Event Details

Saturday, August 3rd: Sport and Breast Cancer Division teams begin with 500m races at about noon. Sunday August 4th: Community Teams join in on the fun and all teams race the 200m course along the shoreline. The Festival grounds & activities are in full swing!

Why We're Raising Money

In addition to supporting the programs of Dragonheart Vermont, fundraising for the LCBDF in 2024 also helps to support the programs of Osher Integrative Oncology at the UVM Cancer Center, our 2024 Pledge Partner.

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Osher Integrative Oncology offers therapies that help relieve suffering, improve care and quality of life, support healthy lifestyles, and empower cancer patients and families.

But did you know? 

Patient support programs like these are separate from the medical treatment aspects of the cancer center and are not covered by insurance. We rely on support from our community to continue to provide these programs free of charge to every participant.

Learn More about Osher Integrative Oncology.

See what's happening

Festival Schedule

Food Vendors

We're still working that out, but they will be listed here as they sign on.

Festival Highlights

Watch for more details, coming soon, about these things to do onsite at the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival!

  • Flower Ceremony
  • Food Vendors
  • Scavenger Hunt for the kiddos
  • Onsite t-shirt and souvenir sales
  • Onsite 50/50 raffle
  • Pick-your-prize raffle sales
  • Entertainers

And of course--watch the exciting races!

Join us at the Waterfront

Waterfront map

Click the pic for an interactive map.
Use 20 Lake Street, Burlington in your GPS.
Festival grounds in the area labeled Waterfront Park.
Races start from the red pin at the boat ramp.

Looking for a specific participant or team?

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Festival Artist

Every year, the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival solicits a local artist to create a print for us. Our artist for 2024 is Gretchen Alexander. 

Gretchen Alexander draws on over twenty years as a river ecologist to inspire her art. Primarily working in acrylics and watercolor, her work ranges from impressionistic to conceptual with the common thread of exploring the interconnectedness of the natural world. As an avid explorer of the outdoors, she enjoys allowing her every-day observations guide her in her artistic process. She paints in her home studio and the outdoors full-time.

Gretchen grew up surrounded by the artwork of her grandfather, renowned New England landscape painter Emile A. Gruppe, and undoubtedly this has had an influence on her artistic interests and style. However, her educational background in aquatic ecology also has a strong influence and drives her interest in the intersection of science and the arts, often coming through in her more conceptual and illustrative pieces that aim to convey ideas around natural processes and scales of life. You can find more of Gretchen’s work on her website: www.gretchenalexanderart.com