Events in Lake Placid

As they say - we've been playing in the snow here in Lake Placid for well over 100 years! Our winter schedule is filled with outdoor as well as indoor events. Some events let you join in, and others let you watch the athletes at play. Whatever you choose to take part in, you’ll be sure to find something to let you play to your heart's content!

Don't miss our annual holiday celebration, the Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll on December 11th - 13th. With a host of free events throughout the weekend, the fun goes on day and night! There are events for kids, families and adults, so be sure to check out the entire schedule on the events page. 

As the snow cover increases, our outdoor events also increase. There are events throughout the winter at all the local cross country ski centers and nearby alpine venues. The variety includes Super Sundays at nearby Whiteface Mountain and fun family events at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Cross Country Center and Cascade Ski Center.

Most of our local ski and sports shops host regular touring events for both cross-country skiers and snowshoers throughout the winter. A particularly fun monthly event is the Full Moon Ski Party at Cascade Ski Center, generally the Saturday closest to the full moon. Look for their announcements in the schedule soon. 

International sporting competition ramps up with Luge in early December as well as World Cup Bobsledding and Skeleton in January. The best of the freestyle athletes in moguls and aerials will converge on Lake Placid in mid-January for the FIS Freestyle World Cup.

Many more events fill the schedule this winter, including lots of indoor and arts events, so make sure to browse around and find a few you'd like to attend!

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!
FIL 2016 World Cup Luge
12/02/2015, 12/03/2015, 12/04/2015, 12/05/2015
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
The Nutcracker
Experience the wonder of the holidays with young Claire on Christmas Eve as her Nutcracker Prince battles the Mouse King and she journeys to the Land of Sweets... 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
Ekaterina Gordeeva "From the Heart" Tribute Ice Show
On Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, figure skater Ekaterina Gordeeva will present “Ekaterina Gordeeva – From the Heart” at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.... 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
2nd Annual Lake Placid Nordic Festival
02/20/2016, 02/21/2016
Whether you're a beginner skier or an experienced racer, join us February 20th - 21st,  for the Second Annual Lake Placid Nordic Festival. THREE DAYS OF NORDIC... view event details
EAT ADK Restaurant Week
05/13/2016, 05/14/2016, 05/15/2016, 05/16/2016, 05/17/2016, 05/18/2016, 05/19/2016, 05/20/2016, 05/21/2016, 05/22/2016
Lake Placid restaurants will offer discounted price fixe dining during this 10 day celebration of culinary exploration. All participating restaurants will be... 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