Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We’ve got a whole bunch of sporting events, arts fairs and performances, workshops, and more for you to choose from!
Photo Credit: Carl Heilman II
Sporting & Outdoors Events
Whether you want to participate or just spectate, get out and enjoy these events!
Orchid Hike with Gary Lee – Friday, July 17
Gary Lee will lead this two-mile round-trip walk to see pad leaf orchid, woodland orchid, small purple fringed, and spotted coral root.
Piseco Triathlon – Saturday, July 18
The 30th Annual Piseco Lake Triathlon will be open for race day registration at 7:30 am on Saturday. The race features a 1/2 mile swim, 11 1/2 mile bike, and a 3 mile run.
Tupperpalooza Warrior Run – Saturday, July 18
This challenging 3.5 mile obstacle course race takes participants up the demanding mountain terrain of Big Tupper Ski Area. Following the race, runners and spectators can enjoy live music, cold brews, and great food!
US Waterski Show Team – Saturday, July 18
See the highest caliber waterski show in the Northeast at Long Lake Town Beach! You’ll see pyramids, jumps, stunts, barefoot waterskiing, and much more.
Artistic Fairs & Performances
Buy handcrafted goods and watch premier actors perform at these events!
Adirondack Riverfront Arts Festival – Friday, July 17
The Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers Market is hosting a special Arts Festival this Friday that will include book signings, a master gardener station, canning and grilling demonstrations, samplings and recipe giveaways, live music, and more!
Woodworking & Fine Arts Weekend – Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19
Find wood furniture, jewelry, paintings, prints, photography, weaving, glassware, and so much more from more than 50 artists!
Made in the Adirondacks Fair – Saturday, July 18
This event features artisans blanketing the Adirondack Museum campus with traditional and contemporary Adirondack arts, crafts, foodstuffs, performances, demonstrations, workshops, and more.
Arts in the Park – Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19
More than 70 vendors will be on hand at Arrowhead Park in Inlet selling handmade items. Fritz Henry will perform on Saturday and The Clef Dwellers will do the same on Sunday.
ADK Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor – Sunday, July 19
See this professional theatre company perform this delightful Shakespearean comedy. If you want more Shakespeare, they’ll also be performing The Merry Wives of Windsor on Friday and Songs of the Iroquois: Turtle Island on Saturday.
DIY Crafts & Workshops
Learn a new skill at these educational events!
Ethiopian Style Bookbinding – Saturday, July 18
This style of binding features a hard cover with an exposed spine and elegant chain stitch sewing. This is an advanced technique, so some previous bookbinding experience is recommended.
Pine Needle Rim Gourd – Saturday, July 18
This unusual gourd project makes a great centerpiece for your table filled with apples, or an extra special handmade gift.
Perfect Pictures Every Time with Carl Heilman II – Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19
If you’re a beginner, you’ll enjoy the class on Saturday, while intermediate photographers should attend on Sunday.
Create Your Own Marshmallow Roaster – Sunday, July 19
There’s nothing better than roasting marshmallows over a campfire, especially when you’re using a handmade roaster!
Birch Bark Picture Frames and Mirrors – Sunday, July 19 – Monday, July 20
Birch bark picture frames and mirrors are classic decorations for Adirondack camps and cabins. This is a great class for beginners with limited experience with woodworking and tools.
Other Fun Events
Looking for even more fun? Try these events on for size!
Battle of Carillon Commemoration – Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19
257 years ago, the Battle of Carillon sealed the reputation of Ticonderoga for generations to come. Stand with the loyal and courageous French soldiers who defended the French lines against all odds, and meet the British and Provincial soldiers who gave their all to drive the French from Ticonderoga.
Take Flight – Saturday, July 18
Experience The Wild Center’s brand new Wild Walk and watch birds in flight, test your balance on a slackline, fly through an obstacle course, and much more!
15th Annual Loon Census – Saturday, July 18
Help the Wildlife Conservation Society accomplish their 15th Annual Loon Census by counting loons from boat or on foot for one hour on Saturday.
Have a great weekend, and remember to share photos of your weekend fun with us on Facebook!