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Champlain Weekend

Join us for Champlain Weekend—our family, friends, and alumni weekend—on October 21-23, 2022!

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Champlain Weekend is Champlain College's family, friends, and alumni weekend. Bring your friends and family and join us for a celebration of all things Champlain and the Champlain community. We can't wait to see alumni back on campus and welcome families and friends (some for the first time!) to our home here in Burlington, Vermont.

What will the weekend entail?

We have three days of exciting programming planned for you. The weekend will kick off Friday night and run through Sunday midday. There will be numerous events, workshops, panels, presentations, and much more throughout the weekend. See the full draft schedule and register at the button below! (Please note all events on the draft schedule are subject to change.)

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You may download the Champlain Weekend final schedule as of (10/20/2022) at the button below.

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Join us for the annual Sarah Ramsey Strong 5k on the Burlington Bike Path, along the scenic shoreline of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. Race proceeds support Champlain College students through scholarships and academic programs focused on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Operated by the Sarah Ramsey Strong Fund, a nonprofit founded in memory of alumna Sarah Elizabeth Ramsey, Class of 2012.

Register for the Sarah Ramsey Strong 5K

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  • Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain (1 mile from Campus): $339/night plus taxes, 2 Queens or 1 King, make a reservation by calling 1-800-445-8667 and reference Champlain Weekend 2022

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Vermont always has something fun to do! If you are interested in exploring off campus, here are some events happening throughout the state during Champlain Weekend. Please note: These events are not part of the Champlain Weekend programming and some places require tickets that you may need to book ahead of time.

Vermont Tech Jam  (Burlington, VT)
Saturday, October 22nd
Hula Lakeside
1.4 miles from Champlain College and 0.1 miles from the Lakeside Campus

Looking for a New Career in Vermont? Learn about Vermont's most-innovative companies at the Vermont Tech Jam on Saturday, October 22 at Hula Lakeside in Burlington. Meet with local recruiters, discover new opportunities, network and hear from investor-inventor-philanthropist John Abele and Cofounder and CEO of Vermont-based CoreMap, Sarah Kalil.

"Augustana" Concert* (South Burlington, VT)
Friday, October 21st
Doors 7:30 PM, Show 8:00 PM
Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
1.8 miles from Champlain College

Burlington Farmers Market (Burlington, VT)
Saturday 9 AM - 2 PM
0.8 miles from Champlain College

Champlain Valley Craft Show and Antique Expo (Essex Junction, VT)
Friday, October 21st - Sunday, October, 23rd
Champlain Valley Expo
5.7 miles from Champlain College

Cold Hollow Cider Mill (Waterbury Center, VT)
Open Daily 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
29.4 miles from Champlain College

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain* (Burlington,VT)
Open Daily 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1.0 miles from Champlain College

Ethan Allen Homestead Museum (Burlington, VT)
Open Daily 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
3.1 miles from Champlain College

Poetry Experience (Burlington, VT)
Saturday, October 22nd 1:00 pm - 3:00pm
Fletcher Free Library
0.3 miles from Champlain College

Queen City Ghostwalks* (Burlington, VT)

  • Fright by Flashlight Tour Friday, October 21, 2022 6:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Darkness Falls Tour Friday, October 21, 2022 8:00 - 9:15 PM
  • Fright by Flashlight Tour Saturday, October 22, 2022 6:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Darkness Falls Tour Saturday, October 22, 2022 8:00 - 9:15 PM

Shelburne Vineyard (Shelburne, VT)
Everyday 11am - 7pm
7.6 miles from Champlain College

Shelburne Farms (Shelburne, VT)
Everyday 10am - 6pm
6.4 miles from Champlain College

*Tickets can be purchased through their website

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Breakfast:

Feldman's Bagels
1.3 miles from Champlain College - $
Located across from Champlain College's Lakeside Campus, Feldman's offers a variety of freshly made bagels and sandwiches.

The Friendly Toast
0.7 miles from Champlain College - $$
The Friendly Toast serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day! With traditional and unique breakfast options, there is something for everyone.

The Skinny Pancake
1.0 miles from Champlain College - $$
Located just a short walk from the waterfront. This local creperie offers both sweet and savory crepes made with local Vermont ingredients.

Penny Cluse
0.8 miles from Champlain College - $$
Penny Cluse offers a homey atmosphere and creative options for breakfast or brunch!

Great Harvest Bakery + Cafe
0.9 miles from Champlain College - $
Located in the art's district, this bakery and cafe offers fresh baked goods and breads along with salads and sandwiches. Make sure to check out their seasonal goods!

Lunch:

August First
0.8 miles from Champlain College - $
Located in downtown Burlington in a renovated garage, this bakery and cafe offers sandwiches and pastries. Don't forget to try their griddled maple biscuits!

Istanbul Kebab House
0.6 miles from Champlain College - $$
Istanbul Kebab House's menu features authentic Turkish cuisine in the heart of downtown Burlington.

American Flatbread
0.7 miles from Champlain College - $$
Located across the street from City Hall Park, American Flatbread offers wood fired flatbread pizzas. Don't forget to try their fresh squeezed maple lemonade made with Vermont maple syrup!

El Cortijo Taqueria
0.7 miles from Champlain College - $$
El Cortijo offers Mexican staples and margaritas served in a classic 1950s style diner.

Henry's Diner
0.8 miles from Champlain College - $
Located just off Church Street, this diner has breakfast all day along with classic Greek specialties.

Dinner:

Revolution Kitchen
0.6 miles from Champlain College - $$
Burlington's first restaurant to feature an all vegetarian menu. Offers globally inspired vegetarian dishes made with local Vermont ingredients.

The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
0.7 miles from Champlain College - $$$
Just off Church St, this farm to table gastropub offers a varied menu with local burgers. Also offers a selection of local Vermont beers.

Leunig's Bistro
0.6 miles from Champlain College - $$$
At this local French bistro and bar, they offer a variety of French and European cuisine. It also provides a chance for people watching with their large glass windows looking out to Church St.

The Gryphon
0.6 miles from Champlain College - $$$
Just a block away from 194 St. Paul, this restaurant offers classic American foods and seafood. As well as a variety of cocktails, beer, and wine.

E B Strong's Prime Steakhouse
0.9 miles from Champlain College - $$$
Located near the top of Church Street, E B Strong is Vermont's first USDA Prime Steak House. Their menu offers seafood, steak and inventive cocktails!

Honey Road
0.6 miles from Champlain College - $$
Honey Road's menu features Vermont produce combined with Turkish and Greek flavors. Make sure to check out their dessert menu too!

Shanty on the Shore
0.8 miles from Champlain College - $$
Shanty on the Shore is an old fashioned seafood restaurant with a raw bar and great views of Lake Champlain.

Trattoria Delia
0.6 miles from Champlain College - $$$
Trattoria Delia is located in what used to be a working sugar house and serves authentic Italian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients. Make sure to take a look at their wine list!

Pizzeria Verita
0.6 miles from Champlain College - $$
Located on St. Paul Street, this pizzeria offers wood-fired neapolitan pizza and other Italian classics. As well as a sizable cocktail, beer and wine list.

Hen of the Wood
1.0 miles from Champlain College - $$$
Hen of the Wood offers a constantly changing menu based on the availability of local produce allowing it to showcase the area's most vibrant foods.

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