Buffalo Bayou Regatta
Houston's Buffalo Bayou, the waterways that weave through downtown, beckons visitors and locals alike to join in the fun at the annual canoe and kayak regattas, and Dragon Boat Festival. The serious racing is complemented by a hilarious 'Anything that floats' race, a relaxing picnic in Sesquicentennial Park, educational environment and nature demonstrations, and a trash pick-up with prizes. 2012 was the 40th annual regatta and saw record regatta entries with over 500 teams keen to participate. Sadly, the weather didn't play along and the event had to be cancelled due to heavy rains. Unfortunately this is a possibility every year, and when possible regatta organisers will re-schedule a cancelled event.
Venue: Sesquicentennial Park on Houston's waterfront
Date: 16 March 2013