Ride the Dragon
For Charity

Sunday, August 4, 2024

Racing for Sport and Breast Cancer Divisions begins at Noon on Saturday, August 3.


The Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival is a community dragon boat festival held in Burlington, Vermont along the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. The Festival is a charity event that supports cancer survivors in our local community, including Dragonheart Vermont and a pledge partner–in 2024 Osher Integrative Oncology at UVM Cancer Center. We have three divisions for racing: Sport teams, Breast Cancer Paddler teams, and Community teams.

Sponsor Us! 

Feature your business on our t-shirts or hats. Fly a banner at our waterfront festival. We have opportunities to support the Festival at a level that works for you.


Raise funds as a team or individual ($75 individual fundraising commitment). Bake sales, car washes, social media compaigns…it all works! Buy tickets to our annual Pick-Your-Prize Fundraiser. Join us at the waterfront on Festival Day for other fundraising challenges.


Registration opens April 1st for Community Teams (16 paddlers), Breast Cancer teams (20 paddlers), and Sport Teams (20 paddlers). Want to participate but don’t have a whole team? Sign up as a Free Agent Paddler and we’ll get you linked up with a team that needs you!

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