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
24
2020

2020 Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge at the Sagamore

Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge

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 centerpiece is the frozen bar,…

Bolton Landing, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Jan. 25, 2020
  • Jan. 31, 2020
  • Feb. 01, 2020
Jan
24
2020

Funky Ice Fest

Funky Ice Fest

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 weekends. Seriously, everything is…

Lake George, NY
4:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • Jan. 25, 2020
  • Jan. 31, 2020
  • Feb. 01, 2020
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. Every Saturday and Sunday in February, winter enthusiasts flock to Lake George Village to watch, support, and participate in the cook-offs, races, tournaments…

Lake George, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Feb. 02, 2020
  • Feb. 08, 2020
  • Feb. 09, 2020
  • Feb. 15, 2020
  • Feb. 16, 2020
  • Feb. 22, 2020
  • Feb. 23, 2020
Mar
14
2020

Thurman Maple Days

Thurman Maple Days

The most sticky-sweet event in the Lake George Area is back! Are you in search of the next family-friendly Lake George end-of-winter event to attend? Look no further – for three weekends in a row, the five largest maple syrup producers in the Lake…

Thurman, NY
10:00am
Additional Dates:
  • Mar. 15, 2020
  • Mar. 21, 2020
  • Mar. 22, 2020
  • Mar. 28, 2020
  • Mar. 29, 2020
Mar
20
2020

NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships

NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships

Watch the best of boys high school basketball in downtown Glens Falls! NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships return to the Cool Insuring Arena in downtown Glens Falls! Watch some of the best public high school teams in the state compete in the semi-…

Glens Falls, NY
9:30am
Additional Dates:
  • Mar. 21, 2020
  • Mar. 22, 2020
May
28
2020

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
12:00pm
Additional Dates:
  • May. 29, 2020
  • May. 30, 2020
  • May. 31, 2020
Jun
1
2020

Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally

Americade on Beach Road

Fire up your motorcycle - it's time for Americade 2020! 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, Indians, BMWs, Hondas, and every other…

Lake George, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Jun. 02, 2020
  • Jun. 03, 2020
  • Jun. 04, 2020
  • Jun. 05, 2020
  • Jun. 06, 2020
Jun
12
2020

Adirondack Theatre Festival

actors in the Adirondack Theatre Festival

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
13
2020

LARAC June Arts Festival

Aerial view of the LARAC June Arts Festival

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 festival featuring about 150 artists and artisans and…

Glens Falls, NY
Additional Dates:
  • Jun. 14, 2020
Jun
27
2020

Adirondack Wine & Food Festival

Adirondack Wine and Food Festival

Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey! The 6th 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. 28, 2020
Aug
9
2020

Lake George Music Festival

Sounds of Time at the Lake George Music Festival

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 always popular and entertaining Lake…

Lake George, NY
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
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
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
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
Sep
22
2019

2020 Adirondack Balloon Festival

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Check back soon for next year's dates! 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…

Queensbury, NY
4:30pm
Oct
27
2019

Fright Fest

Fright Fest kids

Check back soon for dates and details on the 2020 Fright Fest! 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…

Queensbury, NY
12:00pm