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!
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.  Divisions: Men Premier, Men Club, Men Social Women’s Division: Over 35, Over 45, Over 50,... 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
Songs at Mirror Lake FREE Concert Series
08/04/2015, 08/11/2015
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
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
World Figure Championship & Figure Festival
08/25/2015, 08/26/2015, 08/27/2015, 08/28/2015, 08/29/2015
WE WELCOME THE WORLD TO THIS INAUGURAL EVENT! The Figure Festival commences on Tuesday morning, August 25, 2015 and concludes on Thursday evening, August 27,... view event details
Adirondack Canoe Classic 2015, 90-Miler, Saranac Lake, NY
09/11/2015
Adirondack Canoe Classic 2015, 90-Miler, Saranac Lake, NY. This three-day, 90 mile flat water race follows the original highways of the Adirondacks from Old... view event details
"Lake Placid Classic" Half Marathon & 10K
09/12/2015
44th Annual Running of the Original Lake Placid/North Elba Half Marathon Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Lake Placid, NY. Race Course is a point to point route... view event details
13th Annual Wilmington Festival of the Colors
09/19/2015
This multi-hued event is a traditional hometown celebration of autumn, with live entertainment, local arts, crafts, photography, furniture, fresh produce, and... view event details
38th Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race
09/19/2015
The Whiteface Mountain Uphill Races takes you to the the top of New York the top of New York's 5th highest peak for a 360 degree panoramic view of the... 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
12/31/2015
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
Ironman Lake Placid
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