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.

Jan
22
2021

Funky Ice Fest

Funky Ice Fest

Funky Ice Fest is canceled for 2021, but they'll be serving up some funky cocktails and menu items! 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…

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

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge at the Sagamore

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge

The 2021 Glacier Ice Bar will open exclusively to overnight guests only. Click here for more 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…

Bolton Landing, NY
4:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Jan. 23, 2021
  • Jan. 29, 2021
  • Jan. 30, 2021
Mar
13
2021

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
Additional Dates:
  • Mar. 14, 2021
  • Mar. 20, 2021
  • Mar. 21, 2021
  • Mar. 27, 2021
  • Mar. 28, 2021
Jun
2
2021

ULTIMATE Elvis Tribute Festival

THE ULTIMATE Elvis Festival

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 world's largest tribute artist contest ~ a preliminary to the Images of the King World…

Lake George, NY
3:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Jun. 03, 2021
  • Jun. 04, 2021
  • Jun. 05, 2021
  • Jun. 06, 2021
Jun
7
2021

Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally

Americade on Beach Road

Check back for more details in 2021! Fire up your motorcycle - it's time for Americade! Americade 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,…

Lake George, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Jun. 08, 2021
  • Jun. 09, 2021
  • Jun. 10, 2021
  • Jun. 11, 2021
  • Jun. 12, 2021
Jun
26
2021

Adirondack Wine & Food Festival

Adirondack Wine and Food Festival

Check back for more details in 2021! 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, distilleries, artisan food vendors,…

Lake George, NY
11:00am
Additional Dates:
  • Jun. 27, 2021
Aug
15
2021

Lake George Music Festival

Sounds of Time at the Lake George Music Festival

Join us for the ten year anniversary season in 2021! Check back soon for details! A premier music arts festival for classical and new music - surrounded by the beautiful Adirondack Mountains Due to COVID-19, Lake George Music Festival 2020 has been…

Lake George, NY
Sep
9
2021

Adirondack Nationals Car Show

Adirondack Nationals Car Show

Check back for details on the Adirondack Nationals Car Show in 2021! 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,…

Lake George, NY
12:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Sep. 10, 2021
  • Sep. 11, 2021
  • Sep. 12, 2021
Sep
23
2021

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Adirondack Balloon Festival

This event has been canceled for 2020, we'll see you September 23-26 in 2021! 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…

Queensbury, NY
4:30pm
Additional Dates:
  • Sep. 24, 2021
  • Sep. 25, 2021
  • Sep. 26, 2021
Oct
1
2021

World's Largest Garage Sale

World's Largest Garage Sale

We'll see you in October 2021! 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.…

Warrensburg, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Oct. 02, 2021
  • Oct. 03, 2021
Feb
23
2020

Lake George Winter Carnival

Lake George Winter Carnival

The 2021 Lake George Winter Carnival has been canceled, but we look forward to celebrating our 60th year in 2022!  The Lake George Winter Carnival has celebrated Adirondack family fun every winter since 1961. Every Saturday and Sunday in February,…

Lake George, NY
12:00pm
Mar
22
2020

NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships

NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships game at the Cool Insuring Arena

The NYSPHSAA has announced that the 2021 Winter State Championships are cancelled and all high-risk sports will be postponed until authorization is provided by state officials. Watch the best of NYS boys high school basketball in downtown Glens Falls!…

Glens Falls, NY
9:30am
Aug
7
2020

Adirondack Theatre Festival

actors in the Adirondack Theatre Festival

Check back for details in 2021! Plays, musicals, comedies, & more! With the 2020 season being canceled, Adirondack Theatre Festival is giving you ATF ON DEMAND!  You can watch shows right from the comfort of your home. How do you get ATF ON DEMAND…

Glens Falls, NY
Aug
30
2020

LARAC June Arts Festival

Aerial view of the LARAC June Arts Festival

Check back for details in 2021! Join over 100 exhibitors at the free LARAC Arts Festival! The annual Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) Arts Festival in downtown Glens Falls, usually held in June but reschedule for August in 2020, is a…

Glens Falls, NY
10:00am
Sep
24
2020

Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend

Saxophone player on stage for the Lake George Jazz Festival

Stay tuned for details on Lake George Jazz Weekend in 2021 Listen to world-class jazz musicians perform on the shores of Lake George! Below is how this event took place in 2020. Through many conversations, and with the input of artists, stakeholders…

Lake George, NY
7:00pm
Sep
6
2020

Adirondack Independence Music Festival

Adirondack Independence Music Festival

Check back soon for more details in 2021! 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…

Lake George, NY
Nov
1
2020

Fright Fest

Fright Fest kids

Due to the ongoing pandemic, The Great Escape is closed for the remainder of 2020. We hope to see you in 2021! Fright Fest is the scariest event in the Lake George Area! Six Flags Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor's annual Fright Fest event will have…

Queensbury, NY
12:00pm
Oct
18
2020

Adirondack Film Festival

Adirondack Film Festival

Adirondack Film Festival will be bringing the festival to your home with Film Festival in a Box!  Watch fantastic films in downtown Glens Falls at the Adirondack Film Festival! Unfortunately there will not be a festival this year....but don't worry the…

Glens Falls, NY