While you are planning your stay at The Stone Gate Resort, discover some Lake George Area events. From Americade to the Adirondack Balloon Festival, there is something exciting and fun for everyone!
Here are some of our favorite area events you won’t want to miss.
Browse the list below, and mark your calendars. You can click on each event photo to get more information at each of their respective sites.
Lake George Elvis Festival
Celebrate the King and his music for four days during this popular annual event that has Lake George Shaking, grooving, and celebrating everything Elvis! From the opening ceremony and kick-off party through the tribute artist competitions, cruises, dinners, and after-hour parties to the ultimate tribute artists finale and festival wrap party, you'll be immersed in the sights and sounds of this incredibly fun festival.
LARAC June Arts Festival
The June Arts Festival is one of the premier summer events in the southern Adirondack Region, drawing crowds of over 15,000. The Festival features about 150 exhibitors offering shoppers a variety of products such as jewelry, home items, food items, fine art, textiles, garden decorations, etc- the event takes place rain or shine, located in beautiful Downtown Glens Falls’ City Park. The festival also includes not for profit booths, arts demonstrations, children’s activities, food concessions, and live entertainment by local musicians.
Smoke Eaters Jamboree
Just north of Lake George is Warrensburg, which hosts the Smoke Eaters Jamboree each summer. As the name suggests, you can be prepared for incredible grilled food like barbecue chicken and corn on the cob, but there's also live music, karaoke, carnival rides, fireworks, and entertainment for kids.
Lake George Triathlon Festival
The Lake George Triathlon Festival is split up into two events: the Lake George Triathlon - Olympic Distance and the Big George Triathlon - Half Iron Distance. Participants can choose either race or both; one takes place each day of the festival. Those competing enjoy an invigorating swim in Lake George followed by fast but scenic bike rides and runs on two-loop courses. Both races are spectator-friendly, and end with post-race food.
Jazz at the Lake
Jazz at the Lake combines spectacular jazz with the magical beauty of Lake George. Hosted by the Lake George Arts Project for over 35 years this contemporary jazz festival includes performances by some of the most talented jazz musicians in the world. They entertain for two days at the Shepard Park Amphitheater. Pack a picnic lunch, bring a blanket or folding chair, and kick back and enjoy the wonderful music these talented performers create. This event is free.
Americade Motorcycle Rally
Since 1983, the scenic Lake George area has hosted Americade, the world's largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally. Americade draws over 50,000 enthusiastic riders and passengers each year for a week full of events, exhibits, vendors and fun.
Adirondack Wine & Food Festival
The 6th Annual Adirondack Wine & Food Festival (presented by Adirondack Winery) will be held June 27th & 28th in Lake George! The Festival showcases some of the best wineries, breweries, distilleries, artisan food vendors, crafts and food trucks New York has to offer!
Lake George Music Festival
For two weeks each August, residents and visitors of the breathtaking Lake George region can attend a series of live chamber music and orchestra concerts, open rehearsals, pre-performance workshops, and exciting special events. The performances provide bold musical discoveries and represent the joyous spirit and dedication to excellence of the entire Lake George community. Specific concert repertoire and personnel is not announced until July each year.
Adirondack Nationals Car Show
Classic car enthusiasts head to Fort William Henry the weekend after Labor Day for the Adirondack Nationals Car Show. Enjoy the beautiful cars, special events, music, and more - they've also been known to have celebrity guests! This event was first held in 1988 with under 300 vehicles. Today, the car show boasts over 1,500 classic and antique cars, with registration beginning early in the year as everyone wants to get in on the fun.
Adirondack Balloon Festival
People flock from all over the North Country and Capital Region for this event! The Adirondack Balloon Festival is spectacular sight to see, as dozens of hot air balloons fill the sky with brilliant colors. You can walk inside half-inflated balloons, get an inside look at balloonists preparing for flight, and there's also live music and other fun activities. Balloons take off at select locations in Queensbury and Glens Falls. This event has been taking place for nearly 50 years.
Fins Up LG
Key West, Jimmy’s music playing in paradise, Margaritas, Daiquiris, and Mardi Gras. You can have all these wonderful things in one place on the shores of beautiful Lake George. This three day music festival features 20+ musical acts on 2 main stages. Check out the stellar lineup of Jimmy Buffett tribute acts, and some incredible Zydeco, Cajun, and Country acts.
Thursdays, from July 4th to August 27th, 2020
Family memories are made from standing under the colors of a Lake George Area fireworks show. They’re a true summertime tradition, providing the capstone to events all over the region. Fireworks blast off over Lake George every Thursday throughout the summer. You can take in the brilliant colors from locations all over the village such as Shepard Park. Board a boat cruise for their fireworks cruise and listen to the booms as they bounce off of the distant mountains.
Washington County Fair
Enjoy the experience of Washington County, its people, its rural character and its great agricultural traditions. For over a century, the Washington County Fair has been an important part of our community, our youth, and our future. It has been changing along with our world; remembering the old and offering the new.
King George Fishing Derby
Several thousand dollars worth of prizes are given away in adult and junior divisions each year at the King George Fishing Tournament, which got its start in 2015. This ultimate fishing tournament takes place right on Lake George and is perfect for both experienced and new anglers. It also includes live music, food, and more fun.
World's Largest Garage Sale
The World's Largest Garage Sale in Warrensburg is a lively combination of a flea market, craft fair, food fest, and bargain hunter's dream. Visitors from across the United States head to this Adirondack town every fall to find that "must-have item." Over 500 vendors offer antiques, children's items, clothing, electronics, furniture, memorabilia, and much more! There will also be Garage Sale food vendors to fuel your shopping, as well as live music and children's activities throughout the weekend.