Events in Lake Placid

In the High Peaks Region we live to be outdoors once the warm air pushes winter away for good. Our summer schedule is filled with a multitude of outdoor events to keep you moving well into the fall. 

Fun all summer long

Our first major event of the season brings runners from all over the country and world to participate in the Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon, taking place this year on June 14. An event to watch for sure, the mass start an amazing sight snaking up through the closed Main Street.

Music lovers listen up!

Don’t miss the Second Annual Lake Placid Blues and Heritage Festival from June 19 - 21. The Northeast’s top blues entertainers return to Main Street Lake Placid for a weekend of fun and awesome music. The first festival was an event which those who missed wished they hadn’t. 

We're not horsing around here

As we move into true summer, The Lake Placid, Adirondack and I Love New York Horse Shows take center stage from June 23 - July 12 this year. Some of the best on the international show jumping circuit will take to the ring for big money prizes over the course of the two weeks.

Not to miss entertainment for the 4th

For those visiting during Independence Day weekend, Lake Placid pulls out all the stops. The ever popular I Love BBQ and Music Festival will run this year from July 2 - 5. Come out and watch some of the best BBQ competitors in the country, taste their creations and listen to some awesome live music at this popular annual event. And for July 4th don't miss all the celebrations including our annual parade and blockbuster "Set the Night to Music" fireworks extravaganza!

Find out what's going on during your stay

Summer rolls along with cultural events, festivals, farmers markets, concerts and enough to keep you hopping all through the season.
If you find yourself in town the last weekend in July, make sure you watch some or all of the Ironman Lake Placid race on July 26.  The amazing 7 a.m. start alone is something to behold as over 3,000 swimmers hit Mirror Lake en masse for the 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile road bike and a full marathon run. A grueling day for the athletes, but an amazing competition to watch.
Sporting events like Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse and then Can Am Rugby follow Ironman with the largest gatherings of the sports in North America.  

Plan ahead ...or while you're here!

There is something happening all the time in the High Peaks Region, so check out your dates in our events calendar and join in the fun!
LPCA Takes You Behind the Scenes at the Vatican to Discover Amazing Art
For the very first time Ultra HD film cameras have been allowed inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, bringing never-before-seen art to theaters... view event details
Take 6 a cappela group at LPCA
The most awarded vocal group in history (10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and more) celebrates their 25th Anniversary!Take 6 (Claude... view event details
4th Annual Daffest
Daffest is Saranac Lake's newest community movement to plant One Million daffodil bulbs and to celebrate these blooms each year with a fun filled festival... view event details
16th Annual Ausable River Two-Fly Challenge
05/15/2015, 05/16/2015
"Couple with the myriad natural wonders of the Adirondacks, the Ausable and its productive pocket water offer the solitude and challenge no fly fisher could... view event details
Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt
Prepare to laugh, sing and dance as you step into a world of wonder where wishing is only the beginning and dreams really do come true in "Disney Live!... view event details
The 5th Annual Wilmington-Whiteface Mountain Bike Fest
06/05/2015, 06/06/2015, 06/07/2015
With a mix of uphill, downhill, serious competition and family fun, the 5thAnnual Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest is set for June 5, 6 and 7.  The weekend... view event details
14th Annual Whiteface Mt. Uphill Bike Race
Beginning at 8 a.m., the race is part of the BUMPS (Bike Up The Mountain) series that comprises ten races on Mountains of the Northeast. 2015 Uphill Bike Race... view event details
Lake Placid Horse Show, I Love New York Horse Show, Adirondack Horse Show
06/23/2015, 06/24/2015, 06/25/2015, 06/26/2015, 06/27/2015, 06/28/2015, 06/30/2015, 07/01/2015, 07/02/2015, 07/03/2015, 07/04/2015, 07/05/2015, 07/07/2015, 07/08/2015, 07/09/2015, 07/10/2015, 07/11/2015, 07/12/2015
WHAT: The Lake Placid, I Love New York, and Adirondack Horse Shows Presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC WHEN: 46th annual Lake Placid Horse Show: June 23 -... view event details
Lake Placid International Regatta
07/02/2015, 07/03/2015
This annual regatta attracts 350 athletes from Canada, Peurto Rico, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil and Australia to compete against Team USA. Age classes include... view event details
11th Annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival
07/02/2015, 07/03/2015, 07/04/2015, 07/05/2015
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4th of July Celebration
Anyone and everyone is invited to participate in Lake Placid's annual July 4th Independence Day celebration.. Live MC in front of Select Sotheby's... view event details
"Set the Night to Music" July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
Held always on July 4th and now in it's 3rd decade, Lake Placid's fireworks show, "Set the Night to Music", is legendary in Northern New York, attracting huge... view event details
Ironman Lake Placid
07/26/2015, 07/24/2016
Centered amidst the northern beauty of the Adirondack region, Lake Placid is a solid choice as host for the Ironman Lake Placid Triathlon. The Lake Placid... view event details
Annual CAN-AM International Rugby Tournament
07/31/2015, 08/01/2015, 08/02/2015, 07/29/2016, 07/30/2016, 07/31/2016
Annual CAN-AM Rugby Tournament in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake.    Make sure to register for the 2014 Can-Am Rugby Tournament. Spots fill up quickly so don’t... view event details
Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse
08/03/2015, 08/04/2015, 08/05/2015, 08/06/2015, 08/07/2015, 08/08/2015, 08/09/2015
Over 150 teams will compete at this year's event over seven days.This tournament has truly become a unique mix of competition, socialization, vacation, and... view event details
Adirondack Plein Air Festival
Approximately 50-70 "plein air" painters from all over the country will gather in Saranac Lake to paint the scenic Adirondacks and the historic village for... view event details
Cycle Adirondacks
08/23/2015, 08/24/2015, 08/25/2015, 08/26/2015, 08/27/2015, 08/28/2015, 08/29/2015
A project of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Cycle Adirondacks is the first week-long, fully supported road tour of the Adirondacks. You really get to know... view event details