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.

Jun
3
2019

2019 Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally

Americade on Beach Road

Fire up your motorcycle - it's time for Americade 2019! Americade 2019 is a massive gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts and their bikes on the shores of beautiful Lake George. It doesn’t matter what you ride. Harleys, Indians, BMWs, Hondas, and every…

Lake George, NY
11:00am
Additional Dates:
  • Jun. 04, 2019
  • Jun. 05, 2019
  • Jun. 06, 2019
  • Jun. 07, 2019
  • Jun. 08, 2019
Jun
13
2019

Adirondack Theatre Festival

Adirondack Theatre Festival actors

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 are often hilarious and heartbreaking, drawing from…

Glens Falls, NY
Jun
15
2019

LARAC June Arts Festival

Aerial view of the LARAC June Arts Festival

The annual Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) June Arts Festival in downtown Glens Falls is a juried outdoor art and craft festival featuring over 200 artists and artisans and attracts visitors from a wide-ranging area. This spectacular…

Glens Falls, NY
6:00am
Jun
29
2019

2019 Adirondack Wine & Food Festival

Adirondack Wine and Food Festival

Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey! The 5th annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival in Lake George showcases over 120 of New York's best wineries, breweries, distilleries, artisan food vendors, crafts, and food trucks the region has to…

Lake George, NY
11:00am
Additional Dates:
  • Jun. 30, 2019
Aug
12
2019

Lake George Music Festival

Sounds of Time at the Lake George Music Festival

The always popular and entertaining Lake George Music Festival is a premier musical arts festival. Lake George is a destination for classical and new music - surrounded by the beautiful Adirondack Mountains and the stunning beauty of Lake George - the…

Lake George, NY
Sep
5
2019

Adirondack Nationals Car Show

Adirondack Nationals Car Show

Can you hear the roars of the thundering engines? The Adirondack Nationals Car Show will be back! The Adirondack Nationals Car Show, brought to us by Albany Rods and Kustoms, is a massive, cannot-miss, family-friendly car show! People from across the…

Lake George, NY
8:00am
Sep
14
2019

Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend

Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend

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
9:00am
Sep
19
2019

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Dozens and dozens of hot air balloons float over the mountains at the Adirondack Balloon Festival! Hot air balloonists from across the United States and around the world have gathered in the Lake George Area for over 40 years. Floating high above the…

Queensbury, NY
Sep
28
2019

Fright Fest

This is Spooky Scary Fun and a Ghoulish Good Time with Zombies ~ as they take over the park. Start the day off with kid-friendly Halloween fun and a great way for the whole family to celebrate. Once the clock strikes 5pm ~ the ghouls come out - real…

Queensbury, NY
8:00am
Additional Dates:
  • Oct. 05, 2019
  • Oct. 12, 2019
  • Oct. 19, 2019
  • Oct. 26, 2019
Oct
5
2019

World's Largest Garage Sale

World's Largest Garage Sale

What glorious treasure will you discover at the World's Largest Garage Sale? The World's Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg is a lively combination of a flea market, craft fair, food fest, and bargain hunter's dream. Visitors from across the United…

Warrensburg, NY
4:00am
Oct
16
2019

Adirondack Film Festival

Adirondack Film Festival

Watch films on the big screens in downtown Glens Falls at the Adirondack Film Festival! The Adirondack Film Festival offers four days of high-quality, professional films in downtown Glens Falls. The selection of films includes something for everyone,…

Glens Falls, NY
8:00pm
Feb
1
2020

Lake George Winter Carnival

Lake George Winter Carnival

The Lake George Winter Carnival has celebrated Adirondack family fun every winter since 1961. We are currently in the process of planning the 2020 Lake George Winter Carnival. The schedule below is from 2019. Make sure you check back soon to discover…

Lake George, NY
Mar
14
2020

Thurman Maple Days

Thurman Maple Days

The most sticky-sweet event in the Lake George Area is back! This information is from 2019 Maple Days ~ 2020 is in the planning, please check back for updates. Are you in search of the next family-friendly Lake George end-of-winter event to attend?…

Thurman, NY
10:00am
Additional Dates:
  • Mar. 21, 2020
  • Mar. 28, 2020
Feb
2
2019

2020 Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge at the Sagamore

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge

Check back for 2020 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 two swanky weekends of ice-cold fun to guests and locals alike! The…

Bolton Landing, NY
7:00pm
Feb
2
2019

Funky Ice Fest

Funky Ice Fest

Check back for 2020 details! - 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
11:00am