It’s Father’s Day Weekend, and much of the Adirondack Park is gearing up for one final celebration before we officially say goodbye to spring and hello to summer! This is the time of year when all you want to do is embrace the great outdoors, and this weekend, you’ll find all kinds of events where you and your family can start making some new summer memories together.
Get Outdoors This Season
You’ve probably heard about stand up paddle boarding, but have you ever tried it? If not, then now is your chance! Take a trip to Saranac Lake this weekend for the 6th annual Adirondack Stand Up Paddle Festival. The schedule of events includes on-water demos, races, teaching sessions for kids, and more.
One of the most unique runs of the year is taking place this Saturday in Wilmington – the 10k Whiskey Run. Kick off the day with a fun run near Whiteface, and then head over to Pourman’s Tap House for whiskey tastings and demonstrations.
Join Sacandaga Bible Conference for the 2017 Great Sacandaga Challenge Triathlon going on this Saturday. The event will include both a Youth Triathlon and an Adult Sprint Triathlon, and funds raised will go toward supporting the local Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.
Attend Weekend Car Shows
Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend in Old Forge with the community’s 20th annual Parade & Car Show. The car parade will take place on Friday evening along Main Street, and then the car show will begin at 9:00am at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center. Trophies and prizes will be awarded later that afternoon.
Chestertown will host a special Porsche 928s car show this weekend from Friday through Sunday. The packed events schedule includes a campfire at the headquarters, a car show, awards and raffles, and more. Registration opens at 11:00am on Friday.
Over 35 corvettes will be on display at Big Tupper Brewing’s Saturday car show! Stop by for tons of great entertainment, such as live music and a cookout.
Although antique tractors will be the main event, you’ll also get to see farm equipment, engines, trucks, and cars on display too at the Barber Homestead Antique Tractor Show in Westport! Some of the show’s other highlights include tractor parades, games, and a concession stand. Admission is just $2 per day.
Enjoy a Delicious Meal
Join the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) for their 15th annual Fundraiser Dinner & Auction at the Barn at Lord Howe Valley. The theme for this year is “Diamonds & Denim,” and the event will include tasty food, a silent auction, live music by DJ Cruz, and more.
Want to ride on board the WW Durant? Make your reservation for Raquette Lake Navigation Company’s Luncheon Cruise this Saturday afternoon. The cost is $42 for two people or general ticket prices. It’s a memorable way to spend Father’s Day Weekend.
Appreciate Arts & Culture in the ADK
The 10th annual Museum Days in the Adirondacks is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday. During the event, multiple museums and cultural centers throughout the region will open their doors to the public. Stop by for special exhibits and activities!
The world-famous Hal McIntrye Orchestra, which entertained troops overseas during World War II, will perform a Tribute to Sinatra & Peggy Lee this Sunday at the Strand Center Theatre in Plattsburgh. Day-of admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students/children.