Free Area Events

A vacation doesn't have to mean breaking the bank 

You've chosen your vacation dates, your room is booked, and now it's down to the fun part — deciding what to do. How about we help you (and your budget) out? Lake Placid and the surrounding villages offer a host of free events throughout the season. As a matter of fact, it's hard to pinpoint a single day when there isn't at least two or more possibilities for you to choose from. The hardest part about vacationing in the Adirondacks is juggling your schedule — concerts, dance, art shows, theater performances, nature walks, museum tours, film screenings, farmers markets, and kids programs — the list goes on and on.

Are the kids in tow? 

  • How about Free Story Hour at the Bookstore Plus, followed by an afternoon hike up Cobble Hill or a stroll through Henry's Woods? There are several awesome one -to two-hour hikes that start right in the village!
  • Not into hiking? Pack a picnic and relax at the town beach, or go to one of the free Songs at Mirror Lake concerts. Why not visit one of the many local farmers markets in the area and get a true taste of the Adirondacks?

An evening with a view

  • The Lake Placid Sinfonietta holds a free concert in Mid's Park every Wednesday evening in July and early August. It's the perfect place to settle down and watch the sunset after a romantic stroll around Mirror Lake. 
  • The Wilmington town beach is home to the popular Thursday evening concert series. Artists rotate weekly, but the experience is always fun. Bring a picnic or barbecue on site, then settle in to listen to the sounds of music by the river.

Take a few minutes to scroll through the list of great events below. These fun, informative, and festive programs are sure to leave you with fond memories of your visit.
What, oh what, will you choose?

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Live Music at Generations Tap & Grill 7-10pm Friday, September 1st Dan Mason Friday, September 8th Kyle Widrig Friday, September 15th Dan Mason Friday, September 22nd Lucky Cerruti Friday, September 29th Kyle Widrig

Monday, September 25th, 2017

Homework help, reading, building projects, arts and crafts, and educational games for grades 3-5. Students can be dropped off or ride the Cat Bus from school (please provide a note to school!)

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Join us every Wednesday for Live Music on the first floor of the Pub & Brewery. Never a cover charge. $4 house pints during the show. 
FInd all things you need or want for cooking and snacking and gift giving at our Lake Placid Farmers Market. Located in St. Agnes School parking lot on Saranac Avenue next to St. Agnes Church.  

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Join us every Thursday for our Pizza & Pint night. For each and every pint purchased, you will receive a complimentary (free!) 6" cheese pizza. (Or you can add pepperoni to the pizza for $1). So come on down to Big...
Kick off your weekend with Muddles & Music at Dancing Bears Restaurant, Thursdays at 5PM. Enjoy drink specials, live music during our famous Freeze Your Glass Off happy hour or swing in any day of the week for...

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Our annual Oktoberfest party is back! Join us for a day of celebration, including Live Music with local favorite, Big Slyde! We will also be running our annual 5k, so run first then party for the rest day!

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Join the Empire State Capital Volkssporters  for a walk. This is not a guided tour, but a chance to walk a mapped route around Lake Placid with other members of the Volkssporters.  Meet at the Lake Placid Visitors...

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Practice is free and open to the public.  Space is limited.  USA rink.