Whitewater rafting season is underway in the Adirondacks, but that’s not the only thing you can do this season! There are a wide array of spring activities to try, and even more events going on each weekend. From May 4-6, check out the Annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby, EAT ADK Restaurant Week, and more!
Find Weekend Excitement and Entertainment
Visit North Creek and enjoy one of the most exciting events this spring – the annual Hudson River Whitewater Derby! The event will feature slalom races, a not-so-whitewater race, the downriver derby, and music, prizes, and awards.
Unleash your creative side and participate in a Howl Story Slam at the Old Forge Library on Friday at 7:00pm. Storytellers will take the stage and tell their best story within five minutes.
Get ready for Machine de Cirque – a thrilling mix of contemporary circus, comedy, and musical performance – at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts! The wacky characters will masterfully manipulate various props, such as juggling clubs, a drum kit, and even a bath towel. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience for audiences.
Eat Up at Restaurant Week
The Lake Placid Region is home to a wide range of fantastic restaurants, and if you’d like to take your taste buds on a journey, then don’t miss the 3rd Annual EAT ADK Restaurant Week! Participating restaurants will offer special prix fixe menus with pricing options of $15, $20, and $30. This is recognized as the Adirondack Park’s premier restaurant week.
Discover Saranac Lake’s Rich Arts Scene
This Friday, the Adirondack Artists Guild in Saranac Lake will kick off their 2018 summer season with Inside/Outside, an exhibition featuring the works of Meg Bernstein. Bernstein is a member of the Adirondack Artists Guild, and her works explore several different mediums, such as acrylic and watercolor painting.
NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery in Saranac Lake will host the annual reception for their 2018 Juried Art Exhibit on Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Come see a variety of artworks by area artists on display in the gallery; they will be exhibited through May 22.
Visit BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake and check out an eclectic showcase of artworks by BluSeed artist alumni, including teachers, instructors, and students. The exhibit will open this Friday and be up through May 27.
Attend Community Events
The annual John Brown Day, organized by the North Country-based human rights and free education project John Brown Lives!, will be held at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site this Saturday. This celebration will be open to the public and feature musical guests, an awards ceremony, and more.
A casual town hall event about animal cruelty in the North Country will take place at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall on Saturday from 3:00pm-6:30pm. In addition to the panel discussion and Q&A session, the event will also include activities for kids, information tables, animals from shelters, and more.