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.

Scroll down for an in-depth schedule and details on the Lake George Winter Carnival's daily activities!

The Opening Ceremonies and the parade along Canada Street take place on the first weekend kicking off the annual Carnival.

Looking for something fun to do on a Saturday or Sunday? The Lake George Winter Carnival has the Polar Plunge, pony rides, helicopter rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, Lake George Dog's Got Talent Show, children's activities, and face painting every Saturday and Sunday.

Hit the Hot Chocolate Bar at the Beach, and make S'mores at the Beach every Saturday. Make sure you don't leave before the fireworks blast off!

MYO (Make Your Own) ice cream sundae every Sunday during the Carnival!

More fun and lively entertainment include Outhouse Races, the Chili Cook-off, 4x4 truck races, and an ATV Poker run, ice diving demonstrations, the Glacier Golf Tournament, and the always popular chowder cook-off and chicken wing cook-off competitions.

Check out a first-hand look at Winter Carnival Season in the Lake George Area!

Are you looking for a place to stay? Check out all the Lake George hotels open in the winter.

Please Note: All events and activities are weather and ice conditions permitting, and are subject to change.

Every Saturday & Sunday throughout February

That’s right, these events and activities are so much fun that you can enjoy them every single Saturday and Sunday in February!

12:00PM – Cornhole Games: Grab some friends and play a few games of cornhole! Hosted by The Garrison.

12:00PM-3:00PM – Children’s Activities: Enjoy a variety of arts, crafts, games and face painting fun to keep your little ones happy and occupied! Activities will be held at participating locations around town.

12:00PM-3:00PM – Pony Rides: Ride a pony at Shepard Park for a small fee.

2:00PM – Lake George Dogs Got Talent Contest: This is a crowd favorite! Bring your doggie friends and showcase their skills. Prizes will be given to those pups that get the most “A-PAWS”!

3:00PM – Polar Plunge: We know it’s cold, but if you can handle it, we invite you to take a dip into Lake George! The registration and plunge will take place on the beach at Shepard Park. Remember your towel and dry clothes!

Throughout each day – Bonfire on the Beach: Visit us to get warm at Shepard Park Beach!

Throughout each day – Helicopter Rides: Fly over Lake George and see the Winter Carnival from above! Fees apply; Please contact Bruce at (518) 361-1380 for more information.

Throughout each day – Horse Drawn Carriage & Sleigh Rides: Step back in time when travel wasn't so face-paced. Enjoy a ride along Canada Street through the carnival festivities. Fees apply; Call Tina Purdy at (518) 321-5539 for information.

Saturday - February 2nd

10:00AM-4:00PM – ECS Sanctioned Snowmobile Ice Drag Races: Feel the adrenaline rush as high-performance Sno-Cross snowmobiles fly past. These specialized machines and their riders compete in an action-packed race on the ice off Million Dollar Beach. Info: kgagne@eastcoastsnocross.com.

12:00PM – Opening Ceremonies: It’s our 58th year celebrating the Lake George Winter Carnival, and we want you to join us for the opening ceremonies on the MacDonald Pier in Shepard Park!

12:00PM-1:00PM – Zumba with Lisa Camp: Enjoy some afternoon exercise and great music! Bring some friends and have fun at King Neptune's Pub.

12:30PM – Out House Races: An annual Lake George Winter Carnival tradition! Come and see the wacky costumes, unique architecture, and crazy antics at this wild event with the whole family. The races will take place on Lake George at Shepard Park Beach, so it'll be easy to see all of the action. And hey, if there's no ice on the lake, we have a backup plan. The race must go on! Registration will be held at Duffy's Tavern at 10 a.m.; Call (518) 668-5323 for additional information.

12:30PM (‘til it's gone!) – Chili Cook-Off: Join us at the Shepard Park Amphitheater and become a judge! Sample chili from various Lake George restaurants and vote for your favorite. Chili is the perfect remedy for those chilly winter afternoons, so make sure to sample a few bowls! $5.00 a head for judging!

12:30PM-2:00PM – Open Mic: Show off your talents at the Winter Carnival Open Mic held at the Shepard Park Amphitheater! All are welcome to attend and participate.

3:00PM – Cooking Demo: Area chefs have been whipping up delicious creations in local restaurants for years. Now, join us at Shepard Park Amphitheater as they present an inspiring cooking demonstration that you're sure to love!

