Kids’ Activities for 2018-COMING SOON

Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

Kids’ Activities for 2017!

Includes a select number of free activities and exhibits on the Burlington Waterfront, including:


Great Lawn at Waterfront Park | Saturday July 29 from 10am to 2pm.

Join us for our second annual Pirate Park Kids Day! Don your favorite pirate costume and enter the all-ages contest. You may win some booty! Judging takes place at 1pm. Stop by and say “Hi, Matey” and have your picture taken with Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate and Mermaid Dalni.

Young Pirates will take an imaginary trip to the Seven Seas when The Big Blue Trunk arrives, ready to whisk them away to the land of Pirates. Captain Mike will bring his pirate ship and lead children on an exciting journey through a variety of kid-safe games and activities. Also, enjoy Bobber Bob, Champ, bouncy house and live music! The first 200 lucky pirates to attend will get Treasure Boxes!

PirateRONWheel smile sky COLORLook for Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate!  For more info:
Look for Rockin’ Ron at the Festival on Saturday, July 29 with shows on the hour from 11am-2pm!

Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate has performed his entertaining and educational pirate act throughout Northeastern North America at schools. libraries, and events. His sing-along, move-along songs are full of nautical references and boatloads of wordplay that appeal to all ages. In March 2016 Seven Days wrote “Rockin’ Ron writes pleasant, often punny sea shanties that leave kiddos smiling and, as importantly, don’t drive parents to walk the plank.” About the song Black Snake Tale, they added “the singsong melody should appeal to old salts of any age.”

There is an undeniable campy appeal to his ruminations… he infuses enough clever wit to straddle the fine line betwrron_skull_logo_blue backgroundeen pandering and pleasing. Particularly on the Devo-ish “Buccaneer Bounce,” the punky “Cranky Pirate,” and “Scurvy Dog and Scaredy Cat,” the Friendly Pirate proves just goofy enough to delight young scalliwags and roguish enough to keep Raffi-weary parents from walking the plank.” – Seven Days (Vermont’s Arts and Entertainment Weekly)

Stay tuned for more details for 2017!

2016 events:

All Aboard! Train Rides!

Saturday July 30, three 45-minute, round-trip train rides from Burlington to Shelburne will be running:


$10 all ages; under 3 free
Tickets for sale, first come first serve

Calamity and Crowe- handmade, artisan tie-dye tees, infused with good vibes and inspired by the music we love! We’re so excited to host the Second Lake Champlain Maritime Festival Kids’ tie-dye workshop on Saturday, July 30 from 11am-3pm. If you have a child aged 4-14 years old, register them at the special entry box at Advance Music in Burlington for their chance to win a free one-on-one tie-dye lesson from Calamity & Crowe. They get to keep their groovy creation! Thirty lucky little hippies will be chosen. One grand prize winner will be pulled from all entries collected and will receive a Calamity & Crowe’s Trading Post gift certificate (a $250 value) which will be good toward their own t-home kids’ tie-dye workshuntitledop! One entry per child; children must be 4-14 years of age. For more information, visit us on Facebook.


Ticketed ride area, courtesy of GetAttachment.aspxGood Guy Productions! More information to come! 

Purchase an all-day pass for unlimited rides, a three-day pass or a quick-pass for two rides on each inflatable attraction. Pricing to come!

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Pirate Park, Free! Saturday July 30, 10am-2pm
Join us for our first annual Pirate Park Kids day! Pirate Costume Contest for all ages! Judging take place at 1 pm. Play pirate games and get your picture taken in a simulated pirate ship! Also, enjoy music with a live DJ, games, bouncy houses, photos with Rockin’ Ron the friendly Pirate and Dalni the Mermaid, and lots of treasure–while it lasts!

Also, look for these activities and exhibits!
  • All Breed Rescue- Saturday, July 30. New beginnings for all dogs! For more information: [email protected]
  • Tinkering under the Tent with the Montshire Museum of Science- The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on museum located in Norwich, VT. We will be on site with our Vertical Wind Tunnel, Scribble Bot and Circuit Markers. Tinkering at the Montshire is about challenging yourself, leaning science and making something unique and whimsical. Pull up a chair and create a Scribble Bot from a motor and a battery, and take some cool art home with you (ages 8+) or make a flying contraption to test in the Wind Tube (all ages). For more information:
  • Let’s Grow Kids- Let’s Grow Kids, a public awareness campaign. Our mission is to bring accessible, affordable childcare to VT.