Now heading towards its eighth year, the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival from August 7 to 10 is a four-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing hundreds of exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront (Burlington Boathouse, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more).
Past Festival activities have included: Lake Champlain Antique & Classic Boat Show on Saturday; Pirate 5k Run/Walk; Stand Up for the Lake; Free Concert Series; evening ticketed concerts, presented by Higher Ground; international food court and craft vendors; beer tent; maritime exhibits and more.
The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival has been named a Top 100 North American Event by the American Bus Association and a Top Ten Vermont Summer Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Daily admission is free to most events with select events requiring admission.
The Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society 28th annual Vintage Boat Show returns to the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, Saturday, August 9.
“What really makes The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival special is that it offers something for everyone; it is a dynamic celebration for children, families and adults of all ages. Stay tuned for other exciting Festival events that are in the works!” says Tara Perkins, Festival Spokesperson and Director of Public Relations.
The Stand Up for the Lake is a community-based festival that promotes wellness, fitness, and lake stewardship through a chic and trendy sport – stand up paddle boarding – and will take place on Saturday, August 9.
For tickets visit www.highergroundmusic.com. Children 12 & under are free. Stay tuned to www.lcmfestival.com for 2014 Festival details/updates and to review the events from 2013. Like the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival on Facebook and follow @LCMFestival on Twitter.
For more information about top events in Vermont take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Vermont