July, 2013

Media Contact: Tara C. Perkins | Director of Public Relations | Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

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BURLINGTON, VT—The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival will hold the Festival at Burlington’s Waterfront Park August 15-18, 2013. The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival is excited to continue a seven-year tradition of exciting events at Burlington’s Waterfront.

The Black Crowes bring their psychedelic infused rock and roll to Burlington’s Waterfront Park on August 17. Gates open at 6:30pm; show begins at 7:30pm*. The London Souls are scheduled to open. The Black Crowes have sold more than 20 million albums and are known as one of rock’s best live acts. They have been called “The Most Rock n’ Roll Rock ‘n’ Roll Band In the World.” For more information:

“The Black Crowes don’t just recreate the music of the time period, they recreate the entire context.”- New York Times

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 and is well-supported by both the state and regional chambers, as well as the city of Burlington. Daily admission is free to most events with select events requiring admission.

“On behalf of the City of Burlington, I’m pleased to congratulate the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival for celebrating its sixth year on the Burlington waterfront. I commend the festival for bringing people of all generations down to our remarkable waterfront to experience a great variety of crafts, activities, music and of course, boats. We look forward to the future and all that the wonderful Lake Champlain Maritime Festival has to offer,” says Mayor Miro Weinberger.

The 7th Annual Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

Now heading towards its seventh year, the Festival is a three-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing hundreds of exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront (Burlington Boathouse, Perkins Pier, Spirit of Ethan Allen, Lake Champlain Ferries, Northern Lights Lake Champlain Cruises, US Coast Guard, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, ECHO Leahy Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more). Other Festival activities include: Lake Champlain Antique & Classic Boat Show on Saturday; ALS Silent Auction; Non-Profit Palooza; Pirate 5k Run/Walk; Stand Up for the Lake; Mission Possible; Dog Zone; Comedy Zone; Free Concert Series; evening ticketed concerts, presented by Higher Ground (Black Crowes with the London Souls; Kid Zone with free kids’ activities, including Radio Disney; international food court and crafts; beer tent; maritime exhibits and more! Stay tuned to for 2013 Festival details and to review the events from 2012.


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! The festival encourages the LCCSC to engage the community in and around Lake Champlain and fulfill our mission of encouraging lake stewardship. Throughout the day there will be live music and food courtesy of The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. There will also be stand up paddle boarding demos, clinics, recreational races, hot gear vendors and plenty of good times. The Community Sailing Center’s mission is to encourage and celebrate the responsible use and long-term stewardship of Lake Champlain by fostering educational and recreational opportunities for all members of our community. This is a must-do event for all outdoor enthusiasts out there!

“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,” says Tara Perkins, Festival Spokesperson.

*Purchase Tickets on sale now: $53.50 day of show (+applicable fees)  | All ages. Children 12 & under free. Online: | Charge by phone: 888-512-7469 | In-person: Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd, S. Burlington. Glass, pets, alcohol, blankets, and coolers are all prohibited. Rain or shine. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice

The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival’s mission is to celebrate the past, present and future of Lake Champlain and the Burlington Waterfront. The Festival is committed to enhancing the visibility and outreach of various non-profit organizations within our community. Please contact the LCMF office at (802) 482-3313 or visit LCMF online:; Facsimile: (802) 881-0570.

Festival Sponsors: MVP Health Care; Price Chopper; Harpoon Brewery; New England Federal Credit Union; Stowe Mountain Resort; NBT Bank; Vermont Tent Company; Earthlogic, Inc.; Courtyard by Marriott; Windjammer; Lake Champlain Ferries; Minuteman Press; NeuEon; Burlington Business Association; AT&T Essex Junction; Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce; Vermont Chamber of Commerce; Vermont Tourism; Casella All Cycle; Bluebird Promotions; Green Mountain Coffee Roasters; Klinger’s Bread Company; Lake Champlain Chocolates; Cabot; Vermont Smoke and Cure; Outdoor Gear Exchange; Papa John’s; City Sports; People’s United; Smuggler’s Notch Resort; Play Dog Play; FOX 44/ABC 22; 104.7FM WNCS The Point; Mix 102.3 FM; Radio Disney; and Burlington Free Press.

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The 2021 Festival has been CANCELED...We look forward to a spectacular event in 2022