Waterfront Festival and Cardboard Boat Regatta

The Annual Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival and Cardboard Boat Regatta has, unfortunately, been canceled for 2020. Watch this space for updates on its return! 

The Watkins Glen Waterfront Festival and Cardboard Boat Regatta is the perfect answer for a Father's Day weekend celebration! Held in Watkins Glen at Seneca Harbor Park, this unique waterfront event captures the spirit of the Finger Lakes. Enjoy the festival activities completely free of charge, as with all Watkins Glen Promotions events!

Saturday Cardboard Boaters Rule the Harbor

Events on Saturday take on a much livelier mood. From 11-2p visitors can stroll through the Concourse de Cardboard, check out the cardboard boats and meet the crews. The public are encouraged, and maybe even bribed, to vote for their favorite cardboard boat. All money collected for the People's Choice benefits SAFE (Suicide Prevention for Everyone of Schuyler County). At 2pm it's the 26th Edition of the Cardboard Boat Regatta. Laugh and applaud the bold and adventurous Captains and Crews of the Cardboard Boat Regatta as they bravely sail their cardboard crafts from launch to finish line.

 ⇒ Learn more about the festival here