunion Village makes it an incredible place to enjoy the weekend’s festivities.
If you’re in the Boston area, prepare for a Head of the Charles Regatta to remember. It’s been almost two years since the last regatta, and rowers and fans alike will be antsy to get back at it. After the unfortunate cancellation of 2020, 2021 looks to be a year to remember.
The event takes place from October 22nd to October 24th and is sure to be an exciting occasion regardless of your affinity for rowing. For Boston, the HOCR will be an important event that brings droves of tourists and money into the local economy. For tourists, the HOCR is a festive and fun occasion with a long history that is worth celebrating.