Lake Placid is home to a diverse range of events, capitalizing on our open spaces, fresh air, prime outdoor adventures, community spirit, and state-of-the-art venues and arenas.

Our Olympic legacy remains strong as we traditionally host world-class sporting events year-round, from the Empire State Winter Games to Ironman, and everything in between. Live entertainment also thrives in our mountain town at the many local taverns and restaurants. At the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, visitors and local alike will find exciting classes and dynamic performances in all seasons. Many of these events have gone virtual to accommodate health and safety COVID guidelines.

In the warmer months, events really start to heat up. Foodie specials abound and our area parks and waterfront are ideal for a picnic or family get together. There's also music! Spend an evening relaxing on the shore of Mirror Lake or take in the fall foliage at the annual Flaming Leaves Festival.

Colder temperatures don't mean that the fun slows down. In December, join us, in person or virtually, for the Holiday Village Stroll for a chance to meet Santa and celebrate the season! 

There is something happening all the time in Lake Placid and the High Peaks Region with many more events on the calendar. We understand that not everyone can be with us right now, so please do check our calendar to see what events you can attend virtually.

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Perfecting Placid

Everyone needs a little love, including Lake Placid's infrastructure! A lot has changed in this little village over the years, and the village is currently working on important, much needed projects to make the village better than ever. Construction has been paused from July to September, but we hope you'll pardon a bit of dust here and there!