Riverhead Cardboard Boat Race

Sat Aug 5, 2023
9:00am to 2:00pm ET
Age: 6 and older
Price: Free ($25/boat to enter the race)
Riverhead Waterfront

Kids are invited to compete in the annual Riverhead Business District Cardboard Boat Race. The event, held along Peconic River in downtown Riverhead, features vessels made exclusively from cardboard, duct tape, and paint.

Registration begins at 9am; competition begins at 11am. There will be vendors, face painting, games, and contests for all ages. All boats must be named.

Race info: Races of various categories include the Youth Regatta, Yacht Club Regatta, Outlaw, and Pirate Race where captains and skippers paddle their cardboard boats as fast as they can before sinking.

Scullers will be called on stage to accept their winning trophies and additional prizes like Best Spirit, Titanic Sinking, Best Constructed, and Most Creative.

Rain date: August 12.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.