Lake Champlain Maritime Festival 2017


BURLINGTON, VT—The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival will hold the Festival at Burlington’s Waterfront Park July 27-30, 2017. The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival proudly celebrates a eleven-year tradition of exciting events! The 11th Annual Lake Champlain Maritime 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). For all details:

Festival activities include:

  • Lake Champlain Antique & Classic Boat Show and Parade
  • Free Concert Series (details TBA)
  • Evening Ticketed Concerts, Presented by Higher Ground with Twiddle’s Tumble Down and more TBA
  • International Food Court and Craft Vendors
  • Beer Tent
  • Maritime Exhibits

             …and much more TBA!

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.

TWIDDLE’S SECOND ANNUAL TUMBLE DOWN with Special Guests Fruition, Madaila, Aqueous, Midnight North and more!
Friday and Saturday, July 28 and 29; gates: TBD

thumbnail_Tumbledown_2017_LineupcopyTwiddle’s Tumble Down festival is returning to Burlington Vermont’s Waterfront Park for its second year and has officially announced its lineup. Tumble Down’s inception was inspired by Twiddle’s 2015 performance with moe. at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, at Burlington’s Waterfront Park. Twiddle is comprised of lead singer and guitarist Mihali Savoulidis, pianist Ryan Dempsey, drummer Brook Jordan, and bassist Zdenek Gubb, aka “Gubb”. The band’s hometown festival, promoted by Higher Ground Presents, will feature two days of music, including four sets by Twiddle, and sets by Fruition, Madaila, Aqueous and Midnight North, as well as day sets from Lucid, Strange Machines, Holly Bowling, Teddy Midnight, Navytrain, and The Mangroves. The two-day music festival will take place on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29. Tickets for Tumble Down are on sale now at

In addition to a packed daytime lineup, Tumble Down has partnered with Burlington venues Higher Ground and Nectar’s to host late night shows both nights. On Friday, July 28, Everyone Orchestra conducted by Matt Butler with members of Twiddle, Fruition, Midnight North and Holly Bowling will take over Higher Ground while Gang of Thieves and Backup Planet will perform at Nectar’s. Saturday, July 29, Twiddle’s Mihali & Frends will perform at Higher Ground and Lespecial and Pitch Blak Brass Band will take the stage at Nectar’s. Tickets to late nights are sold separately and not included in a ticket to Tumble Down – tickets:

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

The Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society’s 31st 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.

“What really makes the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival special is that there is an activity for everyone; it is a dynamic celebration for families and adults of all ages! There is something new each year to enjoy,” says Tara Perkins, Festival Spokesperson and Director of Public Relations.

*All ages. Children 12 & under free. Online: | 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: For a complete list of Festival sponsors, please visit | Like the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival on Facebook and follow @LCMFestival on Twitter.  Watch our featured Festival video, please visit: Lake Champlain Maritime Video

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The 2022 Festival is scheduled for July 28 - July 31, 2022.