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, October 17th, 2018

LAKE PLACID FARMERS' MARKET Support your local farmers and makers! When: Every Wednesday: 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.  Dates: June 27-October 17 Location: Jewtraw Park, Station Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946Black Rooster MapleTriple...

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Join us at the Lake Placid Public Library for help creating your own Halloween costume! Sewing machines, sewing supplies, materials, etc will be available along with helpful adults and teens to assist families in...

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Join us every Monday Night at Taverna for All Night Happy Hour! Food and Drink specials include... $2 16oz Utica Club Cans $5 Draft Beers $6 House Wines  $10 Gyro, Chicken Kabob, Falafel or Steak Wrap with house cut...

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

New York Polyphony will perform live in concert Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 pm at the Church of the Assumption.  The charming historic stone church, located at 78 Clinton Street in Redford, New York, will provide ideal...

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Wayne Failing & Friend Well known to the vibrant Lake Placid music scene as either a soloist or in a duo with long-time musician friends John Doan, George Bailey or Duane Gould, Wayne Failing has been uplifting...

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Struggling with math? Need a tutor? The Lake Placid Public Library would like to offer free math tutoring sessions for any student in grades 6-12. No registration required. Saturday mornings at 10:00 starting Nov. 3 (...

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR November 2018 | "The Fire By Night" by Teresa Messineo On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the...

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Join The Bookstore Plus for our monthly story time. November's theme is Origami! For November's story time, we are celebrating World Origami Day with our friend and special guest Misa Fukuju. Join us Sunday, November...

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

Join us for a special Local Shopping Night!  On Tuesday, December 4th, 6-8 PM, we will host an evening of special holiday shopping. You're invited to join The Bookstore Plus for light refreshments, complimentary gift...

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

The 2019 Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day sports event hosted in Lake Placid, New York, from January 31 - February 3. In its 39th year, the Games will bring together athletes from across New York State and...

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Monday, August 5th, 2019

The High Peaks Summit Classic is, in spirit, a regeneration of the original concept that put us in Lake Placid in the first place, back in 1990. The original idea in 1990 was to invite the lacrosse community to the...

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