Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival back for 18th year

WORTHINGTON, MN - The Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival will be held along Sailboard Beach Friday through Saturday. The goal of the festival is to promote the windsurfing industry, racing and recreational sailing. The opening ceremony will be held at 5:30 PM Friday.

The headlining musician is country artist Josh Thompson Friday night. He will be on stage starting at 8:30 PM.

On Saturday, the festivities kick off with a fun run and bike ride in the morning. People can register for those events on the website in the related links section of this article.

There will be activities for the kids from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Saturday. There will also be music all day long with musical group Pop Rocks headlining that night starting at 8:00 PM. Windsurfing awards will be handed out Sunday afternoon. A full schedule can be found on the website.

The festival is free to the public and there will be food available to purchase as well. The organization started a chair auction in 2004, where local businesses sponsor a chair for local artists to decorate. Then, the chairs will be auctioned off throughout the weekend and the funds raised will be donated to a non-profit.