Fall may be right around the corner, but the fun is starting now in the Lake George Region. From family-friendly festivals to both car and boat shows, there are plenty of events you won’t want to miss in the area this weekend. Take a look at just some of the best below!
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Enjoy Festivals & Celebrations
One of the final highlights of summer in Lake George is going on this Saturday and Sunday – the 2017 Lake George Jazz Weekend! This free two-day concert series will feature talented jazz musicians performing at Shepard Park in the heart of the village, including Lyric Fury, The Cookers, and Emilio Solla.
Take a trip to the Warrensburg Riverfront Farmers Market this Friday from 3:00pm-6:00pm for their 4th Annual Apple Festival! Enjoy apple products, discover apple recipes, enter the Apple Dessert Contest, listen to live music, and purchase some local produce.
It’s time for Oktoberfest at The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom. This Saturday and Sunday will be the amusement park’s first of two Oktoberfest weekends this year. Stop by for festive food, traditional German music and dancing, and a great selection of fall beers.
Planning to visit Lake George this weekend? Celebrate the area’s restaurants and food during Lake George Restaurant Week. Through this Saturday, participating Lake George restaurants will offer a special three-course dinner menu for only $20.17, not including tax or gratuity.
The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls is hosting a unique event this Saturday – the Big B Festival! This fundraiser for the Glens Falls Youth Center will feature bands, BBQ, beer, bread, brownies, beans, and more. The event will run from 10:00am-6:00pm.
Browse Boats & Car Shows
Interested in learning more about boating or buying your own vessel? Head over to Beach Road in Lake George Village for the Lake George In-Water Boat Show! There will be a variety of dealers from around the area offering closeout pricing on 2017 boat models and demos of brand new 2018 models.
Although the 2017 Adirondack Nationals Car Show is over, you will still be able to see tons of classic vehicles in Lake George this weekend at the Concours d’Elegance. Stop by the Festival Commons at Charles R. Wood Park and check out all of the pre-1974 automobiles on display from Friday through Sunday.
Have a Blast Outdoors
Join Adirondack Pub & Brewery in Lake George for their ADK 5K event this Saturday. The day’s 5K race begins and ends at the brewery, while other highlights at the event include a music and beer festival, a lawn game zone, lunch with the Hops, Chops & Roll Food Truck, and more.
Feel like hitting the trails? Sign up for the Mountain Bike Skills Development Camp this Saturday at Gore Mountain. Learn to ride your mountain bike with more control and efficiency along wooded trails, rocks, and stream beds. All-day and half-day options are available for this fun development camp.
Get ready for a full weekend of family fishing fun at the 3rd Annual King George Fishing Derby in Lake George. There will be both adult and junior fishing divisions, and over $15,000 in prizes will be awarded out. The event includes multiple launch sites, live music, food and beverages, door prizes, and more.
Support These Great Fundraisers
WAIT House, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless youth in the local community, will host their annual fundraiser at Dunham’s Bay Resort this Friday from 6:00pm-10:30pm. Wear your best surfer-style attire and head over to the resort for live music by Big Fez and The Surfmatics, a buffet dinner, a silent auction, and more surfing fun. Admission is just $40.
For the second year in a row, Yankee Boating Center in Diamond Point will host Boating for Babies, a fundraiser for Glens Falls Hospital’s snuggery. During this weekend, proceeds from boat rentals will benefit this great cause. Not only that, but Yankee Boating Center is taking 50% off regular boat rental rates for this event.