There’s always a free event to attend in the Lake George Area. From free art exhibits to car shows and motorcycle rallies, when it comes to free events, the Lake George Area puts its money where its mouth is.

An entire Lake George Area vacation can be spent attending free events. Libraries, museums, and art galleries hold free concerts, free exhibits, and free art showings. Your family will love the fireworks shows over Lake George every Thursday in the summer. You can check out classic cars or sweet motorcycles at the Adirondack Nationals Car Show and Americade motorcycle rally. In the fall, watch hot-air balloons fly high at the Adirondack Balloon Festival. For adrenaline junkies, the Hudson River Whitewater Derby is a whitewater rafting race that is free to attend. Browsers will love the World’s Largest Garage Sale held every fall in Warrensburg. Attending is free and browsing is half of the fun!

If free is the right price for you, it’s time to head to the Lake George Area.

Oct
19
2021

Widlund Gallery: Fall into Pastels

Fall into pastels

Adirondack Pastel Society and Johnsburg Fine Arts presents "Fall into Pastels" Stop by the Widlund Gallery, in Tannery Pond Center, to browse through this colorful exhibit! Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday, 10am - 4pm; Saturday, 12pm - 4pm.

North Creek, NY
Oct
23
2021

Trunk or Treat at Up Yonda

Trunk or Treat at Up Yonda

Up Yonda is celebrating Halloween and everyone is welcome to join the fun! This is GREAT Family Fun ~ bring the kids, come in costume and trick-or-treat from car to car. Great prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated cars! There will also be a pumpkin decorating contest along with more fun family-friendly activities!

Bolton Landing, NY
5:00pm
Oct
30
2021

Boo 2 You! Downtown Trick or Treat

Kids trick or treating

It's a Halloween Block Party in Glens Falls! Children are encouraged to wear their costumes and trick or treat in Glens Falls City Park! The park will have 20 treat locations for you to stop at.

Glens Falls, NY
2:00pm
Nov
5
2021

Field of Flags

Field of Flags - Veterans Appreciation Week

Pay your respects at the Field of Flags Annually in early November Fort William Henry Museum places a field of over 7,000 flags on the west lawn near the fort. Each flag placed is marked with the name of active duty or veterans according to the time period served and the branch of service. Please stop by anytime to honor the memory of all who have served our country in all wars.

Lake George, NY
Nov
11
2021

Free Fishing Days

Free Fishing Days

Spend the day catching fish for free! During Free Fishing Days, anyone can fish the fresh waters of New York State and no fishing license is required! All other freshwater fishing regulations still apply. Whether it's your first time fishing, or a family outing, this is a fun way to spend time outdoors!

Nov
13
2021

Lake George Polar Plunge

Lake George Polar Plunge

Join us and have a Freezin' for a Reason Great Time! Gather your family - grab your friends and co-workers and start a Polar Plunge Team, or join us as an individual and be ready to dive In! 

Lake George, NY
9:30am
Nov
27
2021

Lite Up the Village

Lite Up The Village

Celebrate the season at Lite Up the Village! Every year, the Village of Lake George is lit by thousands of lights to celebrate the holiday season. This completely free event in Shepard Park will feature horse-drawn carriage rides, refreshments, and more beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Lake George, NY
3:00pm
Nov
28
2021

Lake Luzerne Holiday Stroll

Lake Luzerne Holiday Stroll

Lake Luzerne will begin the holiday season with the annual Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting. Starting at the Pavilion Park in Lake Luzerne strolling down Mill Street to the Memory Tree then proceeding to the Children’ Tree located at the Rockwell Harmon House, after the tree lighting stop in the Harmon House for cookies, hot cocoa, raffle giveaways and goodie bags for the kids.

Lake Luzerne, NY
4:30pm
Dec
3
2021

Hometown Holidays

Hometown Holidays

Check back for more details in 2021! Celebrate Christmas in Hometown USA at the Hometown Holidays event! Below is the schedule for 2020, check back soon for the one in 2021. You can join in the fun of the Holiday House Contest! Registration will be open from November 20- December 4. Click here for details.

Glens Falls, NY
Dec
4
2021

Hometown Holidays

Hometown Holidays

Check back for more details in 2021! Celebrate Christmas in Hometown USA at the Hometown Holidays event! Below is the schedule for 2020, check back soon for the one in 2021. You can join in the fun of the Holiday House Contest! Registration will be open from November 20- December 4. Click here for details.

Glens Falls, NY
Feb
5
2022

Lake George Winter Carnival

Lake George Winter Carnival

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, 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
Feb
6
2022

Lake George Winter Carnival

Lake George Winter Carnival

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, 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