May 23, 2013

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

[email protected]


BURLINGTON, VT—The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival is pleased to welcome

BJ Bombard. Bombard, a retired Lake Champlain Transportation captain, will be on board the M/V Adirondack for the 10:50am and 1:30pm Burlington departures on August 17 and August 18. He will be available to customers to answer any questions they may have about the ferryboat. Old and new photographs of the boat and a drawing for commemorative t-shirts will be made available. Normal Burlington crossing rates apply.

Ferry Image Best of BurlingtonThe 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, daily music on multiple stages; four evening ticketed concerts, presented by Higher Ground (Black Crowes with the London Souls and (3) TBA); Kid Zone with free kids’ activities; 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.

“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 starting May 3 at 11am EDT: $33 Early Bird, $43 Advance, $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.

For more information about Lake Champlain Transportation Company, please visit: or call 802-864-9804

Festival Sponsors: MVP Health Care; New England Federal Credit Union; Price Chopper; Harpoon Brewery; Farrell Distributing; FOX 44/ABC 22/The CW; 104.7FM WNCS The Point; MP103 FM; and Burlington Free Press; NBT Bank, Stowe Mountain Resort, Earthlogic, Inc., Vermont Tent Company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters; Neueon; AT &T—Essex Junction; Courtyard by Marriott, Minuteman Press, Casella All Cycle, Lake Champlain Transportation Center; Malletts Bay Records; People’s United; Smuggler’s Notch Resort; Vermont Smoke and Cure; Klinger’s Bread Company; Cabot;  Papa John’s; Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Tourism, Burlington Business Association

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