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.

Jan
25
2021

Let's All Fight - The Linc Cathers Collection of WWll Home Front Posters

Let's All Fight - The Linc Cathers Collection of WWll Home Front Posters

View a collection of WWII home front posters! You can view this exhibit, from the Chapman Historical Museum, for free online!

Glens Falls, NY
Jan
29
2021

Funky Ice Fest

Funky Ice Fest

Funky Ice Fest is canceled for 2021, but they'll be serving up some funky cocktails and menu items! 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.

Lake George, NY
4:00pm
Jan
30
2021

Funky Ice Fest

Funky Ice Fest

Funky Ice Fest is canceled for 2021, but they'll be serving up some funky cocktails and menu items! 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.

Lake George, NY
3:00pm
Feb
1
2021

Ice Fishing Challenge

Ice Fishing Challenge

Grab your auger and tip-ups! Join the Lake George Area Ice Fishing Challenge! For the month of February, we invite anglers to share their ice-fishing catch on Instagram. The first 100 anglers to do so will receive a free Ice Fishing Challenge T-shirt. The rules of the challenge are pretty simple:

Feb
6
2021

Guided Cross-Country Ski ~ Cat and Thomas Mountains Forest Preserve

Guided Cross-Country Ski ~ Cat and Thomas Mountains Forest Preserve

Have some winter fun participating in this guided trek! This annual 8-mile RT trek will follow the base trails from Valley Woods to Edgecomb Pond and back.

Bolton Landing, NY
9:30am
Mar
13
2021

Thurman Maple Days

Bucket tap for Maple Syrup in the Adirondacks

Check back soon for 2021 details. The most sticky-sweet event in the Lake George Area is back! This March, celebrate NYS Maple Weekends in the Lake George Area with Thurman Maple Days and enjoy the sticky-sweet stuff of legendary family vacations.

Thurman, NY
10:00am
Mar
14
2021

Thurman Maple Days

Bucket tap for Maple Syrup in the Adirondacks

Check back soon for 2021 details. The most sticky-sweet event in the Lake George Area is back! This March, celebrate NYS Maple Weekends in the Lake George Area with Thurman Maple Days and enjoy the sticky-sweet stuff of legendary family vacations.

Thurman, NY
10:00am
Mar
20
2021

Adirondack Reenactor Meet & Sutler Fair

Adirondack Reenactor Meet & Sutler Fair

Check back for details in 2021! In 1757 there was a two day winter raid on Fort William Henry by approximately 1,600 French forces and their Native American allies under Francois Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil. To keep everyone safe and comfortable, please: Face coverings are required, maintain social distancing, hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the facility, and maximum numbers within the buildings at any time will be controlled.

Lake George, NY
10:00am
Mar
20
2021

Thurman Maple Days

Bucket tap for Maple Syrup in the Adirondacks

Check back soon for 2021 details. The most sticky-sweet event in the Lake George Area is back! This March, celebrate NYS Maple Weekends in the Lake George Area with Thurman Maple Days and enjoy the sticky-sweet stuff of legendary family vacations.

Thurman, NY
10:00am
Mar
21
2021

Adirondack Reenactor Meet & Sutler Fair

Adirondack Reenactor Meet & Sutler Fair

Check back for details in 2021! In 1757 there was a two day winter raid on Fort William Henry by approximately 1,600 French forces and their Native American allies under Francois Pierre de Rigaud de Vaudreuil. To keep everyone safe and comfortable, please: Face coverings are required, maintain social distancing, hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the facility, and maximum numbers within the buildings at any time will be controlled.

Lake George, NY
10:00am
Mar
21
2021

Thurman Maple Days

Bucket tap for Maple Syrup in the Adirondacks

Check back soon for 2021 details. The most sticky-sweet event in the Lake George Area is back! This March, celebrate NYS Maple Weekends in the Lake George Area with Thurman Maple Days and enjoy the sticky-sweet stuff of legendary family vacations.

Thurman, NY
10:00am
Mar
27
2021

Thurman Maple Days

Bucket tap for Maple Syrup in the Adirondacks

Check back soon for 2021 details. The most sticky-sweet event in the Lake George Area is back! This March, celebrate NYS Maple Weekends in the Lake George Area with Thurman Maple Days and enjoy the sticky-sweet stuff of legendary family vacations.

Thurman, NY
10:00am