There’s always an awesome annual event worth attending in the Lake George Area. Every season features a massive festival or a niche gathering that attracts visitors from near and far. From traditional Adirondack events to small up-start gatherings, annual events are always an exciting addition to a Lake George Area vacation.

The Lake George Area is renowned for its annual events

These events are so magnificent that visitors plan their yearly vacation around attending. Annual events run the gamut, from massive gatherings that hobbyists and foodies love, to small festivals dedicated to music and the arts.

The year begins with nature-related events such as Thurman Maple Days and the Hudson River Whitewater Derby. These events have an undeniable Adirondack flavor. Summertime has a spate of annual hits. Gearheads travel hundreds of miles to attend the Adirondack Nationals Car Show and the Americade Motorcycle Rally. Food-connoisseurs stroll from booth to booth tasting the area’s finest cuisine at the Adirondack Wine & Food Festival. Fall festivals abound with Oktoberfests, the Adirondack Balloon Festival and the World’s Largest Garage Sale drawing huge crowds every autumn. Even winter can’t stop the annual events. Winter Carnivals and Ice Bars pop-up all over the region to entertain those who brave the winter weather.

As if you needed another reason to visit the Lake George Area.

Jan
21
2022

Funky Ice Fest

Funky Ice Fest

Check back for details in 2022! Is there a funkier ice bar anywhere in the Lake George Area? This winter is set to be the grooviest on record! Join us for the Funky Ice Fest at the Adirondack Pub & Brewery, where everything is ice for two full…

Lake George, NY
4:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Jan. 22, 2022
  • Jan. 28, 2022
  • Jan. 29, 2022
Jan
21
2022

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge at the Sagamore

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge

The “hottest and coolest lounge” in the Adirondacks is back! The 2022 Glacier Ice Bar will open exclusively to overnight guests, with a limited number of tickets available to non-hotel guests at $25.00 (plus tax) each. Click here for more details.…

Bolton Landing, NY
4:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Jan. 22, 2022
  • Jan. 28, 2022
  • Jan. 29, 2022
Feb
5
2022

Lake George Winter Carnival

Lake George Winter Carnival

We look forward to celebrating our 60th year in 2022!  The Lake George Winter Carnival has celebrated Adirondack family fun every winter since 1961. Every Saturday and Sunday in February, winter enthusiasts flock to Lake George Village to watch,…

Lake George, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Feb. 06, 2022
  • Feb. 12, 2022
  • Feb. 13, 2022
  • Feb. 19, 2022
  • Feb. 20, 2022
  • Feb. 26, 2022
  • Feb. 27, 2022
Mar
12
2022

Thurman Maple Days

metal bucket attached to a maple tree to collect maple sap with a cover

The most sticky-sweet event in the Lake George Area is back! This March, celebrate NYS Maple Weekends in the Lake George Area with Thurman Maple Days and enjoy the sticky-sweet stuff of legendary family vacations. For three full weekends in Spring the…

Thurman, NY
10:00am
Additional Dates:
  • Mar. 13, 2022
  • Mar. 19, 2022
  • Mar. 20, 2022
  • Mar. 26, 2022
  • Mar. 27, 2022
Mar
18
2022

NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships

NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships game at the Cool Insuring Arena

Check back for details in 2022! Watch the best of NYS boys high school basketball in downtown Glens Falls! NYSPHSAA (New York State Public High School Athletic Association) Boys Basketball Championships return to the Cool Insuring Arena in downtown…

Glens Falls, NY
9:30am
Additional Dates:
  • Mar. 19, 2022
Jun
7
2022

Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally

Check back for details in 2022! Fire up your motorcycle - it's time for Americade! This "Open Air Americade" will have lots of social distancing opportunities at the Expo, as the venue is outside. The first hour of the Expo (9am-10am) will be "masks…

Lake George, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Jun. 08, 2022
  • Jun. 09, 2022
  • Jun. 10, 2022
  • Jun. 11, 2022
Jun
25
2022

Adirondack Wine & Food Festival

Adirondack Wine and Food Festival

This event has been postponed until 2022. We'll see you next year! Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey! The 6th annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival in Lake George will showcase over 120 of New York's best wineries, breweries,…

