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
21
2017

2017 Adirondack Balloon Festival ~ 45th Annual

The Adirondack Balloon Festival began in 1972 by “the Biggest Kid at the Balloon Festival” (Maury Thompson), Walter Grishkot with assistance from volunteers and continues the same with community support to this day as a not-for-profit organization. Hot air balloonists from across the United States as well as internationally based pilots attend for the awe-inspiring views of the Southern Adirondacks.

Queensbury, NY
Sep
23
2017

Oktoberfest at the Great Escape

Celebrate the German culture with Bavarian cuisine and favorite seasonal and German brews ~ all of this and the Great Escape's attractions too! Enjoy traditional German music, dancing, fun games, and the chance to win great prizes in the German Fest Area of the park. For free Oktoberfest games guests must sign up at the check-in table.

Queensbury, NY
Sep
30
2017

World's Largest Garage Sale

The World's Largest Garage Sale has become more and more popular and grown far beyond the organizers vision for a “community of garage sales”.   Today the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Warrensburg welcome visitors from across the United States shopping for that "must-have item". All sorts of items are offered by the residents at their garage sales and over 500 vendors from across the nation.

Warrensburg, NY
Oct
1
2017

Taste of the North Country Food Festival - 25th Annual

Taste of the North Country is a must-do Fall fun family day. This year will be bigger and better than ever as chefs have been asked to prepare upscale tastes as well as items that will appeal to kids and many types of cuisine will be on offer. Come spend the day - sample the delicious foods from the North Country's best restaurants.

Glens Falls, NY
Oct
20
2017

Adirondack Film Festival

One weekend ~ over sixty 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