This years Lake Champlain Maritime Festival has been set for July 26-29, at Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT.
The Festival is a four-day celebration of Lake Champlain, showcasing exhibits throughout sites on the Burlington Waterfront (Burlington Boathouse, Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Burlington’s Waterfront Park and more).
Festival activities include: the Lake Champlain Antique & Classic Boat Show on Saturday; Stand Up for the Lake Paddleboard; Free Concert Series; evening ticketed concerts, presented by Higher Ground; international food court and craft vendors; beer tent; maritime exhibits and more. The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival has been named a Top 100 North American Event by the American Bus Association and a Top Ten Vermont Summer Event by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and is well-supported by both the state and regional chambers, as well as the city of Burlington. Daily admission is free to most events with select events requiring admission.
Main Stage Concerts, presented by Higher Ground.
Thursday July 26th
Act for Thursday night’s main stage concert will be announced shortly.
Friday and Saturday, July 27 & 28, gates open at 3 pm
Twiddle’s Tumble Down, $59 Two-day Early Bird Pass (limited number on sale currently), $65 Two-day Regular Pass, $42 Single-day Pass, plus $5 day of show.
With roots at Vermont’s Castleton State University, Twiddle began their extensive touring career in 2005. Over a decade later, the foursome has composed an eclectic catalogue spanning three studio albums of originals, in addition to many live releases. Currently the band is digging in at the studio composing PLUMP Chapter Two, the second half of their acclaimed third album. Having performed at a multitude of international festivals, Twiddle’s trajectory shows zero sign of slowing. Look for them to pack prominent theaters throughout 2016, as they truly break through to the next level.
Sunday, July 29, gates open at 6 pm
Ween, $43 advance, $47 day of show.
Formed by Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo, Jr. in New Hope, PA, Ween has taken on a cult-like status with legions of devoted fans around the world. Beginning with six self-released cassettes in the 1980s followed by 11 studio albums, six live albums and a smattering of EPs through the 1990s and 2000s, Ween’s recorded output is far-reaching in its styles moving from rock to punk to psychedelic to country to alternative and all points in between. Gene and Dean will perform alongside longtime band members Claude Coleman, Jr. (drums), Dave Dreiwitz (bass) and Glenn McClelland (keyboards).
Tickets are available online, by phone at (802) 652-0777 or in person at the Higher Ground Box Office, 1214 Williston Rd., S. Burlington, VT.
The Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society’s 33rd Annual Vintage Boat Show returns to the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival. The Boat Show is a popular event, hosting thousands at Burlington’s Boat House. More than forty-five boats are on exhibit from Vermont, New York and as far away as New Jersey, Connecticut and Maine. Exhibits in most cases are planned by boat manufacture and/or by type of boat. The Lake Champlain Chapter practices skipper judging with judges and skippers voting for their favorite boat in their respective class (Cruiser/Outboard/Utility/Runabout/Sail and more) and during the course of the day, boat owners will be available to answer any questions. Attendees have the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice Award with ballots available at the registration tent.
For more information, contact the LCMF office at (802) 482-3313 or visit their website.