Cover Photo: Kacey O’Brien
Parades, BBQs, live music, and more – here is a list of all the Memorial Day celebrations around the Lake George Area honoring those who have served our country:
Hague Memorial Day Celebration (Funfest)
Join the Town of Hauge for their 20th annual Memorial Day Parade and Dedication Service on Saturday, May 27 kicking off at 10 a.m.
The parade will start at 2 p.m. and proceed on Route 8 from the Hague Community Center to the Hague Town Hall. Watch and wave as clowns, bands, classic cars, floats, and Grand Marshal Walt Waters drive by. Prizes will be awarded for Best in Parade, Most Humorous, Most Creative, Most Patriotic, Best Adirondack, and more.
Family fun in the park starts at 10 a.m. also, and includes a bouncy house and Penelope the Clown. Craft and jewelry vendors will be set up in addition to the Senior Citizens Club’s White Elephant Sale.
Grab a hot dog or hamburger grilled up by the Hague Fish & Game Club, or Larry Henderson’s funnel cakes and fried Oreos. The Hague Volunteer Fire Department’s Famous Chicken BBQ will begin after the parade.
Schedule of Activities:
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Funfest at The Hague Town Park
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Mike’s Karaoke Machine
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Phil Singer, Caricature artist
12:30 p.m.: Cambridge Band Live Concert
2 p.m.: Memorial Day Parade
The Lake George American Legion has organized Memorial Day celebrations in the Village including a patriotic parade route on Saturday, May 27 from Westbrook Road, down Beach Road, and onto Canada Street, ending at the memorial in Shepard Park. The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. with the ceremony following at 12 p.m.
North Warren Memorial Day Parade
Come together with the communities of Chestertown, Pottersville, and Brant Lake for the North Warren Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, starting at 11 a.m. The parade route begins at the Old Middle School/Word of Life parking lot in Pottersville and ends at the Pottersville Firehouse.
Glens Falls & Queensbury Memorial Day Parade
This year’s Glens Falls and Queensbury Memorial Day Parade will take place on May 29 beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will proceed north on Glen Street from Maple Street to Crandall Park. The remembrance ceremony will be held in front of the Peace and Victory Monument, with three special veterans to be honored: Tim Benner, Harriet Rogers and Mike Varmette.
Observe Memorial Day with a parade and service in Stony Creek on Monday, May 29. The parade lineup starts at 2:45 p.m. at the Town Hall and will end at the Town Memorial in the Stony Creek Town Park with refreshments available at the Town Hall following the parade and service.
Lake Luzerne and Hadley will come together for their Memorial Day Parade on May 29. The parade will step off at 11 a.m. from the four corners in Hadley, across the Bridge of Hope for a wreath laying ceremony, and will end at Luzerne Cemetery across from the American Legion on Route 9N with guest speakers and refreshments to follow.
Come wave your American flag to support our military heroes at the 10 a.m. Bolton Landing Memorial Day Parade. The route is along Lake Shore Drive from Rogers Memorial Park, past the Veterans’ Memorial, and stopping at Veteran’s Memorial Park for a ceremony, music, food, and fun.
Warrensburg is honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country with a parade on Memorial Day, May 29. The parade will line up at the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Company beginning at 9 a.m. with a route to the St. Cecilia’s/Warrensburg Cemetery.
Join the Johnsburg Central School District for a patriotic Memorial Day Parade on May 29. The parade steps off at 10 a.m. from the school on Main Street and the route will conclude at the Veteran’s Monument.
Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff to the Lake George Area’s summer season. Other events that are also happening this weekend include:
Jam out this Memorial Day weekend in Charles R. Wood Park with Twiddle & Frends. Enjoy two nights of tunes at Memorial Meltdown in Lake George on May 27 and May 28 starting at 2:30 p.m.
May 27 Lineup:
- Twiddle (2 sets)
- Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad
- Annie in the Water
May 28 Lineup:
- Twiddle (2 sets)
- Dogs in a Pile
- Mihali & Friends
- One Time Weekend
Warrensburg Bike Rally
Let the motorcycle festivities begin with the Warrensburg Bike Rally on May 27. Join in the 21st anniversary celebrations with 10 days of riding on exhilarating roads through the spectacular scenery of the Lake George Area. Make a pit stop at the Warren County Fairgrounds for vendors, deals on equipment & gear, food, and more. Shows run daily until through June 6 from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., while admission to the fairgrounds, parking around Warrensburg, and participation in the rally is absolutely free!
Honoring French & Indian Revolutionary War Unknown Soldiers
The Lake George Battlefield Alliance invites you to remember and honor the Four Unknown Soldiers of the Battle of Lake George that took place in 1755. The May 29 ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in Lake George Battlefield Park and concludes with a musket salute followed by a guided historical walk.