Oklahoma Regatta Festival

Sept 30 to Oct 2, 2022  • Oklahoma River
Schedule of Events Coming Soon!
Athlete & Coach Info Coming Soon!

The Oklahoma Regatta Festival returns to the Oklahoma River September 30 to October 2, 2022. The 2021 Oklahoma Regatta Festival welcomed rowers back on the water for a record breaking event and this year looks to be even larger!

OGE NightSprints will be held Friday night for RIVERSPORT Corporate Rowing and Dragon Boat League championships, with collegiate, masters and juniors racing in the OCU Head of the Oklahoma on Saturday and Sunday.

RIVERSPORT’s Youth Kayaking Race will take place Saturday, 9a to 11a, on the lower pond of the whitewater center.

PaddleFest Dragon Boat racing happens late afternoon on Saturday, then the lights come back on as we watch top athletes competing in the OGE NightSprints Saturday evening. Both evenings end with our signature fireworks. You’ll also find RIVERSPORT adventures open both Saturday and Sunday. 

Please contact Gena Terrill for information about racing.

RIVERSPORT 2021 Corporate Rowing League Teams

This corporate season we have 16 teams representing 12 companies and private groups. 

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

The Oklahoman

OKC Responders

Devon Energy

Prosperity Bank

Phillips Murrah

Flywheel Energy

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

Love’s Travel Stops

Steople Salty Crew

Creative Kids

Ann’s Team Womens Crew

RIVERSPORT 2021 Dragon Boat League Teams

Wise Dragon Division (Paddlers 55+)

Spanish Cove 1

Spanish Cove 2

Healthy Living Center OKC 

Canterbury Falls 

Many Feathers

bOLD Paddlers

Woodward PrimeTime 

Dragon Power 

Route 66ers

Dragon Slayers 

Open Co-Ed Division

Screamin’ Eagles 

Paddle Junkies 

Love’s Water Warriors 

Love’s 2 

RIVERSPORT 2021 Whitewater Rafting Teams

The Oklahoman

Loves’s

RIVERSPORT 2021 PaddleFest Teams

Cancer Survivor Division

Breast of Texas

Kansas City Pink Warriors 

DUC Pink 

Open Co-Ed Division

Paddle Junkies 

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.