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Lake George Winter Carnival 2015

snowmobile races at the Lake George Winter CarnivalWeekends in February Are Winter Carnival Time!

Lake George Village offers a month long celebration of winter during this annual family-friendly event at Shepard Park! The Winter Carnival officially begins with the New Year's Day Polar Plunge and First Day in Lake George. The Winter Carnival then picks up again each weekend throughout February, so mark your calendar and take part in the fun!

Take the plunge! Join the Polar Plunge if you dare! Afraid to get your toes wet that first morning? Well, no need to worry -- a polar plunge happens every weekend of the Winter Carnival! Get to the beach by 3:00pm on Saturday and Sunday of every weekend for this entertaining sight!

Relish the warmth of tasty samples during the chowder, chili, BBQ and chicken wing cook-offs. Enjoy the always hilarious and fun outhouse races - a crowd pleasing favorite! - as well as dog sled, ATV, snowmobile races and more.

Kids can explore the ice castle, play on the giant ice slide, participate in children's activities, enjoy a tethered hot air balloon ride or snowmobile ride and visit a historical reenactors' encampment of the 1700s. And that's just a sample; there's so much fun for everyone! View the complete list of activities below.

PLEASE NOTE: The below schedule is subject to change. Information up to date as of 11/25/2014. For the most up to date schedule information, please visit www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com

 

Lake George Winter CarnivalEvery Weekend in February

The following events you can enjoy every Saturday and Sunday at the Lake George Winter Carnival during the month of February:
  • All day - Giant Snow Slide (Fee) - Shepards Park Beach
  • All day - Kids Indoor Mini Golf - Magic Castle
  • 11AM-2:00PM - Children’s Activities, ZUMBA, and Face Painting - King Neptune’s
  • 12-2:00PM - Ice & Wood Carving Demonstrations - Shepards Park
  • 12-3 PM - Pony Rides ($5) - Shepards Park
  • 2:30PM - LG Dog's Got Talent Show - Shepards Park Beach
  • 2:00PM - Snowmobile Water Skip - Shepards Park Beach
  • 3:00PM - Polar Plunge - Shepards Park Beach
  • 5:30PM - Wish Lantern Fly Off (Purchase At The LGWC Souvenir Table) - Shepards Park Beach
  • 6:00PM - Fireworks Over The Lake (Saturdays)



  • Below are some additional highlights from each weekend's events...

    Weekend 1: Saturday, February 7th & Sunday, February 8th

    • Sat 12:00 PM - Noon Opening Ceremonies - Shepard Park Beach
    • Sat 12:30 PM - Chili Cook Off - Shepards Park Beach
    • Sat 12:30 PM - Outhouse Races - Duffy's
    • Sat 4:00 PM - Lake George Winter Carnival Parade - North on Canada St.
    • Sat (After Parade) - Bon Fire on the Beach - Shepards Beach -Toast marshmallows and watch the fireworks
    • Sat 6:00 PM - Fireworks - Over the Lake
    • Sun 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - "Glacier" Golf Tournament
    • Sun - Dogsled Rides On The Lake - $15
    • Sat & Sun - Giant Snow Slide - Shepards Park Beach all day

    Weekend 2: Saturday, February 14th & Sunday, February 15th

    • *Sat 9:00 AM Registration - NYS AMA Sanctioned Motorcycle & ATV Ice Race Championship - Duffy's
    • Sat 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Registration - ATV Poker Run/Scavenger Hunt - Duffy's
    • Sat 12:00 PM - BBQ Cook Off - Shepards Park Beach
    • Sat - Snow Sculpting Contest
    • *Sat - Giant Kite Flying On The Ice
    • Sat 4:00 PM - Bon Fire on the Beach - Shepards Beach -Toast marshmallows and watch the fireworks
    • Sat 6:00 PM - Fireworks - Over the Lake
    • Sat 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Radio Disney - Shepards Park Bandstand
    • Sat & Sun - Dogsled Rides On The Lake - $15
    • Sat & Sun - Breezy Hill Alpaca Farm - Shepards Park
    • *Sat & Sun - Ice Diving Demonstration - All day on the ice Sponsored by Morin’s Professional Scuba Center

    Weekend 3: Saturday, February 21st - Sunday, February 22nd

    • Sat 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Registration - ATV Poker Run/Scavenger Hunt - Duffy's
    • Sat 12:00 PM - Chowder Cook Off - Shepards Park Beach
    • Sat 4:00 PM - Bon Fire on the Beach - Shepards Park Beach. Toast marshmallows and watch the fireworks.
    • Sat 6:00 PM - Fireworks - Over the Lake
    • Sun 1:00 PM - Tavern Competition - Shepard Park Beach, Hosted by Mario's Restaurant
    • *Sat & Sun - Ice Diving Demonstration - All day on the ice Sponsored by Rich Morin’s Professional Scuba Center
    • Sat & Sun - Breezy Hill Alpaca Farm - Shepards Park

    Weekend 4: Saturday, February 22nd - Sunday, February 23rd

    • Sat 12:00PM - Chicken Wing Cook Off - Shepards Park Beach
    • Sat 4:00PM - Bon Fire on the Beach - Shepards Beach-Toast marshmallows and watch the fireworks.
    • Sun 3:00PM - Raffle Drawing - Shepards Park Beach
    • Sat 6:30PM - Fireworks - Over the Lake
    • *Sat & Sun - Car Races - Sanctioned car race on the ice

    * = Ice Dependent Events
    All events are weather and ice permitting, LGWC will not be held responsible for any cancelled Events or Races

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