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  • Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

    May 9– 10: The largest collegiate regatta in the United States

    Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill

    The two-day race is held on the Schuylkill River in beautiful Fairmount Park, one of the most famous and scenic rowing routes in the world.

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  • Boathouse Row

    19th-century boat houses line the Schuylkill River just west of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Boathouse Row

    Much of the park’s rowing activity centers around Boathouse Row which is near the Philadelphia Museum of Art and sandwiched between Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill River. Along Boathouse Row, you’ll find twelve structures.

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  • Fairmount Park

    One of the world’s largest city park systems

    Biking riding through Fairmount Park

    With more than 9,200 acres of rolling hills, gentle trails, relaxing waterfront and shaded woodlands, Fairmount Park keeps a wealth of natural landscapes within easy reach of all city residents.

    You can take a stroll, head out for an afternoon of softball, organized frisbee or pier-side fishing, or just settle in for a family picnic. There are miles of trails for horseback riding, off-road cycling and deep-woods hiking, yet there are also tours of historic mansions, Japanese tea ceremonies and outdoor concerts. Three environmental centers, as well as a wildlife refuge treatment center, help bring the natural world to life for adults as well as children.

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  • Philadelphia Dragon Boat Association

    One of the world’s elite racing teams

    One of the world’s elite racing teams

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  • Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival

    A colorful celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition

    Stroll up Kelly Drive along the Schuylkill River for an unusually colorful and dramatic regatta, the Philadelphia Dragon Boat Festival, Philadelphia’s annual celebration of an ancient Chinese tradition.

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  • Quaker City Masters Regatta

    A full day of rowing, food and fun on the banks of the Schuylkill River

    Test yourself against a deep field of hundreds of other master’s rowers at this annual rowing extravaganza, held on the famous Schuylkill River racecourse in Philadelphia.

    Enter (or watch) as many races are you care to, but be prepared for a challenging 1,000-meter course, which starts at St. Joseph University’s Boathouse and finishes by the storied Fairmount Park Grandstands.

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  • Thomas Eakins Head of the Schuylkill Regatta

    An exciting, two-day race that draws fans from around the world

    Head of the Schuylkill Regatta.

    One of the longest running head races in the country

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