Events in Lake Placid

On Snow Action

Winter recreation in the High Peaks Region is in full swing as we head into some of our biggest event weeks of the winter. Cruising on into the New Year, FIS World Cup Freestyle Skiing comes to town in mid-January, followed by Empire State Winter Games and Nor-Am Freestyle Skiing. 

The Arts

There are cultural events at Lake Placid Center for the Arts and live entertainment at several venues around town.

Plan now for February & March

It’s not too early to plan for the Lake Placid Loppet and Nordic Ski Festival at the end of February. In mid-March we welcome ECAC Men’s Division One Championship Hockey Finals back to the Olympic Center.

Pick Your Events, Plan Your Trip

So, in addition to all the great outdoor activities, shopping, dining and entertainment, check out our events calendar for your dates and put them on YOUR calendar!
The Can-Am Lake Placid Adult Pond Hockey Tournament
01/31/2015, 02/01/2015
There was something very special about playing hockey on the frozen pond, lake, creek or marsh. Heading down to the pond with your skates over your shoulder,... view event details
USA Luge Sponsored Toboggan Race - open to one and all
Ardent supporters, casual fans and the general public will have the chance to blast down a frozen ramp at speeds over 35 miles per hour in an all-out effort... view event details
FIS Freestyle World Cup Skiing
Watch the world's best mogul skiers compete at Whiteface Mountain and the world's top aerial skiers soar at the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid. January... 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
Warren Miller's Climb to Glory
Produced by Warren Miller Entertainment in partnership with the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum, Climb To Glory tells the story of the 10th Mountain Division... view event details
Lake Placid Nordic Festival
02/27/2015, 02/28/2015, 03/01/2015
Whether you're a beginner skier or an experienced racer, join us February 27-March 1, 2015 for our innaugural Lake Placid Nordic Festival. THREE DAYS OF NORDIC... view event details
33rd Annual Lake Placid Loppet and Kort Loppet
Nordic skiers from throughout the northeastern United States and Canada will compete in the 50K Loppet and 25K Kort Loppet. The Lake Placid Loppet is one of... 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
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
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