Event Week Schedule

September 15 – October 1

Let’s Eat Englewood Restaurant Week

Let’s Eat, is your opportunity to try as many great locally owned restaurants in Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, Longboat Key, Sarasota, Siesta Key and Venice. The best area restaurants will be featuring specially priced breakfast, lunch and dinner prix fixe menu selections, giving guests the opportunity to explore a variety of different cuisines.

Friday, September 22

Historic Downtown Village Sarasota

Take in the art galleries in Towles Court or search for unique finds at the antique stores in Burns Court. For some fresh air, explore several of nearby parks or take a stroll over the iconic Ringling Bridge for a gorgeous bayfront view.

Saturday, September 23

Youth Regatta

Come cheer youth rowers as they race on America’s Premier Course.

Regatta Wine and Dine

If you are a food lover, come savor international cuisine from some of the region’s finest culinary artists with complementary wine and beer tastings. Tickets available for purchase June 1

Opening Ceremony

Free for the entire family! Enjoy live music, fireworks and activities for the whole family while helping introduce fans and athletes from around the world to the area’s proud and rich circus history.

Expo Theme: Family Fun

In the community: Downtown Sarasota Farmer’s Market

The Sarasota Farmers Market, has it’s been around more than 35 years and features more than 70 vendors. The market is a major draw for residents and tourists looking to catch an early morning bite or a midday meal while stocking up on locally grown produce and baked goods.

Sunday, September 24

First day of Competition

Youth Regattas

Expo Theme: Pet Day

In the Community: Riverwalk Experience

Located steps away from Downtown Bradenton, the Bradenton’s Riverwalk, is a perfect place for outdoor recreational activities. The Riverwalk includes a
Family Fun Zone, a picnic lawn, a botanical walk, and the signature 400-seat Mosaic Amphitheater. For outdoor enthusiasts, visit the local fishing pier for catching numerous native species.

Monday, September 25

Para-Rowing heats begin

Expo Theme: Eco-Day

In the Community: St. Armands Shop & Dine Around

St. Armands Circle is your destination for retail therapy and gourmet dining. Visit the neighboring keys of Lido and Longboat to kayak lush mangroves and to experience Gulf-side relaxation at its finest.

Tuesday, September 26

Heats and Para-Rowing continue

Expo Theme: Farmer’s Market

In the Community: Experience Sarasota –

Downtown Main St. Downtown Sarasota is the place locals gather to experience festivals, block parties, and special events. Everything is conveniently located within walkingdistance. The nightlife offers an array of places to dine and experience live entertainment.

Wednesday, September 27

Quarterfinals and Para-Rowing Finals B

Expo Theme: Military Appreciation

In the Community: Micro Brew Experience

The Suncoast, already a key player in Florida’s culinary scene, is currently establishing a reputation as a craft pint paradise. Craft beer lovers can enjoy Florida flavors at hometown breweries, and keep up with other American craft breweries at local pubs—where variety is always on tap.

Thursday, September 28

Semifinals and Para-Rowing Finals A

Expo Theme: Golden Age Celebration and Community Service

In the Community: WALK Bradenton

Walk Bradenton is an interactive website that showcases downtown Bradenton. Grab your smartphone for a self-guided tour to explore local history, public art, and 145 places to eat, shop, stay, and play. If you want to walk with a local, free 30-minute walks are available at 11am or 3:30pm beginning at the South Florida Museum.

Friday, September 29

Semifinals and Finals A/B

Expo Theme: Local Attractions

In the Community: DzTaste of Main – International Flaredz

Take a stroll down Main Street at Lakewood Ranch and experience the international flare of the local restaurants while shopping in our stylish boutiques. Visitor liaisons will be on site helping guide you through the street and offer answers to any questions you may have. There is something for everyone including miniature golf and our cinemas. Visit our family friendlyhub that has something for every age.

Saturday, September 30


Row of Distinction

This water parade event will honor and showcase the achievements of the distinguished rowing athletes from years past. Participants will be selected by the National Rowing Foundation, an organization that recognizes the significant contributions athletes make to the sport of rowing.

Expo Theme: Boating and Fishing

In the Community: Beach Day

The Suncoast is lined with miles of the finest white sand and known to have some of the best beaches in the world. Visit the beaches of Sarasota-Manatee County from Venice to Anna Maria.

Sunday, October 1


Closing Ceremony

All good things must come to an end. Join us as we say farewell to the athletes that gave it their all.

Row for the Cure Regatta

This Fun Regatta is an inclusive, non-competitive event with over 1,000 participants united in the fight against breast cancer. This event will take place on the final day of the Championships competition to kick off the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All event proceeds will be presented to our local Susan G. Komen.

In the Community: Venice AACA Collector Car Show

Venice, Florida, is a charming, ageless city on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Enjoy an old-fashioned Sunday at an ice cream parlor, walk around Centennial Park and enjoy the Venice Regional AACA Collector Car Show. This annual show brings in classic cars from a simpler, bygone era.


Provisional Programme

Provisional Programme

2017 World Rowing Championships Competition Schedule - Sarasota-Bradenton, USA