Spring is in full swing in the Adirondack Park, and the weather will only get better as we transition from April into May. Not only are there all kinds of outdoor activities you can do this season, but this coming weekend, there’s an exciting lineup of fun events that are worth checking out!
Experience a Wide Range of Fun Festivals & an Expo
Maple season isn’t over yet in the Adirondacks! This weekend, the Town of Hadley will host their 16th Annual Maple in April Festival along Rockwell Street and Stony Creek Road. This family-friendly event will feature craft and food vendors, kids’ activities, birds of prey, music and dance performers, a car show, and much more.
Visit Paul Smith’s College’s VIC on Saturday for SAM Fest, a day-long festival of music, art, and TED-style talks. Although admission to the events is free, donations will be accepted.
Join the Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake on Saturday for their Young Playwrights Festival, featuring winning plays by high school and middle school students in the region. The performances will run from 7:00pm-9:00pm, and admission is free.
This Saturday, stop by Champlain Centre in Plattsburgh for the 3rd Annual Champlain Valley Robot Expo from 10:00am-2:00pm. There will be robot demonstrations, 3D printing, and even more family activities!
Sit Back & Enjoy a Movie
As part of their free movie nights in 2018, the Hancock House-Ticonderoga Historical Museum will host a free film screening of “The Fighting 69th” on Friday at 7:00pm.
Come watch “In Between,” the feature debut of Palestinian director Maysaloun Hamoud, at the Lake Placid Center for Arts on Friday or Saturday at 7:00pm. This film focuses on three Palestinian women who share an apartment in Tel Aviv and try to balance tradition and modern culture.
On Saturday at 7:30pm, the Champlain Valley Film Series will present “DENIAL,” a thought-provoking documentary about alternative energy sources in Vermont and personal and political conflict, family, gender, and love.
If you’re a fan of silent films, then take a trip to the Strand Center Theatre in Plattsburgh on Saturday for a film screening of “The Cameraman” by Buster Keaton. This classic comedy follows a clumsy man who becomes a motion picture cameraman in order to get close to the object of his desire.
Looking for something the kids will enjoy this weekend? Why not bring them to Strand Center Theatre’s film screening of “Annie,” which will be a sing-a-long movie event. Admission ranges from $8-$10.