Water Works Fair

Sunday, July 31st – Burlington Waterfront

Part of the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival – the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center and community partners will be hosting a Water Works Fair to celebrate and learn about Lake Champlain. The fair will be held in Waterfront Park adjacent to ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, with additional activities within a short walk from the venue at the Community Sailing Center and Perkins Pier.

This one-day event will provide visitors an engaging way to explore the ecology and experiences of Vermont’s greatest natural resource with hands-on activities and fun for all ages. Activities for participants will include, but not limited to identifying zooplankton, exploring Burlington’s water treatment facility with stormwater management tours, educational games, making a water filter and learning how to test water samples!

This year’s Water Works Fair Community Partners include: Vermont Afterschool, USDA-NRCS, Lake Champlain Committee, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, DPW- Direct Power & Water, Inc., Sierra Club, Author Ann Rich Duncan, Lake Champlain Land Trust, ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Lake George Association, and Winooski Valley Park District.


Stand Up for the Lake

Saturday August 6th – Oakledge Park
Stand Up for the Lake is a surf-style festival that promotes wellness, fitness, and lake stewardship through a sport that is growing in popularity – stand up paddleboarding! Join in the fun with demos, clinics, amateur and WPA sanctioned races, gear vendors, and plenty of good times. Go to www.standupforthelake.com for more information!


Saturday August 27th – Community Sailing Center

As the season comes to a close, join us for our 2nd annual open house on the lake to celebrate YOU – our friends, campers, supporters, volunteers, and families. We invite you to come down to Center to sail, paddle, and play with us free of charge.

The Sailorbration is a amazing opportunity for campers to “show and tell” everything they learned and experienced over the summer at the CSC. We encourage you to bring the whole family down, thank the incredibly hardworking CSC staff, and get on the lake one last time.