Events in Lake Placid

We’ve been very busy this winter and as we head into Spring we’ve got some really exciting and fun events for everyone.

Lake Placid Nordic Festival

Lake Placid plays host to the inaugural Lake Placid Nordic Festival beginning on February 27. It’s a three-day weekend full of great activities for skiers and non-skiers alike. Dinners, entertainment and cross-country ski events, music, races and educational clinics fill the schedule - and some of them are absolutely FREE! Check it out and come out and join us to celebrate this centuries-old form of skiing.

Lake Placid Nordic Festival

3rd Annual World Music Festival

The region’s cultural life is vibrant, especially in winter when folks are looking for some warm, indoor options. One annual event not to miss is the World Music Festival, now in its third year. With live entertainment, workshops and lots of kids activities, you’ll want to be sure not to miss this event on March 7.

3rd Annual World Music Festival

Where Champions Are Made

In the sports department, Lake Placid welcomes a couple of college events in March. College skiing takes over Whiteface Mountain and Mt. Van Hoevenberg from March 11 - 14, when the NCAA Division I Championships hit town. With both nordic and alpine events, you’ll get to see some of our up and coming Olympians for sure. Then don’t miss the ECAC Division I Hockey Championship on March 20 and 21. The top four college hockey teams in the East will converge on Lake Placid in a tournament to take home top honors and move on to the national championship. This is some of the best college hockey you’ll see in America, so if you’re a hockey fan, plan to be here.

2015 NCAA Division I Championships

ECAC Division I Men's Hockey Championship

Adirondack Maple Festival Weekend

Maple Fest, on the last weekend in March, celebrates all things maple! With tastings, recreational races, entertainment and restaurant and retail specials and promotions, you won’t want to miss this annual event marking the arrival of Spring and the maple sap flowing!

Adirondack Maple Festival Weekend Weekend

Check out the rest of our full schedule of events below for the upcoming Spring months.

3rd Annual World Music Festival
03/06/2015, 03/07/2015
Starting off with a Pre-World Music Festival Party at the Lake Placid Pub and Brewery on Friday March 6th, David Sommerstein from NCPR will be hosting the Beat... 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
Adirondack Maple Weekend
03/28/2015, 03/29/2015
In conjunction with New York State Maple Producers' and Northeastern NY Maple Producers' Maple Weekends, the Northern Adirondacks presents its own Maple... view event details
4th Annual Daffest
04/24/2015
Daffest is Saranac Lake's newest community movement to plant One Million daffodil bulbs and to celebrate these blooms each year with a fun filled festival... 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
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
4th of July Celebration
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
"Set the Night to Music" July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
07/04/2015, 07/04/2016
Held always on July 4th and now in it's 3rd decade, Lake Placid's fireworks show, "Set the Night to Music", is legendary in Northern New York, attracting huge... view event details
Ironman Lake Placid
07/26/2015
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
07/31/2015, 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.    Make sure to register for the 2014 Can-Am Rugby Tournament. Spots fill up quickly so don’t... 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
Adirondack Plein Air Festival
08/21/2015
Approximately 50-70 "plein air" painters from all over the country will gather in Saranac Lake to paint the scenic Adirondacks and the historic village for... 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