• Events Calendar/ Adirondack Activities

    Lake George Events: August 2014

    What’s happening around the Lake George and Adirondack Region? View this Lake George Events Calendar & Adirondack Activities section for informative, accurate and detailed “things-to do” in the area. Find a variety of 2014 events that everyone will enjoy – including performances, games, parades, rummage sales, book sales, fundraising events, lectures, various kids activities & enjoyments, film nights, workshops, festivals, tours, church dinners, holiday gatherings, special events, and so much more! Scroll down to find a listing of regional Calendar Events & Activities. Before you do, also check out these pages…

    Annual, Special & Holiday Events

    Antique & Art Events: Crafts Shows, Garage Sales & More

    Art Exhibits

    Farmers’ Markets

    Bingo

    Ongoing Events

    Tours in the Region

    Past Events



    August 2014



    August 20-Sept. 1, 2014      Back to School Days at the Great Escape

    Teachers, and school faculty will enjoy free admission simply by showing qualifying identification at the main gate. Others may donate a backpack filled with school supplies to receive a discounted admission/ Great Escape – 89 Six Flags Dr., Queensbury. (518) 792-3500 x3269 sixflags.com/greatescape


    August 25, 2014      Family Music

    Come see Rich Ortiz play family music with many instruments/ 11-11:45am. Crandall Public Library – 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls. (518) 792-6508 x4. crandalllibrary.org


    August 25, 2014      Film: “A Month in the Country”

    Enjoy a film from 1987 at the Bolton Free Library/ 7:30pm. Bolton Free Library – Bolton Landing. (518) 644-2431. thesembrich.org


    August 25, 2014      Musical Magical Mondays

    Join Jimmy Brown and Rich Ortiz as they play family friendly music. Enjoy bounce houses and other child friendly amusements/ 7pm. Shepard Park – Canada St., Lake George. lakegeorgechamber.org


    August 25-26, 2014      Pond Life

    Learn about life found in ponds such as the water boatman and the red spotted newt. Then try to catch them/ 1-2pm. (518) 644-9767. upyondafarm.com


    August 25, 2014      Thurman Monday Night Concert

    Listen to live music by “Marty Wendell” and enjoy fireworks after dark/ 7-9pm. Veterans’ Memorial Field – Thurman. (518) 623-9649. thurmanevents.com


    August 26, 2014     Dark Day Derby

    Enjoy a seminar with Tom Gallo of Parting Glass Racing on the joys of owning a Thoroughbred Race Horse/ 5pm. Cup O’Joes Queensbury Cigar & Pipe – 1036 Route 9, Queensbury. (518) 636-3308. queensburycigarandpipe.com


    August 26, 2014     Free Concerts in Rogers Park

    Bolton Recreation Department sponsors free concerts every week. Listen to local band “The Master Cylinders” and enjoy a beautiful evening outside. Rain location: Town Hall/ 7-9pm. Rogers Memorial Park – Bolton Landing. boltonchamber.com


    August 26, 2014      History within the Walls

    Join Fort Ticondergoga staff for a rare look inside the building where the preservation of the Fort began/ 1pm. Fort Ticonderoga – Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821.  fortticonderoga.org


    August 26, 2014      The Hyde Collection

    Art Fun in the Summertime: Family Tours and Art Studio. Enjoy a tour of the museum and exhibits with creative time in the art studio. Family friendly. All ages, no registration necessary/ 1:30pm-4pm. The Hyde Collection – 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. (518) 792-1761. hydecollection.org


    August 26, 2014      Motley Crue

    with special guest Alice Cooper/ 7:30pm. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, (SPAC) 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330. spac.org


    August 26, 2014      Natalie Salman in Concert

    Enjoy a classically trained singer songwriter-harpist. Inspired by Bonnie Rait & Emmylou Harris, she creates style by fusing Americana, folk, blues, pop and country/ 7pm. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts – Blue Mountain Lake. (518) 352-7715. adirondackarts.org


    August 26, 2014      Season Finale: Beethoven, Tsontakis, and Brahms

    Chamber Music of Lincoln Center/ 8:00pm. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, (SPAC) 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330. spac.org


    August 26, 2014      Stony Creek Music in the Park

    Rain or shine enjoy live music by “Smokey Greene & The Greene Brothers”/ 7pm. Stony Creek Town Park – Corner of Lanfear & Harrisburg Roads. stonycreekny.com


    August 26, 2014      Tribute Tuesdays: “Across the Pond”

    A Beatles tribute band plays well-loved Beatles classics live by the lake/ 7:30pm. Shepard Park – Canada Street, Lake George. (518) 668-5771. (518) 668-5755. lakegeorgevillage.com lakegeorgechamber.com


    August 27, 2014       Adirondack Shakespeare Company presents “David & Goliath”

    Enjoy professional classical theatre in the Adirondacks/ 5pm. Schroon Lake Manor Amphitheater. (518) 803-HARK. schroonlakeregion.com


    August 27, 2014      Floating Classroom on Lake George

    Learn about Lake George from a scientific perspective, hands on, great for all ages/ 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Shepard Park – Amherst St., Lake George Village. (518) 668-3558. lakegeorgeassociation.org


    August 27, 2o14      Free Movies in Rogers Park

    Bolton Recreation Department sponsors free outdoor movies every week. Enjoy the movie “Up” with the family! Rain location: Town Hall/ 8:30pm. Rogers Memorial Park – Bolton Landing. boltonchamber.com


    August 27, 2014      Garrison Ghost Tour

    Spend the evening exploring Fort Ticonderoga with a guide who will recount many unexplained occurances/ 8pm. Fort Ticonderoga – Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821.  fortticonderoga.org


