By Emily McLaughlin
The 48th annual Head of the Charles Regatta was held in Boston over the weekend. My friends and I headed on down to Harvard Square and the Charles both Saturday and Sunday because the weather was just too perfect. In fact, Saturday was t-shirt and sandal weather–and while Sunday was a little cooler, it was still absolutely beautiful out.
The Regatta happens around this time every year. Rowers of all ages come out to participate in the event that goes from 8am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Amazing vendors and local restaurants come out to join in the fun, sell food and hand out free gifts. I grabbed a plethora of free snacks including pita chips, granola, power bars and sweet potato chips! I also got some $1 off coupons for Food Should Taste Good sweet potato chips… is anyone else addicted to these?!
From atop the John W. Weeks Bridge, we showed our alumni spirit as the UMass boys rowed by. The banks of the Charles were packing with spectators of all ages. Everyone was in high spirits and actively cheering as their loved-ones, teams or schools passed.
Here are some pictures from the weekend…
Enjoy the lovely fall weather while you can!