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Chester Race Week

Village of Chester


No matter the season - the harbour that wraps around the Village of Chester is picture perfect.

Tourists and locals alike can often be seen winding along the shore at the village perimeter and then just stopping... to take it all in. Snapping a picture or breathing deeply the sweet salt air. That’s the case all but for the third week in August when all eyes are fixed on the largest annual 4-Day Keel Boat Regatta in North America!

Since as far back as 1856 Chester has held sailing regattas and now – more than 160 years later – with hundreds of participants and countless spectators Chester Race Week is regarded as one of North America’s greatest sailing events.

Naturally there’s plenty of on shore celebrations during Chester Race Week including their Party on the Deck at Chester’s legendary Yacht Club!

And while you’re here you simply must see all the wonderful shops, gorgeous galleries and really delicious restaurants to be shopped, experienced and savoured in the Village of Chester.

Plus take in a some great theatre at the Chester Playhouse.

Play a round or two at the Chester Golf Club.

And celebrate the rich history of our communities with the Chester Muncipal Heritage Society

Visit the official Helly Hansen Chester Race Week site here