Chattanooga’s 2022 Head of the Hooch Regatta

Experience one of the world’s largest rowing regattas right here in the Scenic City.

The Market Street Bridge from Coolidge Park, with the Tennessee Aquarium in the distance

This weekend, the Tennessee River will be full of rowers.

Photo by NOOGAtoday

Chattanooga’s annual two-day Head of the Hooch Regatta will take place this weekend.

Who | Registered teams
When | Sat., Nov. 5 beginning at 9:50 a.m. + Sun., Nov. 6 beginning at 7:50 a.m.
Where | The Tennessee River, with the finish line at Ross’s Landing
How | The regatta is a head race, so competitors will row a 4,500-meter course (2.8 miles), with results based on time

Pro Tip: Daylight Saving time falls between racing on Saturday + Sunday.

The best spots to watch? Try one of these locations:

  • Walnut Street Bridge for an aerial view — this spot is 350 meters from the finish line, so be ready to cheer
  • Coolidge Park for a quieter setting
  • Ross’s Landing for a crowd, finish line view + a market
  • Somewhere along the Tennessee Riverwalk for the spot you think is best based on the race course
  • And if you don’t feel like braving the crowds, you can also watch the regatta via livestream

View road closures for the event here.

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