Festival Features

Pick Your Prize Raffle

Take a chance at winning the prize of your dreams from this year’s great offerings. Tickets are just $1 each and will be sold online in advance of the Festival and onsite on Festival day. 

The drawings will be held after the Festival concludes.  You do not need to be present to win—we will mail prizes to the winners. 

We might have late additions, so be sure to check back!

2021 Pick-Your-Prize List

Brewers Against Breast CanCER Sunset Dance Party

Come enjoy delicious local craft brews and other beverages under the sunset tent! The Sunset “Brewer’s Against Breast Cancer” Party will be open Saturday, August 7, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.with the X-Rays playing great rock and blues music that will get you out of your chairs and dancing. Festival participants wearing this year’s festival t-shirt are free to enter. For all other attendees, the cost is $5.00. Red Clover Events and the “Wheelhouse” will be sponsoring the event. Zero Gravity, 14th Star and Foam Brewery will return as beer sponsors for the Sunset Dance Party.

The tent will also be open from 12 – 4 p.m. Local musician Zach Rhoads will be offering awesome entertainment!  Come on in, relax, enjoy a beverage, and listen to some tunes by the lake.

50/50 Raffle

Returning for 2021 will be our infamous onsite 50/50 Raffle! Tickets will be on sale all morning–our sales agents will roam the grounds and encourage you to buy an arm’s length of tickets! Drawing will be held after the Flower Ceremony.

Retrospective Artist Prints Show

Every year we’ve had a local artist create a image that captures the spirit and fun of our Festival. This year on our 15th Anniversary, we are going to display all of the original artwork at the Waterfront on Festival Day in a special exhibition.

Included will be this year’s artist, Joanna Elliott, an artist and art educator, teaching at Edmunds Elementary School. Working primarily in water color and graphite, she  paints the vibrant landscapes and natural objects and flora found in the
beautiful settings of Vermont. She lives in Burlington with her family, a flock of chickens, and two bunnies.

Entertainment Schedule

Racers and spectators alike can find a variety of entertainment throughout the day at various places around the festival grounds. Our entertainers are known throughout the area and region.


2021 Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival – Entertainment Schedule

10:00 am

Burlington Taiko Group performs outside Main Stage Tent

11:00 am

Footworks Dance Perfomance


Spirit Awards announcement


Breast Cancer Survivor Flower Ceremony with vocal tribute by Bonnie Jean Aharonian


Brewers Against Breast Cancer Tent Opens


Zach Rhoads performs in the Main Stage Tent


Brewers Against Breast Cancer Tent switches to set up the X-Rays performing in the evening from 5:00 to 9:00 PM