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  • Get Ready to Release the Dragons!

  • April 1, 2017 will be the launch for Team Registration for the 2017 Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival! Register at: ridethedragon.org 

    Mark your calendars for 12th annual Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival set for Sunday August 6, 2017!

    March your calendar for Practice Weekend set for July 22-23, 2017!

    Special thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont for serving as the Presenting Sponsor again this year to the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival!

  • This was the 2015 excitement had by Festival Attendees. 

  • Take a walk down memory and look over the photos from last year's community charity event at : https://dragonheartvermont.smugmug.com/2016-Dragonboat-Festival
  • New for 2017, Donate directly from the Ride the Dragon Website to help your team achieve their fundraising goals. Peer to peer fundraise to earn Fundraising Pizes. Each individual can donate directly from their team roster page to achieve their individual goals. Donations support the Dragonheart VT and Camp Ta-Kum-Ta organizations. Donations can also be donated directly to the Dragonheart VT via the donation page. 
  • HATS OFF TO National LIfe Group! 

    The National Life Group caps off the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival again this year by serving as our Festival Hat sponsor and providing all racers with cool looking hat! Thank you NLG!.
  • Many Thanks to Merchants Bank
    • We are thrilled to have Merchants Bank back on board as our Athlete's Village sponsor this year. Now, all we need is for YOU to team up and make our Athletes' Village come alive on Festival Day on August 6th!€‹
  • Be Part of our Charity Dragon Boat Races
    • Team up and be one of our 64 teams to race at this Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. Team up with co-workers, family, and friends to ride the dragon to support cancer survivors in our community.
  • The SUNSET DRAGONFEST DANCE PARTY returns Saturday Night, August 5th, from 5:30 til 9:00 PM. 
    • The X-Rays  perform on Saturday night, Woodchuck Cider, Zero Gravity and Nectars sponsor the event. $5.00 admission, free for racers who wear their Festival Shirts. 
    • Zach Rhoads performs Sunday from 1:00 til 4:00 PM during the Community Festival day