4:00PM – Lake George Winter Carnival Parade: This iconic winter parade marches down the center of town in Lake George. Starting from Fort William Henry and ending at Amherst Street, the parade is not to be missed! So bundle up, grab some coffee or hot cocoa, and line the street with family and friends!

4:45PM (‘til they're gone!) – S’mores at the Beach: We have a warm fire and all the fixings for some ooey-gooey s’mores! Devour them while they last on the beach at Shepard Park. S'mores are free!

4:45PM-6:00PM – Hot Chocolate Bar: The best way to stay warm in the winter is with hot chocolate. Stand around the fire on the beach at Shepard Park and sip some hot chocolate topped with all of your favorite fixings! This Lake George Winter Carnival staple includes a souvenir mug for $5.00!

6:00PM – Fireworks: This annual show over the Lake is the best possible way to end a day at the Winter Carnival! Enjoy the spectacular view along the shores of the lake.

Sunday - February 3rd

11:00AM-2:00PM – Youth Hockey Scrimmages: Watch and cheer on local youths as they scrimmage on a rink on Lake George. These kids have skills, so you don't want to miss these games. You can even skate for yourself on the lake! Skates are available with a signed waiver.

12:00PM (‘til gone!) – MYO Sundae Fun Day: Munch on a free ice cream sundae of your own creation with all your favorite toppings! Join us on the beach at Shepard Park for this tasty event.

2:00PM – Superbowl Sunday Pregame Keg Toss: Think you’ve got the strength it takes to toss a keg? Sign up for this competition by 1:45 at the souvenir tent near Shepard Park and show us what you've got! There's nothing like this event to get amped up for the Super Bowl. All ages are welcome!

Saturday - February 9th

9:00AM – ATV Poker Run: Bring your ATV and compete. Registration is between 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. at Backstreet BBQ. Participants must bring their driver’s license and their vehicle must be insured and registered. Call Backstreet BBQ at (518) 685-3183 for more information.

10:00AM-4:00PM – ECS Sanctioned Sno-Cross Races: Feel the adrenaline rush as high-performance Sno-Cross snowmobiles fly past. These specialized machines and their riders compete in an action-packed race at the Warren County Fairgrounds. Registration on site. Info: kgagne@eastcoastsnocross.com.

11:00AM-4:00PM – Sanctioned Car Races: Lake George provides the perfect frozen track for these races. Watch as brave competitors take to the ice to test their automobiles against the competition in this all-out race on the lake. Info: Dave Burnham – www.icerace.com – (518) 875-6956.

12:00PM-1:00PM – Zumba with Lisa Camp: Enjoy some afternoon exercise and great music! Bring some friends and have fun at King Neptune's Pub.

12:00PM (‘til it's gone!) – BBQ Cook Off: The best restaurants in Lake George compete for your vote in this BBQ cook off at Shepard Park Amphitheater. For just $5.00 try all the BBQ in town and vote for your favorite!

12:00PM-2:00PM – Open Mic: Show off your talents at the Winter Carnival Open Mic held at the Shepard Park Amphitheater! All are welcome to attend and participate.

12:00PM-3:00PM – Ice Diving Demonstrations: Watch professional divers explore the frigid waters of Lake George off Shepard Park Beach. This event is ice dependent.

1:30PM-3:30PM – MYO Snow Tie-Dyed T-Shirts: Create unique designs using Lake George snow at Shepard Park Beach. Tie dye a t-shirt using this winter-themed technique, explore your creativity, and take home your new apparel. Cost is $12.00.

4:00PM (‘til they're gone!) – S’mores at the Beach: We have a warm fire and all the fixings for some ooey-gooey s’mores! Devour them while they last on the beach at Shepard Park. S'mores are free!

4:00PM-6:00PM – Hot Chocolate Bar: The best way to stay warm in the winter is with hot chocolate. Stand around the fire on the beach at Shepard Park and sip some hot chocolate topped with all of your favorite fixings! This Lake George Winter Carnival staple includes a souvenir mug for $5.00!

6:00PM – Fireworks: This annual show over the Lake is the best possible way to end a day at the Winter Carnival! Enjoy the spectacular view along the shores of the lake.

Sunday - February 10th

10:00AM-4:00PM – ECS Sanctioned Sno-Cross Races: Feel the adrenaline rush as high-performance Sno-Cross snowmobiles fly past. These specialized machines and their riders compete in an action-packed race at the Warren County Fairgrounds. Registration on site. Info: kgagne@eastcoastsnocross.com.