    August 27, 2014      History of the Sagamore Hotel

    Join Carol McCarthy as she presents a power point presentation about the history of the Sagamore Hotel/ 7:30pm. Hillview Free Library – 3717 Lake Shore Dr., Diamond Point. (518) 668-3012. hillviewfreelibrary.org


    August 27, 2014      Monarch Watch

    Learn about the amazing monarch butterfly and the network of volunteers who monitor the fall migration of this species in North America/ 1-2pm. Up Yonda Farm – 5239 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing. (518) 644-9767. upyondafarm.com


    August 27, 2014      Music in the Park

    “Calamity Rock” will perform a live outdoor concert; Soft Rock Mix & Country/ 7:30pm. Hague Town Park – Route 9N & 8, Hague. visithague.com


    August 27, 2014       Summer Concerts in Shepard Park

    Featuring  Bluegrass band “Pine Leaf Boys”; a Lake George Arts Projects summer concert series that takes place every Wednesday evening in July and August/ 7:30pm. Shepard Park, Lake George. (518) 668-2616. lakegeorgearts.org


    August 27, 2014      “Take A Bite” in Downtown Glens Falls

    Stroll downtown Glens Falls and try various samples from local restaurants/ 5-7pm. Downtown Glens Falls – Glens Falls. (518) 798-1761. visitcityofglensfalls.com


    August 27, 2014      World Music Wednesday

    Listen and enjoy Jerry O’Sullivan and Friends as they play music/ 1:30pm. The Sembrich Studio – 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing. (518) 644-2431. thesembrich.org


    August 28, 2014      Adirondack Shakespeare Company presents “Richard II”

    Enjoy professional classical theatre in the Adirondacks/ 5pm. Schroon Lake Manor Amphitheater. (518) 803-HARK. schroonlakeregion.com


    August 28, 2014      Create with Legos

    Ages 5 and up can drop in and enjoy playing with lots of legos/ 10-11:30am. Crandall Public Library – 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls. (518) 792-6508 x4. crandalllibrary.org


    August 28, 2014      Fireworks Over Lake George

    Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Lake/ 9:30pm. View from Shepard Park on Canada Street or Beach Road, Lake George Village. (518) 668-5755. lakegeorgechamber.com


    August 28, 2014     Spirits of History Ghost Tour

    Take an evening tour with a guide who will tell history and stories of local legends and ghosts. Ages 12 +/ 7:30pm. Fort William Henry Museum – 50 Canada St., Lake George. (518) 964-6647. fortwilliamhenry.org


    August 28, 2014      Summer History Lecture Series

    “Preliminary Results of the 2014 Fort William Henry Cannon Study”; Hear the first results of the Cannon study from speaker Joseph W. Zarzynski & Cannon Study Team Principals. Free and open to the public/ 7-8:30pm. Fort William Henry Conference Center – 50 Canada St., Lake George. (518) 668-5471. frenchandindianwarsociety.org


    August 28, 2014      Ticonderoga Guns By Night

    Explore the legendary guns of Ticonderoga by night; from small handguns to huge cannons. See a demonstration of muzzle blasts lighting up the night. Reservations required/ 8-9:30pm. Fort Ticonderoga – Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821.  fortticonderoga.org


    August 28, 2014      Veteran’s Day at Saratoga RaceTrack

    A special ceremony will be held to honor all who have served and do serve our country. Active duty and veteran military will receive free admission with military ID/ 11am-4pm. Saratoga Racetrack – 267 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-6200. nyra.com


    August 29, 2014      Adirondack Shakespeare Company presents “Henry IV” part 1

    Enjoy professional classical theatre in the Adirondacks/ 5pm. Schroon Lake Manor Amphitheater. (518) 803-HARK. schroonlakeregion.com


    August 29, 2014      Mushroom Walk

    Join mushroom expert Susan Hopkins as she leads a hunt throughout the trails. Harvest some specimens along the walk and discuss afterwards. Bring a lunch with you/ 10am-12pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center – 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. (518) 582-2000. esf.edu/aic/programs/


    August 29, 2013      Mystery Art

    Great for ages 5 and up, enjoy making a mystery art project/ 11-12pm. Crandall Public Library – 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls. (518) 792-6508 x4. crandalllibrary.org


    August 29, 2014      Jason Aldean in Concert

    With Florida Georgia Line/ 7pm. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, (SPAC) 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330. spac.org


    August 30, 2014      Adirondack Shakespeare Company presents “Henry IV”, part 2

    Enjoy professional classical theatre in the Adirondacks/ 5pm. Schroon Lake Manor Amphitheater. (518) 803-HARK. schroonlakeregion.com


    August 31, 2014      Art Along the Trails

    Artist in Residence Francis Gaffney will be along the trails at the Adirondack Interpretive Center painting and drawing! Observe her as she works and ask questions or simply enjoy seeing art created/ All day. Adirondack Interpretive Center – 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. (518) 582-2000. esf.edu/aic/programs/


    August 30      Arts and Crafts Festival

    Family fun with lots of local artists selling hand made items. Benefits the Bolton Landing Emergency Squad/ 10am-4pm. Rogers Memorial Park – 4928 Lake Shore Dr., Bolton Landing. lakegeorgechamber.org


    August 30, 2014      Gala Concert

    Hear Metropolitan Opera Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe as she sings Kate Smith/ 6:30pm. The Sembrich Studio – 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing. (518) 644-2431. thesembrich.org


