Events in Lake Placid

Events in Lake Placid for the Whole Family

The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here and events have tapered off a bit - at least the major events. There are still a lot of great cultural and family events on a smaller scale happening during August and September. Events you can join in and take in while relaxing with the family.

The Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts has many events on the August calendar to help satisfy some of your cultural desires.  From The Met Live in HD Encores, to the Wednesday Young & Fun Series for kids, there’s something going on most every day of the week at LPCA. If there isn’t an event happening, the art gallery is open for browsing Tuesday through Sunday afternoons from 1 - 5.


The Lake Placid History Museum will feature Heritage Day on Saturday, August 16 and local artisans will be center stage at Salute to Arts Day on Wednesday, August 20 at the expanded Lake Placid Farmers Market. 

The Great Outdoors

There are guided hikes and free Saturday night lectures or entertainment at Adirondack Loj, in addition to their wide array of naturalist programs, also free. 

Fall Events

It’s not too early to look ahead to the fall events either. The Lake Placid Classic Half Marathon, Artist at Work Studio Tour, Essex County Cheese Tour, Oktoberfest and Beer Fest, all taking place in September and October. 
Don’t miss some of best and most popular events coming up soon! 

Pick out events for your trip

Now that you've seen a sampling, check out our very full events schedule and start planning for your vacation dates. Don’t forget to check out the many hotels in Lake Placid offering seasonal packages and specials throughout the season.
Farm 2 Fork Festival brought to you by TASTENY
FARM 2 FORK: A tasting of food prepared by home cooks using featured produce from local farmers, Taste of NY, plus: Artisan Beverage Bar with shrub, switchel... view event details
Sixth Annual Hobofest
Hobofest presents a mix of regional and imported performers celebrating American roots culture and the independent Hobo-spirit. Happening on the Sunday of... view event details
32nd Annual Olympic Car Show & Parade
Must Be Pre registered Olympic Car Show and Parade hosts over 100 cars every Labor Day Weekend. With 49 classes all makes models and years are welcome and on... view event details
"Lake Placid Classic" Half Marathon & 10K
44th Annual Running of the Original Lake Placid/North Elba Half Marathon Saturday, September 6, 2014 in Lake Placid, NY. Race Course is a point to point route... view event details
36th Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race
The Whiteface Mountain Uphill Races takes you to the the top of New York the top of New York's 5th highest peak for a 360 degree panoramic view of the... view event details
11th Annual Wilmington Festival of the Colors
This multi-hued event is a traditional hometown celebration of autumn, with live entertainment, local arts, crafts, photography, furniture, fresh produce, and... view event details
Ragnar Relay Adirondacks
09/26/2014, 09/27/2014
Ragnar Relay Adirondacks might just take your breath away! The Ragnar event with the 'Best Fall Colors' takes place September 26-27, 2014, and you don't want... view event details
Artist at Work Studio Tour
09/27/2014, 09/28/2014
Approximately 50 artists participate at 40 locations throughout the trilakes area: Jay, Wilmington, Lake Placid, Onchiota, Rainbow Lake, Gabriels, Paul Smiths... view event details
10/04/2014, 10/05/2014
Once a year, Whiteface dusts off its lederhosen, fires up the oompah band and enjoys a tall mug of German beer. Oktoberfest is a weekend-long celebration of... view event details
3rd Annual Lake Placid Brewfest
Lake Placid's third annual brewfest comes to town to give you a truly unique experience. You'll get to sample beers from across the country and talk to beer... view event details
Essex County Cheese Tour
Three Essex County creameries will open their doors for an Adirondack Harvest public cheese tour: North Country Creamery in Keeseville, Asgaard Farm in Au... view event details
Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll
12/12/2014, 12/13/2014, 12/14/2014
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
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
Annual Lake Placid Marathon & Half
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: 45th annual Lake Placid Horse Show: June 24 -... view event details
I Love BBQ and Music Festival
07/03/2015, 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
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