Oar you ready for the 15th annual Regatta?

The IUPUI Regatta will be hosted on Saturday, Sept. 30 and coincide with IUPUI’s Family Weekend (Sept. 29–Oct. 1). The daylong event consists of a half-mile canoe relay competition involving teams of up to six IUPUI students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The race will take place between the Indiana State Museum and Military Park, with the start being at Blackford Street and the exchange point in the Ohio Street Basin.

Fall Regatta Week events

Enjoy traditional Regatta Week events like Battleships, Flick n’ Float, and S’mores and Oars. 

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Regatta event timeline

  • 10 a.m. – Opening ceremony (Blackford St. Bridge and Canal)
  • 10:30 a.m. – Canoe races begin (Canal)
  • 11:10 a.m. – 'On A Side Note' performance (Regatta stage in Military Park)
  • 11:45 a.m. – Family Frenzy begins (Regatta stage)
  • 12:55 p.m. – 'Xiphos' performance (Regatta stage)
  • 1:15 p.m. – Dog Costume Contest (Regatta stage)
  • 1:55 p.m. – 'The Moving Company' performance (Regatta stage)
  • 3:20 p.m. – Race finals begin (Canal)
  • 4 p.m. – Closing ceremony and Regatta Royalty crowning (Regatta stage)

All day activities: Food trucks, festival rides, photo booth, Arts and Cultures fair, and student organization and sponsor tabling

2023 guide to the Regatta Festival

You’ve got questions. We have the answers to make sure your day of fun is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Use this map and read through the information below to make the most of your time during the event.

Image of all of the tents and spaces at Regatta.

Free parking is available in Lot 85 and Lot 86, as well as any other surface lot at IUPUI. Parking garages are available at the standard rate. For more information regarding parking on campus, please visit parking.iupui.edu.

For those in need of accessibility accommodations, please park in Lots 85 or 86, and a golf cart will escort you to the festival.

A variety of games, rides, and activities will be available, such as a mechanical bull, Hippo Bungee Grab, 8-person Toxic Meltdown, Adrenaline Rush Extreme Obstacle Course, Euro Bungy Trampolines, and a 360 Degree Photo Booth.

Food trucks will be available throughout the event. This year’s line-up includes 1947 Eatery and Lounge, Bearded Burger, Ohanalulu Donuts and Ice Cream, Later Taters, The NY Slice, Mr & Mrs Hotdog Stand, Wild Board BBQ, and the Coca-Cola Slushie Truck.  

Portable restrooms will be located on the eastern pathway of Military Park.

Safety for this event will be of the utmost importance. All participants shall follow all the rules and directions given by designated public safety personnel onsite. 

  • Any prohibited items or unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated and result in removal from the venue.
  • Any underage drinking will not be permitted and for IUPUI students may result in disciplinary action. Alcohol use is only allowed inside of the Alumni Tent as a part of being a registered attendee.
  • Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services will be on site and accessible for you, if required.
  • In case of inclement weather or emergency, we kindly ask you to direct yourself into the Indiana State Museum (South of Military Park), Eskenazi Hall (Northwest of Military Park), and/or Inlow Hall (Northeast of Military Park).

Family Frenzy competitions

Family Frenzy is a new Regatta tradition being hosted in honor of Family Weekend! Families will face off in some classic “Minute to Win It” games including Flip Cup and Face the Cookie. A full list of games and their descriptions can be found on the registration form. Families can register in advance or on the day of Regatta to participate in one (or more!) of the games that will be played throughout the day.

Register for Family Frenzy now

Dog Costume Contest

Bring your four-legged friend with you dressed in their best, silliest, or cutest costume to have a chance for them to be crowned the winner. You can sign your pup up on the day of the Regatta or in advance through our online form. Dogs must be always leashed. Please plan accordingly to clean up after your dog.

Register for the Dog Costume Contest


All questions related to IUPUI Regatta can be submitted via email to regatta@iupui.edu.

Image of vendors at Regatta this year include: The New York Slice, Bearded Burger, Ohana Lu Lu, Wild Board BBQ, 1947 Fusion, Later Taters, and Mr. & Mrs. Hot Dog Stand.