    August 30, 2014      Lake George Triathlon

    Enjoy beautiful Lake George in New York’s premier olympic distance triathlon; a USAT sanctioned event. .9mile swim, 24.8 mile bike, 6.2 mile run/ 7 am. Battlefield Park – Canada St., Lake George. lakegeorgetri.com


    August 30, 2014      Princess Party

    Ages 4-6 will enjoy celebrating the princess life! Create crafts & explore the Alfred Z. Soloman Children’s Wing. Children are encouraged to wear princess attire/ 11am-12pm. National Museum of Dance – 99 South Broadway, Saratoga. (518) 584-2225. dancemuseum.org


    August 30, 2014      Trio Casals in Concert

    Enjoy high quality music in the north country/7:30pm. Tannery Pond Community Center – Main St., North Creek. upperhudsonmusicalarts.com


    August 30, 2014       Watercolor workshop

    Enjoy learning how to paint watercolor with award winning artist Francis Gaffney/ 10am-3pm. Adirondack Interpretive Center – 5922 State Route 9N, Newcomb (518) 582-2000. esf.edu/calendar


    August 31, 2014      Adventure Days

    Rent a nature pack and explore Up Yonda Farm at your own pace/ All day. (518) 644-9767. upyondafarm.com


    August 31, 2014      Art Along the Trails

    Artist in Residence Francis Gaffney will be along the trails at the Adirondack Interpretive Center painting and drawing. Observe her as she works and ask questions or simply enjoy seeing art created/ All day. Adirondack Interpretive Center – 5922 State Route 28N, Newcomb. (518) 582-2000. esf.edu/aic


    August 31, 2014     Big George Triathlon

    4th Annual 1/2 Iron distance triathlon. 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run. USAT sanctioned event/ 7am. Beach Road, Lake George. lgtrifestival.com


    August 31, 2014      Fort Ticonderoga Author Series

    Hear Allison Pataki talk about her book “The Traitor’s Wife”; a historical fiction narrative about Peggy Shippen/ 2pm. Fort Ticonderoga – Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821.  fortticonderoga.org


    August 31, 2014      Labor Day Celebration

    Enjoy live music and fireworks as you bid summer farewell/ 5-8:30pm. Rogers Memorial Park – 4928 Lake Shore Dr., Bolton Landing. boltonchamber.com


    August 31, 2014      Steely Dan

    Jamalot Ever After/ 7:30pm. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, (SPAC) 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330. spac.org


    August 31, 2014      Sunday Brunch on the Bay

    Enjoy the region’s #1 Sunday Brunch (Post Star Best of the Region 2014) with a gorgeous view of Lake George/ 9am-1pm. The View Restaurant at Dunham’s Bay Resort – 2999 State Route 9L, Lake George. (518) 656-9242. dunhamsbay.com


    September 2, 2014      The Hyde Collection

    Art Fun in the Summertime: Family Tours and Art Studio. Enjoy a tour of the museum and  creative time in the art studio. Family friendly. All ages, no registration necessary/ 1:30-4pm. The Hyde Collection – 161 Warren St., Glens Falls. (518) 792-1761. hydecollection.org


    September 2, 2014      Tribute Tuesdays: “Across the Pond”

    A Beatles tribute band plays well-loved Beatles classics live by the lake/ 7:30pm. Shepard Park – Canada Street, Lake George. (518) 668-5771. (518) 668-5755. lakegeorgevillage.com lakegeorgechamber.com


    September 3, 2014      Floating Classroom on Lake George

    Learn about Lake George from a scientific perspective, hands on, great for all ages/ 10am-12pm & 1-3pm. Shepard Park – Amherst St., Lake George Village. (518) 668-3558. lakegeorgeassociation.org


    September 4, 2014      Car Show Luau

    Adirondack Nationals kick off party! Pig roast, entertainment, corn-on-the-cob and drink specials. Please RSVP/ 6:30-9:30pm. Fort William Henry – 48 Canada St., Lake George. (518) 964-6628. adirondacknationals.com


    September 4-7, 2014     Adirondack Nationals Car Show

    Enjoy lots of beautiful cars and fun family activities all weekend/ Fort William Henry Hotel – 48 Canada St., Lake George. adirondacknationals.com


    September 5-7, 2014      Adirondack Vettefest

    See lots of beautiful corvettes of all years all weekend/ Ramada of Glens Falls – 1 Abby Lane, Queensbury. adirondackcorvettes.com


    September 5, 2014     Bountiful Harvest Festival at the Farmers’ Market

    Locally grown harvest with live entertainment, maple products and demonstrations/ 3-6pm. Warrensburg Mills Historic District – 173 River Rd., Warrensburg. lakegeorgechamber.com


    September 5, 2014      Spirits of History Ghost Tour

    Take an evening tour with a guide who will tell history and stories of local legends and ghosts. Ages 12 +/ 7:30pm. Fort William Henry Museum – 48 Canada St., Lake George. (518) 964-6647. fortwilliamhenry.org


    September 6, 2014      Harvest Moon Hike

    Bring a flashlight and enjoy an evening hike while learning about the Adirondack woodland nightlife. Advanced registration required/ 8-10pm. Garnet Hill Lodge – North River. (518) 251-2150. garnet-hill.com


    September 6, 2014      Saratoga Wine and Food Festival

    Enjoy wine and food/ 12:00pm. Saratoga Performing Arts Center, (SPAC) 108 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs. (518) 584-9330. spac.org


    September 7, 2014      8th Annual Lake George Restaurant Week

    Participating restaurants around Lake George offer delicious meals for a fixed price of $20.14/ Lake George. lakegeorgechamber.com


