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.

Sep
17
2021

Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend

Saxophone player on stage for the Lake George Jazz Festival

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 contemporary jazz festival…

Lake George, NY
7:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Sep. 18, 2021
  • Sep. 19, 2021
Sep
21
2021

Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally

Americade

Bikes Roar Back to Life in Sepember 2021! 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…

Lake George, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Sep. 22, 2021
  • Sep. 23, 2021
  • Sep. 24, 2021
  • Sep. 25, 2021
Sep
23
2021

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Dozens of hot air balloons float over the mountains at the Adirondack Balloon Festival! Wearing a mask is highly encouraged for all. Hot air balloonists from across the United States and around the world have gathered in the Lake George Area during…

Queensbury, NY
5:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Sep. 24, 2021
  • Sep. 25, 2021
  • Sep. 26, 2021
Oct
1
2021

World's Largest Garage Sale

World's Largest Garage Sale

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 recommendations. We as organizers…

Warrensburg, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Oct. 02, 2021
  • Oct. 03, 2021
Oct
2
2021

Fright Fest

Fright fest

Check back soon for more 2021 details! Fright Fest is the scariest event in the Lake George Area! Six Flags Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor's annual Fright Fest event will have you shaking in your boots! This month long celebration of all things…

Queensbury, NY
12:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Oct. 03, 2021
  • Oct. 08, 2021
  • Oct. 09, 2021
  • Oct. 10, 2021
  • Oct. 11, 2021
  • Oct. 15, 2021
  • Oct. 16, 2021
  • Oct. 17, 2021
  • Oct. 22, 2021
  • Oct. 23, 2021
  • Oct. 24, 2021
  • Oct. 29, 2021
  • Oct. 30, 2021
  • Oct. 31, 2021
Oct
14
2021

Adirondack Film Festival

Adirondack Film Festival

Check back for details in 2021! Below is information on last year's virtual event. Watch fantastic films in downtown Glens Falls at the Adirondack Film Festival! *2021 line up will be announced in August Unfortunately there will not be a festival this…

Glens Falls, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Oct. 15, 2021
  • Oct. 16, 2021
  • Oct. 17, 2021
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
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
Mar
22
2020

NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships

NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships game at the Cool Insuring Arena

The NYSPHSAA has announced that the 2021 Winter State Championships are cancelled and all high-risk sports will be postponed until authorization is provided by state officials. Watch the best of NYS boys high school basketball in downtown Glens Falls!…

Glens Falls, NY
9:30am
Jan
30
2021

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
Jan
30
2021

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge at the Sagamore

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge

The 2021 Glacier Ice Bar will open exclusively to overnight guests only. Click here for more details. The “hottest and coolest lounge” in the Adirondacks is back! The Glacier Ice Bar and Lounge, also known as the Sagamore Ice Bar, brings not one, but…

Bolton Landing, NY
4:00pm
Mar
28
2021

Thurman Maple Days

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

Maple Days is canceled for 2021, but you can still purchase products from the maple houses! 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…

Thurman, NY
10:00am
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
Aug
25
2021

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
7:30pm
Sep
5
2021

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
Sep
12
2021

Adirondack Nationals Car Show

Check back for details in 2022! Hear the roars of the thundering engines -  The 32nd 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 show!…

Lake George, NY
12:00pm