Events in Lake Placid

Fall is here and along with the cooler mountain air comes a celebration of all things autumn. The High Peaks Region plays host to events for all ages ranging from car rallies to Oktoberfest celebrations, cheese tours to several unique events.
Nearby Wilmington is the host to the annual Whiteface Mountain Oktoberfest, one of the largest gatherings of this sort in the Northeast. Join in the fun with entertainment, traditional bavarian food and beer and Gondola rides, plus kids activities and the Adventure Zone as well as craft and merchandise vendors - all rolled into one! A fine way to spend a perfect Adirondack day.
October is also filled with fall festivals including the 4th Annual Lake Placid Brewfest, a gathering of the best of craft breweries from around the Northeast. Don’t miss this fun day of tastings. Life gets colorful when the Flaming Leaves Festival lands at the Olympic Jumping Complex bringing with it Blues, Brews and BBQ all in one event. The two-day festival will also feature the US National Ski Jumping Championships on the big hill.  
There's a lot going on this fall in the High Peaks Region, so browse through our full schedule of events below!

Plan ahead ...or be impulsive!

Don’t miss some of best and most popular events coming up soon! Check out the dates in our events calendar and join in the fun!
Whiteface Mt Oktoberfest
10/03/2015, 10/04/2015
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
10/10/2015, 10/11/2015
Come out and join us for our annual two-day celebration of Fall. Bring the whole family–there's plenty for all of you to enjoy. North America's top ski jumpers... view event details
4th Annual Lake Placid Brewfest
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
Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll
12/11/2015, 12/12/2015, 12/13/2015
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
First Night Saranac Lake
First Night Saranac Lake is an alcohol free alternative to ringing in the New Year.   From live music all over the community, to dining specials and fireworks... view event details
Skate into 2016
Starting in 2008, the Skate into New Year party has donated several thousand dollars to the Lake Placid Food Pantry to help replenish the reduced pantry after... view event details
37th Annual Northwood Invitational & Alumni Pond Hockey Tournament
01/15/2016, 01/16/2016, 01/17/2016
For the past 36 years Lake Placid has been the setting for one of the finest prep-school hockey tournaments in the country, hosted by Northwood School.  The... view event details
The Can-Am Lake Placid Adult Pond Hockey Tournament
01/28/2016, 01/29/2016, 01/30/2016, 01/31/2016
There was something very special about playing hockey on the frozen pond, lake, creek or marsh. Heading down to the pond with your skates over your shoulder,... view event details
Empire State Winter Games
02/04/2016, 02/05/2016, 02/06/2016, 02/07/2016
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, Adirondack Horse Show
06/22/2016, 06/23/2016, 06/24/2016, 06/25/2016, 06/26/2016, 06/28/2016, 06/29/2016, 06/30/2016, 07/01/2016, 07/02/2016, 07/03/2016, 06/27/2017, 06/28/2017, 06/29/2017, 06/30/2017, 07/01/2017, 07/02/2017, 07/04/2017, 07/05/2017, 07/06/2017, 07/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 07/09/2017
WHAT: The Lake Placid, I Love New York, and Adirondack Horse Shows WHERE: North Elba Show Grounds 5514 Cascade Rd. Lake Placid, NY Featuring one of the... view event details
Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic
06/27/2016, 06/28/2016, 06/29/2016
The Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic is designed to kick off the summer vacation season. The event will be open to both boy's and girl's participants with age... view event details
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
Ironman Lake Placid
07/24/2016, 07/23/2017
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
07/29/2016, 07/30/2016, 07/31/2016, 07/28/2017, 07/29/2017, 07/30/2017
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
08/01/2016, 08/02/2016, 08/03/2016, 08/04/2016, 08/05/2016, 08/06/2016, 08/07/2016, 07/31/2017, 08/01/2017, 08/02/2017, 08/03/2017, 08/04/2017, 08/05/2017, 08/06/2017
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