Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of summer in the Adirondacks this weekend! From Old Forge to Ticonderoga and beyond, just some of the weekend events you can look forward to include a BBQ Festival, a huge StreetFest, and much more.
Enjoy Adirondack Festivals
For some of the best mouthwatering BBQ in the region, plan a trip to the Great Adirondack BBQ Festival in Old Forge this weekend. Savor the taste of homemade BBQ made from exclusive recipes in four different categories: Pork, Pork Ribs, Brisket, and Chicken. A general admission ticket costs $5.
Take a trip to Ticonderoga for this year’s StreetFest on Saturday from 10:00am-3:00pm. This hugely popular event will include shopping opportunities, sidewalk sales, live entertainment, arts and crafts, a farmers’ market, activities, and so much more. Admission to the festival is free, but there may be a small fee for some activities.
This Friday, the Warrensburg Riverfront Farmers’ Market will host the 5th annual Adirondack Riverfront Arts Festival from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Shop for local produce at the market and discover a wide range of goods and artworks from multiple artisans.
Bring the whole family to the local recreational field in Warrensburg for the community’s 55th annual Smoke Eaters Jamboree on Friday and Saturday. The schedule of events will include a live auction, Freckles the Clown & Mr. Twisty with Izzy, live music by Skeeter Creek, fireworks, and more. All proceeds raised benefit the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
The 6th annual Caroga Lake Music Festival continues with even more great performances this weekend in the Adirondacks. Don’t miss out on Chris Jamison performing live at the former Sherman’s Amusement Park in Caroga, the Caroga Chapel Series, and more.
Celebrate The Arts
View Arts Center in Old Forge will host the 9th annual Ice Cream Social at Point Park this Friday from 11:00am-3:00pm. Check out the one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls ($10-$25) made by local potters and buy your favorite. Each purchase of a ceramic bowl includes ice cream. Or, if you choose not to buy pottery, the cost for ice cream is a $5 donation.
Join the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake on Saturday evening for their annual Benefit Gala and award presentation. The museum’s campus will be transformed at twilight into a glamorous locale celebrating the arts and culture of the Adirondacks. Highlights of the 2017 gala include Adirondack-infused live and silent auctions, momentous music, and magical memories.
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of this weekend, multiple artists in and around Saranac Lake will open up their studios, galleries, and workplaces for the public to visit. Tours are self-guided and will be offered at most places from 10:00am-5:00pm. Stop by and learn about the artists of the Saranac Lake area!
Get Active This Summer
Bring the family over to the Long Lake Town Beach on Friday morning and try your hand at the Long Lake Paddling Olympics. This fun and free competition will include various races and activities, such as stand up paddle boarding, kayak races, hand paddling, and much more. The local Lions Club will also serve up a BBQ lunch during the event.
This Sunday, the Adirondack Mountain Club will present the 12th annual ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour 2017 at the North Creek Ski Bowl in North Creek, NY. Participants are able to register for the 75-mile loop or the 20-mile ride. Both feature scenic views of the Adirondacks, and following the rides, there will be a fun-filled BBQ with food, drinks, music, and prizes.