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!


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.


Saranac Lake Insider

Sign up for the Saranac Lake Insider and get an email each week highlighting the region's most popular upcoming events each week, or download a printable PDF of Saranac Lake's next two weeks of events, including links and QR codes to learn more about each happening.

E.g., 09/21/2023