11:00AM-4:00PM – Sanctioned Car Races: Lake George provides the perfect frozen track for these races. Watch as brave competitors take to the ice to test their automobiles against the competition in this all-out race on the lake. Info: Dave Burnham – www.icerace.com – (518) 875-6956.

11:00AM-2:00PM – Youth Hockey Scrimmages: Watch and cheer on local youths as they scrimmage on a rink on Lake George. These kids have skills, so you don't want to miss these games. You can even skate for yourself on the lake! Skates are available with a signed waiver.

12:00PM (‘til gone!) – MYO Sundae Fun Day: Munch on a free ice cream sundae of your own creation with all your favorite toppings! Join us on the beach at Shepard Park for this tasty event.

3:00PM – Cooking Demo: Area chefs have been whipping up delicious creations in local restaurants for years. Now, join us at Shepard Park Amphitheater as they present an inspiring cooking demonstration that you're sure to love!

3:00PM-4:00PM – Do You Wanna Build a Snowman Contest: Bring your friends and family to compete and build the coolest snowman of 2019. Competitors have 30 minutes to complete their figure and need to use the provided “snowman kit.” When the timer sounds, judging to determine which team will be crowned the “2019 Lake George Winter Carnival Best Snowman Builder” will begin. Do you have what it takes?! This event is held at Shepard Park.

Saturday - February 16th

9:00AM – ATV Poker Run: Bring your ATV and compete. Registration is between 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. at Backstreet BBQ. Participants must bring their driver’s license and their vehicle must be insured and registered. Call Backstreet BBQ at (518) 685-3183 for more information.

12:00PM-1:00PM – Zumba with Lisa Camp: Enjoy some afternoon exercise and great music! Bring some friends and have fun at King Neptune's Pub.

12:00PM (‘til it's gone) – Chowder Cook Off: The best restaurants in Lake George compete for your vote in this Chowder cook off at Shepard Park Amphitheater. For just $5.00 try all the best chowder in town and vote for the most delicious.

12:00PM – NYS AMA Sanctioned Motorcycles & ATV Ice Races: Watch as high-powered motorcycles and ATVs take to the ice on Lake George. These machines and their riders compete to be the quickest around the track in this revved-up event. Info: Frank Carpinello – www.electriccityriders.com – (518) 330-3648 or (518) 542-2144.

12:30PM-2:00PM – Open Mic: Show off your talents at the Winter Carnival Open Mic held at the Shepard Park Amphitheater! All are welcome to attend and participate.

1:30PM-3:30PM – MYO Snow Tie-Dyed T-Shirts: Create unique designs using Lake George snow at Shepard Park Beach. Tie dye a t-shirt using this winter-themed technique, explore your creativity, and take home your new apparel. Cost is $12.00.

4:00PM (‘til they're gone!) – S’mores at the Beach: We have a warm fire and all the fixings for some ooey-gooey s’mores! Devour them while they last on the beach at Shepard Park. S'mores are free!

4:00PM-6:00PM – Hot Chocolate Bar: The best way to stay warm in the winter is with hot chocolate. Stand around the fire on the beach at Shepard Park and sip some hot chocolate topped with all of your favorite fixings! This Lake George Winter Carnival staple includes a souvenir mug for $5.00!

6:00PM – Fireworks : This annual show over the Lake is the best possible way to end a day at the Winter Carnival! Enjoy the spectacular view along the shores of the lake.

Sunday - February 17th

11:00AM-2:00PM – Youth Hockey Scrimmages: Watch and cheer on local youths as they scrimmage on a rink on Lake George. These kids have skills, so you don't want to miss these games. You can even skate for yourself on the lake! Skates are available with a signed waiver.

12:00PM-3:00PM – Ice Diving Demonstrations: Watch professional divers explore the frigid waters of Lake George off Shepard Park Beach. This event is ice dependent.

12:00PM – NYS AMA Sanctioned Motorcycles & ATV Ice Races: Watch as high-powered motorcycles and ATVs take to the ice on Lake George. These machines and their riders compete to be the quickest around the track in this revved-up event. Info: Frank Carpinello – www.electriccityriders.com – (518) 330-3648 or (518) 542-2144.

12:00PM (‘til gone!) – MYO Sundae Fun Day: Munch on a free ice cream sundae of your own creation with all your favorite toppings! Join us on the beach at Shepard Park for this tasty event.

