Travel Information

The Sisters at Heart Celebration and Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival take place on the Burlington Waterfront in downtown Burlington, VT.

  • GPS entry: Waterfront Park,  Lake Street, Burlington, VT 05401.
  • General directions: Take I-89 to Exit 14 West. Take Main Street to Lake Champlain.
  • Waterfront Park is located between ECHO (our Science Museum) and the US Coast Guard Station.

Parking (more information on parking for Sunday available here)

  • There is a designated parking lot on Lake Street as well as metered lots on either end of Waterfront Park.
  • Most parking meters and many lots away from the waterfront are free on Sunday.
  • If you will be arriving by bus, please contact us at  [email protected] for instructions.

Where to stay:

A block of rooms is available at the Hilton Garden Inn Burlington Downtown for teams attending the Sisters at Heart and Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. For the festival discount and to book your team for the weekend, contact Shannon Moore, General Manager [email protected]

A discounted room rate is available for our Festival weekend at the Comfort Suites and Holiday Inn Express, 1712 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington. Contact Kaylee Pratt, Sales Manager, at  802-846-1938. 

Special reduced rates available for the festival at Fairfield by Marriott Burlington Williston.  Located conveniently from Interstate 89 just 10 minutes from Burlington and Lake Champlain.  Rates are available for rooms with two queen beds and include full breakfast, wireless internet and parking.  Use the link for reservations or call 1-800-228-2800 and request the group rate for the Dragon Boat Festival.

Rooms are available at a discounted rate for the Dragonboat Festival at Delta Hotels by Marriott Burlington, located just off I-89 at 1117 Willison Road, South Burlington. Contact Sarah Hammitt at 802-660-7521.

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You can learn all about our area and the fun events happening in Burlington  just by putting “fun things to do in Burlington, Vermont” in your favorite search engine.

As the festival weekend gets closer, check out the online versions of Seven Days, a free weekly newspaper and entertainment section of The Burlington Free Press. And when you’re in town, you can check for current options  in About Burlington, and 7 Nights: Regional Guide to Vermont Dining & Nightlife.