• Ongoing Events & Activities

    Various events & activities in the greater Lake George Region of Upstate New York recur on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The Lake George Area ongoing events & activities are listed for you below. You will be pleasantly surprised as to the number of activities for kids and adults alike! Most of these events/activities occur during the peak season (late spring, summer and/or fall seasons), and some are year-round. Click on the links for more complete information.

    Also check out… Tours in the Lake George Region!

    Adirondack Experience Kid & Family Activities:

    These activities take place at the Adirondack Museum, Blue Mountain Lake. (518) 352-7311. adkx.org  (Open May 26 – October 9, 2017)

    • Feed the Fish – learn more about trout species and fish stocking while feeding the fish daily at 12:30pm

    • Little Log Cabin & Tot Lot – toddlers and pre-schoolers can romp and play on a wooden rocker, scamper up and down a rustic bridge in the schoolyard (Daily 10am-5pm).

    • Old Fashioned Wash Day – kids can wash cloths the old-fashioned way by filling washtubs, pounding & scrubbing clothes using old-fashioned tools (Daily 10am-5pm).

    • The Reising Schoolhouse – visit a one-room schoolhouse to play with old fashioned toys and make special craft projects (Daily 10am-5pm).

    • Victorian Lean To and Platform Tent – explore and enjoy a lean-to in 19th century fashion, a platform tent with sitting porch & writing desk, and also look through flip-books with historic photographs (Daily 10am-5pm).

    Paddling On The Pond – enjoy taking a canoe ride around the museum’s pond; find out the basics of paddling/ Daily 1-4pm

    • Monday Evening Lecture Series – learn about Adirondack history, culture and art during the museum’s evening lectures; a new lecture each week/ (Mondays at 7:30pm) July & August.

    Adirondack Style Workshops & Classes

    Learn more about the culture & arts of the Adirondack region through a variety of year-round hands-on workshops & classes taught by skilled Adirondack artisans, musicians, crafts people & volunteers, who share their knowledge of hiking, nature walks, storytelling, food preservation, photography, Adirondack music, songwriting, organic gardening, basket making, paper making, natural dyeing, weaving, rustic furniture making, and much more. Check out the full schedule of workshops & classes/ Adirondack Folk School, Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2400. adirondackfolkschool.org

    Adirondack Theatre Festival

    Summer theatre offering 5 weeks of first class productions (late June thru late July). Professional artists from NYC and across the country perform new and contemporary plays and musicals.   All shows are at The Charles R. Wood Theater, Downtown Glens Falls. (518) 798-7479. atfestival.org

    Adventure Days/ Self-Guided Hikes at Up Yonda Farm

    Take a self-guided exploration on Up Yonda Farm’s trails to look at Adirondack wildlife. Self-guided hikes are available Mondays thru Fridays; nature adventure packets, activity books & nets available for your self-guided hikes on Saturdays (July & August)/ Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center, Bolton Landing. (518) 644-9767. upyondafarm.com

    Aromathe Reiki Classes

    Combining holistic aromatherapy and Reiki together in one class/ Adirondack Aromatherapy at The Shirt Factory, Glens Falls. adkaromatherapy.com


    The Glens Falls Golden Eagles Baseball Club play various regional teams on select dates in June & July at 7pm.   East Field Stadium, Dix Ave., Glens Falls. glensfallsgoldeneagles.com

    Chess Club

    Bring your chess set and play, or learn how to play (free lessons available); all ages welcome/ Saturdays 9AM-1PM year-round. Town of Chester Library, Chestertown. (518) 494-5384. chesterlibrary.org

    Colonial Children’s Program

    Kids can partake in different 18th century activities: dressing up in colonial clothes, cooking, playing games, and dancing; different program each week/ Wednesdays in July 1-3pm. Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater. (518) 664-9821. nps.gov/sara

    Corn Maze Adventures

    Enjoy great family fun at Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze – a newly designed 6 acre corn maze (open mid-August thru October) . Choose from the full maze or the kiddie maze, and test your knowledge of Fort Ti History in this life-size puzzle. Also enjoy the “Maze By Moonlight” at night with flashlights on select weekends in the fall & complete the Archeology Quest Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga. (518) 585-2821. fort-ticonderoga.org

    Crandall Library’s Children Programs & Activities

    The library hosts a variety of year-round programs & activities for young children & their caregivers including: “Baby Lap Time” – infants under 14 months (with parent or guardian) can share interactive songs, rhumbas, and board books 2:30-2:50PM Wednesdays (December thru June). “Toddler Story Time” – kids 18 months to under 3 years will enjoy simple stories, songs, and puppets 9:30-9:50AM Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays (March thru May). “Preschool Storytime” – kids ages 3- 5 years old will enjoy songs, fingerplays, puppets, and stories 10:15-10:45AM Tuesdays & Wednesdays (December thru June). Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. (518) 792-6508. crandalllibrary.org 

    Cruise Nights in North Creek:

