Wondering where the fireworks are happening? What else is going on over the long weekend and into next week? Get all the latest updates below on Lake George events and news to know – including parking/traffic tips for the Village’s Fourth of July celebration.
Fourth of July Fun, Fireworks & More Area Events
We’re so excited for the return of the Fourth of July fireworks over Lake George! Visitors to the Village should know: several backstreets will be closed to traffic prior to the show to allow emergency vehicle access. And, there are usually traffic jams during and after the show.
“Expect to arrive before 7pm to find a legal parking spot and wait at least one hour after to avoid the long delays in exiting the Village,” Mayor Blais said in a statement.
If you plan ahead, know what to expect, and give yourself plenty of time, you can have an epic Fourth!
Here’s a roundup of Fourth of July fun going on:
- Fourth of July Fireworks in Shepard Park: July 4
- Fireworks Cruises With the Lake George Steamboat Company: July 3 & 4
- Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at the Great Escape: July 3 & 4
- Reading the Declaration of Independence at Fort William Henry: July 3 & 4
- Hague Independence Day Celebration: July 3
- Best 4th in the North in Ticonderoga: July 1 – 4
Fireworks Safety Advice From Warren County
If you’re using your own fireworks at home, please make safety of the utmost priority. Warren County recently sent out some helpful reminders on how to be safe while celebrating.
Please use only devices legal for sale in New York, be considerate of your neighbors, and use extreme caution, particularly as fire danger increases with recent dry weather. Sparkler and fountain-type fireworks are the only items legal to use in Warren County, but even these can cause serious injuries or fire. Sparklers burn at nearly 2,000 degrees F and can cause third-degree burns.
Always be safe with fire, whether it’s sparklers, fireworks, or a campfire!
Mark Your Calendar for These Other Exciting Happenings
Here are other events going on in the region over the next week:
- Lake George Community Band Concert in Shepard Park: July 1
- Thursday Market & Food Truck Corral in Glens Falls: July 1 (and other dates)
- Get the Led Out With Rich Ortiz at Charles R. Wood Park: July 2 – 3
- Get the Led Out With Wild Adriatic at Charles R. Wood Park: July 4
- Bolton Art & Craft Festival: July 3 & 4
- Lake George Land Conservancy Hike-A-Thon: July 5
- LGA Floating Classroom: July 7
- Take a Bite in Glens Falls: July 7 (and other dates)
- Lake George Community Band Concert & Thursday Night Fireworks: July 8 (and other dates)
- Fireworks Cruises With the Lake George Steamboat Company: July 8 (and other dates)
- LGD/50 Concerts: The Outlaws with E.B. Jeb at Charles R. Wood Park: July 8
- The Candy Space Grand Opening: July 8
- Chapman Museum on Archeology Dig at Wiawaka House: July 8
Newsy Tidbits to Know Around Lake George With the Krantz Cottage & More
RMHC’s Lake George Family Retreat Home to Receive First Guest
Back in 2019, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region announced a new family retreat program. Families of seriously ill children who are patients at Albany Medical Center would be able to take some time away from the hospital in, you guessed it, gorgeous Lake George.
Krantz Cottage at 161 Ottawa Street will finally receive its first guest on Saturday, July 17. To celebrate, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on at 12pm on Wednesday, July 14, with Mayor Robert Blais.
“Families who are experiencing serious childhood illness are under a significant amount of emotional, physical, and financial stress,” CEO of RMHC-CR Dr. David Jacobsen said in a statement. “This year-round retreat is intended to provide a peaceful respite that allows families to spend time doing what matters most – being together.”
Painted Pony Rodeo Opens for the Season Tomorrow
The Painted Pony Rodeo in Lake Luzerne reopens for the season tomorrow, July 2. This unique, Texas-style rodeo entertainment venue is just five miles from Lake George, and they have season passes available on their website now. Get ready for bull riding, steer wrestling, and more rodeo excitement!
Epic Space-Themed Candy Store to Open July 8
Chad Rabinovitz, widely known in the region for his incredible work with the Adirondack Theatre Festival, is boldly going where no man has gone before: into a new adventure running a space-themed candy store.
The Candy Space is more than a candy shop. It’s an interactive experience for kids and adults where they can fill small “rockets” with candy, toys, and other products, and then launch them through a tube across a fiber-optic, starlit ceiling.
They’re located in the French Mountain Commons, and there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for their grand opening on July 8.
Ice Castles in Lake George This Winter? Yes!
A couple of years ago we wrote an April Fools article about an indoor ice bar coming to Lake George. This, however, is no humorous gag, but an incredibly exciting addition to the Lake George winter season!
The Post Star reports a large-scale ice sculpture attraction will come to the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons where it will remain for six months this winter. You can expect ice castles hand-constructed by artists that include furnishings, tunnels, slides, and much more from Ice Castles. The company has attractions in other locations, and you can check out what to expect at icecastles.com.
- The Post Star: Ice Castles plan to come to Lake George