News Review
Get ready for the Riverfest Regatta
Fan favorite is back for the 11th year
Posted Date: 8/7/2017

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Sailors of all kinds are invited to enter the 11th annual Riverfest Regatta, presented by US Bank, at McGregor Park on Saturday, Sept. 9.

The Regatta is no ordinary boat race. Individuals and teams will compete in boats made of cardboard, plastic bottles, or other approved materials. Several divisions will race down the 100-yard long course on the Cumberland River. To find out the complete list of materials, visit the Festival website at

The event will begin at 1 p.m. and check-in will be at noon at the McGregor Park Boat Ramp. The heats will be timed with the fastest time in each division declared the winner.

Competition will be in five divisions: Adult Open, Youth with Adult, Business & Industry, Church/Civic Organization, and City/County. All boats will be judged prior to the racing competition for a variety of awards. All awards will be announced and presented at the conclusion of the regatta.

Registration for the Regatta ends on Sept. 1. No walk ups or late entries will be accepted, so register soon. Teams can have up to eight people per boat.

To find out more, or to register for this event, visit

About the Festival
Celebrating its 30th year, Riverfest brings more than 30,000 people to the banks of the Cumberland River in an arts and recreation celebration Sept. 7-9, 2017. Music, art, family events, and more will fill McGregor Park. Admission and entertainment at the Festival are free and open to the public thanks to our partners Budweiser, US Bank, The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville Living Magazine, Lamar Advertising, Mary’s Music, Daymar College, Q108, Eagle 94.3, The Beaver 100.3, Z97.5,, ESPN Clarksville, Queen City Disposal, WAY-FM, and the Downtown Artist Co-Op. For information, please call 931-645-7476 or visit

To stay up to date on the Festival, visit, like Clarksville Riverfest on Facebook,, and sign up for the Festival newsletter. The Festival is brought to you by the City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department. For more please call 931-645-7476 or visit

Mayor McMillan and the City Hall crew paddling in the Riverfest Regatta.