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?

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Saturday, July 21st, 2018| 1-3 PM|  The Bookstore Plus is excited to host author Stephanie Storey for a book signing event. Stephanie will be at The Bookstore Plus on Saturday, July 21st, 2018, from 1 to 3 PM to...
Saturday, July 21st, 2018| Author Signing Event with Kelli Foster The Bookstore Plus is pleased to host author Kelli Foster for a book signing event.  Kelli will be at The Bookstore Plus on Saturday, July, 21st,  2018...

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

The Bookstore Plus will be hosting a weekly Summer Storytime for children on Mondays at 10 AM at the store from July 2nd - August 28th, 2017. Monday, July 23rd, our storyteller will read "Great Kapok Tree" and "Tree of...
Join us every Monday Night at Taverna for All Night Happy Hour! Food and Drink specials include... $2 16oz Utica Club Cans $5 Draft Beers $6 House Wines  $10 Gyro, Chicken Kabob, Falafel or Steak Wrap with house cut...

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Naturalists from the Adirondack Mountain Club will share information about the history and geology of the Adirondack Mountains. For families with children in Pre-K through grade 5. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Bring your own seating to enjoy these “concerts-with-a-view” in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Children’s dancing is encouraged! If it is below 65 or raining, the concert moves to St. Agnes Church, a nearby...

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Join us at Dancing Bears Restaurant every Thursday for Muddles & Music! Enjoy local live music and our specialty muddled craft cocktails for just $6.

Friday, July 27th, 2018

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will perform a Free Concert for Children at 10:30 AM in the gymnasium of St. Agnes School, with sponsorship from Stewart’s Shops and St. Agnes parish.  All ages are welcome to attend this...
The winner of M.T.V.’s Viewer’s Choice Award, Chris has earned honors across the globe for his gifted vocals, accomplished musicianship and charismatic presence. Chris’ performances at The Mirror Lake Inn Bistro &...

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

The Hampstead Stage Co. will be here to perform American folktales and songs. For families with children in Pre-K through grade 5. Free and open to the public.   *This program is provided to you thanks to the LP...

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

The Rightly So is extremely excited to be coming to Smoke Signals! We hope to see you on August 2nd at 8pm. No cover! The Rightly So is an acoustic americana duo from Buffalo, NY. Combining the sounds of classic folk...

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Saturday, August 4th, 2018| Author Signing Event with Childrens Book Author, Linda Marshall The Bookstore Plus is pleased to host author Linda Marshall for a book signing event.  Linda will be at The Bookstore Plus on...
Author Book Signing Event With Angela Kaufman Saturday, August 4th 3:00-5 pm|  Join us as we welcome author Angela to celebrate her newest title,  "Queen Up! Reclaim Your Crown When Life Knocks You Down" Angela will be...

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

The Bookstore Plus Hosts L.R. Smolarek For a Book Signing! The Bookstore Plus is excited to welcome back Linda Smolarek for a signing event on  Sunday, August 5th, 2018, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Get your copies of "...

Monday, August 6th, 2018

MONDAY STORY TIME The Bookstore Plus will be hosting a weekly Summer Storytime for children on Mondays at 10 AM at the store from July 2nd - August 28th, 2017. Monday, August 6th, our storyteller will read "Brilliant...

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Just for Fun! Performance by musician, Dave Ruch. For families with children in Pre-K through grade 5. Free and open to the public.   *This program made possible thanks in part to CEF (for coordinating) and to funds...
OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR August 2018 | "THOUSAND-MILER: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail" by Melanie McManus On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers...

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Live at 77 presents Ryan Grant. Ryan’s accomplished guitar technique and fine vocal work makes him one of the Mirror Lake Inn’s favorite performers. If you haven’t heard Ryan, don’t miss these opportunities at the Täste...

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

The Bookstore Plus is pleased to invite you to our August Summer Authors Event. Seven authors will be joining us at the bookstore for a multiple author signing event. Come meet and mingle with regionally and nationally...

