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!

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!
Empire State Winter Games
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
Harlem Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their most epic tour in history, as the world famous team celebrates its 90th anniversary world tour, with over 320... 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
ECAC Men's Ice Hockey Championships
03/18/2016, 03/19/2016
If you like the excitement and fast action of hockey, there is no place better to see it than Lake Placid, New York--the Winter Sports Capital of the World!... view event details
NCAA DIII Men's Ice Hockey Championship
03/25/2016, 03/26/2016
Speed, power and precision of elite student athletes will be on display at the 2016 NCAA DIII Men’s Ice Hockey Championship.  It all comes down the this... 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 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
Lake Placid Horse Show, I Love New York Horse Show,
06/28/2016, 06/29/2016, 06/30/2016, 07/01/2016, 07/02/2016, 07/03/2016, 07/05/2016, 07/06/2016, 07/07/2016, 07/08/2016, 07/09/2016, 07/10/2016, 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 and I Love New York WHERE: North Elba Show Grounds 5514 Cascade Rd. Lake Placid, NY Featuring one of the nation's premier hunter-... 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
Ironman Lake Placid
07/24/2016, 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
Annual CAN-AM International Rugby Tournament
07/29/2016, 07/30/2016, 07/31/2016, 07/28/2017, 07/29/2017, 07/30/2017
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
08/01/2016, 08/02/2016, 08/03/2016, 08/04/2016, 08/05/2016, 08/06/2016, 08/07/2016, 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