Monday, May 14, 2012

Champlain Bridge Celebration Schedule of Events May 19-20, 2012


Schedule of Events Lake Champlain Bridge Grand Celebration May 19‐20, 2012

Saturday, May 19

9:00  a.m. Opening Ceremony (Launch) at Fort St. Frederick at Crown Point State Historic Site, NY (in main tent in case of rain)
9:30 a.m.  Lake Champlain Visitor’s Center opens ‘til 11 a.m. 
10:00 a.m.Parade lineup begins on Route 125, Vermont 


All vendors open Meet & Greet with dignitaries and media following 
Opening Ceremony Crown Point State Historic Site Museum open ‘til 11 a.m.
11 a.m.  Parade begins in Vermont Lake Champlain 
Visitor’s Center closed to public ‘til 1 p.m. for 29ers private reception
12:30 p.m Chimney Point State Historic Site, VT museum opens immediately following parade 
1:00 p.m. Flotilla begins on lake Musical performances begin 
Crown Point State Historic Site, NY museum re‐opens
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Vintage car show at Crown Point State Historic Site, NY 
 5:30 p.m. Chimney Point State Historic Site, VT museum closes 
 6:00 p.m. Craft vendors, non‐profit booths close 
Crown Point State Historic Site, NY Museum closes 
Last musical performances end
6:15 p.m. Line up at Chimney Point State Historic Site, VT for dance across pedestrian walkway to main tent at Crown Point State Historic Site, NY
6:30 p.m. Food vendors close 
7:00 p.m. Street dance/concert begins in main tent at Crown Point State Historic Site, NY

Sunday, May 20
6:00 a.m.  Sunrise service on pedestrian walkway; all parked vehicles must be moved by 8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. Grounds open, all vendors open
Chimney Point State Historic Site, VT Museum and Crown Point State Historic Site, NY Museum open
Musical performances begin 
11:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.Vintage car show at Crown Point State Historic Site, NY
3:00 p.m. 5k fun run begins
5 p.m. Chimney Point State Historic Site, VT Museum and Crown Point State Historic Site, NY Museum close
5::0030 p.m. Closing ceremony in Chimney Point State Historic Site, VT main performance tent
6:00 p.m. All vendors close
8:30/8:45p.m.  LC Bridge Fireworks Spectacular,music simulcast through 92.1WVTK


Roadways and driveways within the sites will be closed  to traffic, other than shuttle buses, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (includes all vendor sites)

© Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keene/Keene Valley which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities.

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