Head of the Buffalo Regatta

  • Hosted By: Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association

BSRA will have a BBQ Chicken dinner fundraiser from 11am-1pm on Saturday, Oct. 19th. $10 for 1/2 chicken, salt potatoes, coleslaw and a role. (super delicious!).

We will also have Undergrounds Coffee on site.

Local eateries: Gene McCarthy's, Undergrounds, Buffalo RiverWorks, Swannie House (cash only), Ballyhoo, Carbones Pizza, Mazureks Bakery and Resurgence Brewing Co.


HOBR GPS Addresses:

Boathouse - 405 Ohio St., Buffalo NY, 14204

Trailers - 301 Ohio St., Buffalo NY, 14204


Please note that there will be street closure on Ohio St. from Chicago St. to South Ave for this event.

Athlete and spectator parking along Ohio St., along Louisiana St., in the grass/gravel field across from Tewksbury Lodge/Riverfest Park (Ohio St), along Chicago St,  along Moore St,  along Republic St. (or neighboring streets), along South Ave., along Hamburg St. 

NO parking in Tewskbury Lodge Parking lot. They have an event the same day.

NO driving or parking on the grass of Father Conway Park. This will be strictly enforced.

Cargo trailers can be dropped off in the gravel parking lot of Father Conway Park (Ohio St), but should be left on the gravel.

If you'd like to view the start line, you can park in the Red Jacket Park parking lot, this is at the foot of Smith Street (drive down South Park Ave and take a right on Smith St.).

If you'd like to view the race from the middle of the course, park near South Ave/Hamburg St./ Mutual Riverfront Park (41 Hamburg St, Buffalo, NY 14204). This is an exciting turn around Silo City.

Other viewing points: Ohio Street Boat Launch (other side of Dead Mans creek), please note this is a restoration site so please be respectful. Ohio Street bridge is also a great viewing point (park along Ohio St. near Rigidized metal and Silo City). Buffalo RiverWorks will also be an excellent place to view the finish line while having food and drink!


Best route to BSRA with a trailer:

From I-90 take I-190 N and get off at Hamburg St. exit.

Take a right onto Hamburg St.

Take a Right onto South Park Ave.

Left onto Chicago St.

and the 301 Ohio St. parking lot entrance is directly across the street.