Lake George adds a new festival to its lineup of big events this fall season: Festival of the Lake. The first-ever Festival of the Lake will be a three-day celebration of Lake George from Fri, Sept 27, through Sun, Sept 29, to bring awareness about protecting the lake against invasive species, with all proceeds benefiting the S.A.V.E The Lake Initiative.
As part of the Ben & Jerry’s-sponsored celebration, a nighttime Flashlight 5k will liven up the streets of Lake George with the first-ever glow-in-the-dark 5k race. Racers will take to Canada Street through Lake George Village with glowing necklaces, bracelets and (for some) costumes. Local Chef Dave Britton (remember him from Springwater Bistro?) will bring his mobile brick pizza oven Pies on Wheels, The Barbecue Smokehouse’s famous ribs will be on-site (and hopefully fried green beans) as well as other local vendors dotted throughout the festival.
Adult festival-goers will want to make their way to the two tents featuring wine from Adirondack Winery and Tasting Room and beers and wines from the Adirondack Pub & Brewery, two Canada Street boîtes that are popular year-round. Ongoing weekend-long fun includes pony and carnival rides, a children’s petting zoo, amusement rides, bounce houses, walk-through balloons, a pedal cab race, antique speed boat and parasail rides, strolling entertainment, local artists, craft sales and thousands of dollars in prizes during the silent auction.
Six live bands will play throughout the weekend, starting at 4pm on Friday night.
Jonathan Newell Band
Admission is $10 for adults for the whole three-day Festival of the Lake weekend of events and includes one beverage. Race registration and prices can be found on the Flashlight 5k event page.