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, June 2nd, 2017

Join us at Generations Tap & Grill every Friday for some great drinks, food & live music! 7pm-10pm   May 19 Dan Mason May 26 Dan Singer June 2 Chuck Kelsey June 9 Kyle Widrig June 16 Dan Mason June 23 Dan Mason...

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Friday, June 16th, 2017 and Saturday, June 17th, 2017 Michael Charles All I Really Know Tour 2017 -  at Delta Blue 2520 Main St Lake Placid, New York 12946518.302.7541 9:00 PM No Cover Eight times Grammy elected and...

Saturday, June 17th, 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...

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Wednesday, July 5 The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents Champlain National Bank’s Red, White and YOU!, a free Park Series concert at 7 PM in the Paul White Memorial Shell, Mids Park, downtown Lake Placid. Kick off the...

Friday, July 14th, 2017

A free Lake Placid Sinfonietta community concert at 7PM at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake. The concert is sponsored by Community Bank with additional support from the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce. The...

Sunday, July 23rd, 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 course presents challenging sections on both the bike and run...

Monday, July 31st, 2017

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 reunion all wrapped into one. We pride ourselves on offering...

Friday, August 11th, 2017

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta performs a Free morning Children’s Concert at 10:30AM at St. Agnes School, sponsored by Stewart’s Shops. All ages are welcome to attend this lively hour-long, interactive introduction to the...

Friday, December 8th, 2017

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-tale winter wonderland of Lake Placid. The weekend includes...