Events in Lake Placid

ADK Autumn

Fall is looming in the Adirondacks and we’ve got lots of great events on tap for you in the High Peaks Region. Celebrating all things autumn is a big deal here in the 'dacks, where Mother Nature’s spectacle is the big draw.

Rev up the fun!

Labor Day Weekend is the standing date for the Annual Olympic Car Show and Parade. This year marks the 34th Annual edition, and if you’re a classic car buff you won’t want to miss it. On Saturday night starting at 6 pm look for the Cruise Nite participants cruising around Mirror Lake and Main Street. Sunday activities will include a parade down Saranac Avenue and through Main Street to the Speedskating Oval beginning at 11:45 a.m. The rest of the day the cars will be on display at the Oval along with a BBQ, entertainment, and more.

All-natural color runs

The Lake Placid Classic Half Marathon and 10K rolls through Main Street at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 10th. After circling Mirror Lake the runners head out of town and end the race at the Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds. If you plan to visit town that weekend, bring your running shoes!
On September 24th Ragnar Relay Adirondacks rolls into town to finish two days of round the clock team running with about 2,000 racers and support crew. This finish line is also at the Lake Placid Horse Show Grounds, a great spot to watch and join the finish party.

Autumn arts & fests

Of course our big events of the fall are Whiteface Mountain’s Oktoberfest, as well as Lake Placid’s Flaming Leaves Festival, Beer Fest, and the Essex County Cheese Tour. 
Looking for autumn arts? Check out the live performances on tap at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and around town.
Come experience all we have to offer and make sure you don’t miss some of these entertaining events of the season by checking out the entire events schedule below.
Cycle Adirondacks
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
08/27/2016, 08/28/2016
The 2016 ADK 80K Race Weekend consists of a 80K/50K trail run and relay on Saturday August 27th and a 80K/40K mountain bike race and relay on Sunday August... view event details
"Lake Placid Classic" Half Marathon & 10K
46th Annual Running of the Original Lake Placid/North Elba Half Marathon Saturday, Sept. 10 in Lake Placid, NY. Race Course is a point to point route starting... view event details
Ragnar Relay Adirondacks
09/24/2016, 09/23/2016
Reebok Ragnar Relay Adirondacks kicks off in Saratoga Springs where runners are immediately immersed by the beauty of upstate New York. Teams of 12 (or 6) head... view event details
Tupper's Fall Festival! When autumn is at its peak in the Adirondacks, there really is no better way to celebrate the season than heading uphill for... view event details
Whiteface Mt Oktoberfest
10/01/2016, 10/02/2016
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
Flaming Leaves Festival
10/08/2016, 10/09/2016
Come out and join us for our annual two-day celebration of Fall. Bring the whole family–there's plenty for you to enjoy. North America's top ski jumpers... view event details
5th Annual Lake Placid Brewfest
Lake Placid's 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 experts... view event details
FIL 2016 World Cup Luge
12/02/2016, 12/03/2016
The best international competitors in the sport of Luge come together in Lake Placid to race on the Olympic luge track. Don't miss this exciting fast sliding... view event details
Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll
12/11/2016, 12/09/2016, 12/10/2016
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
The Can-Am Lake Placid Adult Pond Hockey Tournament
01/29/2017, 01/28/2017, 01/27/2017
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
Empire State Winter Games
02/02/2017, 02/03/2017, 02/04/2017, 02/05/2017
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
120th Annual Saranac Lake Winter Carnival
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 Horse Show, I Love New York Horse Show,
06/30/2017, 07/01/2017, 07/02/2017, 07/05/2017, 07/04/2017, 07/06/2017, 07/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 07/09/2017, 06/29/2017, 06/28/2017, 06/27/2017
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-jumper... view event details
Ironman Lake Placid
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
Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse
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