2018 General Festival Hours

Thursday, July 26   6:00-10:00pm

Friday, July 27    11:00am-11:00pm

Saturday,  July 28    9:00am-11:00pm

Sunday, July 29   10:00am-10:00pm

**Waterfront Park opens 11:00 am daily**

 

THURSDAY, JULY 26TH

ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS (see our list here)

FOOD & BEVERAGE COURT  (see our list here)

PHIL LESH & THE TERRAPIN FAMILY BAND

Gates: 6:00 pm
MAIN STAGE CONCERTS, PRESENTED BY HIGHER GROUND

$48 advance | $52 day of show

  • All Ages. Children 12 & under free. Glass, pets, alcohol. blankets, and coolers are all prohibited. Rain or Shine.

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.Ticket link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1699288

Friday, July 27TH

ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS (see our list here)
FOOD & BEVERAGE COURT  (see our list here)

TWIDDLE’S TUMBLE DOWN

Gates: 3:00 pm
MAIN STAGE CONCERTS, PRESENTED BY HIGHER GROUND

$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.

OPENING BAND SCHEDULE:

3:30 – 4:15 pm          EGGY
5:15 – 6:00 pm          Pappy & Friends
7:15 – 8:00 pm          Broccoli Samurai

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.

SATURDAY, JULY 28TH

ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS (see our list here)

FOOD & BEVERAGE COURT  (see our list here)

LAKE CHAMPLAIN VINTAGE BOAT SHOW & STATIC DISPLAYS

LAKE CHAMPLAIN TRANSPORTATION “ADIRONDACK” FERRY BOAT

LAKE CHAMPLAIN TRANSPORTATION “CHAMPLAIN” FERRY BOAT

LAKE CHAMPLAIN TRANSPORTATION “MISS PIGGY” TUG BOAT

PIRATE PARK KID’S EVENT
Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

SEE KID’S PARK ACTIVITIES HERE

ONE PERCENT FOR THE PLANET

Kids and adults will be able to visit the table, learn more about our work and our members, and help us to color-in A LARGE SCALE COLORING POSTER over the course of the day, creating a large scale piece of collaborative art. We will also have 1% for the Planet t-shirts available for sale.
Time:4:00 pm

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.

LAKE CHAMPLAIN ACBS YOUTH JUDGING PROGRAM

LAKE CHAMPLAIN VINTAGE BOAT SHOW PARADE
Time: 4:00 pm

ADIRONDACK GUIDE BOAT EXHIBIT & DEMONSTRATIONS

LAKE CHAMPLAIN ECHO CENTER

PRICE CHOPPER HOPPER

HEALING WINDS VERMONT

Visit the Healing Winds Info Tent during the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival on the Burlington Waterfront and participate in a raffle, fun photo booth, lawn games of giant Jenga, Cornhole and Slack-line, as well as and the Rain Gutter Regatta!
Healing Winds Vermont is a sailing reprieve for those affected by cancer and all who love them. Healing Winds understands the experience of having cancer can be a lonely journey for patients, friends and family. The stress, anxiety and uncertainty of cancer can be exhausting. Healing Winds believes in the importance of taking time to celebrate life’s beauty together and provides a unique therapeutic recreational experience for the whole family.

CLASSIC SAILING VESSEL CHARTER “FREINDSHIP”

CRUISE SHIP “ETHAN ALLEN”

UVM “MELOSIRA” RESEARCH VESSEL

WATER WORKS FAIR, JULY 28, 11AM-2PM

Celebrate Lake Champlain with hands-on exploration! Hop on board a 30-minute boat tour guided by educators, advocates , and local experts. Water Works tours are free and family-friendly.
Sign up at Waterfront Park – look for the Community Sailing Center tent.