    September 10, 2014      Open Forge Night

    Join Adam Howard and friends as they demonstrate and discuss the art and history of blacksmithing/ 6:30-8:30pm. Adirondack Folk School – 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. adirondackfolkschool.org


    Sept. 10 – Oct. 11, 2014      Lake George Dinner Theatre presents “Lake Effect”

    Come help the Lake George Dinner Theatre celebrate their 47th season by watching “Lake Effect,” a funny and thoughtful story of a family snowed in during the Blizzard of ’77. Dinner shows every Wed. through Sat. Lunch shows Tues. through Thurs. Call for tickets. Lake George Dinner Theatre at the Holiday Inn Resort – 2223 Canada St., Lake George. (518) 668-5762. lakegeorgedinnertheatre.com


    Sept. 10, 2014      Open Forge Night

    Join Adam Howard and friends as they demonstrate and discuss the art and history of blacksmithing/ 6:30-8:30pm. Adirondack Folk School – 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. adirondackfolkschool.org


    Sept. 12, 2014      Jazz Cruise on the Horicon

    Listen and enjoy live jazz on an evening boat ride with food and drinks. Featuring Brian Patneaude Quartet/ 6-9pm. (518) 899-3000. lakegeorgeartsproject.com


    Sept. 12-14, 2014      Rum Runners Roaring Twenties Weekend

    This fun event takes place in Chestertown and includes a talent show, speak easy, dinner specials at area restaurants, lice jazz, silent movies, a car pursuit, classic cars on display and a vaudeville act/ Panther Mountain Inn & Downtown Chestertown – Main St., Chestertown. (518) 494-2401. northwarren.com


    Sept. 12-13, 2014      Spirits of History Ghost Tours

    Take a tour of the Fort William Henry and learn local ghost legends and lore history while walking where some spirits still reside/7:30pm. Fort William Henry – 48 Canada St., Lake George. (518) 964-6647. fortwilliamhenry.com


    Sept. 13, 2014      Adirondack Legends

    The Bolton Landing Chamber presents a festival of traditional and original Adirondack songs and stories, featuring musicians Chris Shaw, Dan Berggren, Bill Smith and Alex Smith/ 1-5pm. Rogers Park, Bolton Landing. (518) 644-3831. boltonchamber.com


    Sept. 13, 2014      Annual Goofy Golf & Alzheimer’s Benefit

    Play golf to raise money for Alzheimer’s research! Pig roast dinner, 50/50 raffle, live auction with Dave Strader, NBC sports hockey announcer/ 3:30pm. Sunnyside Par 3 Golf Course – 68 Sunnyside Rd., Queensbury. (518) 792-0148.


    Sept. 13, 2014      Gala Noir: A Murderous Affair

    A fundraiser for the Crandall Public Library honoring Ed Moore Sr. Plated dinner, auctions, live music and dancing, served with a side of danger and betrayal! Reservations required/ 6-10pm. Great Escape Lodge – 89 Six Flags Drive, Queensbury. (518) 792-6508 x 284. crandalllibrary.org


    Sept. 13, 2014      Jazz Concert

    Featuring Manuel Velera and the New Cuban Express/ 1pm; Cyrille Aimee and the Gypsy Jazz Quintet/ 2:45pm; SexMob Plays Fellini: The Music of Nino Rota / 4:30pm; Anat Cohen Quartet/ 7:30pm; Shepard Park – Canada St., Lake George. (518) 668-2616. lakegeorgeartsproject.org


    Sept. 13, 2014      Fireworks over Lake George

    Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the lake as part of the Jazz Festival Weekend celebration/ At Dusk. View from Shepard Park on Canada Street or Beach Road, Lake George Village. (518) 668-5755. lakegeorgechamber.com Shepard Park – Canada St., Lake George. (518) 668-2616. lakegeorgeartsproject.org


    Sept. 13, 2014      Saturday Night Laser Tag Special

    Play laser tag with a Star Wars theme in a glow in the dark, multi-level room with black light obstacles. Great fun for birthday parties or team building!/ 7-10pm. Adventure Family Fun Center – 1079 Route 9, Queensbury. (518) 798-7860. adventurefamilyfuncenter.com


    Sept. 13-14, 2014      Heroic Corn Maze

    Explore this unique corn maze with friends and family as you get lost in a puzzle and look for historic clues. Winding paths will delight young and old alike/ 10am-5pm. Fort Ticonderoga – 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821. fortticonderoga.org


    Sept. 13-14, 2014      Lake George Boat Dealers Show

    Join local area boat dealers as they show off lots of fantastic boats at great prices/All day. Beach Road, Lake George


    Sept. 13-14, 2014      Lake George Jazz Weekend

    Enjoy a whole weekend of free jazz concerts with many talented performers and major league jazz ensembles. Sponsored by the Lake George Arts Project/ All weekend. Shepard Park – Canada St., Lake George(518) 668-2616. lakegeorgearts.org


    Sept. 13-14, 2014      Living History Weekend: Lodging as the Nature of the Campaign will Admit

    Building Soldiers Huts in 1776 – Learn how soldiers built huts at Ticonderoga in 1776 and even try your hand at colonial construction techniques/ All weekend.  Fort Ticonderoga – 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821. fortticonderoga.org


    Sept. 13-14, 2014      Rustic Furniture Fair

    View a showcase of rustic adirondack furnishings hand crafted by renowned artisans all over the United States/ All weekend. Adirondack Museum – Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake. (518) 352-7311. adirondackmuseum.org


    Sept. 13-14, 2014      Shrine Circus

    The circus is coming to town! Enjoy a live show with animals and acrobats/3pm & 5:30pm Sat., 2pm & 4:30pm Sun. Charles R. Wood Park – 14 Westbrook Rd., Lake George.


