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 20th, 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, November 22nd, 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. 
Featuring Blues, Rock, Country, Jazz, Folk, Bluegrass, with Gordy Sheer and Derrick Lavois, for an evening of Rockin’ Entertainment.  Musicians, Song Writers, Fun Seekers, Welcome. Open Mic Jam is held every Wednesday...

Thursday, November 23rd, 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...
Join us this Thursday for Muddles & Music! Enjoy our specialty muddled craft cocktails for just $6 and live music!

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Join us for Live Music every Friday from 7pm-9pm!
Join us for Josee & Erik LIVE at Delta Blue. British Columbia native Josee Allard plays original feel good country music accompanied by the spirited Erik VanYserloo on percussions. Josee has performed all over the U...

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Every Thurs. after school for grades 6-8 from 3:00-4:00. Students will create PowerPoints, displays, book talks, etc. to promote high interest titles for children and their families.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Santa, Craft Tables, Food, Raffles, Music, Bake Sale.  
Free math tutoring is available at the Lake Placid Public Library every Sat. (that school is in session) from 10:00am-11:00am for grades 6-12. Tutors are available to help with all MSHS math subjects for all area...
The Mountaineer, in addition to our partners at Dynafit, will host the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Ski Film at The Keene Arts Center, located on Rt. 73, Keene, NY. The Mountaineer is 1 of 6 Dynafit Competence...

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Join us while you are out Holiday Strolling at the Lake Placid Public Library on Sat. Dec. 9 from 2:00-3:00pm and create Holiday cards. We will provide the materials, relaxing space, and views of Mirror Lake, you...

Friday, December 15th, 2017

CELEBRATE NYSEF'S  COMMEMORATIVE BEER UNVEILING "Liquid Courage supports NYSEF youth athletes in their journey to persevere in snowsports. This specialty brew gives tribute to the unconditional courage an athlete...
The Cottage Christmas Party is one party that shouldn't be missed.  The fun starts at 6 pm with live music from Mike Shepard and a complimentary buffet! 

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