    Show off your classic car, sports car, or hot rod; music, raffle, trophies, food and drink/ Thursdays 6-9PM (June – September). Tops Market Plaza, Main Street, North Creek. gorechamber.com  Find on Facebook

    Fear This Halloween Haunting

    A spooky Halloween haunting through the historic old courthouse complex/ 6:30pm on select dates. Historic Salem Courthouse – 58 East Broadway, Salem. (518) 854-7053. salemcourthouse.org

    Film & Video Series

    Enjoy a different film each week at the local library/ Tuesdays 2:30-4:30pm and 6:30-8:30pm (May & June, and then September – mid-December). Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls. (518) 792-6508. crandalllibrary.org

    Fireworks in Lake George

    Enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks over Lake George on July 4, & then every Thursday (July thru August) at 9:30pm, plus other select dates throughout the year. View from Shepard Park (Canada Street) and Beach Road, Lake George Village. (518) 668-5755. (518) 668-5771.  lakegeorgechamber.com    lakegeorgeguide.com/fireworks

    * Take a Fireworks Boat Cruise on Lake George – offered by many businesses who provide “Sightseeing Cruises.

    French and Indian War Society Lecture Series

    The public is invited to attend summer history lectures, sponsored by the French & Indian War Society, a group of area historians, archaeologists and history enthusiasts/ 7pm in August only. Fort William Henry Conference Center, Canada Street, Lake George Village. (518) 964-6626. frenchandindianwarsociety.org

    Fright Fest

    Treat your family to terrific terrifying fun at this Halloween playground. Enjoy thrills and chills on rides in the dark, the trick-or-treat trail, mazes, costume contests, roaming ghouls, haunted houses, entertainment, shows, and much more/ Fall Weekends (Saturdays & Sundays in October. Six Flags Great Escape. (518) 792-3500. sixflags.com/greatescape

    The Fun Spot Programs

    In addition to the attractions at The Fun Spot, there are also a variety of fun-filled programs provided throughout the year: Camp Fun Spot Afterschool Program, Autism Awareness Playtimes, Summer Camp, Ballroom Dancing, Middle School Dance Nights, Holiday Skates, New Year’s Eve event, and more/ The Fun Spot, Queensbury. (518) 792-8989. thefunspot.net

    Galactic Bowling

    It’s party central at Lake George Lanes & Games with brand new state of the art sound system and special lighting effects, as well as games & contests the entire family will love/ Friday & Saturday Nights. Lake George Lanes & Games, Lake George. (518) 668-5741. lakegeorgelanesandgames.com

    If These Platforms Could Talk: Historic Discussions

    Speakers discuss a topic significant to the North Creek and Adirondack Region/ North Creek Depot Museum, North Creek. (518) 251-5842. northcreekdepotmuseum.com

    The Lake Theatre

    “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” – enjoy lunch or dinner while watching this “heartwarming & hilarious” comedy. July 20, 2017 – Sep 2, 2017. Luncheon Shows: 11:15am seating, & 1pm show on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (plus select Saturday Matinees). Dinner Shows: 6:30pm seating, & 8pm Show on Wednesdays thru Saturdays. The Lake Theatre at the Holiday Inn Resort, Lake George. (518) 668-5762, ext. 411. laketheatreproductions.com

    Broadway Upstate Youth Performances

    Enjoy summer musical theatre productions performed by local students in grades 4-12. 2017 show: “The Little Mermaid” will be on August 17 & 18 at 7pm and August 19 at 2pm & 7pm. Final performance is August 20, 2017 at 2pm. All performaces held at the Charles R Wood Theatre –

    Friday Night Dance Party!

    All abilities welcome! Join the party with 45 minutes of SH’BAM, an insanely addictive group dance class, featuring fun, simple & hot dance moves, all set to a party playlist. Then enjoy a 15 minutes of BODYJAM, including all kinds of styles of dance music! This is a great way to kick off the weekend with friends! 7pm Friday nights at Core of Glens Falls – 15 E Washington Street, Glens Falls. (518) 409-4111. Find Core of Glens Falls on Facebook!

    Les Mills Fitness Classes

    Science backed Les Mills classes are a great way to get more fit no matter where you are starting from! Try a class with knowledgable and inspiring instructors at Core of Glens Falls. There is a wide variety of classes including BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, BODYFLOW, BODYSTEP and more. Available year-round.  Core of Glens Falls – 15 E Washington Street, Glens Falls. (518) 409-4111. Find Core of Glens Falls on FB for an updated class schedule.

