Experience the Lake George Winter Carnival in Lake George NY! There’s no better way to enjoy the Adirondack winter life than at this annual Lake George winter festival, a unique Lake George tradition that occurs every Saturday and Sunday during the month of February. Scroll down to find more info & scheduled events at the Lake George Winter Carnival! (Please Note: last minute changes to each weekend’s schedule may occur due to ice & weather conditions.)
Location? Most events take place at Shepard Park on Canada Street (Rt.9) and on Beach Road in Lake George Village.
First weekend in February
The official jump start weekend to the 1st Winter Carnival weekend! Enjoy a great winter weekend packed full of family friendly events! Weekend 1 specialty events include: Opening ceremonies (Sat. at 12Noon), Chili Cook-Off (Sat. at 12:30PM), Outhouse Races (Sat. starting at 12:30PM), Winter Carnival Family Parade (Sat. at 4PM) – followed by a Bon Fire on the Beach, and fireworks over the lake (Sat. at 6:30PM). Also, don’t miss out on all the Lake George Winter Carnival’s ongoing weekend activities (on Saturday & Sunday) listed below.
Ongoing Weekend Activities:
• Polar Plunge
Saturdays & Sundays 3PM at Shepard Park Beach
• Children’s Activities
Arts & crafts, Zumba dancing, and face painting by “Art Bucket” 11AM-2PM at King Neptune’s.
• Games & Prizes
Saturdays & Sundays 12-2PM in Shepard Park
• Bon Fire & Smores on the Beach
Enjoy toasted marshmallows, s’mores, and sing-a-longs. Saturdays only at 4PM in Shepard Park.
• Fireworks over the Lake
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the lake! Saturdays only at 6:30PM. View from Shepard Park or Beach Rd.
• Helicopter Rides
Saturdays & Sundays. Call (518) 361-1380 for more info.
• Hot Air Balloon Tethered Rides
Saturday & Sundays starting at 8AM. Call (518) 796-0373 for more info.
• Snowmobile Rides
Saturdays & Sundays 12-2PM.
• Snowmobile Water Skip
Saturdays & Sundays 2:30PM.
• Wood Carving Demonstrations
by Glenn Sculptures in Shepard Park.
• LG Dog’s Got Talent Show
Saturdays & Sundays 2:30PM in Shepard Park.
Second weekend in February
More outdoor family fun along the southern basin of Lake George continues to the second weekend of February. Weekend 2 specialty events include: 4×4 Truck Races (Sat. & Sun.), Snowmobile Poker-Run/ Scavenger Hunt (Sat.), BBQ cook-off (Sat. at 12Noon), Ice Diving Demonstrations (Sat. & Sun. all day), Flag Football Competition (Sat.), Restaurant/Tavern Competition (Sun. at 1PM), Bon Fire & Smores on the Beach (Sat. at 4PM), Fireworks over the lake (Sat. at 6:30PM), and all the ongoing weekend activities listed above.
Third Weekend in February
Weekend 3 specialty events include: NY State AMA Sanctioned Motorcycle & ATV Ice Race Championship (Sat. & Sun.), Giant Kite Flying on Ice (Sat), ATV Poker Run & Scavenger Hunt (Sat.), Chowder Cook Off (Sat. at 12Noon), Ice Diving Demos (Sat. & Sun), Glacier Golf Tournament (Sun. 12-4PM), Bonfire & Smores on the Beach (Sat. at 4PM), Fireworks over the lake (Sat. at 6:30PM), and all the ongoing weekend activities listed above.
Fourth Weekend in February
This is the final weekend of the Lake George Winter Carnival! Weekend 4 specialty events include: Chicken Wing Cook Off (Sat. at 12Noon), Car Races on Ice (Sat. & Sun.), bonfire & Smores on the Beach (Sat. at 4PM), Firework over the Lake (Sat. at 6:30PM), Raffle Drawing (Sun. at 3PM), and all the ongoing weekend activities listed above.
Looking for more info on the Lake George Winter Carnival?
• Visit www.lakegeorgewintercarnival.com
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