The Belmont Stakes are coming to nearby Saratoga Springs, and lots of people are eagerly making their way to the tracks. However, maybe not everyone in the family is enthusiastic about Horse Racing. What's there to do when everyone's waiting for the finish line?

Whether you have no interest in spending time at the track, need help entertaining the kids, or simply want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Saratoga, there's plenty of fun to be had in the beautiful Lake George Area.

Below are some spectacular events and other places of interest to consider checking out during the racing weekend.

Events Happening Around Lake George

LARAC June Arts Festival

Feed your love for Arts & Crafts during the 53rd Annual LARAC June Arts Festival. As the largest art and craft festival in the area, over 100 artists will be selling Custom Jewelry, Home Goods, Fine Art and a variety of other mediums and products. Children's activities, art demonstrations, concessions and live music will also be made publicly available. There's plenty to see and do, and attendance is FREE, so there's no reason to miss out on this local tradition.

The LARAC June Arts Festival will be held in Glens Falls City Park on June 8th and 9th.


LARAC June Arts Festival

Lake George DJ Takeover Festival

Get your groove on with some of the best DJs on the East Coast. During the Lake George DJ Takeover Festival, downtown becomes alive with various genres of music highlighted all weekend. From Country and Rock to EDM, there's something audibly invigorating for everybody. Not only that, but other amenities are also included such as Vendors, Food Trucks, 18-Hole Frisbee Golf and more!

(There's even a special Super Kids Party on Saturday (June 8th) from 12-3 that's perfect for children of all ages.)

The Lake George DJ Takeover Festival will be held at The Barn at French Mountain from June 7th through the 9th. Tickets can be purchased online.

ESTRA Tow Show

Do you find Tow Trucks cool? Well, then you'll want to check out the 40th ESTRA Tow Show! Brought to you by the Empire State Towing and Recovery Association, Tow Truck Enthusiasts from all over proudly exhibit their Tow Trucks, showcasing custom builds and designs. In addition, the newest equipment and accessories will also be featured in various exhibitions. Admission is FREE, so check it out if you can.

The ESTRA Tow Show will be held at the Charles R. Wood Park from June 7th through the 9th.

Other Local Attractions and Activities

Indoor Excitement

Who says you can't have indoors? Whether you're beating the heat, escaping the rain, or just looking for a fun Indoor Activity, the Lake George Area boasts many enticing options.

Climb up the walls - literally - at Rocksport Indoor Climbing and Outdoor Guiding Center. There are rock-climbing courses for all ages and experience levels to really make you feel like an Adirondack Adventurer. A friendly team of guides are always there to help you if needed.

Rocksport Indoor Climbing

Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien


Reach for the sky at Sky Zone Trampoline Park. There are many different ways to bounce, including Freestyle Jumps, Trampoline Dodgeball Courts, SkySlam, Ninja Warrior Courses and more!


'Strike' up a good time at Lake George Lanes & Games. Enjoy bowling on one of their 24 state of the art lanes (and bring on the party with music and lights on Friday and Saturday nights). You can also compete for the high score in their massive multiplayer arcade, enjoy a few rounds of laser tag, or even explore a 1,000 ft. indoor playground.

Lake George Lanes & Games


Amazing Amusement Parks

Looking for Endless Family Fun? We know just the places.

Take a walk on the wild side at Lake George Expedition Park. Explore nature trails filled with life-sized dinosaurs, dig for long-hidden fossils, and even discover a dinosaur nest! There's even various other rides and attractions to explore.

Come experience New York's Most Thrilling Theme Park - Six Flags Great Escape & Hurricane Harbor! Enjoy the thrills of over 50 Attractions of all shapes and sizes. Hurricane Harbor is also a full-sized waterpark, offering plenty of refreshing chills.

Family Riding a Roller Coaster

Mini Golf Mayhem

If you're a fan of Miniature Golf, then we've got wonderful news for you. The Lake George Area is filled with several spectacular courses to choose from, all with unique themes and challenges to play through. If you're looking for some friendly family competition, check out all the locations the area offers (many of them also offer Ice Cream stands for a taste of sweet victory afterwards).

Mom and Daughter Playing Mini Golf

Photo Credit: Kacey O'Brien