Events in Lake Placid

In Lake Placid, the fun doesn't end when you leave the trail. On any given day, you might find wine tastings, live music, educational workshops, sporting events, art openings, theatre productions, festivals, or farmers markets.

Our first major event of the season brings runners from all over the world to compete in the Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon on June 10. The mass start is an amazing sight to behold as it snakes north through the closed Main Street. Moving into summer, the Lake Placid and I Love New York horse shows take center stage from June 27 - July 9. It's two weeks of the best competitors on the international show jumping circuit.

For those visiting during Independence Day weekend, Lake Placid pulls out all the stops. The ever popular I Love BBQ and Music Festival runs from July 7 - 9. Watch some of the best BBQ competitors in the country, taste their creations, and listen to some awesome live music. And don't miss our spectacular "Set the Night to Music" fireworks extravaganza on the night of July 4, following the July 4 parade.

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 23rd.  The amazing post-sunrise start is something to behold, as over 3,000 swimmers hit Mirror Lake for the 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile road bike, and a full marathon run. It's a grueling day for the athletes and an amazing competition to watch. Other sporting events include Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse and Can Am Rugby, some of the largest gatherings of the sports in North America.

There is something happening all the time in the High Peaks Region with many more events on the calendar, so plan your visit now and join in the fun!

13th Annual Lake Placid Marathon/Half Marathon
06/11/2017
Join the fun and challenge yourself in the scenic Lake Placid Marathon and half marathon. The course runs through the village of Lake Placid and through the... view event details
Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon
06/24/2017
Since 1983, Athletes from across the northeast and Canada have traveled to Tupper Lake, NY to participate in the annual Tinman Triathlon. As one of the longest... view event details
Lake Placid Horse Show, I Love New York Horse Show,
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 and I Love New York WHERE: North Elba Show Grounds 5514 Cascade Rd. Lake Placid, NY Featuring one of the nation's premier hunter-jumper... view event details
Park Series - Lake Placid Sinfonietta concerts
07/05/2017, 07/12/2017, 07/19/2017, 07/26/2017, 08/02/2017, 08/09/2017
Wednesday, July 5 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents Champlain National Bank’s Red, White and YOU!, a free Park Series concert at 7 PM in the Paul White... view event details
12th Annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival
07/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 07/09/2017
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Symphony Series - Lake Placid Sinfonietta concert
07/09/2017
The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents the first Symphony Series concert of the Centennial season at 7:30PM at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Tickets are... view event details
Ride for the River
07/16/2017
The 6th Annual Ride for the River will be held on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at the Hungry Trout Resort. This fun, family-friendly event is a celebration of the... view event details
Symphony Series - Lake Placid Sinfonietta concert
07/16/2017
Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents the second Symphony Series concerts of the Centennial Year at 7:30 PM on Sunday, July 16 at the Lake Placid Center for the... view event details
Ironman Lake Placid
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
Symphony Series - Lake Placid Sinfonietta concert
07/23/2017
The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents the third Centennial Year Symphony series concert at 7:30 PM on Sunday, July 23 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.... view event details
44th Annual CAN-AM Rugby Tournament
07/28/2017, 07/29/2017, 07/30/2017
Over 100+ teams converging on the Adirondacks. CAN-AM Rugby Tournament in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake, Bloomingdale. Make sure to register for the 2017 Can-Am... view event details
Symphony Series - Lake Placid Sinfonietta concert
07/30/2017
The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents the fourth Centennial Year Symphony Series concert at 7:30 PM on Sunday, July 30 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.... view event details
Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse
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
ADK 80K Ultra Trail Run and Mountain Bike Race
08/26/2017, 08/27/2017
The 2017 ADK 80K Race Weekend consists of ultra trail run and relay races on Saturday August 26th and mountain bike races on Sunday August 27th. The running... view event details
Flaming Leaves Festival
10/07/2017, 10/08/2017
  Come out to the Olympic Jumping Complex for the annual two-day celebration of Fall. Bring the whole family–there's plenty for you to enjoy. North America's... view event details
2017 Skate America
11/24/2017, 11/25/2017, 11/26/2017
U.S. Figure Skating announced the selection of Lake Placid, New York, as the host city for 2017 Skate America. Competition is scheduled for Nov. 24-26, 2017,... view event details
Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll
12/08/2017, 12/09/2017, 12/10/2017
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