Celebrate the unofficial last days of summer with entertainment all weekend long in the Lake George Area, leading up to Labor Day on Monday, September 2nd. Kick back and take in some summer melodies at a free concert, browse an art & craft festival, grab a bite to eat from local food truck vendors, and round out the weekend with an impressive fireworks show. All classic ways to end another great season in the Adirondacks! 

Friday, August 30

Adirondack Independence Music Festival 

You’re invited to Lake George’s biggest party of the year! The Adirondack Independence Music Festival is a three-day, multi-band event from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at the Festival Commons. Rock out to tunes from premier touring bands currently hot on the circuit. Gates open at 12 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday with music playing all day long from two side-by-side stages until 11 p.m. both nights. Enjoy a full bar, great beer and wine selection, food, and merchandise vendors.

*A limited number of VIP tickets are also on sale. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Check back for the lineup! 

Food Truck Fridays on the Pond

Head over to the Horicon Community Center for the season’s last Food Truck Fridays on the Pond in Brant Lake. Starting at 5 p.m., enjoy some local live music while snacking on tasty fare from a variety of new and returning food truck vendors and gazing up at an amazing fireworks display! 

Fridays at the Lake Concert Series 

Kick off the weekend’s festivities with some live music on the shores of Lake George at the free Fridays at the Lake Concert Series. This is the last concert of the 2024 series, and will start at 6 p.m. in Shepard Park in the Lake George Village. These concerts are kid-friendly and pet-friendly as well. 

Saturday, August 31st

Lake George Triathlon Festival 

Are you up for the challenge? Enjoy some friendly competition while you swim, bike, and run on the shores of Lake George. The Lake George Triathlon Festival is taking place all weekend long – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Battlefield Park and Lake George Beach (Million Dollar). Beach. For registration details and to view the triathlon schedule, click here

Sunday, September 1st

Bolton Landing Labor Day Celebration

Stop by Roger’s Memorial Park for an “end of the summer” and Labor Day extravaganza. Enjoy music on the pier from the Radio Junkies starting at 5 p.m. until fireworks go off at 8! Bring a blanket or chair and join in on all the fun!

Monday, September 2nd

Lake George Steamboat Company Fireworks Cruise

All aboard the Minne Ha-Ha! The Lake George Steamboat Company will be running a specialty cruise to view the celebratory Labor Day fireworks. The Minne departs at 9 p.m. This is your last chance to snag some of the best seats for a cruise in the southern basin and spectacular fireworks show. Cocktail and snack bars will be available on the ships. to purchase tickets in advance, click here.

Lake George Waterfront Cruises’ Fireworks Cruises

Set sail with Lake George Waterfront Cruises on two iconic ships, for two famous Lake George fireworks displays. Nothing beats spending those final sweet moments of summer watching the fireworks aboard one of these boats. To purchase tickets in advance, click here.

Check back for departure times for both the Adirondac and the Horicon!