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.

Oct
20
2017

Adirondack Film Festival

One weekend ~ over seventy five films are screened October 20th and 21st. The Adirondack Film Festival is quite unique as it is the only film festival in the country operated by a prominent professional theatre company ~ the Adirondack Theatre Festival.

Glens Falls, 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
4
2018

Pancake Breakfast at Up Yonda

Be ready to enjoy hearty breakfast with REAL maple syrup! ~ sausage, orange juice and coffee. Walk the grounds of Up Yonda and check out the tapped maple trees. It's amazing this sweet treat comes from these trees! Seating is every 45 minutes from 9am until 12:45pm. Advance reservations are required by Wednesday, February 28th.

Bolton Landing, 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
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