Events in Lake Placid

Winter in the High Peaks is in full swing now that we’ve had a couple of dumpings of great snow! 

Upcoming events for the New Year include Skate into New Year on the Olympic Oval, nearby Saranac Lake’s First Night and all the great promotions about town for the holiday season.

On Snow Action

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!
Stars on Ice Skating Show
12/30/2014
Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek Returns to Stars on Ice for First Time Since 2011 and Olympic Silver Medalist Patrick Chan Makes U.S. Tour Debut  A Decade... view event details
First Night Saranac Lake
12/31/2014, 12/31/2015
First Night Saranac Lake is an alcohol free alternative to ringing in the New Year.   From live music all over the community, to dining specials and fireworks... view event details
Winterfest at Adirondack Loj
01/10/2015
Winter Trails Day is a nation-wide, family friendly event, allowing one and all (both kids and big kids) the opportunity to learn to snowshoe and cross country... view event details
FIS Freestyle World Cup Skiing
01/29/2015, 01/31/2015
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
The Lake Placid Adult Pond Hockey Tournament
01/29/2015, 01/30/2015, 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
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
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... view event details
Lake Placid Loppet and Kort Loppet
03/01/2015
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
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
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
10th Annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival
07/02/2015, 07/02/2015, 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
"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