Come visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse when it is filled with activity during community events- from regattas to concerts- there is sure to be something for everyone. Check out our upcoming regattas and special events and plan to join in on the fun.
Join us for some new community offerings and enjoy the Fontana Boathouse when it is something other than a rowing boathouse.
Monday, July 1 - 7pm
Light Up the Wright
Bring family and friends for the best view of the Canada Day fireworks courtesy of the Friendship Festival. Our friends in Fort Erie shoot off fireworks at 10pm on July 1st right across the river from the boathouse. There will be food and beverages to purchase and music playing, so bring your chairs and make yourself at home at this celebration of friendship and our Canadian neightbors. Reservations are required call 716-202-0502 after June 1 for more details.
Saturday & Sunday, August 3-4
Niagara Frontier Bicycle Club - CanAm Weekend
The perfect way to see as much or as little of the Niagara Frontier as your legs can pedal. Join the Niagara Frontier Bicycle Club on their annual weekend touring both the US and Canadian sides of the Niagara region. Rides on Saturday offer a variety of WNY sites to see, while the Sunday rides range from 35 miles (a short US ride) to 65 or 100 mile rides crossing over into Canada and exploring the beauty of the Niagara River from the "other" side of the Peace Bridge. A Saturday night social at the Fontana Boathouse brings riders together for food and friendship. For more details on the CanAm Weekend visit www.nfbc.com
Saturday, October 26 and Sunday October 27
2nd Annual Art Show
Art and architecture are a natural pairing so join us as we enhance the beauty of Wright's beloved boathouse with a jurored art show of works from members of the Buffalo Society of Artists. This second annual showing will allow guests to not only see the talent of local artists, but provide an opportunity for purchasing the displayed works. Come back to this page often throughout the summer for more detailed information.
For complete details on all regatta events visit www.wsrc.org
When visiting for a regatta, plan to cheer for your favorite crew team from the balcony of the Fontana Boathouse, which boasts the best race course view on the canal.
Sunday, May 5 - 8am
John Bennett Regatta
Some of the best will compete in this, the largest of the 2013 regattas on the rowing campus. High school students from all over New York, Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario will gather to showcase their talents and match their skills againts each other.
Monday, May 5 - 8am
Fontana All High Regatta
This invitational high school regatta celebrates the legacy of rowing coach Charlie Fontana by bringing together local teams to complete peer to peer.
Sunday, July 14 - 8am
100th Anniversary WSRC Invitational Regatta
This regatta celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first regatta host by the West Side Rowing Club. Over 100 years of rowing excellence will be celebrated as some of the best in the region gather for the commemorative event.
Saturday, October12 - 8am
Head of the Niagara/ Wright Regatta
This is a duel meet with high school rowers and master oarsman rowing throughout the day. Come see the best of our WNY crew teams and master level competition.
Saturday, Nov 2 - 8am
Hogan Fries Regatta
This is an opportunity to showcase the talent in the novice class as rowers show off their skills and compete in this exclusively for novice race.
For more information on regattas visit www.wsrc.org