    Luzerne Music Festival & Concert Series

    Many concert series at this summer classical music camp/ Luzerne Music Center, Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2771. luzernemusic.org

    Mining, Caveman Wall, and Dino Dig

    Kids and adults can explore the following activities: the pitch black Gold Rush Mine to find treasures including iron pyrite & polished gems; the Crystal Quest Mine to discover actual crystals buried in the sand; Gemstone Mining where you can find actual gemstones, fossils and arrowheads; the Caveman & Cavekid Challenge Bouldering Wall where adults & kids can try out their climbing skills; and the Dino Dig to uncover buried dinosaur bone casts that were made from actual dig sites/ Daily (May – October). Winter Snowshoe Self-Guided Tours Fri. – Sun. & Winter Snowshoe Guided Tours Saturday only (mid Dec. – March). Natural Stone Bridge & Caves, Pottersville. (518) 494-2283. stonebridgeandcaves.com

    Mohican History & Ghost Cruise

    “Tacos and Tale” – Enjoy an evening cruise on Lake George aboard the Mohican to learn about history & ghosts/ Wednesdays 6:30pm (July & August). Lake George Steamboat, Lake George. (518) 668-5777. lakegeorgesteamboat.com

    Outdoor Cinema in City Park

    Bring your blanket or chair & celebrate the art of film at these free outdoor film screenings throughout the summer; an Art in the Public Eye event/ Starts at dusk. Every Friday night (July & August). City Park, Downtown Glens Falls. artinthepubliceye.com  Please Note: this program has not been confirmed yet.

    Painted Pony Championship Rodeo

    Professional rodeo: Saddle Bronc, Bare Back, Calf & Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, & Bull Riding, Texas Style BBQ every rodeo night/ BBQ (6-8PM) and Rodeo (8PM) Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (July 3, 2015 thru Labor Day Weekend). Painted Pony Rodeo, Lake Luzerne. (518) 696-2421. paintedponyrodeo.com

    Photography Workshop Classes

    Take a variety of photography workshops and classes for all abilities with award-winning outdoor photographer, Carl Heilman. Choose from Nature Photography Workshops, Adirondack Photography Tours, Photoshop for Photographers Workshops, and attend various public events and AV programs on photography (throughout the year). For more information and a full schedule, visit carlheilman.com

    Round the Lake Challenge

    Become a Lake George Land Conservancy “Round the Laker,” by completing at least 20 out of the 30 variety of challenges throughout Lake George’s watershed (designed by LGLC) including: hiking on trails of Tongue Mountain, Sleeping Beauty, and other parks & preserves; canoeing or kayaking Jabe Pond & Northeast Bay; exploring exhibits at Up Yonda Farm; visiting museums & historical roadside markers, and more. Lake George Land Conservancy, Bolton Landing. (518) 644-9673. lglc.org  roundthelake.org

    Summer Camp at The Fun Spot

    Kids and parents will love the structured indoor and outdoor activities as well as The Fun Spot attractions, lunch & snacks each day provided, plus two field trips per week to a variety of places: Tubby Tubes Co., Great Escape, Prospect Mountain, Fort Ticonderoga, Adirondack Extreme, Bowling, Moreau State Park & more/ Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 5:45PM (June-August). The Fun Spot, Queensbury. (518) 792-8989. thefunspot.net

    Summer Speaker Series

    The John Thurman Historical Society sponsors this summer speaker series/ First Tuesday of the month at 7pm (May – October). Town Hall, Thurman. (518) 623-2007. thurmannyevents.com

    SUP – Yoga Classes

    A melding of stand up paddling and yoga in one flowing 90 minute class on Lake George taught by Tobey Gifford (certified yoga instructor of the Lemon Tree Yoga & Healing Arts Studio)/ Two 4 week summer classes available 8-9:30am (for level 1 and level 2). Also Intro and semi private & private watersport lessons for SUP, wakeboard, water ski & more are available/ Patty’s Water Sports, 291 Cleverdale Road, Cleverdale on Lake George. (518) 656-4072. pattyswatersports.com  lemontreeyoga.com

    Take a Bite in Downtown Glens Falls

    Take a Bite in Downtown Glens Falls – “Snack & Stroll” and enjoy a night out with the family. Affordably priced tapas to-go are are offered by Downtown restaurants so you can snack while you stroll the streets of Downtown. Visitors can explore all the tastes of the city, enjoy shopping specialty stores & boutiques (retailers open later), listen to live music, partake in a fun drop in program (for all ages) at Crandall Public Library, and check out the farmers market/ Wednesdays 5-7pm. Throughout Downtown Glens Falls. facebook.com/downtownglensfalls

    Up Yonda Farm Activities & Programs

    Various environmentally educational activities & nature programs offered for children & families. Learn and experience the wildlife and land of the Adirondacks: hike along the woodland trails with views overlooking Lake George, visit perennial gardens, discover the butterfly garden & natural history exhibits, and more. Programs available all year-round; call or visit online for schedule. Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center, Bolton Landing. (518) 644-9767. upyondafarm.com

    Waikiki Supper Club

    Polynesian Dinner Show: Fire & Sword Act – Island Style Dining Entertainment with vocals, sword dancers, spectacular costumes and audience participation/ Dinner show seating 6pm & Cocktail Show 7pm. Saturday shows (May & June); nightly shows except Thursday (July & August); select show dates (September & October). The Tiki Resort, Lake George. (518) 668-5744. tikiresort.com

    Looking for more events & activities? Also check out these other Events pages…

    Ongoing Tours (Guided & Self-Guided)

    Events Calendar

    Annual, Special & Holiday Events

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