A different scene 

Year round, Saranac Lake, New York hosts cool, adventurous, and quintessentially Adirondack events. Whether it's a week-long carnival that celebrates winter or a weekend all about paddling, Saranac Lake's small town charm makes events personal and fun.

Cultural events in Saranac Lake are numerous as the village has become the hub of arts for the entire region. Art galleries abound and the village is filled with well-known Adirondack artists whose works are celebrated at many events throughout the season. Historic talks and art openings help round out cultural offerings, alongside streaming live and recorded music and theater performances.

Fireworks explode over a brightly lit ice palace.
Fireworks at Winter Carnival are always a delight!
A band performs onstage during First Night.
A performance at First Night, Saranac Lake's annual New Year's Eve event.
Close up of an artist painting the Saranac Lake town hall outside in summer.
The Adirondack Plein Air Festival is an annual celebration of art.
A snowshoer runs through a snowy, wooded forest.
The annual Snowshoe Festival brings athletes from all over the world.

 


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E.g., 08/10/2022
08/10/22 Summer Classes at ADK ArtRise
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ADK Art Rise
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Art supplies including colored pencils
08/10/22 Walking Tours at White Pine Camp
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Historic Great Camp Tour at White Pine Camp
Paul Smiths
White Pine Camp walking bridge
08/10/22 Music on the Green
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Riverside Park
Saranac Lake
Music on the Green featured in Riverside Park
08/11/22 Party on the Patio
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Waterhole Music Lounge
Saranac Lake
Party on the Patio Flyer
08/11/22 Summer Classes at ADK ArtRise
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ADK Art Rise
Saranac Lake
Art supplies including colored pencils
08/11/22 Outdoor Yoga at the Hotel Saranac Terrace
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Hotel Saranac
Saranac Lake
08/11/22 Open Sky Arts Festival
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Lake Placid Center for the Arts
Lake Placid
The Hillbenders present WhoGrass