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Throughout the year, Saranac Lake is home to many family-friendly events that celebrate the arts, recreation, health & wellness, our history, and the seasonal beauty and rugged landscape of the Adirondack Mountains. For the local community events calendar, click HERE.
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DEC First Night: New Year's Eve- usher in the new year with a family celebration of joy, community and hope.
FEB Winter Carnival:10 Days of winter fun, including the fantastic Ice Palace.
MAR Colby Classic Ice Fishing Derby - first weekend in March.
MAR Cabin Fever Film Festival: March - A fun cure for late winter blues - classic films for the whole family.
MAR Annual Chamber "Ice-Out" Raffle - Buy tickets - guess the time the Pink Chair will go through the ice!
MAR Maple Weekends! Mid March - Paul Smith's College VIC
APR/MAY Daffest: Sometimes there is still snow - but we celebrate the arrival of the Daffodils at the end of April with a great party!
JUN "Great Adirondack Birding Festival" - first weekend in June; birdwalks, lectures, displays, Paul Smith's College VIC
JUNE-SEPT "3rd Thursday ArtWalks" : live music, artist demos, special exhibits and events throughout the community, 5 - 7:30
JUNE/JULY The Adirondack Arts & Heritage Festival: More than 50 events in 10 days that celebrate our various "arts".
JULY Willard Hanmer Guideboat Races: Commemorating the life of Willard Hanmer, the preeminent Guideboat builder of his era, with displays and races right in the Village on Lake Flower and the Saranac River.
JUL/AUG Summer Outdoor Concert Series tbd
JULY 4th of July Celebration: lots of outdoor fun for the whole family, culminating with the traditional fireworks display.
JUL Lake Clear Day, Runabout Rondezvous, Adirondack Rocking Festival, Martha Reben Day: celebrate the past at Charlie's Inn, classic boats on parade, rocking for relaxation, and local history.
JULY/AUG The Can-Am Rugby Tournament: late July/early August - one of the largest rugby events in the world with 100+ teams competing.
AUG The Saranac Lake Block Party: the 1st Thursday in August. Main Street gets closed off for display booths, food concessions and demos, kids activities and more.
AUG The Adirondack Plein Air Festival: 3rd Weekend in August - artists from all over the country converge on Saranac Lake to paint the Adirondacks!
SEPT Farm 2 Fork Festival: Labor Day Saturday - A celebration of our small farms and local food abundance.
SEPT Hobofest: Labor Day Sunday - an all-day, outoor celebration of music, food, and the railroad culture.
SEPT Chefs and Farmers: Taste the Adirondacks - the Saturday after Labor Day. Local chefs prepare foods made with local products.
SEPT The Adirondack Canoe Classic - 90 Miler: Old Forge to Saranac Lake, the weekend after Labor Day .
SEPT The Artist at Work Studio Tour: the last weekend in September - tour studios of 50+ artists. Experience Peak Fall Colors!
DEC Sparkle Village Arts & Crafts Fair: first weekend in December, sponsored by the Chamber.
Be sure to check out the complete calendar for upcoming events.