Huntington Ready to Regatta

Huntington  Ready to Regatta
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The summertime tradition of powerboat races, live music and carnival rides is returning to downtown Huntington this weekend.

The Huntington Classic Regatta will run Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27, at Harris Riverfront Park with a... full lineup of free events that includes two days of Powerboat Nationals racing on the Ohio River.

Other activities will include two nights of live music, a carnival with rides for all ages, a waterways expo featuring interactive maritime education booths, petting zoo, car cruise-in, motorcycle show and a bevy of food vendors.

Dan Ferguson, chairman of the Huntington Classic Regatta, has spearheaded boat races on the Ohio River in Huntington for the past three years. Strong community support through sponsorships and volunteers made it possible to expand this year’s event into a three-day regatta, he said.

Mayor Steve Williams added, "Harris Riverfront Park is one of the jewels in the crown of the Jewel City, and the Ohio River is one of our precious resources. The riverfront has been known as the preeminent location to enjoy the sights and sounds of the river. The City of Huntington has partnered with the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District and the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau to assure that the riverfront is scheduled each weekend throughout the summer to offer quality entertainment for the entire Tri-State to enjoy.

“The improvements that we are planning for Harris Riverfront Park will assure that the Port of Huntington Tri-State is recognized as the place to go to enjoy the wonderful vistas of the Ohio River Valley.”

For the third consecutive year, the powerboat races will be piped into 5.7 million homes. Fox Sports will broadcast the 30-minute telecast produced by RMG Sports three different times during August and September. More information about the telecasts will be announced at a later date. You can view last year’s production at

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