U.S. NAVY MEMORIAL

SO MANY FAMILY/KIDS’ EVENTS ON THE GREAT LAWN (see here)

WOUNDED WARRIOR EXHIBIT

PHOTO BOARDS

PRICE CHOPPER HOPPER

VERMONT SUP FESTIVAL (OUTDOOR GEAR EXCHANGE PADDLEBOARD)
Time: 12:00-4:00 pm

Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th Outdoor Gear Exchange, in conjunction with the Lake Champlain Maritime festival is bringing you the Vermont SUP festival on Burlington’s beautiful waterfront.  You’ll have the opportunity to try out boards from BIC, SIC, Pau Hana, and Red Paddle.  The OGE SUP demo will be open from Noon to 4pm on Saturday and from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday.  Rental boards will also be available if you’d like to simply grab a board and head out on the water for the afternoon.

Saturday festivities begin at Noon with SUP demos from OGE.   We’ll also be featuring classes with certified SUP instructor Brian Jessiman, as well as BIC One-Design races– the BIC One Design concept is simple: Fun, Friendly Competition on a level playing field. The race beings at 3pm. All Participants will use BIC Ace-tec WING boards in heats of 4-6 racers competing for OGE Schwag and prizes.  Sunday we will offer free SUP Yoga at 11am (advance sign-up needed) followed by four hours of free SUP demos.

Check out Outdoor Gear Exchange’s  Meet-up or Facebook page for more details and to sign up for SUP Yoga, SUP instruction, or the One-Design SUP races (advanced signup is not needed for the race, but will ensure your space).  SUP fest is weather dependent and events scheduled for Saturday MAY be rescheduled to Sunday if needed and possible.  Vermont SUPfest will take place at the coast guard put-in adjacent to the Maritime Festival.

COMMUNITY SAILING CENTER NEW FACILITY

SAILING CENTER & MARITIME MUSEUM GIG & ICE CREAM ROWING

WATERWORKS INFORMATION

DRAGONHEART VERMONT DEMONSTRATION

VERMONT STATE POLICE MARINE DIVISION

SKATEBOARD PARK DEMONSTRATIONS

TWIDDLE’S TUMBLE DOWN
Gates: 3:00 pm

MAIN STAGE CONCERTS, PRESENTED BY HIGHER GROUND

$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.

OPENING BAND SCHEDULE:

3:30 – 4:15 pm          West End Blend
5:15 – 6:00 pm          G.E.M.
7:15 – 8:00 pm          TAZ
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.

SUNDAY, JULY 29TH

ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS (see our list here)
FOOD & BEVERAGE COURT  (see our list here)

VERMONT SUP FESTIVAL
Time: 12:00-4:00 pm

Saturday July 28th and Sunday July 29th Outdoor Gear Exchange, in conjunction with the Lake Champlain Maritime festival is bringing you the Vermont SUP festival on Burlington’s beautiful waterfront.  You’ll have the opportunity to try out boards from BIC, SIC, Pau Hana, and Red Paddle.  The OGE SUP demo will be open from Noon to 4pm on Saturday and from 12pm to 4pm on Sunday.  Rental boards will also be available if you’d like to simply grab a board and head out on the water for the afternoon.

Saturday festivities begin at Noon with SUP demos from OGE.   We’ll also be featuring classes with certified SUP instructor Brian Jessiman, as well as BIC One-Design races– the BIC One Design concept is simple: Fun, Friendly Competition on a level playing field. The race beings at 3pm. All Participants will use BIC Ace-tec WING boards in heats of 4-6 racers competing for OGE Schwag and prizes.  Sunday we will offer free SUP Yoga at 11am (advance sign-up needed) followed by four hours of free SUP demos.

Check out Outdoor Gear Exchange’s  Meet-up or Facebook page for more details and to sign up for SUP Yoga, SUP instruction, or the One-Design SUP races (advanced signup is not needed for the race, but will ensure your space).  SUP fest is weather dependent and events scheduled for Saturday MAY be rescheduled to Sunday if needed and possible.  Vermont SUPfest will take place at the coast guard put-in adjacent to the Maritime Festival.

ONE PERCENT FOR THE PLANET

Kids and adults will be able to visit the table, learn more about our work and our members, and help us to color-in A LARGE SCALE COLORING POSTER over the course of the day, creating a large scale piece of collaborative art. We will also have 1% for the Planet t-shirts available for sale.