    Sept. 13, 2014      Teddy Roosevelt Festival & D&H Rail Fair

    Walk around and enjoy railroad history exhibits, tours of the engine houses and featuring Joe Weigand as President Theodore Roosevelt/ North Creek Depot Musuem – 5 Railroad Place, North Creek.


    Sept. 14, 2014      Hole in One for Hole in the Woods

    15th annual mini golf tournament to benefit the Double H Ranch is a fun way to raise money for a great cause! In memory of Joseph Sciancalepore, join a “Par-B-Q” at the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne after the mini golf. Children’s games and activities included/ 9am-12pm. Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf – Route 9, Queensbury (518) 745-1887. piratescove.net/queensbury


    Sept. 14, 2014     Jazz Concert sponsored by the Lake George Arts Project

    Featuring Billy Martin’s Wicked Knee/ 1pm; Jane Bunnett & Maqueque/ 2:45pm; Raymond Scott Orchestra/ 4:30pm. Shepard Park – Canada St., Lake George. (518) 668-2616. lakegeorgeartsproject.org


    Sept. 16, 3014      Tuesday Turning Taster

    Join experienced wood turner John Kingsley as he demonstrated the art of woodturning/ 7-8:30pm. Adirondack Folk School – 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2400. adirondackfolkschool.org


    Sept. 17, 2014      Open Spinning Night

    Join the Adirondack Folk School spinners, and make your own thread. All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced/ 7-8:30pm. Adirondack Folk School – 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2400. adirondackfolkschool.org


    Sept. 18, 2014      Opening Ceremony for Adirondack Balloon Festival

    Enjoy food vendors and live music by the Stony Creek Band while watching over 20 hot air balloons launch! (Weather permitting)/ 4:30pm. Crandall Park – 600 Glen St., Glens Falls. (518) 222-4593. adirondackballoonfest.org


    Sept. 18, 2014      City of Glens Falls Block Party

    Join Glens Falls as they celebrate the kick off of the 41st Balloon Festival featuring food, music, walk-about balloon, car show, balloon baskets on display, and kid’s activities/ 6-9:30pm. Downtown Glens Falls – Glen St., Glens Falls. adirondackballoonfest.org


    Sept. 19, 2014      Bus Tour: “Burgoyne’s Campaign of 1777: The Second Stage”

    Led by historian Michael Gabriel, embark on this day long bus tour and travel through time and Fort Ann, Fort Edward, Jane McRea’s grave, Bennington Battlefield and more/ Fort Ticonderoga – 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821. fortticonderoga.org


    Sept. 19-21, 2014      11th Annual American Revolution Seminar

    Fort Ticonderoga hosts a seminar on the military, poetical and social history of the American War for Independence. Pre-registration required/ Fort Ticonderoga – 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-6370. fortticonderoga.org


    Sept. 19-21, 2014      Benefit Shopping Party

    A fundraiser for women in need sponsored by Lake George Region Women for WIN, Inc./ Shop 10am-5pm. Refreshments and “Lite Bites” 1-4pm. Adirondack Cotton Co., a Ladies’ Specialty Boutique – 4941 Lake Shore Drive, Bolton Landing. (518) 644-2813.


    Sept. 19-20, 2014      Spirits of History Ghost Tours

    Take a tour of the Fort William Henry and learn local ghost legends and lore history while walking where some spirits still reside/7:30pm. Fort William Henry – 48 Canada St., Lake George. (518) 964-6647. fortwilliamhenry.com


    Sept. 19, 2014      Balloon Festival Launch

    Browse a craft fair hosted by ZONTA, with kid’s activities and food vendors; and then see 80+ hot air balloons launch, some special shapes will launch (weather permitting)/ 3pm. Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport – 443 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury.  adirondackballoonfest.org


    Sept. 19-21, 2014      Hague Oktoberfest Weekend

    A weekend full of fun for the whole family! Featuring live music by “Calamity Rock”, and “Fritz & 39’s Polka Band”. There are kids activities and a Sunday sunrise service and fellowship hour/ All weekend. Town of Hague Park – Route 9N & 8, Hague. (518) 543-6239. visithague.com


    Sept. 20, 2014      Annual McDonnell’s Music Festival Concert Benefit

    Come out and enjoy live music, silent auctions, food and fun while raising awareness and money for Friedreich’s Ataxia research and local Dylan McDonnell/ 4-9pm. Elks Club – Cronin Rd., Queensbury.


    Sept. 20, 2014      Balloon Festival Launch

    Enjoy a “Big Balloon Breakfast” in the airport hangar, try the food vendors and shop at the craft show hosted by ZONTA. Kids activities, and a hot air balloon launch of 100+ hot air balloons (weather permitting)/ 5-9am. Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport – 443 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury.  adirondackballoonfest.org


    Sept. 20, 2014      Bicycle Tour

    Take a bike tour of the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport sponsored by Warren County Sage and Quality Bicycling Organization/ 10am. Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport – 443 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury.  adirondackballoonfest.org


    Sept. 20, 2014      Festival for the Lake

    A fantastic fundraiser for Lake George! Enjoy a lots of live music and a block party with food vendors, children’s activities such as pony rides and bounce houses, and a large craft fair! Saturday music is Rock & Roll and Sunday is Country/ All weekend. Charles R. Wood Park – 14 Westbrook Rd., Lake George (518) 668-5771. festivalforthelake.com


