Festival Date: The 2024 Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival will be held on SUNDAY, August 4, 2024 from approximately 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sport and Breast Cancer Paddler teams will also race on Saturday afternoon!
Registration Fee: The individual participant fee includes an entry fee of $50 and a $75 fundraising commitment. Participants under 18 do not have a fundraising commitment.
This registration fee includes a 75-minute practice session on Practice Weekend (July 20-21), at least two races on Festival Day, and souvenir Festival swag for each paddler/drummer.
Refunds: Entry 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 any that are offered in the Festival’s main tent.
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! Sport and Breast Cancer Paddler teams will also have 500 meter races on Saturday, August 3, beginning at about noon.
Festival Day Activities: Other activities on Festival Day will be loads of fun! Delicious food and treats will be available from local vendors. Check out Dragonheart Vermont’s Pick-Your-Prize Raffle, a 50-50 Raffle, DragonMart, and the Tattoo Tent. Who knows what else this year will bring! Bring friends, family, and lawn chairs, and plan on a rousing day! Admission to festival grounds is free.