From the northern shoreline in Ticonderoga to the City of Glens Falls, the entire Lake George Region is alive with summer activities and entertainment. Wondering where you should travel this weekend? Check out these 11 exciting weekend events that will be going on throughout the area!
Find Family Fun in the Lake George Region
Head up the shoreline from Lake George Village this Saturday and check out the annual StreetFest in Ticonderoga! This huge summer festival will feature shopping opportunities, sidewalk sales, live entertainment all afternoon, arts and crafts, a farmers’ market, and tons of activities for the kids. Events will run from 10:00am-3:00pm along Montcalm Street.
The 55th annual Smoke Eaters Jamboree will kick off this Friday in Warrensburg with a live auction, karaoke, and appearances from Freckles the Clown & Mr. Twisty with Izzy at the local recreational field. On Saturday, the festival will continue with a famous chicken BBQ, live music, and a fireworks display. Funds raised will support the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
It’s time to head off to the races! The 27th annual Million Dollar Duck Race and Family Fun Day is taking place this Saturday at Haviland Cove Park in Glens Falls. From 11:00am-2:00pm, there will be lots of family and children’s activities, including a petting zoo, games, photo booth, special characters, and more. If you want to participate in the duck race, the price for one rubber duck is $5.
Experience Music, Arts & Culture
Visit Glens Falls this Saturday for the multi-venue Gem Festival! This is a festival unlike any other as art galleries, such as LARAC, and musicians provide excitement and entertainment throughout the city. In addition to the music and arts, there will also be a GEM Pool Crawl, a Dart Hunger Games, sweet raffles, food and drinks, and more.
Adirondack Theatre Festival will present “The Song of Bernadette” this Sunday at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls. This brand new musical focuses on Saint Bernadette and her visions of the Virgin Mary, and songs will be performed by a fantastic cast of Broadway singers. If you can’t make it to the Sunday show, there will be another performance on Monday, July 31.
Take a trip from Lake George to the neighboring Town of Lake Luzerne for their “Heroes & History Day” event this Saturday. The event will be held in celebration of the town’s 225th anniversary, and the schedule of activities includes exhibits and displays, special programming, tours, and more.
This Friday, there will be two great concerts going on at Shepard Park! Skeeter Creek and Saving Bottles for Johnny will perform as part of the Fridays at the Lake Concert Series starting at 6:00pm. The event will also include a craft beer and wine garden, a food caterer, and activities.
Bike Around the Adirondacks
Join Gore Mountain on three Saturdays this summer (July 29, August 12, and September 16) for their exciting Mountain Bike Skills Development Camp. Riders will get to enjoy the thrills of biking down and around the mountain as they develop their skills. There are options for all-day and 1/2-day clinics, so pick the one that works best for you.
Get ready for Adirondack Mountain Club’s 12th annual ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour 2017 at the North Creek Ski Bowl this Sunday. This scenic bike ride features options for a 75-mile loop and a 20-mile route through the Adirondacks. Following the ride, there will be a celebratory BBQ with food, drinks, music, and prizes.
Enjoy an Elegant Evening
The Inn at Erlowest will host the 18th annual Land & Water Conservation Celebration this Friday from 5:00pm-11:00pm. The event will be presented by the Lake George Land Conservancy and will include an open bar, cocktails on the patio, hors d’oeuvres, a three-course meal, live entertainment, a silent auction, and much more.
Join Luzerne Music Center for a wonderful night out and a performance by the Luzerne Symphony Orchestra at their 2017 gala. There will be drinks, dinner, dancing, and a live/silent auction with proceeds benefiting LMC scholarships.