Lewiston Rowing is partnering with the City of Lewiston, Merrymeeting Community Rowing Association, Tree Street Youth, and Healthy Neighborhoods to bring an exhibition regatta to the shores of the mighty Androscoggin River at Simard-Payne park in Lewiston, ME on July 24, 2021. Please consider becoming a sponsor today!
This is our first time using the downtown stretch of the beautiful Androscoggin River for a rowing event! It's designed to be a fun day on the water for both participants and spectators. We anticipate some competitive rowing, but we're more focused on ensuring everyone has a great time and we expose as many folks as possible to the recreational potential of our venue. Surrounded by great restaurants and pubs, with plenty of space for team tents and BBQ setups, we're eager to share and have you experience downtown Lewiston.
The event is part of the Androscoggin Riverfest at Simard-Payne Park, 34 Beech Street in Lewiston. The Regatta runs from 7AM-Noon, and is followed by an afternoon and evening of food trucks, a beer garden, live entertainment, and a twilight movie.
Boats of all sizes and athletes of all skill levels are invited to attend. There is no cost to participate. Please fill out our Registration Form by Wednesday, July 14 and we'll contact you for the rest of the particulars. Filling out the form does not obligate you to attend.
The regatta runs from 7AM-Noon, Saturday, July 24, 2021. Trailer parking is available adjacent to the park. There is plenty of space for team tents, no advance reservations are required.
The regatta is just one slice of the fun! Stick around for food trucks, a beer garden, local refreshments, live entertainment, paddling events and more! This inaugural Riverfest has something for everyone. Check out this great teaser article from the June 25, 2021 Sun Journal.
This year's event is free of charge to participants and spectators, thanks to our generous sponsors: Platz Associates, Ted Walworth, Healthy Neighborhoods, and Merrymeeting Community Rowing Association. We are actively seeking more sponsors to make this a big success!
As a newly-formed non-profit, we will also be welcoming donations at the event.
Our first-edition Lewiston Rowing caps are now available for $25! Look stylish and support our programming at the same time - order yours now!
Please contact us if you have questions.