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, May 22nd, 2019

In part of the 2019 Winter Lecture Series, please join us for 'Women's Suffrage in the Adirondacks' presented by Margaret Bartley. Margaret Bartley, Historian, Author and Vice President of the Adirondack History Museum...
Join us every Wednesday night for Open Mic Night! Featuring Blues, Rock, Country, Jazz, Folk, Bluegrass, and an evening of Rockin’ Entertainment.  Musicians, Song Writers, Fun Seekers, Welcome. No cover. Come In Off...

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Join us for Live Music every Friday from 7pm-10pm! 

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

The Lake Placid High School Environmental Club has organized the Green Market Event, taking place on May 25th at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval. This group of students has worked continuously to obtain vendors,...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

The Bookstore Plus Hosts Video Book Chat with Megan Miranda   Our annual video chat, young adult, book club is back!  New York Times bestselling author, Megan Miranda will join us Tuesday evening, May 28th via video ...

Friday, May 31st, 2019

The winner of M.T.V.’s Viewer’s Choice Award, Chris has earned honors across the globe for his gifted vocals, accomplished musicianship and charismatic presence. Chris’ performances at The Mirror Lake Inn Bistro never...

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Please join us for a fun day with or without your pup and support a great cause! The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the...

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Come hear our annual Spring Ring of songs rung on English handbells that will put you in the mood for summer.  Admission is free but donations are graciously accepted.

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR June 2019 | "The Age of Light" by Whitney Scharer On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the opportunity to discuss the...

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

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, June 8th, 2019

The Bookstore Plus Hosts Author Signing Event with Paul Seward on Saturday, June 8th, 2018, from 1:00-3:00 PM. Join The Bookstore Plus for an exciting book event! Paul will be at The Bookstore Plus to autograph copies...

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Story Time 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...

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Täste Bistro is proud to present Bob Warren. Bob is a well known & highly regarded artist in Saratoga, New York’s music scene. A regular performer at Lena’s Café, Bob’s songs have been recorded by such artists as...

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Tim Wechgalaer is a Saratoga Springs local who specializes in Acoustic Folk Rock. Find out more about Tim at www.twecmusic.com or come see him for yourself at The Taste Bistro!

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

The Bookstore Plus Hosts Author Signing Event with David Crews on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019, from 3:00-5:00 PM. Join The Bookstore Plus for an exciting book event! David will be at The Bookstore Plus to autograph...

Friday, June 28th, 2019

The Adirondack History Museum is organizing a gathering of Historians who are interested in researching and writing about the minorities who lived in the Adirondacks in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. This is an...
Ryan Clark is a musician based in upstate New York. He released his first original EP titled Take a Chance in November and is currently touring regionally. His passion for music drives him to create original content....

Saturday, June 29th, 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...

Monday, July 1st, 2019

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH Lacrosse is more than just X's and O's, it's a way of life. The Lake Placid Youth Classic is designed as a competitive and fun youth lacrosse tournament in the heart of the Adirondacks, with an...

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

July Book Club | Video Chat with Shelley Wood 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 the author...

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Lake Placid's July 4th celebration has become legendary in the North Country.  Stay tuned for more information for the 2019 celebration!  The parade steps off at 5 p.m. sharp on Main Street at the Olympic Center and...
Join the Lake Placid Sinfonietta for a concert that has the best view in town!  Bring your own seating to enjoy these “concerts-with-a-view” in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. Children’s dancing is encouraged! If...

Friday, July 5th, 2019

The Bookstore Plus Hosts Author Signing Event with Ted Comstock and Chris Woodward on Friday, July 5th, 2018, from 3:00-5:00 PM. Join The Bookstore Plus for an exciting book event! Ted and Chris will be at The...

Friday, July 12th, 2019

The Bookstore Plus hosts the release of Kate Messner's latest book titled "Ranger In Time #10: Night of Soldiers and Spies".  Get your copy of "Ranger In Time #10" autographed on Friday, July 12th, from 3-5 PM! BOOK...

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Story time 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! The storyteller reads to the curious...

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

The Bookstore Plus Hosts Author Signing Event AND acoustic guitar performance with Robert Hunter on Saturday, July 20th, 2019, from 4:00-6:00 PM. Join The Bookstore Plus for an exciting book signing and musical...

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

The Bookstore Plus Hosts Author Signing Event with R. George Clark on Saturday, July 27th, 2019, from 3:00-5:00 PM. Join The Bookstore Plus for an exciting book event! R. George Clark, (Bob), will be at The Bookstore...

Monday, July 29th, 2019

We believe that individuals are products of their environment, their experiences, their teams, and their families - both immediate and extended. From that simple concept, and what it means to us, the Northstar...

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

The Bookstore Plus Hosts Author Signing Event with Rebecca Donnelly on Satuday, August 3rd, 2019, from 3:00-5:00 PM. Join The Bookstore Plus for an exciting book event! Rebecca will be at The Bookstore Plus to...

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

The Bookstore Plus Hosts L.R. Smolarek For a Book Signing! The Bookstore Plus is excited to welcome back Linda Smolarek for a signing event on  Sunday, August 4th, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Get your copies of...

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

August Book Club Discussion: In Person Chat with Bob Eckstein at The Lake Placid Public Library! The Bookstore Plus Hosts BOOK CLUB PICK FOR August 2019 : "The Illustrated History of the Snowman" by BOB ECKSTEIN On...

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Story Time 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...

Friday, August 16th, 2019

The Bookstore Plus Hosts Author Signing Event with Jode Millman on Friday, August 16th, 2019, from 3:00-5:00 PM.   Join The Bookstore Plus for an exciting book event! Jode will be at The Bookstore Plus to autograph...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR September 2019 | The Book Woman Of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the...
OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR September 2019 | The Book Woman Of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus hosts a unique Book Club experience where readers have the...

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

The Book Store Plus Hosts BOOK CLUB PICK FOR October 2019 | Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward   OUR BOOK CLUB PICK FOR October 2019 | Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward On the first Tuesday of every month, The Bookstore Plus...

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