The Maritime Festival is excited to announce its newest event! The Pirate 5k Run, presented by New England Federal Credit Union, Saturday, August 11 at 9am on the beautiful Burlington Waterfront! Details below:

May 11, 2012


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

NEW: Lake Champlain Maritime Festival ANNOUNCES PIRATE 5k RUN

Presented by New England Federal Credit Union Saturday, August 11!

BURLINGTON, VT—The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival announces an exciting new activity to add to its roster of events: the Pirate 5k Run, presented by New England Federal Credit Union. The event will be open to all ages and take place on the beautiful Burlington Waterfront with the course running long the Burlington Bike Path. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lake Champlain Sailing Center’s WAVES Initiative, a program for children and adults that is designed to enhance their connection to the exciting eco-systems of Lake Champlain through interactive science lessons and recreation on the lake. Participants are invited to dress in their favorite pirate costume, and prizes will be awarded to Top Male, Female and Child. All runners will have the opportunity to take their photo with Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate!

Registration will open in May. Please stay tuned to for details.

Day/Date/Time: Saturday, August 11 at 9am

Registration/Price: Early Bird Registration through June 15:
*Adults – $30
*Kids – $15
After June 15:
   *Adults – $35
*Kids – $25

Registration Fee Includes:  T-Shirt, Bandana, Temporary Tattoo, Finishing Medal and fun for all!

The 6th Annual Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce named the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival a Top Ten Vermont Summer Event. The Festival has grown tremendously and has become a destination for people in Vermont, the United States and Canada. Now heading towards its sixth year, the Festival is a four-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, US Coast Guard, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, ECHO Leahy Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more) and musical performances (on multiple stages). Daily admission is free to most events with select events requiring admission.

Other Festival activities include: Kids Day Friday; Eco-Zone; Vintage Boat Show; Evening Main Stage Concert Series, presented by Higher Ground; FREE Daily Music Stages: Festival Stage Waterfront Field: 11am-5:30pm, Friday, August 10-Sunday, August 12; Great Lawn Stage Acoustic, 11am-6:30pm, Friday, August 10-Sunday, August 12; NEW! Wine and Food Acoustic Stage (Times/Dates TBD); sailboat, kayak and paddleboard rides; ALS Silent Auction; craft and international food vendors; Non-profit Exhibit Area showcasing community organizations.

“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.

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. *Kids age 12 and under free; glass, pets, alcohol, blankets, and coolers prohibited; events are rain or shine; dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. The Festival is presented with generous support from its sponsors: Price Chopper, Harpoon, New England Federal Credit Union, FOX 44/ABC 22/The CW; 104.7FM WNCS The Point; MP103 FM; and Burlington Free Press, NBT Bank, Stowe Mountain Resort, Earthlogic, Inc., Jolley Shortstop, Vermont Tent Company, Lake Champlain Transportation, Courtyard by Marriott, Minuteman Press, The Crate Escape, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce, O’Brien Brothers Agency, Inc., Casella All Cycle, Saint Michael’s College, Malletts Bay Records, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Serena Fox Design, Outdoor Gear Exchange, Small Dog Electronics, Vermont Smoke and Cure, Klinger’s Bread Company and Cabot.

New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) is a member-owned financial institution serving communities in the six counties of northwestern Vermont. With more than 83,458 members and $903 million in assets, NEFCU is the largest Credit Union in Vermont. NEFCU provides members with a full-range of financial products and services, with very competitive rates, fewer fees and unparalleled levels of convenience. For more information, please visit

The Lake Champlain Sailing Center WAVES program is an initiative for children and adults designed to enhance their connection to the exciting ecosystems of Lake Champlain through interactive science lessons and recreation on the lake. To learn more, please visit www.   


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