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.

Feb
4
2018

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, games and other activities on the ice and around the village. 

Lake George, NY
Mar
10
2018

Thurman Maple Days

You've found last year's Maple Days event information. Check back in 2019 for next year's sticky details! 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 four largest maple syrup producers in the Lake George Area and three nearby farms open their doors to the public for Thurman Maple Days, the sweetest event Spring has to offer.

Thurman, NY
10:00am
May
30
2018

The ULTIMATE Elvis Festival

Pay tribute to the King on the shores of the Queen of American Lakes! The ULTIMATE Elvis Festival features professional competitors as well as non-professional and youth division competitors. Competitors and spectators from across the globe flock to Lake George Village to celebrate Elvis Presley!

Lake George, NY
Jun
4
2018

Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally

A massive motorcycle rally on the shores of Lake George! It doesn't matter what your ride is - a Harley, an Indian, a Victory, a Honda or maybe a Ducati. It doesn't matter how many wheels your ride has. The Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally is the most fun, lively, and informative motorcycle rally you'll ever attend.

Lake George, NY
Jun
16
2018

LARAC June Arts Festival

The LARAC Festival is a juried outdoor art and craft festival featuring 200 artists and artisans which attracts visitors from a wide-ranging area. The artists and artisans offer a wide-variety of handmade items ~ selections include jewelry; fine art; textiles, and specialty food items. We also feature decorative items for your home and garden decor and so much more.

Glens Falls, NY
Jun
20
2018

Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention

The 129th Annual Convention will be hosted by the Town of Queensbury Fire Service Family. The Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association is filled with courageous individuals serving and protecting their communities and the people within ~ always at the ready to answer the call. Come and honor all members of fire companies ~ but there is some fun to be had too!

Queensbury, NY
Jun
23
2018

Adirondack Wine & Food Festival

Take your taste buds on an unforgettable journey as you are introduced to over 80 New York State wineries, craft beverage makers, artisan food vendors, food trucks and more, with the beauty of Lake George as your backdrop!

Lake George, NY
Jul
27
2018

Smoke Eaters Jamboree ~ Fireworks

You are sure to have a great time at the Jamboree ~ Guaranteed.  This is a fun event which has taken place in late July for over 50 years! It is two evenings of family entertainment brought to us by the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co  and features a carnival, rides and games of chance ~ this IS Good Old Summertime FUN!

Warrensburg, NY
Aug
3
2018

Stony Creek Mountain Days Festival

Mountain Days is in the planning. Please check back for 2018 updates on all the fun you will have! The Stony Creek Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Stony Creek welcome visitors from far and wide to this jam-packed Adirondack  weekend of family fun. We have live entertainment, lumberjack competitions, crafts, children’s activities and much more to see and do including a town-wide garage sale where you may find your absolute treasure!

Stony Creek, NY
Aug
12
2018

Lake George Music Festival

Musicians of professional orchestras, students of music conservatories, faculty, and alumni from many prestigious institutions perform in the Lake George Area. Live festival recordings have been featured on a variety of radio programs including NPR's Performance Today. Concerts and open rehearsals are held in historic locations, are family-friendly, casual and take place just a short, scenic drive from Lake George throughout Warren County communities.

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

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