BURLINGTON, VT—The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival will be held at Burlington’s Waterfront Park July 26-29, 2018. The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival proudly celebrates over a decade of tradition with exciting events! New this year we are pleased to announce that Citizens Bank has signed on as the Festival’s presenting sponsor.

THE 12th ANNUAL LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY CITIZENS BANK
Now heading towards its twelfth year, the Festival is a four-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront (Burlington Boathouse, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more).
Festival activities have included: Lake Champlain Antique & Classic Boat Show on Saturday; Stand Up for the Lake Paddleboard; 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 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.

“Citizens Bank is proud to join the tradition of the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival as the Presenting Sponsor for the first time this year,” said Joe Carelli, President, Citizens Bank, New Hampshire and Vermont. “Citizens Bank colleagues, customers, and neighbors are among some of the Maritime Festival’s biggest fans, making this partnership a natural fit. The Maritime Festival has become one of region’s most exciting summer events for people of all ages and backgrounds. We look forward to engaging with the community during this year’s lineup of events.”

MAIN STAGE CONCERTS, PRESENTED BY HIGHER GROUND*
Thursday July 26th
Act for Thursday night’s main stage concert will be announced shortly.


MAIN STAGE CONCERTS, PRESENTED BY HIGHER GROUND*
TWIDDLE’S TUMBLE DOWN
Friday and Saturday, July 27 & 28, gates:3:00pm
$59 Two-day Early Bird Pass (limited number on sale currently) $65 Two-day Regular Pass | $42 Single-day Pass | plus $5 day of show

With roots at Vermont’s Castleton State University, Twiddle began their extensive touring career in 2005. Over a decade later, the foursome has composed an eclectic catalogue spanning three studio albums of originals, in addition to many live releases. Currently the band is digging in at the studio composing PLUMP Chapter Two, the second half of their acclaimed third album. Having performed at a multitude of international festivals, Twiddle’s trajectory shows zero sign of slowing. Look for them to pack prominent theaters throughout 2016, as they truly break through to the next level.

Tickets available online at www.highergroundmusic.com, by phone at 802-652-0777 or in person at the Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, VT

MAIN STAGE CONCERTS, PRESENTED BY HIGHEGROUND*

Sunday, July 29, gates: 6pm
$43 advance | $47 day of show

Formed by Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo, Jr. in New Hope, PA Ween has taken on a cult-like status with legions of devoted fans around the world. Beginning with six self-released cassettes in the 1980s followed by 11 studio albums, six live albums and a smattering of EPs through the 1990s and 2000s, Ween’s recorded output is far-reaching in its styles moving from rock to punk to psychedelic to country to alternative and all points in between.

However, it’s the band’s incendiary live shows that have truly cultivated its diehard fan base. Gene and Dean will perform alongside longtime band members Claude Coleman, Jr. (drums), Dave Dreiwitz (bass) and Glenn McClelland (keyboards).
Tickets available online at www.highergroundmusic.com, by phone at 802-652-0777 or in person at the Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, VT

THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN 33rd ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT SHOW
The Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society’s 33rd Annual Vintage Boat Show returns to the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. The Boat Show is a hugely popular event, hosting thousands at Burlington’s Boat House. More than forty-five boats are on exhibit from Vermont, New York and as far away as New Jersey, Connecticut and Maine. Exhibits in most cases are planned by boat manufacture and/or by type of boat. The Lake Champlain Chapter practices skipper judging with judges and skippers voting for their favorite boat in their respective class (Cruiser/Outboard/Utility/Runabout/Sail and more) and during the course of the day, boat owners will be available to answer any questions. Attendees have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award with ballots available at the registration tent.

FREE CONCERT SERIES
Friday – Sunday, July 29-31 Musical Acts TBA

“On behalf of the City of Burlington, I’m pleased to congratulate the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival for celebrating (its tenth 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.

*All ages. Children 12 & under free. Online: www.highergroundmusic.com | Charge by phone: 888-512-7469 or 888-512-SHOW| In- person: Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd, S. Burlington. Glass, pets, alcohol, blankets, and coolers are all prohibited.
Rain or shine; prices inclusive of $1 FMG; 9% sales tax added on top of ticket price. 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: www.lcmfestival.com. For a complete list of Festival sponsors, please visit www.lcmfestival.com | Like the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival on Facebook and follow @LCMFestival on Twitter. Watch our featured Festival video, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDtZYIfXDoU