The Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival is a community dragon boat festival held in Burlington, Vermont along the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. The Festival is a charity event that supports cancer survivors in our local community, including Dragonheart Vermont and a pledge partner–in 2024 Osher Integrative Oncology at UVM Cancer Center. We have three divisions for racing: Community Teams, Breast Cancer Paddler teams, and Sport teams.

Please note: Racing for Breast Cancer teams and Sport teams begins at noon on Saturday, August 3rd. Community, Sport, and Breast Cancer teams will all race the 200m course on Sunday, August 4th.


It takes lots of volunteers to run the Festival and we welcome interested community members. Most jobs are on Sunday, August 4th, but we have a few needs on Saturday the 3rd as well.

Sign up here!

Have questions? Contact Vicky.


Feature your business on our t-shirts or hats. Fly a banner at our waterfront festival. We have opportunities to support the Festival at a level that works for you. Check out our 2024 Sponsor Package.

Or contact our Sponsor team.

Hall Communications Testimonial

Presenting Sponsor


Registration opened April 1st for Community Teams (16 paddlers), Breast Cancer teams (20 paddlers), and Sport Teams (20 paddlers).

See more details on this page. Still have questions now about entering a team? Email us at 

Want to participate but don’t have a whole team? Sign up as a Free Agent Paddler and we’ll get you linked up with a team that needs you! Learn more here (scroll down to the Community Teams section).

Champlain College Testimonial Racing since 2007


  • Raise funds as a team or individual ($75 individual fundraising commitment). Bake sales, car washes, social media compaigns…it all works!
  • Buy tickets to our annual Pick-Your-Prize Fundraiser.
  • Join us at the waterfront on Festival Day for other fundraising challenges.

Feel the Team Experience!

Our Fundraising Progress



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