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?

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Join us for Tuesday Night Trivia! 7-9pm 1st place prize - $50 gift card 2nd place prize - $20 gift card  3rd place prize - pitcher of beer! + shout out prizes! $2 domestic beer $3 well mixed drinks $4 draft beers $5...

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Join us for an informative evening on avalanche awareness. Plattsburgh State's Expeditionary Chair, Jerry Isaak, and student, Zander Conner, will deliver a presentation on staying safe in the backcountry including an...
Live music every Wednesday on the first floor, with $4 house pints and never a cover charge.  Take that mid-week break and enjoy a beer and the musical talents of Sean Griffin of The Ruffians!
Featuring Blues, Rock, Country, Jazz, Folk, Bluegrass, with our house band, Delta Roots. Join us for an evening of Rockin’ Entertainment. Musicians, Song Writers, Fun Seekers, Welcome. Open Mic Jam is held every...

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Molly Durnin is an impassioned alternative singer/songwriter who has rapidly emerged from the talented 518 music scene of Upstate New York. Her sultry, uninhibited vocals, percussive acoustic guitar style and...

Friday, January 26th, 2018

On Friday and Saturday nights, join us for an evening of live music - it's a great spot for relaxing with friends. Taste Bistro & Bar in the Lake Placid Region, is sure to draw in a fun and lively crowd no matter...
Soul Sky is a truly great, bluesy, jammy rock and roll band from New York’s Capital Region, formed in late 2012 with Blues Hall of Famer, Mark Emanatian, Jeremy Walz, Tom Dolan, and Josh Bloomfield. It was formed out of...

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

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...

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Join us every Thursday for Muddles & Music! Enjoy local live music and our specialty muddled craft cocktails for just $6!
The Bookstore Plus hosts Harry Potter Book Night! Join The Bookstore Plus in celebrating Harry Potter Book Night! Harry Potter Book Night is an annual moment offering fans the opportunity to celebrate J.K. Rowling’s...

Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

The Bookstore Plus Hosts Author Signing Event with Paul MacArthur on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018, from 3:00-5:00 PM. Join The Bookstore Plus for an exciting event! The Bookstore Plus is pleased to host author Paul...

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

The Bookstore Plus BOOK CLUB PICK FOR February 2018 | "The Resurrection of Joan Ashby" by Cherise Wolas On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the...

Friday, February 9th, 2018

Join us as we countdown to and relight the Olympic flame with the start of the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang!  The program is scheduled to start at 6:30 pm at the Horse Show Grounds. The Olympic flame is in this...

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

On the second Sunday of every month, at 4:00 PM, we host a themed story & craft hour. All children (especially children at heart) are welcome! Our storyteller reads to the curious listeners and then guides them...

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

GET A BLIND DATE FOR VALENTINE'S DAY & IT'S ON US!   Ready for a mysterious blind date this February? If you are, we’d like to fix you up with a blind date... with a book, of course! We are a bookstore, after all!...

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

The Bookstore Plus BOOK CLUB PICK FOR March 2018 | Video Chat With Author Susan Rivers   On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity...

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

On the second Sunday of every month, at 4:00 PM, The Bookstore Plus host's a themed story & craft hour. All children (especially children at heart) are welcome! Our storyteller reads to the curious listeners and...

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

Join The Bookstore Plus for an exciting event! The Bookstore Plus is pleased to host author Tim Rappleye for a book signing event.  Tim will be at The Bookstore Plus on Saturday, March 24th, 2018, from 3 to 5 PM to...

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The Bookstore Plus Hosts April Book Club | Video Chat with author Elizabeth Kostova OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR April 2018 |  "The Shadow Land" by Elizabeth Kostova On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus...
OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR April 2018 |  "The Shadow Land" by Elizabeth Kostova On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the...

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

THE BOOK CLUB PICK FOR May 2018 | Butter: A Rich History On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the book club pick with...

Friday, May 4th, 2018

Come join us after school for games, books, crafts, and more-all Star Wars related! For Pre-K-grade 5 children and their families. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR June 2018 | "Bachelor Girl" by Kim Van Alkemade On the first Tuesday of June, The Bookstore Plus will host a unique Book Club experience where readers will have the opportunity to discuss the book...

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Saturday, June 30th, 2018| Author Signing Event with Laurie Chandler The Bookstore Plus is pleased to host author Laurie Chandler for a book signing event.  Laurie will be at The Bookstore Plus on Saturday, June 30th,...

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