Ya Gotta Regatta

Ya Gotta Regatta!! This is a phrase that so many Charlestonians have been screaming for years, especially after the Regatta was disbanded in 2009. To everyone’s delight, The Charleston Sternwheel Regatta returns June 30!!

Boats on the water in Charleston, West Virginia.

Fan favorites such as the anything that floats race, sternwheel races, carnival and the big-name concerts. The first year back, the concerts include Everclear, Fastball, The Four Tops and The Spinners, Martin McBride and 80’s heartthrob Rick Springfield.

In addition to the nostalgia, many new events are happening. This year will bring The Wheelwash Craft Beer Festival, a kid zone at Magic Island which includes some skating and BMX exhibitions at the skate park and a comedy showcase.

Full Regatta schedule below:


Charleston Regatta schedule on Thursday, June 30th. Charleston Regatta schedule on Friday, July 1st. Charleston Regatta schedule on Saturday July 2nd.

Charleston Regatta schedule on Sunday, July 3rd. Charleston Regatta schedule on Monday, July 4th.


*Both photos courtesy of the Charleston Gazette Mail*