Festival Date: The 2018 Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival will be held on Sunday, August 5, 2018 from 8am to 3pm.
Registration Fee: The fee for a team to paddle in the festival is $1785 per boat. This registration fee includes a 75-minute practice session on Practice Weekend (July 28-29), at least two races on Festival Day, and 21 souvenir shirts, hats, and medals.
Refunds: Race fees are not refundable
Alcohol at Waterfront Park: The City of Burlington prohibits the consumption of alcohol at Waterfront Park outside of the confines of the Woodchuck Cider Garden. The WoodchuckCider Garden will be serving hard cider, beer, and wine during the Sunset Party on Saturday evening from 5:30-9:00 PM and again on Sunday during the Community races from 1:00-4:00 PM.
Team Name: Team names are limited only by your imagination. If you are sponsored by a company or organization it is important to state your company name in your team name so that our community knows who your team is. It is great PR!
Length of Races: Races will be short—just 200 meters—but there will be lots of them! The short race course allows us to keep the races close to the shore, so spectators will be able to see all the action (and teams will be close enough to hear you cheering them on). The race is fast and furious. It will last just about a minute!
Festival Day Activities: Other Activities on Festival Day will be loads of fun! There will be entertainment throughout the day, as well as a tent with children’s activities. Delicious food and treats will be available from local vendors. Don’t miss our Pick-Your-Prize Raffle, along with the ever-popular 50-50 Raffle. Bring friends, family, and lawn chairs, and plan on a rousing day! Admission to festival grounds is free!