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The 2014 Lake George Winter Carnival Events

The 2014 Lake George Winter Carnival winter outdoor event is every weekend in February and features tons of al fresco activities.

Ever since 1961 the Adirondack winter outdoor Lake George Winter Carnival has been featuring children’s activities, cook-offs, games, golf, polar swims, outhouse races, ice SCUBA lessons, lake- and fire-side acoustic sets, snowmobiling, fireworks, ATV and motorcycling racing, snow slides, bonfires, kite flying, 4×4 truck races and scavenger hunts for everyone in the area who knows where to go in February.

Ring in the new year with the New Year’s Day Polar Plunge at Shepard’s Park Beach where waves of 400 people will take to the cold waters starting at 1pm. To register at 10am, head over to Duffy’s Tavern.
Attendees can enter the Winter Carnival raffle to win either a 2014 Polaris Indy 550 snowmobile, a Triton trailer or a 2014 Kawasaki Mule 610 4×4 XC from Sportline.

Read more below for specific events and what to expect for this year’s event!
  • Opening ceremonies Saturday at noon on Shepard’s Beach
  • East Coast Snowcross races starting at 10:30am at Old Gaslight Village
  • Carnival parade Saturday at 4pm travelling north on Canada Street
  • Outhouse races Saturday at 12:30 (register at 10am at Duffy’s Tavern)
  • Chili cook-off Saturday at 12:30 on Shepard’s Beach


  • NY State AMA-Sanctioned Motorcycle and ATV ice race championship (register at 9am at Duffy’s Tavern)
  • ATV Poker Run and Scavenger Hunt on Saturday (register at 9am at Duffy’s Tavern)
  • Giant ice kite flying on Saturday
  • Ice diving demonstration
  • Chowder cook-off Saturday at noon on Shepard’s Beach


  • Ice car races
  • Chicken wing cook-off Saturday at noon on Shepard’s Beach
  • Glacier golf tournament Saturday from noon – 3pm
  • Raffle drawing Sunday at 3pm on Shepard’s Beach
  • Polar Plunge at 3pm
  • Tether Rides each morning
  • Hot Air Balloon
  • Dog Talent Show on Shepard’s Beach at 2:30pm
  • Giant Snow Slide
  • Zumba at King Neptune’s from 11am – 2pm
  • Snowmobile Water Skip at 2:30pm
  • Kid snowmobile rides
  • Pony rides from noon – 3pm
  • Wood carving
  • Beach bonfires Saturdays at 4pm
  • Fireworks Saturdays at 6:30pm