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Sunday, August 12th, 2018| Author Signing Event with Roger Robinson The Bookstore Plus is pleased to invite you to an exciting event. Roger Robinson will be joining us at The Bookstore Plus for a book signing event....
Second Sunday Storytime at The Bookstore Plus On the second Sunday of every month, at 4:00 PM, we host a themed story & craft hour. All children (especially children at heart) are welcome! Our storyteller reads to...

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Monday Summer Storytime and Craft at The Bookstore Plus The Bookstore Plus will be hosting a weekly Summer Storytime for children on Mondays at 10 AM at the store from July 2nd - August 28th, 2017. Monday, August 13th...
The Bookstore Plus Hosts Author Signing Event with Larry Weill on Monday, August 13th, 2018, from 3:00-5:00 PM. Join The Bookstore Plus for an exciting event! The Bookstore Plus is pleased to host author Larry Weill...

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Celebrate the Libraries Rock Summer Reading program with ice cream, books, and prizes! For families with children in Pre-K through grade 5. Free and open to the public.   *Thank you to Stewart's Shops for providing...

Friday, August 17th, 2018

National Recording Artist George Collichio. George is a favorite at the Mirror Lake Inn, playing his unique brand of new age jazz guitar with incredible style and finesse. If you haven’t had a chance to hear George, why...

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society will host the annual Heritage Fair on August 18, 10 am - 2 pm at The History Museum (242 Station Street, Lake Placid).  Browse the used book sale, grab a tasty treat from...
Saturday, August 18th, 2018| Author Signing Event with Childrens Book Author Brian Heinz! The Bookstore Plus is excited to host author Brian Heinz for a book signing event.  Brian will be at The Bookstore Plus on...

Monday, August 20th, 2018

MONDAY STORY TIME The Bookstore Plus will be hosting a weekly Summer Storytime for children on Mondays at 10 AM at the store from July 2nd - August 28th, 2017. Monday, August 20th, our storyteller will read "Can I Be...

Friday, August 24th, 2018

A native of Watertown, N.Y Phil has been playing small concert venues and showcases for close to 30 years, opening for such acts as Buffalo Springfield, Benny Mardonis, George Jones and Willy Nelson. Using a looping...

Monday, August 27th, 2018

MONDAY STORY TIME The Bookstore Plus will be hosting a weekly Summer Storytime for children on Mondays at 10 AM at the store from July 2nd - August 28th, 2017. Monday, August 27th, our storyteller will read "A Busy...

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Second Sunday Storytime On the second Sunday of every month, at 4:00 PM, The Bookstore Plus host's a themed story & craft hour. All children (especially children at heart) are welcome! Our storyteller reads to the ...

Friday, September 14th, 2018

A father-daughter duo from Upstate New York, Singer-Songwriter Bill Welch and recording artist Hayden Welch are excited to return to Taste Bistro at Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid, September 11th and 12th. Rich in...

Friday, September 28th, 2018

The Bookstore Plus Hosts Author Signing Event with Robert Hunter on Friday, September, 28th, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 PM. Join The Bookstore Plus for a unique event! The Bookstore Plus is pleased to host author Robert...

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

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Saturday, September 29th, 2018| Author Signing Event with Eileen Rockefeller  The Bookstore Plus is pleased to host author Eileen Rockefeller for a book signing event.  Eileen will be at The Bookstore Plus on Saturday...

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR October 2018 | “The Boat Runner" by Devin Murphy On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the book...

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

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Saturday, October 6th, 2018| Author Signing Event with Chuck D’Imperio The Bookstore Plus is pleased to host author Chuck D’Imperio for a book signing event.  Chuck will be at The Bookstore Plus on Saturday, October...

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

10/7/2018  - 5th Annual Essex County Cheese Tour Location: Essex County in the Adirondacks Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please join us for the 5th annual Essex Co. Cheese Tour! This self-guided tour highlights three...
The Bookstore Plus Hosts Author Signing with Caperton Tissot! Lake Placid, N.Y.- Sunday, October 7th, 2018| 1-3 PM The Bookstore Plus is pleased to host local author Caperton Tissot for a book signing event. Caperton...

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR November 2018 | "The Fire By Night" by Teresa Messineo On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the...

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