Special Events

The Opening Ceremony at the World Rowing Championships commemorates the start of the marquee regatta, while paying homage to the nearly 1,000 participating rowers and the dozens of countries they represent. Acts include:  Circus Sarasota (Circus Arts Conservatory and Sailor Circus),  Jah Movement Reggae Band, Sarasota Cuban Ballet School, Sarasota Pops Orchestra, Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Water Ski Show Team and Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. 

At the end of the evening, Creative Pyrotechnics will light up the night sky with a dazzling firework show over Nathan Benderson Park. Spectators can also expect several surprises!

The gates open at 5:30 p.m., with ceremonies at 7 p.m.


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Sep 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM