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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 the Winter Carnival, to Elvis Fest, to fall scenic tours, and mini-golf, we are sure you will be entertained for the whole year. Check out events and activities below!

Summer Favorites

You can find something for everyone during the summer with fireworks every week, live music, go karts, ice cream, mini-golf, and SO much more! The beginning of summer marks the reopening of seasonal restaurants and shops, creating even more village fun.

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fireworks in Lake George Village

Weekly Fireworks & Music

NOTE: The weekly fireworks and free entertainment have been canceled for summer 2020.

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. Bring the kids along for free entertainment and fun with magicians, jugglers, and bounce houses.

Trolley Rides

The Lake George trolley is one of our summer favorites that is fun for the whole family! Greater Glens Falls Transit operates the trolley service in the Lake George area during the summer.


Mini-golfing in the village is definitely a summer favorite! Lake George is home to some of the best mini-golf and full golf courses. Golf is the perfect outing, whether you're taking the whole family or going on a date night.

Steamboat Rides

Steamboat rides are a summer favorite in the Lake George Village! The Lake George Steamboat Company offers a variety of cruises on their 3 large ships. Enjoy sightseeing trips along with lunch, dinner and brunch cruises! Lake George Shoreline Cruises are also a great option, and are available for a variety of events. You'll have a memorable cruise surrounded by sparking blue waters, perfect for a sunny day with the kids or a date for two. 


For more summer fun in the village, check out the best in Summer Attractions!

Want more summer? Check out the Lake George Summer Guide for all things summer!

Spring Favorites

The snow has finally melted away, and you've got spring fever! There is plenty to do in the village during the spring months - check out some of our spring favorites below.
couple wearing four-leaf clover glasses

Sham 'Rock' the Block

This two-day festival in the village is the perfect spring celebration! The Sham 'Rock' the Block event celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Irish-themed entertainment, including Celtic games, food, live music, and a parade! Great for the kids as well, with special activities just for them. It's the perfect weekend to celebrate the start of spring and the weather finally warming up! 

Bands n' Beans

Hungry for some chili? Check out Bands n' Beans! With nearly 30 restaurants competing in a chili cooking contest, you have the opportunity to taste and vote for your favorites! This event has grown to become one of the biggest parties of the year in the North County, featuring a great lineup of musicians.

Elvis Festival

Are you a fan of The King? Lake George is home to the annual Elvis Festival each spring! This top event features everything from tribute artists to memorabilia.


One of the biggest spring events in the village is Americade - the world's largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally! Each year, Americade draws thousands of riders and passengers to the village for events, exhibits, and vendors.

Fall Favorites

The village is a gorgeous destination during the fall months! Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage as the bright colors reflect off the waters of the lake, surrounded by colorful mountains.

Oktoberfest & Fall Festival

Kick off the fall season with the annual Lake George Oktoberfest & Fall Festival! A local and visitor favorite, the festival features food, music, arts & crafts, fireworks and more! Get into the fall spirit with German music and Bier Gardens during this family-friendly event.

Leaf Peeping

Leaf peeping is definitely a fall favorite in the village! People come from far and wide to see the magnificent colors of the foliage, eager to get a great photo for a keepsake. Head to the village during the third week in October (weather dependent) when the fall colors will be at their peak.

Polar Plunge For Special Olympics

The water is getting cold, so why not take the plunge? 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. Hundreds of participants are involved each year, so pack a towel and some warm clothes, and get ready to jump in!

Fall Scenic Cruise

Looking for a relaxing scenic tour? Why not try a fall foliage scenic cruise aboard a Lake George steamboat! You'll be able to see the fall foliage in a whole new way, from the chilly waters of the lake. Truly a fall favorite, this is a perfect event for a relaxing date night to enjoy the crisp air, amazing views, and great company.

Looking for more? Check out the Lake George Fall Guide to find all the fall fun throughout the Lake George area!

Winter Favorites

When fall turns to winter, the village still has lots to offer!

young boy riding horse at winter carnival

Winter Carnival

The Winter Carnival is the biggest winter event in the village! The annual event takes place every weekend throughout the month of February. The carnival includes food, children's activities, snow slides, pony rides, ice & wood carving demonstrations, and so much more! Who says you have to be warm to have fun? Pack some mittens and a hat, and you'll be ready for the chilly, festive celebration!

Snowshoeing in Battlefield Park

Looking for a relaxing winter afternoon? Snowshoeing in Battlefield Park is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the beauty of winter in the village! Battlefield Park is a great park for activities all year round, including jogging, kite flying, picnicking and, of course, snowshoeing!

Lite Up The Village

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! Families can then head over to the Lake George Fire House for a visit with Santa and hot chocolate, cookies and live music.

Tubing at the Recreation Center

Ready for some great winter fun? Head to the Lake George Recreation Center for a day of tubing down a steep hill! Perfect for ages five and up, tubing is a fun family outing during a chilly afternoon. Save the hot cocoa for your reward when you arrive home - the steep hike up to the top of the hill will keep you plenty warm!

Want more winter fun? Check out the Lake George Winter Guide!

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