Lake George, NY
11:00am
Additional Dates:
  • Jun. 26, 2022
Aug
10
2022

Lake George Music Festival

Sounds of Time at the Lake George Music Festival

Check back for details in 2022! A premier music arts festival for classical and new music - surrounded by the beautiful Adirondack Mountains This year's event will be held at the Fort William Henry's Carriage House!  Season Passes on sale May 1st,…

Lake George, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Aug. 11, 2022
  • Aug. 12, 2022
  • Aug. 13, 2022
  • Aug. 14, 2022
  • Aug. 15, 2022
  • Aug. 16, 2022
  • Aug. 17, 2022
  • Aug. 18, 2022
Sep
2
2022

Adirondack Independence Music Festival

Adirondack Independence Music Festival

Check back for details in 2022! Get ready to rock at the Adirondack Independence Music Festival! This awesome and growing festival is Lake George's biggest party of the year! It features several of the premiere touring bands currently hot on the…

Lake George, NY
2:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Sep. 03, 2022
  • Sep. 04, 2022
Sep
8
2022

Adirondack Nationals Car Show

Check back for more details in 2022! Hear the roars of the thundering engines -  The 33rd Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show is here! The Adirondack Nationals Car Show, brought to us by Albany Rods and Kustoms, is a cannot-miss, family-friendly car…

Lake George, NY
12:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Sep. 09, 2022
  • Sep. 10, 2022
  • Sep. 11, 2022
Sep
30
2022

World's Largest Garage Sale

World's Largest Garage Sale

Check back for details in 2022! A flea market, craft fair, food fest, and bargain hunter's dream! In response to continued safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we recommend all vendors and visitors adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and…

Warrensburg, NY
7:00am
Additional Dates:
  • Oct. 01, 2022
  • Oct. 02, 2022
Jun
6
2021

ULTIMATE Elvis Tribute Festival

THE ULTIMATE Elvis Festival

Elvis Festival has been canceled. Celebrating the life, legacy, and music of the King and other rock and roll legends. The weekend will include three Las Vegas-style headline shows and the world's largest tribute artist contest ~ a preliminary to the…

Lake George, NY
3:00pm
Aug
14
2021

Adirondack Theatre Festival

actors in the Adirondack Theatre Festival

Check back in 2022 for the full schedule of shows! Plays, musicals, comedies, & more! For nine weeks every summer, professional actors and actresses perform in a variety of productions in downtown Glens Falls. These musicals, comedies, and dramas…

Glens Falls, NY
7:30pm
Aug
15
2021

LARAC Summer Arts Festival

Aerial view of the LARAC June Arts Festival

Check back for details in 2022! Join over 100 exhibitors at the free LARAC Arts Festival! The annual Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) Arts Festival in downtown Glens Falls is a juried outdoor art and craft festival featuring about 150…

Glens Falls, NY
10:00am
Sep
19
2021

Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend

Saxophone player on stage for the Lake George Jazz Festival

Check back for details in 2022! Listen to world-class jazz musicians perform on the shores of Lake George! Jazz at the Lake combines spectacular jazz with the magical beauty of Lake George. Hosted by the Lake George Arts Project for over 35 years this…

Lake George, NY
7:00pm
Sep
26
2021

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Check back for details in 2022! Dozens of hot air balloons float over the mountains at the Adirondack Balloon Festival! Please Note: While enjoying the Balloon Festival, wearing a face mask is highly encouraged by festival organizers. Hot air…

Queensbury, NY
5:00pm
Oct
31
2021

Fright Fest

Fright fest

Check back for details in 2022! Fright Fest is the scariest event in the Lake George Area! *No costumes for guests over the age of 12 Six Flags Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor's annual Fright Fest event will have you shaking in your boots! This…

Queensbury, NY
12:00pm
Oct
17
2021

Adirondack Film Festival

Adirondack Film Festival

We'll see you in 2022! Check back for details. Watch fantastic films in downtown Glens Falls at the 6th Annual Adirondack Film Festival! This year there will be screenings at the Charles R. Wood Theater, The Park Theater, or in the comfort of your home…

Glens Falls, NY