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.
RED ARMY, a documentary about the Soviet Hockey program
11/07/2014, 11/08/2014
A smash hit at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, this exhilarating documentary by director Gabe Polsky chronicles the rise and fall of Soviet hockey in the 1980s... view event details
Live in HD: The Big Apple Circus presents Metamorphosis!
11/08/2014
Fly away to the magical circus ring inside the Big Apple Circus! Astonishing acts and startling transformations will transport you to a realm of enchantment... view event details
FIL Luge World Cup
12/05/2014, 12/06/2014
FIL Luge World Cup racing returns to Lake Placid for the first time since February 2012, December 5-6. The race is the second event in the nine-event... view event details
The Nutcracker
12/06/2014
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
12/12/2014, 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
FIBT World Cup Bobsled & Skeleton
12/12/2014, 12/13/2014
Action will be in men and women's skeleton, two-man and four-man bobsled and women's bobsled. This race opens the eight-race FIBT World Cup season, which will... view event details
Holiday Gala Inspired by Downton Abbey
12/13/2014
In celebration of Season 5 of Downton Abbey, Mountain Lake PBS is pleased to present "A Holiday Gala Inspired by Downton Abbey" on Saturday, December 13th at... view event details
Stars on Ice Skating Show
12/30/2014
Stars on Ice continues to be unique among ice shows, not only with its high profile of skating's most prominent stars, but a level of production second to none... view event details
First Night Saranac Lake
12/31/2014
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
34th Empire State Winter Games
02/05/2015, 02/06/2015, 02/07/2015, 02/08/2015
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
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
06/14/2015
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
07/04/2015
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