Events in Lake Placid

Bring Your Family, Bring Your Friends

Fall is here and we’ve got lots of great events on tap for you here in the High Peaks Region. Celebrating fall is a big deal and Mother Nature’s spectacle is the big draw here in the mountains.

Fall Events

While there are festivals, markets, tours and workshops throughout the region all season, some of our bigger events include: Whiteface Mountain’s Oktoberfest; and Lake Placid’s Flaming Leaves Festival, Beer Fest, Essex County Cheese Tour and the 1st Annual Lake Placid Bluegrass Jam.

Racing The Colors

On September 27th Ragnar Relay Adirondacks rolls into town to finish two days of round the clock team running with about 2,000 racers and support crew.

The Arts

If you’re an artist or supporter of the arts you’ll want to take the Adirondack Artist at Work Studio Tour, when local artists open up their studios to visitors and are available to chat and sell their works as well. Lots of live performances are on tap as well at Lake Placid Center for the Arts, with some fairly big name acts performing.

Pick Your Events, Plan Your Trip

Come experience all we have to offer and make sure you don’t miss some of these entertaining events of the season. Don’t forget to check out the many hotels in Lake Placid offering seasonal packages and specials throughout the season.
Lake Placid Bluegrass Jam
PURCHASE TICKETS BY OCT. 17 FOR A SPECIAL PROMOTION!! Click "Visit Website" link to the right to buy your tickets online. Lake Placid's First Annual... view event details
Haunted Illusions with David Caserta
Get ready for Halloween with this spooky magic spectacular! There will be a ton of tricks and more than a few treats when the LPCA presents Haunted Illusions.... view event details
Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll
12/12/2014, 12/13/2014, 12/14/2014
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.  It is one of 75 First Night(R) New Year's Eve celebrations around the... view event details
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
02/06/2015, 02/07/2015, 02/08/2015, 02/09/2015, 02/10/2015, 02/11/2015, 02/12/2015, 02/13/2015, 02/14/2015, 02/15/2015
The annual 10-day festival will include performances, sports, dances, parades and two sets of spectacular fireworks above the world-famous Ice Palace. Kicking... view event details
ECAC Men's Hockey Championship
03/20/2015, 03/21/2015
ECAC Championships are back in Lake Placid! Home to 12 of the most prestigious ice hockey programs in the nation, ECAC Hockey is a conference filled with... 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
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
Annual Lake Placid Marathon & Half
13.1 mile Half marathon run, 26.2 mile Marathon run. Each June, the Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon attracts athletes and spectators from all over North... 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
I Love BBQ and Music Festival
07/03/2015, 07/04/2015, 07/05/2015
This annual event attracts the best BBQ competitors in the country and continues to grow in popularity year after year. Sampling opportunitites, food and... view event details
4th of July Parade
Anyone and everyone is invited to participate in Lake Placid's annual July 4th Independence Day parade. Line up is at 4:30 on Cummins Rd in front of the... view event details
"Set the Night to Music" July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
07/04/2015, 07/04/2016
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
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