The annual ESTRA Tow Show is this weekend, there’s an update with the Lake George fireworks, and one local business has acquired another. Plan your weekend and get caught up on the latest!
What’s Happening in Lake George? Here Are the Upcoming Events
See what’s coming up in the area:
- Food Truck Corral at the Shirt Factory: June 3 (and other dates)
- Rhubarb Festival at the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers Market: June 4
- ESTRA Tow Show at Charles R. Wood Park: June 4 – 6
- National Trails Day With the Lake George Land Conservancy: June 5
- Letterboxing Trail Kickoff in Lake Luzerne: June 5
- Tributes Sing for Lake George in Shepard Park: June 5
- Ride On! Weekend in Warren County: June 5 – 6
- Glens Falls Symphony Performs at The Lake George Club: June 6
- Tri-County United Way’s .5K Race: The Race for the Rest of Us: June 6
- Introduction to Pickleball at Ridge/Jenkinsville Park: June 9
- Adirondacks in 8,000 BC at The Chapman Museum: June 9
- Summer Kickoff at The Sundowner Motel: June 11 – 12
Looking Ahead: Order Your Lake George Music Festival Tickets
The Lake George Music Festival, slated for August 18 to 25, recently announced that full season passes, three-day season passes, and virtual passes are available now (individual ticket sales go on sale July 1).
Seating is limited. Concerts sell out in a normal year, so if you’re interested in this fabulous, multi-event festival, jump on those tickets!
Get the Latest on the Lake George Fireworks, Local Business News & Info for Boaters
A Mini Update on Thursday Night Fireworks in Lake George
The Village of Lake George has announced that annual weekly fireworks are tentatively scheduled for this summer. The Post Star recently provided an update that Warren County has agreed to provide up to $25,000 to help the Village make these shows happen.
Part of the problem, in addition to the ever-changing COVID-19 guidelines, is that the way Thursdays fall on the calendar this year, the Village is looking at 10 fireworks shows instead of the typical seven or eight. The cost of each show is about $6,500 to $7,000 each, with the July 4 event at about $12,000.
We’ll continue to provide any updates with fireworks as they become available. Regardless of the fireworks situation, there are a ton of upcoming live music and other events scheduled for the Village, including the LGD/50 Concert Series. The next one is The Garcia Project on June 11.
Adirondack Extreme Acquires Tubby Tubes
It’s always exciting when two local companies team up together! Adirondack Extreme Adventure Course in Bolton Landing has taken on Tubby Tubes in Lake Luzerne. Adirondack Extreme is a zipline park and treetop adventure course; the addition of Tubby Tubes’ family-friendly water attraction is a suitable one.
“Tubby Tubes is the perfect fit,” new owner Jamie Johnson said in a statement. “My family and I had been discussing water attraction opportunities, and who better than our current attraction packaging partners.”
You can expect new activities, a welcome center, a renovated cafe, and expanded parking at the Tubby Tubes location; the company will also be rebranding as Tubby Tubes River Co.
DEC Reminds Us to Clean, Drain, Dry Watercrafts
Invasive species are still a threat, on land and in the water. The DEC sent out a press release regarding the kickoff of boating season, where they indicated that boater traffic increased in 2020 from about 276,515 boats launched across the state in 2019 to 390,000 boats in 2020; even more are expected for 2021.
“Aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels, spiny waterflea, hydrilla, and others can be easily transported from one waterbody to another on boats, trailers, and fishing equipment,” Commissioner Basil Seggos said in a statement.
- The Post Star: Warren County to provide up to $25,000 to help Lake George put on fireworks shows if permitted