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
12
2020

Adirondack Theatre Festival

actors in the Adirondack Theatre Festival

The 2020 summer season has been canceled. Check back for details on next year's season! Plays, musicals, comedies, & more! With the 2020 season being canceled, Adirondack Theatre Festival is giving you ATF ON DEMAND!  How do you get ATF ON DEMAND?…

Glens Falls, NY
Jul
21
2020

Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally

Americade on Beach Road

Americade has been rescheduled for July 21-25. Fire up your motorcycle - it's time for Americade 2020! Americade has entirely redesigned the event to address the COVID-era. It will have many significant altercations, eliminating virtually ALL…

Lake George, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Jul. 22, 2020
  • Jul. 23, 2020
  • Jul. 24, 2020
  • Jul. 25, 2020
Aug
9
2020

Lake George Music Festival

Sounds of Time at the Lake George Music Festival

Check back soon for 2020 details! A premier music arts festival for classical and new music - surrounded by the beautiful Adirondack Mountains Take the time to visit and enjoy the professional music performed at the Lake George Music Festival! The…

Lake George, NY
Aug
29
2020

LARAC June Arts Festival

Aerial view of the LARAC June Arts Festival

The festival has been moved to August 29th & 30th. Join over 100 exhibitors at the free 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…

Glens Falls, NY
10:00am
Additional Dates:
  • Aug. 30, 2020
Sep
4
2020

Adirondack Independence Music Festival

Adirondack Independence Music Festival

Get ready to rock at the Adirondack Independence Music Festival! This awesome and growing festival is Lake George's biggest party of the year! It features several of the premiere touring bands currently hot on the festival circuit, headlined by jam band…

Lake George, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Sep. 05, 2020
  • Sep. 06, 2020
Sep
10
2020

Adirondack Nationals Car Show

Adirondack Nationals Car Show

Hear the roars of the thundering engines -  The Adirondack Nationals Car Show is 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 country bring…

Lake George, NY
12:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Sep. 11, 2020
  • Sep. 12, 2020
  • Sep. 13, 2020
Sep
17
2020

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Adirondack Balloon Festival

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 during fall for over 40 years. Floating high above the…

Queensbury, NY
4:30pm
Additional Dates:
  • Sep. 18, 2020
  • Sep. 19, 2020
  • Sep. 20, 2020
Sep
19
2020

Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend

Saxophone player on stage for the Lake George Jazz Festival

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
Additional Dates:
  • Sep. 20, 2020
Sep
26
2020

Adirondack Wine & Food Festival

Adirondack Wine and Food Festival

This festival has been rescheduled for September 26th & 27th. Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey! The 6th annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival in Lake George will showcase over 120 of New York's best wineries, breweries,…

Lake George, NY
11:00am
Additional Dates:
  • Sep. 27, 2020
Oct
2
2020

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
Additional Dates:
  • Oct. 03, 2020
  • Oct. 04, 2020
Oct
3
2020

Fright Fest

Fright Fest kids

Fright Fest is the scariest event in the Lake George Area! Six Flags Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor's annual Fright Fest event will have you shaking in your boots! This month long celebration of all things spooky is the perfect event for kids and…

Queensbury, NY
12:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Oct. 04, 2020
  • Oct. 10, 2020
  • Oct. 11, 2020
  • Oct. 17, 2020
  • Oct. 18, 2020
  • Oct. 24, 2020
  • Oct. 25, 2020
  • Oct. 31, 2020
  • Nov. 01, 2020
Oct
15
2020

Adirondack Film Festival

Adirondack Film Festival

Watch fantastic films 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, including…

Glens Falls, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Oct. 16, 2020
  • Oct. 17, 2020
  • Oct. 18, 2020
Jan
22
2021

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge at the Sagamore

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge

Check back soon for details on the 2021 Sagamore Ice Bar! 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…

Bolton Landing, NY
4:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Jan. 23, 2021
  • Jan. 29, 2021
  • Jan. 30, 2021
Jan
22
2021

Funky Ice Fest

Funky Ice Fest

Check back soon for Funky Ice Fest 2021 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…

Lake George, NY
4:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Jan. 23, 2021
  • Jan. 29, 2021
  • Jan. 30, 2021
Jun
2
2021

ULTIMATE Elvis Tribute Festival

THE ULTIMATE Elvis Festival

This event has been rescheduled for June 2021. Please check their website for more information. Celebrating the life, legacy, and music of the King and other rock and roll legends. The weekend will include three Las Vegas-style headline shows and the…

Lake George, NY
3:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Jun. 03, 2021
  • Jun. 04, 2021
  • Jun. 05, 2021
  • Jun. 06, 2021
Feb
23
2020

Lake George Winter Carnival

Lake George Winter Carnival

Check back soon for 2021 details! The Lake George Winter Carnival has celebrated Adirondack family fun every winter since 1961. Every Saturday and Sunday in February, winter enthusiasts flock to Lake George Village to watch, support, and participate in…

Lake George, NY
12:00pm
Mar
29
2020

Thurman Maple Days

metal bucket attached to a maple tree to collect maple sap with a cover

Check back soon for 2021 details. The most sticky-sweet event in the Lake George Area is back! This March, celebrate NYS Maple Weekends in the Lake George Area with Thurman Maple Days and enjoy the sticky-sweet stuff of legendary family vacations. For…

Thurman, NY
10:00am
Mar
22
2020

NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships

NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships game at the Cool Insuring Arena

The NYSPHSAA winter regional and state championships have been cancelled. Plans are being developed to honor the students who qualified to participate. Watch the best of NYS boys high school basketball in downtown Glens Falls! NYSPHSAA (New York State…

Glens Falls, NY
9:30am