July - Henley Festival
For the last 25 years the Henley Festival has been bringing five nights of music including classical, rock, pop, jazz, opera and folk to the banks of the Thames at the same spot and using adapted facilities from the regatta. The main stage actually floats on the river and the audience use one of the grandstands. Along with cabaret, street theatre, fine art and fireworks the Festival has established itself as a unique experience in one of England's most beautiful settings.
Annually, the week following the Henley Royal Regatta
Wednesday: 6:00 pm to midnight
Thursday: 6:00 pm to midnight
Friday: 6:00 pm to 1:00 am
Saturday: 6:00 pm to 1:30 am
Sunday: 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Admission £28.00 to £120.00
June/July – The Henley Royal Regatta
Henley Regatta was first staged in 1839 and has been held annually ever since, except during the two World Wars. It was expanded in 1840 from one day to two, as the regatta's popularity has grown it has further expanded: to three days in 1886, four days in 1906 and five days in 1986. Races are head-to-head knock out competitions, raced over a course of 1 mile, 550 yards from Temple Island upstream towards Henley Bridge. Originally staged by the Mayor and people of Henley as a public attraction with a fair and other amusements, the emphasis changed as the rowing became more competitive.
Henley Royal Regatta 2011 is being held from Wednesday 29th June to Sunday 3rd July.
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm, 80 Heats
Thursday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm, 88 Heats
Friday: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm, 60 Quarter-Finals
Saturday: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, 44 Semi-Finals
Sunday: 11:30 am to 4:00 pm, 19 Finals
- Sailing and Boating
- Water Sports