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?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

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...

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

On Saturday, November 24th, The Bookstore Plus is celebrating Small Business Saturday with author Larry Sudbay, who will sign copies of his new book The Best is Yet to Be. Small Business Saturday takes place on the day...

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

The Bookstore Plus Hosts “Giving Tuesday” | Llama Llama Storytime and Pajama Party On Tuesday, November 27th, at 10:30 AM, The Bookstore Plus will host a special storytime on Giving Tuesday. Following Thanksgiving week...

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Join us for a special Local Shopping Night!  On Tuesday, December 4th, 6-8 PM, we will host an evening of special holiday shopping. You're invited to join The Bookstore Plus for light refreshments, complimentary gift...

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

The Bookstore Plus hosts a special Our Towns book signing during the Holiday Stroll Weekend Annie Stoltie, editor of Adirondack Life magazine, will join us in store to discuss and sign copies of Adirondack Life's new...

Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Come enjoy popular holiday classics played on English Handbells at the High Peaks Ringers Annual Holiday Concert, 2pm at the Adirondack Community Church, Lake Placid.  Hear favorites like White Christmas, We Wish You a...
On Sunday, December 9th, The Bookstore Plus will host Second Sunday Storytime from 4-5 PM December's theme is Winter! We will be reading two winter-themed books as well as creating snowglobes for a craft. Join us as...

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR January 2019 | "Oil and Marble" by Stephanie Storey On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the...

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

The 2019 Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day sports event hosted in Lake Placid, New York, from January 31 - February 3. In its 39th year, the Games will bring together athletes from across New York State and...

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR February 2019 | Crimson Lake by Candice Fox 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 club...

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Monday, August 5th, 2019

The High Peaks Summit Classic is, in spirit, a regeneration of the original concept that put us in Lake Placid in the first place, back in 1990. The original idea in 1990 was to invite the lacrosse community to the...

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