Events in Lake Placid

In Lake Placid, the fun doesn't end when you leave the trail. On any given day, you might find wine tastings, live music, educational workshops, sporting events, art openings, theatre productions, festivals, or farmers markets.

Our first major event of the season brings runners from all over the world to compete in the Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon on June 10. The mass start is an amazing sight to behold as it snakes north through the closed Main Street. Moving into summer, the Lake Placid and I Love New York horse shows take center stage from June 27 - July 9. It's two weeks of the best competitors on the international show jumping circuit.

For those visiting during Independence Day weekend, Lake Placid pulls out all the stops. The ever popular I Love BBQ and Music Festival runs from July 7 - 9. Watch some of the best BBQ competitors in the country, taste their creations, and listen to some awesome live music. And don't miss our spectacular "Set the Night to Music" fireworks extravaganza on the night of July 4, following the July 4 parade.

If you find yourself in town the last weekend in July, make sure you watch some or all of the Ironman Lake Placid race on July 23rd.  The amazing post-sunrise start is something to behold, as over 3,000 swimmers hit Mirror Lake for the 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile road bike, and a full marathon run. It's a grueling day for the athletes and an amazing competition to watch. Other sporting events include Lake Placid Summit Lacrosse and Can Am Rugby, some of the largest gatherings of the sports in North America.

There is something happening all the time in the High Peaks Region with many more events on the calendar, so plan your visit now and join in the fun!

"Set the Night to Music" July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
07/04/2017
Held always on July 4th and now in it's 3rd decade, Lake Placid's fireworks show, "Set the Night to Music", is legendary in Northern New York, attracting huge... view event details
Park Series - Lake Placid Sinfonietta concerts
07/05/2017, 07/12/2017, 07/19/2017, 07/26/2017, 08/02/2017, 08/09/2017
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... view event details
12th Annual I Love BBQ and Music Festival
07/07/2017, 07/08/2017, 07/09/2017
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Symphony Series - Lake Placid Sinfonietta concert
07/09/2017
The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents the first Symphony Series concert of the Centennial season at 7:30PM at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Tickets are... view event details
Ride for the River
07/16/2017
The 6th Annual Ride for the River will be held on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at the Hungry Trout Resort. This fun, family-friendly event is a celebration of the... view event details
Symphony Series - Lake Placid Sinfonietta concert
07/16/2017
Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents the second Symphony Series concerts of the Centennial Year at 7:30 PM on Sunday, July 16 at the Lake Placid Center for the... view event details
Symphony Series - Lake Placid Sinfonietta concert
07/23/2017
The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents the third Centennial Year Symphony series concert at 7:30 PM on Sunday, July 23 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.... view event details
Symphony Series - Lake Placid Sinfonietta concert
07/30/2017
The Lake Placid Sinfonietta presents the fourth Centennial Year Symphony Series concert at 7:30 PM on Sunday, July 30 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.... view event details
ADK 80K Ultra Trail Run and Mountain Bike Race
08/26/2017, 08/27/2017
The 2017 ADK 80K Race Weekend consists of ultra trail run and relay races on Saturday August 26th and mountain bike races on Sunday August 27th. The running... view event details