Mayor's Cup Festival 

Sunrise Rotary Mayor's Cup Festival

Join us for a day packed with fun on the shores of Lake Champlain. The Sunrise Rotary Club of Plattsburgh is excited to announce the Mayor's Cup Festival events at the Plattsburgh City Beach on Saturday, July 6th. 


Mayor's Cup 5k Run/Walk

Location: Plattsburgh City Beach

Registration 9:00 AM

Race Starts 9:30 AM

Fee $25 ($30 on day of) - Must sign up :

Sign-up for this beautiful 5k loop that takes you on a lovely wooded path that begins and ends right at the beach. (fee)

Kid’s Fun Run

Location: Plattsburgh City Beach

Race Starts 11:30AM


We will have a FREE kid's fun run on the beach for various age groups.

Paddle Power Palooza
Location: Plattsburgh City Marina
Registration 2:30 PM
Parade Starts 3:30 PM
Show off your paddle power prowess and decorative flair at Sunrise Rotary’s first annual Mayor’s Cup Paddle Power Palooza on Saturday afternoon, July 6, 2024.
Registration and check-in begin at 2:30pm and the parade begins promptly at 3:30pm  
at the small boat launch at the Plattsburgh City Marina.
The parade of non-motorized paddle boats (i.e. kayaks, canoes, SUPs) begins and ends at the marina and the route is approximately 1 mile in length. Participants are encouraged to call on their aquatic ingenuity and decorate their boats to distinguish themselves on the water. Skippers of all boats will automatically be included in drawings for prizes, and there will be a special drawing for prizes for the top creatively adorned vessels. Drawings will take place at the Mayor’s Cup Regatta Awards ceremony at 6:00pm.

Lots of spectators and activity is expected along the waterfront on July 6th. In addition to the Regatta sailing races, a poker run will also be taking place around town and there will be live music courtesy of the local band Damaged Goods at the Plattsburgh City Marina.

Register today and flaunt your water wings! 
Registration is free. Click HERE to register.
M.C. Regatta Poker Stroll
Location: Plattsburgh City Marina
Time: TBD
Feel the Margaritaville vibe and honor Jimmy Buffet during Sunrise Rotary’s first annual M.C. Regatta Poker Stroll. Prizes will be awarded for best festive attire! The course begins and ends at the Plattsburgh marina area and the featured stops will be strategically placed at various downtown establishments.  The route may even include parts of the Saranac River Trail! Sunrise Rotarians are adding a scavenger hunt and hydration stations along the way to add to the fun, and there will be a live band playing at the last stop! Registration will open soon.



Volleyball – Open Play

Location: Plattsburgh City Beach

All day - Free

The Plattsburgh City Beach has awesome professional nets in place at the beach and Sunrise Rotary is providing a couple of balls. Put together your own informal team of family and friends. No registration, no fee, just fun!


Live Music

Location: Plattsburgh City Marina


Enjoy live music from the legendary local band Damaged Goods. 

Sand Sculpture Contest- Sponsored by NAMI

NAMI Champlain Valley will hold a Sand Sculpture Contest at the Plattsburgh City Beach as part of Mayor's Cup 2023. The contest is open to everyone! Categories: 12 & under, 13 & over, & Family.
Prizes will be given in each category.



Location: Plattsburgh City Beach


The Ausable River Association protects the ecological diversity of the Ausable River watershed, for its own sake and for the sake of the people who live, work, and play here. Our staff provide scientific expertise to communities, rebuild stream channel function, restore streamside habitat, and monitor trends in water quality. We bring our knowledge and technical expertise to other Adirondack watersheds, to inform river stewardship and foster collaboration and data sharing.

Our strength is our dedication to working in partnership with our communities. We rely on local knowledge, historical context, and rigorous field science. We work cooperatively with landowners, researchers, outdoor enthusiasts, municipalities, government agencies, and other nonprofits to conserve and restore the valued freshwater resources of the Ausable watershed and beyond.


MLPBS - Help Your Child Learn & Grow

MLPBS will host a family-friendly activity and will be giving away books to everyone who visits their table courtesy of the Hallock Giving Library.



Mayor’s Cup Regatta Sets Sail on Saturday morning in Cumberland Bay
Now in its 47th year, the Mayor’s Cup Regatta includes competitive races in three divisions – Jib & Main, Racing, and Multihull with prizes for all divisions. The sailing courses are set the morning of the race in Cumberland Bay on Lake Champlain. Races end at various times throughout the afternoon on Saturday, and everyone is welcome to congratulate all the captains and their crew at the Awards Ceremony at the Plattsburgh City Marina at 6:00pm.
The Regatta registration is free of charge. 2024 Mayor's Cup Regatta Registration Form



More details and fun events to be announced! 






Please note: 
There will not be fireworks as part of this event. 
There is no rain date, wish for sun!
The Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival is organized by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Plattsburgh. We are a VOLUNTEER organization. If you are interested in helping organize this event please fill out this form. 
Mayor's Cup in the News
Press Republican - May 14, 2024
Sun Community News - May 13, 2024
NBC5 - May 13, 2024
WAMC - May 13, 2024
WCAX3 - May 13, 2024
Press Release - May 13, 2024
Sun Community News - May 6, 2024
Press Release - May 3, 2024
Press Republican - July 10, 2023
Press Republican - July 10, 2023
Press Republican - July 9, 2023
Lake Champlain conditions "better than expected"
ABC 22 - July 8, 2023
NBC 5 - July 8, 2023
NBC 5 - July 7, 2023
Press Republican - July 8, 2023
Press Republican - July 7, 2023
Mayor's Cup Regatta boat races return to Plattsburgh
ABC 22 News - July 6, 2023
Sun Community News - July 22, 2023
Press Republican - June 22, 2023
Press Republican - June 21, 2023
Press Republican - Juned 16, 2023
Sun Community News - June 15, 2023
Sun Community News - June 15, 2023
Press Release - June 12, 2023
Press Release - June 12, 2023
Sunrise Rotary promotes local students' creativity with Mayor's Cup logo design contest
Press Release - June 12, 2023
Sun Community News - May 9, 2023
Press Republican Editorial - July 13, 2022
ABC22/Fox 44 - July 10, 2022
WCAX - July 9, 2022
ABC22/Fox 44 - July 9, 2022
WPTZ NBC5 - July 9, 2022
Press Republican - July  9, 2022
Press Republican - July 9, 2022
WPTZ NBC5 - July 8, 2022
MLPBS - July 1, 2022
WAMC - June 29, 2022
Sun Community News - June 24, 2022
Press Republican - June 24, 2022
Press Republican - June 24, 2022
Sunrise Rotary Press Release - June 21, 2022
Sunrise Rotary Press Release - June 21, 2022
Sunrise Rotary Press Release - June 21, 2022
Sunrise Rotary Press Release - June 21, 2022
WCAX - June 2, 2022
Press Republican - June 2, 2022
Sun Community News - June 2, 2022
WPTZ NBC 5 - May 31, 2022
WPTZ NBC 5 - May 18, 2022
Sun Community News - May 5, 2022
2024 Mayor's Cup Sponsors
Tournament Registration Forms
5K Run