Similar to the stunning spectacle that takes place before the Olympic Games, the Opening Ceremony at the World Rowing Championships commemorates the start of the marquee regatta, while paying homage to the nearly 2,000 participating rowers and the dozens of countries they represent.
The free, non-ticketed event will be emceed by a world-renowned NBA public address announcer, who has showcased his talents during NBA All-Star Weekend and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
In a stunning display of local talent, the Opening Ceremony will tell the story of Florida’s Suncoast and how it became the amazing coastal and cultural community it is today. Acts include:
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 event kicks-off at 5:30 p.m. with an incredible Fan Fest experience that will invite guests from near and far to engage with Sarasota’s finest family-friendly activities. Come hungry because many of the areas most talked about food trucks and restaurants will serve their most popular menu items.