Wrap up July at a festival or live performance this weekend in Lake George! See what’s going on below, and get caught up on a brand new event just announced that will take place this October.
Festivals & Classic Summer Fun
July 29 & 30
The annual Smoke Eaters Jamboree in Warrensburg is always a great time. Friday evening will feature a midway and rides from Green Mountain Amusements, live music, entertainment for the kids, and an auction. Saturday also includes live music (Skeeter Creek!), along with the famous chicken barbecue, and fireworks to round out a perfect summer evening.
July 29 – 31
The second annual Lake George Art & Craft Festival takes place in Charles R. Wood Park. You can expect a variety of handcrafted creations from over 125 artists and producers, artisan foods from shortbreads to chocolate, live music, pony rides for kids, and more.
Plays, Performances & The Arts
July 29 – 31
This is your last chance to see the new Georgia O’Keeffe musical, Nearby Faraway, at Fort William Henry’s Carriage House! The performance includes music from local composer Catherine Reid, and is the highlight of several themed events centering around the famous artist.
Happening as part of The Sembrich’s summer season in Bolton Landing, the Bridge & Wolak Duo will don acoustic instruments for this performance of music by Bach, Chopin, and other classical composers.
through July 31
Adirondack Theatre Festival’s summer season forges on with the Last Stop on Market Street at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls! This one is based on an award-winning children’s book about the bond between grandparent and grandchild. It runs through the weekend.
History & Hauntings
daily through July & August
If you didn’t know, you do not need to wait until Halloween season for a ghost tour at Fort William Henry Museum. Check out Haunted History Tours at Fort William Henry to hear personal experiences from guides, learn about the rich history of the fort, and maybe even experience something paranormal! The museum indicated on Facebook the tours have been popular this year.
This is just a reminder that the Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance is still offering one-hour guided tours of Battlefield Park on Saturdays through October 8. Plus, you can check out the new Visitors Center if you haven’t yet! The Visitors Center will be open Friday through Tuesday, 10am to 4pm, through early October (plus Labor Day and Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day).
Worth the Drive
Ticonderoga’s 13th annual StreetFest has all the classic festival fun for everyone: live music and entertainment, great food, arts and crafts, fun for kids, and sidewalk sales.
Looking Ahead: A New Event Happening This Fall
October 1 & 2
Wild in the Trees is both a music and skate festival, with at least half a dozen bands slated to perform, and a two-day skating competition. The festival will take place at the skate park in Charles R. Wood Park, and all proceeds will go towards the Ronald McDonald House of the Capital Region!