LAKE PLACID, N.Y.- Lake Placid is readying for its spectacular 4th of July celebration, complete with a parade down Main Street at 5 pm, a live MC near the post office on Main Street, along with activities all afternoon in Mid's Park courtesy of WSLP FM 93.3, and of course, the "Set the Night to Music" fireworks extravaganza. 

Anyone and everyone is invited to participate in Lake Placid's annual July 4th Independence Day parade. All are invited to create and build a float, bring out that classic car, or just don some patriotic duds and march!

This year’s parade will feature a group of local Team USA athletes who were successful in winning world championships in their individual sports. The confirmed list will be announced soon. The parade will be immediately followed by a recognition event and meet and greet with the athletes at Mid’s Park.

Lake Placid's fireworks show, "Set the Night to Music", is legendary in Northern New York, attracting huge crowds to watch fireworks explode over Mirror Lake in the center of the village. Fireworks are choreographed to music, broadcast live over 93.3 WSLP, beginning promptly at 9:45 pm over Mirror Lake.

To participate in the parade, please contact Sue Cameron at the Lake Placid Visitors Bureau at 518.621.3662. Parade registrants are asked to provide details about their entry, as it informs organizers for line-up locations, and the parade announcers will recognize individual entries as they pass by the park. Parade participants will line up is at 4:30pm on Cummins Rd in front of the Olympic Center. Parade turns left onto Main St and ends at High Peaks Resort.  

Details and updates for the 4th of July Celebration, the I Love BBQ Festival and other area events can be found at