Following another successful year, the 2015 Marlow Town Regatta and Festival will take place on the Thames in Higginson Park, Marlow over the weekend of 13th and 14th of June.
Saturday – Regatta and Garden Party
The 2015 regatta will welcome junior and senior athletes from rowing clubs, schools and colleges from a wide area. The format offers guests a place to picnic and access to a diverse mix of food stalls for all to enjoy. We aim to reintroduce a roving jazz band for the second year running, spectators will have free access to the grandstand and from this year the towpath – to be known as ‘The Promenade’ will also be made accessible – the best places to watch the racing. Throughout the day Marlow FM 97.5 will provide musical entertainment and the Riverside Bar, run by the Marlow Round Table, will be selling local ales, wines, spirits and champagne, along with refreshing Pimm’s, served up by the Ladies Circle.
Entry to Saturday’s event will be by traditional Subscriber Badge. All will be available to purchase from early 2015 via the website or from the Marlow Information Centre on Institute Road, Marlow SL7 1BA. Priced at £8 for adults (18 and over), £5 for youths (14 to 17) and £4 for children (aged 5 to 13), as advance sales. It will also be possible to pre-book picnic pitches for gazebos, tables and chairs within the enclosure – pitches on the putting green are priced at £35 and £50 on the riverside lawn. A small number of premier riverside pitches will be available priced at £100, alongside ‘The Promenade’.
All day car-parking is available for £5 per day either by pre-purchase or on the day.
Sunday – Festival Day
This day is free entry to the enclosure to all public, and all day car-parking is available for £5 per day, on the day
The annual Marlow Dragon Boat Festival takes place on the Sunday, and will once again be organised by Team Activity Group (formerly Dragons Alive). This regularly attracts in excess of 500 participants in over 30 teams making Marlow one of the largest events of its type in the UK. The Sunday event welcomes spectators to enjoy the racing on the river and at the same time visit the entertainment arena which offers a range of fun and exciting activities for all the family and children. More information on how to enter a dragon boat team will be available through the website – www.marlowtownregatta.org
Alongside the dragon boating runs The Marlow Canoe Regatta – exhilarating competition and frantic sprint races add colour, action and excitement. As the day progresses the races intersperse with the Dragon Boat races, promising continuous action throughout the day.
Spectator numbers have been growing year-on-year, hitting capacity crowds on both days.
Sunday is now the day to come along to buy goods from various stalls and crafts.
As with Saturday you can also enjoy ‘The Marlow Showcase’. This is where local and charitable organisations tell you what they are all about.
So come along to either day or even both days to really soak up the atmosphere over the whole weekend.
The Traylens Funfair, which runs in parallel to the Town Regatta & Festival, will open on Thursday 11th and run through to Sunday 14th June.
Please visit www.marlowtownregatta.org or www.twitter.com/mtrfl for further details.