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?

Wednesday, July 26th, 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...

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Saturday's starting at 6:30pm.  Join us on the lawn of the Jay Village Green for live music.   July 8th  --    ON3 (Classic rock) July 15th  --  Big Boss Sausage (pop, country, rock) July 22nd  -- Roy Hurd  (ADK folk)...

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...

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...