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 multiple outdoor events to keep you moving well into the fall. 
 
Our first major event of the season brings runners from all over the country and the world to participate in the Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon, taking place this year on June 12. An event to watch for sure, the mass start is an amazing sight as it snakes up through the closed Main Street. 
 
As we move into summer, the Lake Placid and I Love New York horse shows take center stage from June 28 to July 10. Some of the best competitors on the international show jumping circuit will take to the ring for big money prizes over the course of the two weeks.
 
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 from July 3 – 5. Come out and watch some of the best barbecue competitors in the country, taste their creations, and listen to some awesome live music. And don't miss our spectacular "Set the Night to Music" fireworks extravaganza on the night of July 4, following the Fourth of July parade. 
 
Summer rolls along with cultural events, festivals, farmers markets, concerts, and enough to keep you hopping 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 24. Athletes start shortly after sunrise, an amazing sight to behold as more than 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. It's a grueling day for the athletes and an incredible competition to watch.
 
Sporting events like Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse and Can-Am Rugby follow Ironman with the largest gatherings of the sports in North America.  
 
There is something happening all of the time in the High Peaks Region, so check our events calendar and join in the fun!
Lake Placid Sinfonietta 2016 Summer Music Festival
08/03/2016, 07/27/2016, 08/10/2016, 07/31/2016, 08/07/2016, 08/14/2016, 08/17/2016, 08/11/2016
5/17/16 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Music Director Ron Spigelman, celebrates its 99th Anniversary Season July 6 to August 14. This... view event details
Annual CAN-AM International Rugby Tournament
07/29/2016, 07/30/2016, 07/31/2016
Annual CAN-AM Rugby Tournament in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake.  Divisions: Men Premier, Men Club, Men Social Women’s Division: Over 35, Over 45, Over 50,... view event details
Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse
08/04/2016, 08/03/2016, 08/01/2016, 08/02/2016, 08/05/2016, 08/06/2016, 08/07/2016
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
11th Annual Songs at Mirror Lake FREE Concert Series
08/02/2016, 08/09/2016
Join in at Mid's Park on Main Street every Tuesday from June 30th through August 11th, for Songs at Mirror Lake. Every concert is free, beginning at 7 pm each... view event details
Peak to Brew Relay Race
08/12/2016, 08/13/2016
Are you looking for a challenge beyond the typical road race and an event that will build lasting Team camaraderie...then you are ready for Peak to Brew. The... view event details
Cycle Adirondacks
08/23/2016, 08/20/2016, 08/21/2016, 08/22/2016, 08/24/2016, 08/25/2016, 08/26/2016, 08/27/2016
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
ADK 80K
08/27/2016, 08/28/2016
The 2016 ADK 80K Race Weekend consists of a 80K/50K trail run and relay on Saturday August 27th and a 80K/40K mountain bike race and relay on Sunday August... view event details
"Lake Placid Classic" Half Marathon & 10K
09/10/2016
46th Annual Running of the Original Lake Placid/North Elba Half Marathon Saturday, Sept. 10 in Lake Placid, NY. Race Course is a point to point route starting... view event details
Ragnar Relay Adirondacks
09/24/2016, 09/23/2016
Reebok Ragnar Relay Adirondacks kicks off in Saratoga Springs where runners are immediately immersed by the beauty of upstate New York. Teams of 12 (or 6) head... view event details
Whiteface Mt Oktoberfest
10/01/2016, 10/02/2016
Once a year, Whiteface dusts off its lederhosen, fires up the oompah band and enjoys a tall mug of German beer. Oktoberfest is a weekend-long celebration of... view event details
Flaming Leaves Festival
10/09/2016, 10/08/2016
Come out and join us for our annual two-day celebration of Fall. Bring the whole family–there's plenty for you to enjoy. North America's top ski jumpers... view event details
5th Annual Lake Placid Brewfest
10/15/2016
Lake Placid's annual brewfest comes to town to give you a truly unique experience. You'll get to sample beers from across the country and talk to beer experts... view event details
FIL 2016 World Cup Luge
12/02/2016, 12/03/2016
The best international competitors in the sport of Luge come together in Lake Placid to race on the Olympic luge track. Don't miss this exciting fast sliding... view event details
Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll
12/11/2016, 12/09/2016, 12/10/2016
A Lake Placid tradition, the Stroll is a family and couples weekend chock full of events, entertainment, parties, dining specials and shopping in the fairy-... view event details
Empire State Winter Games
02/02/2017, 02/03/2017, 02/04/2017, 02/05/2017
Watch as some of New York State's best athletes compete in a variety of winter sports, throughout the Lake Placid region and on Lake Placid's famed 1980... view event details
Lake Placid Horse Show, I Love New York Horse Show,
WHAT: The Lake Placid and I Love New York WHERE: North Elba Show Grounds 5514 Cascade Rd. Lake Placid, NY Featuring one of the nation's premier hunter-jumper... view event details