12:00PM-3:00PM – Ice Diving Demonstrations: Watch professional divers explore the frigid waters of Lake George off Shepard Park Beach. This event is ice dependent.

12:00PM-3:00PM – Ducks Raising Support for Breast Cancer: Buy a duck for $10 for your chance to win the Duck Race on Sunday, February 24th.

3:00PM – Cooking Demo: Area chefs have been whipping up delicious creations in local restaurants for years. Now, join us at Shepard Park Amphitheater as they present an inspiring cooking demonstration that you're sure to love!

Saturday - February 23rd

11:00AM-4:00PM – Sanctioned Car Races: Lake George provides the perfect frozen track for these races. Watch as brave competitors take to the ice to test their automobiles against the competition in this all-out race on the lake. Info: Dave Burnham – www.icerace.com – (518) 875-6956.

12:00PM-4:00PM – 4X4 Races: Z-1 Racing brings full-sized 4x4s out on the ice for drags you will not want to miss!

12:00PM-1:00PM – Zumba with Lisa Camp: Enjoy some afternoon exercise and great music! Bring some friends and have fun at King Neptune's Pub.

12:00PM (‘til they're gone!) – Chicken Wing Cook Off: The best restaurants in Lake George compete for your vote in the last cook off of the Winter Carnival, the Chicken Wing cook off at Shepard Park Amphitheater. For just $5.00 try all the best wings in town and vote for the tastiest.

12:00PM-3:00PM – Ice Diving Demonstrations: Watch professional divers explore the frigid waters of Lake George off Shepard Park Beach. This event is ice dependent.

12:30PM-2:00PM – Open Mic: Show off your talents at the Winter Carnival Open Mic held at the Shepard Park Amphitheater! All are welcome to attend and participate.

1:30PM-3:30PM – MYO Snow Tie-Dyed T-Shirts: Create unique designs using Lake George snow at Shepard Park Beach. Tie dye a t-shirt using this winter-themed technique, explore your creativity, and take home your new apparel. Cost is $12.00.

4:00PM (‘til they're gone!) – S’mores at the Beach: We have a warm fire and all the fixings for some ooey-gooey s’mores! Devour them while they last on the beach at Shepard Park. S'mores are free!

4:00PM-6:00PM – Hot Chocolate Bar: The best way to stay warm in the winter is with hot chocolate. Stand around the fire on the beach at Shepard Park and sip some hot chocolate topped with all of your favorite fixings! This Lake George Winter Carnival staple includes a souvenir mug for $5.00!

6:00PM – Fireworks: This annual show over the Lake is the best possible way to end a day at the Winter Carnival! Enjoy the spectacular view along the shores of the lake.

Sunday - February 24th

11:00AM-2:00PM – Youth Hockey Scrimmages: Watch and cheer on local youths as they scrimmage on a rink on Lake George. These kids have skills, so you don't want to miss these games. You can even skate for yourself on the lake! Skates are available with a signed waiver.

11:00AM-4:00PM – Sanctioned Car Races: Lake George provides the perfect frozen track for these races. Watch as brave competitors take to the ice to test their automobiles against the competition in this all-out race on the lake. Info: Dave Burnham – www.icerace.com – (518) 875-6956.

12:00PM-4:00PM – 4X4 Races: Z-1 Racing brings full-sized 4x4s out on the ice for drags you will not want to miss!

12:00PM (‘til gone!) – MYO Sundae Fun Day: Munch on a free ice cream sundae of your own creation with all your favorite toppings! Join us on the beach at Shepard Park for this tasty event.

12:30PM – Glacier Golf Tournament: The coolest tournament of the year is held at the Battlefield Park. Bring your clubs and compete for great prizes on this six hole course. Teams of two or four can sign up at the souvenir tent in Shepard Park and compete for great prizes. Info: (518) 744-1556.

1:00PM – Duck Races: Your duck could be a winner at this outrageous event! Get your duck for $10 and get racing! The race is held at Shepard Park Beach. This race raises support for breast cancer.

3:30PM – Lake George Winter Carnival Winner’s Choice Raffle: A 2019 Polaris Indy 600 ES or 2019 Kawasaki Mule SX 4x4 are the grand prizes for this year’s raffle drawing at Shepard Park Beach! Tickets can be purchased at the concession stand at any time during the carnival and you don’t need to be present to win.