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
19
2018

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge

An unforgettable experience - 18,000 pounds of crystal-clear ice transformed featuring exquisite ice carvings. It's the Hottest ~ it's the Coolest and it IS oh so SWANKY! Come see this spectacular site ~ enjoy a cocktail and then warm up next to the fireplace at Caldwell's or mingle at La Bella Vita where they are serving hors d' oeuvres and authentic Italian specialties.

Bolton Landing, NY
Jan
26
2018

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge

An unforgettable experience - 18,000 pounds of crystal-clear ice transformed featuring exquisite ice carvings. It's the Hottest ~ it's the Coolest and it IS oh so SWANKY! Come see this spectacular site ~ enjoy a cocktail and then warm up next to the fireplace at Caldwell's or mingle at La Bella Vita where they are serving hors d' oeuvres and authentic Italian specialties.

Bolton Landing, NY
Feb
3
2018

Lake George Winter Carnival

The Lake George Winter Carnival has celebrated Adirondack wintertime family fun outdoor activities since 1961. Every Saturday and Sunday in February winter enthusiasts enjoy watching, cheering and supporting the the cook-offs, the races and tournaments on the ice. The Opening Ceremonies, and the parade along Canada Street take place on the first weekend.

Lake George, NY
Mar
10
2018

Thurman Maple Days

Celebrate the start of spring! Maple syrup producers open up their sugar houses for free tours, tastings, and demonstrations. Start your day with a pancake breakfast at Valley Road Maple Farm, 190 Valley Road. They will be serving pancakes with PURE and REAL Thurman maple syrup and maple sausages from Oscar's Smokehouse from 9am-1pm.

Thurman, NY
10:00am
Mar
17
2018

Thurman Maple Days

Celebrate the start of spring! Maple syrup producers open up their sugar houses for free tours, tastings, and demonstrations. Start your day with a pancake breakfast at Valley Road Maple Farm, 190 Valley Road. They will be serving pancakes with PURE and REAL Thurman maple syrup and maple sausages from Oscar's Smokehouse from 9am-1pm.

Thurman, NY
10:00am
Mar
24
2018

Thurman Maple Days

Celebrate the start of spring! Maple syrup producers open up their sugar houses for free tours, tastings, and demonstrations. Start your day with a pancake breakfast at Valley Road Maple Farm, 190 Valley Road. They will be serving pancakes with PURE and REAL Thurman maple syrup and maple sausages from Oscar's Smokehouse from 9am-1pm.

Thurman, NY
10:00am
May
5
2018

Hudson River Whitewater Derby

The Johnsburg Fish and Game Club began what is nationally known as the longest running canoe competition. Every year the Derby has become the spring thing to do for both paddlers and spectators. At first it was a one-day eight-mile downriver race. That first year there were 44 entrants and 25 craft on the river.

North Creek, NY
May
30
2018

THE ULTIMATE Elvis Festival

The ULTIMATE Elvis Festival will feature professional competitors as well as non-professional and youth division competitors. The five full days of Elvis activities include Tribute Artists performing on cruises on the lake, Classic Car parade, concerts and parties each night of the festival.

Lake George, NY
Jun
4
2018

Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally

Stay tuned for 2018 event information! It doesn't matter what your ride is ~ a Harley, an Indian, a Victory, a Honda or maybe a Ducati. Are you on 2 wheels or 3 ~ come join the fun and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Lake George, the Queen of the American Lakes, and the Adirondacks of upstate New York. A true rider's rally, this is the beginning of the riding season and offers guided and self-guided rides through picturesque historic communities.

Lake George, NY
Jun
16
2018

LARAC June Arts Festival

The LARAC Festival is a juried outdoor art and craft festival featuring 200 artists and artisans which attracts visitors from a wide-ranging area. The artists and artisans offer a wide-variety of handmade items ~ selections include jewelry; fine art; textiles, and specialty food items. We also feature decorative items for your home and garden decor and so much more.

Glens Falls, NY
Jun
20
2018

Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention

The 2018 Convention will be hosted by the Town of Queensbury Fire Companies.  Stay tuned for more information which includes our Mardi Gras and Dress Parades to be held in the West Glens Falls Fire District. The Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association is filled with courageous individuals serving and protecting their communities and the people within ~ always at the ready to answer the call.

Queensbury, NY
Jun
23
2018

Adirondack Wine & Food Festival

Is there anything better than sipping a crisp white wine or a cold craft beer in the summer sun?  The 4th Annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival welcomes over 80 vendors to create a tasting experience like no other.

Lake George, NY