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This weekend is sure to be one of the best of the summer, largely due to the 4th of July! There are tons of festivals and fireworks going on throughout the Adirondack Park, and other fun events as well.

Have plans for this weekend yet? If not, check out our roundup of festivals, road races, DIY classes, and more!

Photo provided by Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon
Need weekend plans? Let us help you find something fun to do. Our weekend roundup has live entertainment, crafting workshops, festivals, and more!

For those intrigued by the natural beauty of the Adirondacks and its vast array of wildlife, The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is an absolute gem. On its 81-acre campus in the heart of the Adirondacks, The Wild Center has transformed the traditional museum experience and has made the natural world its focus, both inside the walls of the main building and out. 

In keeping with its mission to encourage discovery and exploration of the Adirondacks, the Wild Center will be opening a new attraction on July 4 to help visitors see things from a whole new perspective.

Rendering Provided By The Wild Center
July will be here before we know it, which means it's almost time for 4th of July festivities. The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership recently announced the schedule for the 2015 Best 4th In The North Celebration, and once you see it, you'll definitely want to work this event into your Independence Day plans!

When done right, the martini is a timeless, classic drink that can showcase a bartender's skills and knowledge of delectable flavor combinations. It's only fitting, then, that the drink gets its own day of recognition. That's right, June 19 is National Martini Day! To celebrate, we tracked down two of the Adirondacks' best martinis to give you a glimpse at the pinnacle of beverage perfection.

Typically, the Adirondack Region is a peaceful place to relax, enjoy nature, or take advantage of the many recreational opportunities the mountains, trails, and waterways have to offer. This weekend, though, the Park will play host to an all-out brawl for a good cause!

There's a lot to write about in the Adirondacks - from history and home-building to wildlife and recreation - which could be why there are so many great authors who are natives of and/or currently living in the Park. To highlight this asset, Denton Publications reports that the Brant Lake Farmers' Market has invited local authors to join them every week.

Want a $50 Stewart's gas card? What about a GoPro HERO 3 White Edition? All you need is a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account, a motorcycle, and a sense of adventure, and you could win those prizes!

Have you ever sat on the shore of a lake in the Adirondacks, admired the scenery and thought to yourself "this must be the most beautiful body of water in the entire country"? Although you may have known it all along, others are finally catching on, which inspired Oyster.com to include not one, but two Adirondack lakes on its list of "The 6 Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S."

Photo Credit: William J. Gard via Adirondack.net Facebook Page