Have you been looking forward to warm temperatures and clear skies this spring in the Adirondacks? Well, things may be looking up starting this weekend, especially if you want to get outside and enjoy some events too. Check out our latest roundup of fun weekend events in the Adirondack Park, and make your plans today!
Experience Fun in the Great Outdoors
Whiteface Mountain’s annual International Pond Skimming Contest is scheduled for this Saturday! Don your best costume and see how far you can skim across the pond on your skis or board. Only 100 spots will be open to participants. If you just want spectate, visitors are welcome to watch and enjoy live music and drink & food specials afterwards.
The annual Deer’s Head Mile Run will be held at the Deer’s Head Inn in Elizabethtown this Saturday at 10:00am. The entry fee will be $15 (registration ends on Friday evening), and proceeds will benefit the local Elizabethtown Food Bank.
Celebrate Earth Day in the ADK
Celebrate Earth Day with Champlain Area Trails (CATS) in Westport and participate in their trail project. This activity will be a fun preview of the organization’s newest trail. It’s recommended that people who are interested contact the CATS office ahead of time.
This Sunday, an Earth Day Celebration will take place at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake from 12:30pm-4:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, the event will include presentations, exhibits, music, an art show, kid-friendly activities, and more. Over 20 local environmental groups will be on-site to discuss their work in and around the Adirondacks.
Get Crafty with Hands-On Activities
This weekend, instructor Sarah Rodman will host two Candlemaking courses at the Adirondack Folk School in Lake Luzerne. Candlemaking 101 on Friday will introduce students to the artful tradition, and Candlemaking 102 on Saturday will bring things up a notch and expand your skills!
Attend Ruth Olbert’s Needle Felting 101 class on Saturday at the Adirondack Interpretive Center in Newcomb and learn how to create your own wool dryer ball. Not only do these balls help control static, but they are more environmentally-friendly than using dryer sheets. Materials will be provided with the $10 donation/registration fee.
Discover Even More Exciting Events
During their entertaining program at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, two-time Grammy-winning group Turtle Island Quartet will pay homage to jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker. Tickets will be $15 at the door.
Planning to be in the Plattsburgh area of the northern Adirondacks this Saturday? Bring the children over to the Plattsburgh City Rec Center from 2:00pm-5:00pm for a free carnival hosted by Partners in Well-Being. There will be bouncy houses, face painting, balloon animals, snacks, and more!
Asgaard Farm in Ausable Forks will feature their 5th Annual Kidding Day this Saturday beginning at 10:00am. Join them and enjoy food and beverages, meet the animals, and see how a modern farm operates.