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.

Jul
19
2018

Adirondack Theatre Festival

Please join the Adirondack Theatre Festival for their exciting 2018 summer season beginning on June 14th and continuing until August 9th. For six weeks each summer professional artists, members of Actors' Equity Association, from New York City and across the country perform in the productions which includes three mainstage productions, a new play / workshop, and a late night cabaret.

Glens Falls, NY
11:59pm
Jul
27
2018

Smoke Eaters Jamboree

Join the Smoke Eaters Jamboree for classic summertime festival fun in Warrensburg! The Smoke Eaters Jamboree is two evenings of family entertainment brought to us by the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Company! The event features a carnival, rides and games of chance, an auction, booming fireworks, delicious food, live music, and more! The entire event takes place with the backdrop of the picturesque southern Adirondacks.

Warrensburg, NY
6:00pm
Aug
3
2018

Stony Creek Mountain Days Festival

Channel your inner Adirondack lumberjack at Stony Creek Mountain Days! The town of Stony Creek welcomes visitors from far and wide to Stony Creek Mountain Days, an Adirondack festival jam-packed with family fun. This three day event is highlighted by the New York State Lumberjack Competitions.

Stony Creek, NY
6:30pm
Aug
12
2018

Lake George Music Festival

Musicians of professional orchestras, students of music conservatories, faculty, and alumni from many prestigious institutions, emerging young professionals and celebrated artists from around the world perform in the Lake George Area in New York's Southern Adirondacks. For two weeks the musicians present traditional and experimental concerts, open rehearsals, receptions, and informal talks.

Lake George, NY
Sep
1
2018

Lake George Triathlon Festival

A fun competitive weekend features a great swim in the beautiful, Queen of the American Lakes ~ Lake George and followed by a fast and fun bike event ~ 2-loop courses are racer and spectator friendly.

Lake George, NY
7:00am
Sep
6
2018

2018 Adirondack Nationals Car Show

2018 Adirondack Nationals is now being planned and they are sure to bring back another great show. Please check back for updates. This weekend, brought to us by Albany Rods and Kustoms, is a huge, must be there, family-friendly car show. People from across the country attend year after year with many now bringing their grandchildren and these are the those with the cars!

Lake George, NY
Sep
14
2018

King George Fishing Derby

The 2018 King George Fishing Derby is being planned ~ please check back for updates. A weekend to Fish ~ Fish and Fish some more on the Queen of the American Lakes ~ this is some serious fishing for the dedicated angler as well as Family Fishing Fun! The Derby has multiple launch sites and weigh stations with fishing in 4 categories, lake trout, landlocked salmon, largemouth and smallmouth bass.

Lake George, NY
Sep
15
2018

Jazz at the Lake ~ Lake George Jazz Weekend

Lake George Arts Project is now planning their 2018 Jazz Weekend and once again they will bring absolutely amazing Jazz to the Lake. Please check back for updates. Lake George Jazz Weekend ~ excellent Jazz and the Lake - it's a great combination.

Lake George, NY
1:00pm
Sep
20
2018

2018 Adirondack Balloon Festival

The Adirondack Balloon Festival began in 1972 by “the Biggest Kid at the Balloon Festival” (courtesy of Maury Thompson), Walter Grishkot with assistance from volunteers.

Queensbury, NY
Sep
29
2018

World's Largest Garage Sale

One of the North Country's favorite weekends! 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".

Warrensburg, NY
8:00am
Sep
29
2018

Fright Fest ~ Thrills by Day, Fright by Night

This is Spooky Scary Fun and a Ghoulish Good Time with Zombies ~ as they take over the park. Noon to 4pm is kid-friendly Halloween fun and a great way for the whole family to celebrate.

Queensbury, NY
12:00pm
Sep
30
2018

Taste of the North Country Food Festival

Taste of the North Country is a must-do Fall Fun Family Day. Each year this popular annual event gets bigger and better as chefs prepare upscale tastes as well as items that will appeal to younger festival-goers. Many varieties of cuisine will be offered. Come spend the day ~ sample the delicious foods from the North Country's best restaurants. We have live music, children's activities and so much more!

Glens Falls, NY
11:00am