    Sept. 20-21, 2014      Heroic Corn Maze

    Explore this unique corn maze with friends and family as you get lost in a puzzle and look for historic clues. Winding paths will delight young and old alike/ 10am-5pm. Fort Ticonderoga – 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821. fortticonderoga.org


    Sept. 20, 2014      Live Music

    Enjoy live rock & roll music at The Festival for the Lake: Rich Ortiz/12pm; The North & South Dakotas/ 1pm; NRBQ/ 2:30pm; Paranoid Social Club/ 4pm; Wild Adriatic/ 5:30pm; Robert Randolf & The Family Band/ 7pm. Charles R. Wood Park – 14 Westbrook Rd., Lake George (518) 668-5771. festivalforthelake.com


    Sept. 20, 2014      Live Music

    Enjoy live music by various local bands as part of the Adirondack Balloon Festival/ 2-4:45pm. Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport – 443 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury. adirondackballoonfest.org


    Sept. 20, 2014      Balloon Festival Launch

    See over 100 hot air balloons launch at once! (weather permitting)/ 5pm. Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport – 443 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury.  adirondackballoonfest.org


    Sept. 20, 2014      Fireworks over Lake George

    Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the lake/ At nightfall. View from Shepard Park on Canada Street or Beach Road, Lake George Village. (518) 668-5755. lakegeorgechamber.com


    Sept. 20, 2014      Moonglow

    Enjoy 20+ hot air balloons as they light up the night. A beautiful demonstration…Bring your flashlights!/ 8pm. Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport – 443 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury.  adirondackballoonfest.org


    Sept. 20, 2014      Picnic at Lake George

    The chapman museum is wrapping up their summer celebration of Lake George with a picnic on the grounds of the historic Wiawaka House. Enjoy great food, explore the  grounds or play croquet or shuffleboard. Included is a complementary boat ride on a classic boat from Wiawaka’s dock. Reservations required/ 1-3:30pm. Wiawaka Holiday House – 3778 NY 9L, Lake George. (518) 668-9690 x3. chapmanmuseum.org


    Sept. 20-21, 2014      Great Escape Octoberfest

    Enjoy live music, dancing and specialty performances at the Great Escape as they celebrate German culture with Bavarian cuisine and beverages/ All weekend. The Great Escape – 89 Six Flags Dr., Queensbury (888) 708-2684. sixflags.com/greatescape


    Sept. 21, 2014         Balloon Festival Launch

    Enjoy a “Big Balloon Breakfast” in the airport hangar, try the food vendors and shop at the craft show hosted by ZONTA. Kids activities, and a hot air balloon launch of 100+ hot air balloons (weather permitting) Church services are offered in the entertainment tent at 8am & 9am/ 5-9am. Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport – 443 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury.  adirondackballoonfest.org


    Sept. 21, 2014      Live music at the Bandshell

    Enjoy Jonathan Newell Band as they perform in Crandall Park/ 2-5pm. Crandall Park – 600 Glen St., Glens Falls. adirondackballoonfest.org


    Sept. 20, 2014      Live Music

    Enjoy live music at The Festival for the Lake: Stony Creek Band/12pm; Rosco Bandana/ 1:15pm; Girls Guns & Glory/ 2:30pm; Claire Lynch Band/ 4pm; New Riders of the Purple Sage/ 5pm. Charles R. Wood Park – Westbrook Rd., Lake George (518) 668-5771. festivalforthelake.com


    Sept. 21, 2014       Balloon Festival Launch

    Enjoy the final launch of the 41st Annual Adirondack Balloon Festival as 20+ hot air balloons take to the skies (weather permitting)/ 5pm. Crandall Park – 600 Glen St., Glens Falls. adirondackballoonfest.org


    Sept. 20-21, 2014       Community Appreciation Weekends at Fort William Henry

    Local residents are afforded the opportunity for free admission to the Fort William Henry (2 adults + 2 children) with proof of residency. For residents of Warren, Washington, Saratoga and Essex County/ All Weekend. Fort William Henry – 48 Canada St., Lake George. (518) 964-6626. frenchandindianwarsociety.org


    Sept. 21-26, 2014      Adirondack Apple Festival Week

    Celebrate New York’s most plentiful native fruit! Enjoy specialty appetizers, drinks, entrees and desserts centered around apples/ All Week. The Boathouse Restaurant – 3210 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George. 877-722-8959. cresthavenlodges.com


    Sept. 26-27, 2014      Spirits of History Ghost Tours

    Take a tour of the Fort William Henry and learn local ghost legends and lore history while walking where some spirits still reside/7:30pm. Fort William Henry – 48 Canada St., Lake George. (518) 964-6647. fortwilliamhenry.com


    Sept. 27, 2014      Annual Cemetery Tour

    Join in on a walking tour of the Glens Falls Cemetery with performers that bring to life local stories of those buried there. Reservations suggested/ 10am-1pm. Glens Falls Cemetery – Bay Road, Glens Falls. (518) 793-2826. chapmanhistoricalmuseum.org


    Sept. 27, 2014      Heritage Harvest and Horse Festival

    Celebrate fall with friends and family as you see equestrian demonstrations and take part in family fun activities, including wagon rides, sack races and much more/ Fort Ticonderoga – 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821. fortticonderoga.org


    Sept. 27, 2014      Spirits of the Old Fort House

    Come join the Old Fort House Museum as they celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the museum opening! Take a tour and meet a ’spirit’ who once stayed there!/ 6:30-9pm. Old Fort House Museum – 29 Broadway, Fort Edward. (518) 747-9600. oldforthousemuseum.com


