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!

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
Ironman 70.3 Lake Placid
09/10/2017
An iconic North American triathlon for decades, Lake Placid offers the ultimate IRONMAN family vacation. This year, the town will host its very first IRONMAN... view event details
6th Annual Lake Placid Brewfest
09/23/2017
Lake Placid's annual Brewfest comes to town to give you a truly unique experience. You'll get to sample beers from across the country and talk to beer experts... view event details
Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon
06/23/2018
Since 1983, Athletes from across the northeast and Canada have traveled to Tupper Lake, NY to participate in the annual Tinman Triathlon. As one of the longest... view event details