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., Tuesday, September 28, 2021