Mayor's Cup Festival 

Sunrise Rotary Mayor's Cup Festival

Thank you to our sponsors, partner service organizations, and our volunteers for making the 2023 Mayor's Cup Festival at the Plattsburgh City Beach such a resounding success. Over 600 people had a chance to enjoy and celebrate our beautiful Lake Champlain and summer in the North Country. Check out the amazing calendar of events from last year, and we hope to see you at this year's Mayor's Cup Festival scheduled for Saturday, July 6, 2024. Stay-tuned for more information on all the exciting activities that are currently being planned.
Friday, July 7th, 2023 - Mayor's Cup Invades The Strand
On Friday, July 7th, The Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary Club together with the Strand Center for the Arts and Plattsburgh Blues and Jazz are bringing the Mayor's Cup into the Strand Theater as part of the big weekend celebration with a world-class concert with Sugaray Rayford.
Sugaray Rayford is an American soul blues singer and songwriter who combines classic soul melodies with funky R&B grooves, raw blues power, and even a bit of James Brown-style dancing energy. He tours all over the world and is the current heavyweight of the blues.  Sugaray Rayford is bringing his 7 piece band to the Strand Theater for an unsurpassed live performance of dynamite RnB and funk.
Opening up the concert will be Ursa and The Major Key, an indie/psychedelic rock band that can groove.

So come join us on Friday, July 7th at Plattsburgh's historic Strand Theater for an unforgettable night of live music with Sugaray Rayford! Like Sugaray says, "This is not a concert...It is a Mayors Cup Party!" So get your advance tickets online for only 20 dollars

Coloring Table sponsored by Market 32
All Day - Free 
Market 32/Price Chopper is back with their free coloring table! Take a break from the sun and sand to add your creative touch to the table. 

Mayor’s Cup Kayak Tour

8 AM (Arrive by 7:30 AM)

Free - Must sign up 

Join Erin and Jordanne from the Town of Plattsburgh Recreation Department on a beautiful Lake Champlain shoreline tour.  Must pre-register by calling 518-562-6860, as there are a limited number of kayaks available.  Participants who want to join with their own kayaks are welcome but still must pre-register. All ages and abilities are welcome.  This event is a FREE event hosted by the Town Of Plattsburgh!

Mayor's Cup 5k Run/Walk

9:30 AM

Fee - 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



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

Volleyball – Open Play

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



Enjoy live music from the legendary local band Damaged Goods. NEW LOCATION near the lifeguard station.

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.
Join the Facebook event:



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.



The City of Plattsburgh Presents:


6:00 PM - Free

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 8th at the Plattsburgh City Beach! Annie in the Water and @hayleyjanemusic are teaming up to perform Fleetwood Mac's Rumours at Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival! This event is free and open to the public. Stay tuned for more details!

More details and fun events to be announced! 






Please note: there will not be fireworks as part of this event. 
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 - 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
2023 Mayor's Cup Sponsors
Tournament Registration Forms
5K Run