Events in Lake Placid

In the High Peaks Region, we live to be outdoors once the warm air pushes winter away for good. Our summer schedule is filled with multiple outdoor events to keep you moving well into the fall. 
 
Our first major event of the season brings runners from all over the country and the world to participate in the Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon, taking place this year on June 12. An event to watch for sure, the mass start is an amazing sight as it snakes up through the closed Main Street. 
 
As we move into summer, the Lake Placid and I Love New York horse shows take center stage from June 28 to July 10. Some of the best competitors on the international show jumping circuit will take to the ring for big money prizes over the course of the two weeks.
 
For those visiting during Independence Day weekend, Lake Placid pulls out all the stops. The ever popular I Love BBQ and Music Festival will run from July 3 – 5. Come out and watch some of the best barbecue competitors in the country, taste their creations, and listen to some awesome live music. And don't miss our spectacular "Set the Night to Music" fireworks extravaganza on the night of July 4, following the Fourth of July parade. 
 
Summer rolls along with cultural events, festivals, farmers markets, concerts, and enough to keep you hopping through the season.
 
If you find yourself in town the last weekend in July, make sure you watch some or all of the Ironman Lake Placid race on July 24. Athletes start shortly after sunrise, an amazing sight to behold as more than 3,000 swimmers hit Mirror Lake en masse for the 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile road bike, and a full marathon run. It's a grueling day for the athletes and an incredible competition to watch.
 
Sporting events like Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse and Can-Am Rugby follow Ironman with the largest gatherings of the sports in North America.  
 
There is something happening all of the time in the High Peaks Region, so check our events calendar and join in the fun!
U.S. National Fly Fishing Championships
06/01/2016, 06/02/2016, 06/03/2016, 06/04/2016
The nation's best anglers will return to the Adirondacks June 1st - 4th, 2016, competing to earn a spot on the US National Fly Fishing Team (Fly Fishing Team... view event details
The 7th Annual Wilmington-Whiteface Bike Fest
06/03/2016, 06/04/2016, 06/05/2016
The 7th Annual  Wilmington Whiteface Bike Fest With a mix of uphill, downhill, serious competition and family fun, the 7th Annual Wilmington Whiteface Bike... view event details
12th Annual Great Adirondack Trail Run
06/11/2016
Join us for the 12th Annual Great Adirondack Trail Run on June 11, 2016 in Keene Valley, New York! This charity event supports the Ausable and Boquet River... view event details
Adirondack SUP Fesitval
06/17/2016, 06/18/2016, 06/19/2016
Kick off the 2016 summer season at the 4th Annual Adirondack SUP Festival in Saranac Lake with a great weekend of SUP (stand up paddle) inspired activities for... view event details
Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic
06/27/2016, 06/28/2016, 06/29/2016
The Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic is designed to kick off the summer vacation season. The event will be open to both boy's and girl's participants with age... view event details
Lake Placid Horse Show, I Love New York Horse Show,
06/28/2016, 06/29/2016, 06/30/2016, 07/01/2016, 07/02/2016, 07/03/2016, 07/05/2016, 07/06/2016, 07/07/2016, 07/08/2016, 07/09/2016, 07/10/2016, 06/27/2017, 06/28/2017, 06/29/2017, 06/30/2017, 07/01/2017, 07/02/2017, 07/04/2017, 07/05/2017, 07/06/2017, 07/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 07/09/2017
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-... view event details
11th Annual Songs at Mirror Lake FREE Concert Series
06/28/2016, 07/05/2016, 07/12/2016, 07/19/2016, 07/26/2016, 08/02/2016, 08/09/2016
Join in at Mid's Park on Main Street every Tuesday from June 30th through August 11th, for Songs at Mirror Lake. Every concert is free, beginning at 7 pm each... view event details
4th of July Celebration
07/04/2016
Everyone is invited to participate in Lake Placid's annual Fourth of July Independence Day celebration.  There will be a live MC in front of Select Sotheby's... view event details
Lake Placid Sinfonietta 2016 Summer Music Festival
07/06/2016, 07/10/2016, 07/13/2016, 07/14/2016, 07/17/2016, 07/18/2016, 07/19/2016, 07/20/2016, 07/24/2016, 07/25/2016, 07/26/2016, 07/27/2016, 07/31/2016, 08/03/2016, 08/07/2016, 08/10/2016, 08/11/2016, 08/14/2016, 08/17/2016
5/17/16 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta, under the direction of Music Director Ron Spigelman, celebrates its 99th Anniversary Season July 6 to August 14. This... view event details
Whiteface Sky Races
07/09/2016, 07/10/2016
Whiteface sits on more true vertical gain than all but 14 other ski resorts in North America and more than any resort east of the Rockies. From its sharp and... view event details
Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days
07/09/2016
With a history dating back to the 1930s, the Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days is weekend-long festival designed to celebrate the regions's storied heritage of... view event details
Ironman Lake Placid
07/24/2016, 07/23/2017
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