Oklahoma Regatta Festival

Sept 30 to Oct 2, 2022  • Oklahoma River
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The Oklahoma Regatta Festival returns to the Oklahoma River September 30 to October 2, 2022.

OGE NightSprints will be held Friday night, 5-10p, for RIVERSPORT Corporate Rowing and Dragon Boat League championships. Join us in cheering on our 28 competing teams – see the full list below.

Collegiate, masters and juniors racing in the OCU Head of the Oklahoma happens on Saturday, 8a-4:30p, and Sunday, 8a-noon.

RIVERSPORT’s Youth Kayaking Race will take place Saturday, 9a-11a, on the lower pond of the whitewater center, and we’ll have Corporate Whitewater League Championship racing 11a-noon.

You’ll also find RIVERSPORT adventures open both Saturday and Sunday, 11a-6p, plus food trucks and lots of family fun! Join us for one of Oklahoma’s premier fall festivals.  

RIVERSPORT 2022 Corporate Rowing League Teams

This corporate season we have 12 teams representing 10 companies and private groups. 

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

The Oklahoman

OKC Responders Fire Department

Phillips Murrah

Flywheel Energy

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Love’s Travel Stops


Creative Kids


2022 Fall Dragon Boat League

Spanish Cove 1 

Spanish Cove 2

Spanish Cove 3 

Spanish Cove 4

Thunder Dragons 


Love’s Co-Ed

Route 66ers 

Love’s Queen of Hearts 

bOLD Paddlers

Salvation Army 

Woodward PrimeTime 

Paddle Junkies 


Lady Vikings 

Dragon Slayers 

2021 Oklahoma Regatta Festival Sponsors
Champion Race Series Sponsors
Media Partners
Community Sponsors

Oklahoma Regatta Festival History

Established in 2004, the Oklahoma Regatta Festival takes place annually during the first or second weekend in October in the Boathouse District, downtown on the Oklahoma River. The three-day celebration of rowing, kayaking, dragon boating, whitewater rafting and family fun includes the Oklahoma City University Head of the Oklahoma race, OGE NightSprints, and a family festival featuring food trucks, fireworks, beer gardens, a front row seat for all the racing – and RIVERSPORT Adventures!

The annual OCU Head of the Oklahoma includes 2.5 mile (4k) head racing during the day featuring teams from across the country competing in collegiate, masters, and junior rowing as well as kayak and dragon boat racing.

The 500-meter OGE NightSprints are held on the river after the sun goesdown, creating an electrifying atmosphere for competitors and spectators alike.

Each year the Oklahoma Regatta Festival features special community activities and exhibitions. In 2019, the Outdoor Foundation announced the presentation of a grant at the event followed by the OKC Thrive Outside Expo on Saturday. Local & national organizations showcased hands-on experiences for families to learn about outdoor opportunities.