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Top Seasonal Events in Lake George Village

No matter what time of year, the Village has something to offer for all ages. With everything from Oktoberfest and the Winter Carnival, to fall scenic tours and mini-golf, we are sure you will be entertained for the whole year. Check out events and activities below!

Snowy Winter

Winter Carnival

lake george winter carnival

February 3 - 25, 2024

The Winter Carnival is the biggest winter event in the village! The annual event takes place every weekend throughout the month of February and includes fireworks, pony rides, ice and wood carving demonstrations, sanctioned races on the lake, and more.

Lite Up The Village

lite up the village

2024 Dates TBA

Another winter favorite is the annual Lite Up The Village event. Each year adults and children of all ages welcome in the holiday season with over 30,000 holiday lights! 

New Year's Polar Plunge

lake george polar plunge

January 1, 2024

A long-time New Year's Day tradition, participants gather on the shore of Lake George for a Polar Plunge to bring in January 1.

Beautiful Spring

Sham 'Rock' the Block

sham rock the block

2024 Dates TBA

The Sham 'Rock' the Block event celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Irish-themed entertainment, including Celtic games, food, live music, and a parade.

Bands n' Beans

bands n beans

April 14, 2024

Check out Bands n' Beans which incorporates 30 restaurants that compete in an epic chili cooking contest. You taste and vote on your favorites, and enjoy live performances.

Maple Weekends

wild hill maple

March 16-17 & 23-24, 2024

March means maple in the Lake George region, and this is the time of year to visit area sugarhouses for tours and treats over Maple Weekends and Thurman Maple Days.



May 29 - June 2, 2024

Americade is a Lake George favorite come the end of spring. There's no better way to kick off the start of summer than with this major motorcycling event.

Sweet Summer

Weekly Fireworks & Live Music


The Village is the perfect spot for summertime fun! Head to Shepard's Park Ampitheatre for the best summer events including free live music and fireworks

Lake George Music Festival

music festival

August 11 - 22, 2024

The Lake George Music Festival takes place in August, bringing composers, performers, and music-lovers from around the world to the region.

Lake George Triathlon Festival

lake george triathlon

August 31 - September 1, 2024

For the athletes: The Lake George Triathlon Festival is an Olympic distance-triathlon run by Adirondack Race Management. 

Adirondack Wine & Food Festival

adk wine and food fest

June 29 - 30, 2024

The Adirondack Wine and Food Festival is the unofficial Lake George summer kickoff event. Check out over 120 local vendors and sample some of the best food and drinks the area has to offer. All ages are welcome!

Crisp Fall

Oktoberfest & Fall Festival

fall fest

2024 Dates TBA

Kick off the fall season with the annual Lake George Oktoberfest & Fall Festival! A local and visitor favorite, the festival features festive food, music, arts and crafts, and more. And, there's the Oktoberfest at Adirondack Brewery.

Polar Plunge For Special Olympics

2024 Dates TBA

The annual Lake George Polar Plunge for Special Olympics New York is a fall favorite within the Village, when participants take a cold dip at Shepard's Park Beach

Adirondack Nationals Car Show

adirondack nationals

September 5 - 8, 2024

Held the weekend after Labor Day, the Adirondack Nationals Car Show features classic cars, special events, and live performances.

King George Fishing Derby

king george fishing derby

Dates TBA

The King George Fishing Derby brings dedicated anglers to the lake for a weekend of fun competition.

Jazz at the Lake

jazz at the lake

September 13 - 15, 2024

Jazz at the Lake is brought to us by the Lake George Arts Project and celebrates up-and-coming and established jazz musicians.

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