Now that the 4th of July celebrations have concluded, there are a nearly endless number of ways you can spend the rest of this summer, especially in the Adirondacks. From the breathtaking tours at White Pine Camp to the mouthwatering I Love BBQ & Music Festival in Lake Placid, attend one or more of these top events happening in the region this weekend!
Discover the Arts & Culture of the Adirondacks
White Pine Camp, an Adirondack Great Camp built back in 1907, is offering historic walking tours throughout the summer on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Located in Paul Smiths, each tour lasts for about 1 hour and 45 minutes and includes the history of the camp and colorful stories about the owners. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for kids.
Celebrate the arts and culture of the Adirondacks by visiting the Adirondack Experience in Blue Mountain Lake this weekend. This Saturday is Veteran Appreciation Day, and all veterans plus one guest will receive free admission from 10:00am-5:00pm. Stop by and see the brand new interactive exhibition named “Life in the Adirondacks!”
Located in Old Forge, View Arts Center will host their annual gala this Friday to raise funds for future arts programs. Named “A Walk In The Woods,” this gala will begin with signature cocktails and a silent auction, and then it will move on to dinner and music and dancing to end the night. Tickets start at $250 per guest, and patron tables are available for groups and businesses looking to support this local art museum.
Prepare For the Festivities
One of the biggest Adirondack BBQs of the summer is returning to Lake Placid – the annual I Love BBQ & Music Festival on July 7-9. This tasty event typically features the best BBQ competitors from around the country, and highlights include food samples, outdoor activities, live entertainment, and more at the Lake Placid Olympic Skating Oval. Admission is $5 for adults, and children under 10 get in for free.
With a history dating back to the 1930s, Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days is a celebration of the region’s logging and lumberjack heritage. The weekend event will be held at Tupper Lake Municipal Park, and some of the schedule highlights are a Saturday morning parade, chainsaw carving auctions and contests, night games, a BBQ dinner and food vendors, and more.
Join the Town of Chester for their annual Summerfest celebration this Saturday at the Chester Ballfield. There will be live music and activities all afternoon, such as face painting, outdoor games, a rock climbing wall, and crafts for kids. A grand fireworks display is scheduled for the evening; however, in the case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be held the following evening instead.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Up in Saranac Lake at the Lake Flower Boat Launch, spectators can check out the 10th annual Runabout Rendezvous – an exhibition of wooden boats. The show will include a mix of antique, classic, and newly designed wooden boats, as well as original Adirondack Guideboats. This non-judged event is open to the public.
Do you consider yourself an excellent bass fisherman? If so, then challenge yourself and sign up for the annual Long Lake Bass Fishing Derby this Saturday. Pre-registration is required by contacting the Long Lake Fishing and Game Club, and the weigh-ins will take place at the Shamrock Motel. Don’t delay, register today!