    Sept. 27-28, 2014      Adirondack Distance Festival

    Six races make up this weekend festival! The Helpers Fund 5k & 10k take place on Saturday leading up to the Adirondack Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday in Schroon Lake/ 9am-5pm. Chestertown – Main St., Chestertown (518) 494-5565. adirondackmarathon.org


    Sept. 27-28, 2014      Heroic Corn Maze

    Explore this unique corn maze with friends and family as you get lost in a puzzle and look for historic clues. Winding paths will delight young and old alike/ 10am-5pm. Fort Ticonderoga – 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821. fortticonderoga.org


    Sept. 28-29, 2014      Military Encampment at Rogers Island Visitor Center

    See mock battles, sutlers and vendors selling handmade crafted items/ Rogers Island Visitor Center – 11 Rogers Island Dr., Fort Edward. (518) 747-3693. rogersisland.org


    Sept. 28, 2014      22nd Annual Taste of the North Country

    Rain or shine, sample a variety of foods from the North Country’s best restaurants/11am-5pm. Glens Falls City Park – Ridge St., Glens Falls. glensfallstaste.com


    Oct. 2, 2014      Walking Tour of Glens Falls

    Join educator Kim Harvish of the Chapman Historical Museum as you walk around downtown Glens Falls and learn about the buildings and history there/1-3pm. The Chapman Historical Museum – 348 Glen St., Glens Falls. (518) 793-2826. chapmanmuseum.org


    Oct. 4-5, 2014      Haunted for Habitat

    Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity at Tubby Tubes Company. Enjoy downhill tubing, a haunted house, pumpkins and a tube maze to get lost in! Hot chocolate and snack bar available. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity/ Sat.12-8pm Sun.12-4pm. Tubby Tubes Company – 1289 Lake Ave., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-7222. tubbytubes.com


    Oct. 4-5, 2014      Heroic Corn Maze

    Explore this unique corn maze with friends and family as you get lost in a puzzle and look for historic clues. Winding paths will delight young and old alike/ 10am-5pm. Fort Ticonderoga – 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821. fortticonderoga.org


    Oct. 4-5, 2014      The World’s Largest Garage Sale

    People come from far and wide to browse and shop this garage sale/ flea market/ craft fair with lots of bargain hunting and food vendors to delight/ Main St., Warrensburg. (518) 623-2161. warrensburggaragesale.com


    Oct. 8, 2014      Open Forge Night

    Join Adam Howard and friends as they demonstrate and discuss the art and history of blacksmithing/ 6:30-8:30pm. Adirondack Folk School – 51 Main St., Lake Luzerne. adirondackfolkschool.org


    Oct. 10, 2014      5th Annual Garlic Festival

    Celebrate garlic at the Farmer’s Market with live music, food contests, locally grown produce, recipes and garlic samplings/ 3-6pm. Warrensburg Mills Historic District – 173 River St., Warrensburg. (518) 623-2161. warrensburgchamber.com


    Oct. 10, 2014      Garrison Ghost Tours

    Spend the evening exploring Fort Ticonderoga with a guide who will recount many unexplained occurances/ 8pm. Fort Ticonderoga – Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821.  fortticonderoga.org


    Oct. 10-11, 2014      Spirits of History Ghost Tours

    Take a tour of the Fort William Henry and learn local ghost legends and lore history while walking where some spirits still reside/7:30pm. Fort William Henry – 48 Canada St., Lake George. (518) 964-6647. fortwilliamhenry.com


    Oct. 1, 2014      Bolton Town-wide Garage Sale

    Maps are available at the Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce to assist you in your treasure hunting in this town-wide garage sale/ Bolton Landing. (518) 644-3831. boltonchamber.com


    Oct. 11, 2014      Fireworks over Lake George

    Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the lake/ At Dusk. View from Shepard Park on Canada Street or Beach Road, Lake George Village. (518) 668-5755. lakegeorgechamber.com


    Oct. 11, 2014     Garage Sale/ Estate sale

    A large garage sale, estate sale, with books and plants for sale as well. You may find some historic treasures/ 9am-4pm. Old Fort House Museum – 29 Broadway, Fort Fort Edward. (518) 747-9600. oldforthousemuseum.com


    Oct. 11, 2014      The Great Brant Lake Duck Race

    This year will start off with a free pancake breakfast at the Horicon Fire House, followed by a fun duck race! Purchase your own duck to float in the race. Prices will be given for 1,2 and 3rd place finishes. After the race enjoy pumpkin painting at the Horicon Community Center/ 12pm. Mill Pond – Upper Dam, Brant Lake. (518) 494-2722. northwarren.com


    Oct. 11-13, 2014      Haunted for Habitat

    Fundraiser for Habitat for Humainty at Tubby Tubes Company. Enjoy downhill tubing, a haunted house, pumpkins and a tube maze to get lost in! Hot chocolate and snack bar available. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity/ Sat.12-8pm Sun.12-4pm. Tubby Tubes Company – 1289 Lake Ave., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-7222. tubbytubes.com


    Oct. 11-12, 2014      French & Indian War Encampment & 18th Century Sutler Fair

    Watch a re-enactment of the French & Indian War, or take part in it! Handmade crafts, clothing, toys, tinware, and 18th century marketplace/All Day. Lake George Battlefield Park & Fort William Henry – 48 Canada St., Lake George. (518) 964-6626. frenchandindianwarsociety.org


    Oct. 11, 2014      German Grill Night

    Enjoy a dinner buffet, beer specials at an outside bar and live music all at a beautiful setting on Lake George/ 5-9pm. The Boathouse Restaurant – 3210 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George. 877-722-8959. cresthavenlodges.com


