Festival Features

New in 2022!

Splash for Cash Dash

Our top three fundraising teams will race off for top honors and a trophy in our new race. Stick around after the Flower Ceremony to watch the splashin’ and the dashin!’

“Free Agent” Paddlers

Always wanted to try paddling, but don’t belong to a team? We consider you a Free Agent, no experience necessary! Register as a Free Agent and we will work with registered teams who fall short of the required 17 team members to get you hooked up with a team.


New Spirit Award

This year we’ll be recognizing the team that best advances support for the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival through social media.

To have a chance at winning, post on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or Twitter about attending this year’s festival, your festival paddling plans, and fundraising and use at least three (or all!) of the following hashtags: #DHVT, #LCDBF, #paddleforcancer, #BCS #breastcancerstrong, #dragonboatfestival. Posts must include your team name to be counted.

Posts made between May 15 and August 4 will be eligible. We will help you along by posting ideas and challenges on the Festival’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/dragonboatfestival) and DHVT’s TikTok (@dragonheartvermont). Content, number of posts, and virality will all be factors we consider.

Keep it clean, keep it fun, and keep up the positive spirit!

Entertainment partnership with Foam Brewers

Our main stage entertainment and beverages will be hosted this year by our neighbors across the street, Foam Brewers. Both Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon sessions will be available. 

Stay tuned for more details.


Returning in 2022!

Pick Your Prize Raffle

Take a chance at winning the prize of your dreams from each year’s great offerings.

Local businesses generously donated over 100 gift certificates for the Pick Your Prize fundraiser in 2021. We will be soliciting gift certificates in the spring, please contact us if you are interested in donating or know of a business that would be interested.

Meanwhile, check out the 2021 certificates and winners.

50/50 Raffle

Our infamous onsite 50/50 Raffle will likely return in 2022! 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.

2022 Artist Print by Linda Oakes Carvalho

Artist’s Statement

A healthcare professional by day, and artist by night, I have been honing my self-taught skills in oils and watercolor for the past several years. The pandemic offered a unique opportunity for me to further develop this talent and embark on the journey of becoming an artist. The incredible beauty that surrounds me, coupled with my passion for story telling through the stroke of a paintbrush, inspires me to share my vision of the world with those who love and collect art.

Based in Saint Albans, I accept commissions, and private showings of my work. Several pieces are available for purchase at the Frame Shoppe and Art Gallery in Saint Albans, and at the Milton Artist Guild, where I am a member. I also host paint and sips at different venues in the Burlington area through the Milton Artist Guild and Sylvia Oblak Studios. 

When I am not whiling my time in my studio, I enjoy drawing inspiration from my two vibrant teenagers, gardening, taking long walks in nature and reading salacious novels.

My works can be seen on Facebook at @LOakesCarvalho, and I can be reached at [email protected]

“Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world” ~ Edward Hopper

On-Site Entertainment

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.

We’re still working on the 2022 schedule, but take a look at last year’s schedule below.


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