MR. CHRIS

CIRCUS SMIRKUS
Time: 10:00 am

Junior Road Show is an audition based Smirkus Camp program for ten 12-16 year olds. This group creates and choreographs a themed 30 minute ground show during their short two weeks at camp. This show is then performed throughout the Vermont community to a variety of audiences. Check out this year’s Junior Road Show at Burlington’s Maritime Festival Sunday, July 29th at 10:00am. Join us for a performance and an opportunity to learn some circus skills with these young performers and have a blast! To learn more about this program and other Smirkus Camp sessions please visit smirkus.org.

DRAGONHEART VERMONT DEMONSTRATION

BIG TINY LOVE: A FESTIVAL FOR KIDS
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Skinny Pancake will be bringing a family-friendly music festival to Burlington’s Waterfront Park.
Featuring:
Live music from Mister Chris And FriendsLinda Bassick and Joe Beaird of Ukelele Kids.
A performance from Circus Smirkus.
Family Friendly Yoga classes with Sangha Studio
Crepes and Beverages from The Skinny Pancake
Shelburne Farms cheese tasting and bracelet making with Rooted in Vermont.
Proceeds from this event will be donated to The University of Vermont Medical Center‘s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit. This event will coincide with the launch of Big Tiny Love: a compilation of children’s music performed by Vermont musicians. https://www.bigtinylove.com/

WEEN

Gates: 6:00 pm
MAIN STAGE CONCERTS, PRESENTED BY HIGHER GROUND

$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.
Tickets available online at www.highergroundmusic.com, by phone at 877.987.6487 or 802-652-0777 or in person at the Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington.

 

STAY TUNED FOR MORE 2018  Festival Schedule Updates!

Vendors! Crafts! For more information: http://www.lcmfestival.com/event-information/food-crafts

International Food Court! For more information: http://www.lcmfestival.com/event-information/food-crafts

Free Daytime Concert Series! For information: http://www.lcmfestival.com/event-information/concerts

Events and times are subject to change.
Please check the schedule on this website on the day of the event.


 

2018 Festival Activities by Waterfront Location

With hundreds of exhibits, dozens of craft and food vendors and non-profits, four huge nightly concerts and free music from regional artists daily, during the course of four days, it’s no wonder that more than 35,000 people from all over the country attend the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival each year! For a complete list of activities by site, please scroll down.

Lake Champlain Transportation Ferry Dock

Lake Champlain Transportation “Adirondack” Ferry Boat

Lake Champlain Transportation “Champlain” Ferry Boat

Lake Champlain Transportation “Miss Piggy” Tug Boat

 

Lake Champlain Burlington Boathouse

Lake Champlain ACBS Vintage Boat Show & Static Displays

Lake Champlain ACBS Youth Judging Program

Lake Champlain ACBS Vintage Boat Show Parade

Adirondack Guide Boat Exhibit and Demonstrations

Classic Sailing Vessel Charter “Friend Ship

Cruise Ship “Ethan Allen”

Adirondack Guide Boat Exhibit and Demonstrations

Lake Champlain Echo Center

UVM “Melosira” Research Boat Exhibit

Lake Champlain Navy Memorial

 

Lake Champlain Great Lawn

One Percent for the Planet

Pirate Park Kid’s Event 9:00am-1:00pm

Rockin’ Ron

Circus Smirkus

Mr. Chris

Lady Liz

Mermaid Dalni

Big Blue Trunk

Bouncy Houses

DJ Super Sounds

Photo Boards

U.S. Coast Guard Exhibit

One Percent Exhibit

 

Lake Champlain Waterfront Park

One Percent for the Planet

Water Works Exhibit

Healing Winds Exhibit

Wounded Warriors Exhibit

Arts & Craft Vendors

Food & Beverage Court

Price Chopper Hopper

U.S. Coast Guard

 

Lake Champlain Waterfront North

Our Gear Exchange Paddleboard

Dragonheart Vermont Demonstration

Vermont State Police Marine Division

Community Sailing Center New Facility

Skateboard Park Demonstrations

“Dragonheart Vermont” Demonstrations