    Oct. 11, 2014      Susan Pereira & Sabor Brazil

    Listen to original Brazilian jazz ranging from Brazilian standards to hot samba, contemporary MPB, and exotic rhythms. Presented with Upper Hudson Musical Arts/ 7:30pm. Tannery Pond Community Center – 228 main St., North Creek. (518) 251-2505. tpcca.org


    Oct. 11, 2014      Thurman Fall Farm Tour

    Take a driving tour and visit many farms in Thurman as they offer you food and drink from their bounty. See a llama farm and lots of pumpkins and maple as well as hand crafted items such as quilts. A beautiful way to spend a Saturday/ 10am-4pm. Route 418, Thurman. thurmanfallfarmtour.com


    Oct 11-12, 2014      Gore Mountain Harvest Festival

    Family fun featuring scenic sky rides, entertainment all weekend, and hearty fall food and drink. Children’s activities include climbing walls, miniature golf, pony rides, bungee trampoline and more/10:30am-4:30pm. Gore Mountain – 793 Peaceful Valley Rd., North Creek. (518) 251-5026. goremountain.com


    Oct. 11-13, 2014      Heroic Corn Maze

    Explore this unique corn maze with friends and family as you get lost in a puzzle and look for historic clues. Winding paths will delight young and old alike/ 10am-5pm. Fort Ticonderoga – 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821. fortticonderoga.org


    Oct. 17-18, 2014      Maze by Moonlight

    Explore the corn maze by flashlight at this classic fall event. Search for hidden stations within the maze to complete your quest as the mysteries of the night surround you/ 7-10pm. Fort Ticonderoga – 30 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821. fortticonderoga.org


    Oct. 17-18, 2014      Spirits of History Ghost Tours

    Take a tour of the Fort William Henry and learn local ghost legends and lore history while walking where some spirits still reside/7:30pm. Fort William Henry – 48 Canada St., Lake George. (518) 964-6647. fortwilliamhenry.com


    Oct. 17-19, 2014      State Special Olympics

    Come cheer on competitors as New York athletes compete in various sports such as soccer, softball, cross country running, biking, and more/ Glens Falls Civic Center – 1 civic center plaza, Glens Falls. (800) 836-6976. nyso.com


    Oct. 17, 2014      Garrison Ghost Tours

    Spend the evening exploring Fort Ticonderoga with a guide who will recount many unexplained occurances/ 8pm. Fort Ticonderoga – Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821.  fortticonderoga.org


    Oct. 18, 2014      Fall Foliage Hike

    Join John Crist as he leads a 7 mile moderate hike through the woods to summit Cat and Thomas Mountains/ 9am-3pm. Cat & Thomas Mountains Preserve, Bolton Landing. (518) 644-9673. lglc.org


    Oct. 18-19, 2014      Haunted for Habitat

    Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity at Tubby Tubes Company. Enjoy downhill tubing, a haunted house, pumpkins and a tube maze to get lost in! Hot chocolate and snack bar available. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity/ Sat.12-8pm Sun.12-4pm. Tubby Tubes Company – 1289 Lake Ave., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-7222. tubbytubes.com


    Oct. 19, 2014      Halloween Pug Party Parade

    Hilarity ensues when pugs are dressed in Halloween costumes and taken on parade, come join the fun! Certificates awarded for costume contest/ 9am-3pm. Dynamite Hill – Route 8, Chestertown.


    Oct. 24, 2014      OTTG’s production of “Dracula”

    Watch the famous Count from Transylvania come to life on stage! Guaranteed to thrill and delight in this Balderston/Dean dramatization of the classic/ 7:30pm. Tannery Pond Community Center – 228 main St., North Creek. (518) 251-2505. tpcca.org


    Oct. 24-25, 2014      Spirits of History Ghost Tours

    Take a tour of the Fort William Henry and learn local ghost legends and lore history while walking where some spirits still reside/7:30pm. Fort William Henry – 48 Canada St., Lake George. (518) 964-6647. fortwilliamhenry.com


    Oct. 25, 2014      Halloween Party

    Attend the Boathouse’s fun Halloween costume party with live music and costume competition/ 7-11pm. The Boathouse Restaurant – 3210 Lake Shore Drive, Lake George. 877-722-8959. cresthavenlodges.com


    Oct. 25-26, 2014      Haunted for Habitat

    Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity at Tubby Tubes Company. Enjoy downhill tubing, a haunted house, pumpkins and a tube maze to get lost in! Hot chocolate and snack bar available. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity/ Sat.12-8pm Sun.12-4pm. Tubby Tubes Company – 1289 Lake Ave., Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-7222. tubbytubes.com


    Nov. 1, 2014      Spruce Mountain Hike

    Enjoy a moderate 3.6 mile round-trip hike up Spruce Mountain with the Lake George Land Conservancy/10am-1pm. Spruce Mountain – Putnam. (518) 644-9673. lglc.org


    Nov. 3, 2014      Chronicle Book Fair

    Book & poster signing with Carl Heilman, local photographer of the Adirondacks/ 11am-4pm. Queensbury Hotel – 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls. (518) 792-1121. carlheilman.com


    Nov. 14, 2014      Chapman Wine & Chocolate Tasting

    Sample lots of chocolate and wine! Silent auction and live entertainment to benefit the Chapman Historical Museum/ 5:30-8pm. Chapman Historical Museum – 348 Glen St., Glens Falls. (518) 793-2826. chapmanmuseum.org



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