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.

Hudson River Whitewater Derby

Stay tuned for 2018 event information! 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

THE ULTIMATE Elvis Festival ~ Celebrating 10 Years

2017 will be the festival of a lifetime and features appearances by all ten winners, Shawn Klush; Brandon Bennett; Bill Cherry; Justin Shandor; Cody Ray Slaughter; Ben Portsmouth; Dean Z; Jay Dupuis; David Lee and Dwight Icenhower. Also appearing will be the 2016 Lake George Elvis Festival Grand Champion Tim Hendry and our 2016 representative to the Ultimate Robert Washington.

Lake George, NY

Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally

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

Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention

A Memorial Service will be held in honor of the all firefighters, 1st responders, fire police and and all who have been touched by these courageous individuals. In addition there will be an awards ceremony, trade show a carnival, entertainment, fireworks and more.

Queensbury, NY

LARAC June Arts Festival

The 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