The 4th of July celebrations are starting a little early in the Adirondacks! This weekend, a few communities will kick off the holiday festivities with fireworks and parades. Looking for even more things to do? From outdoor activities to live music, check out our full list of top Adirondack weekend events!
Kick Off Your 4th of July Celebration
One of the biggest annual 4th of July celebrations in the Adirondacks is Ticonderoga’s Best 4th in the North Celebration. This event features a wide range of fun events for families, ranging from a parade to live music, food, vendors, games, fireworks, and more.
Head over to Speculator in the Southern Adirondacks this Saturday for an exciting 4th of July Celebration! There will be a parade, live music, car show and carnival amusements, fireworks, and more events and activities throughout the afternoon and evening.
Enjoy Festivals & Shows
Love strawberries? Take a trip to Raquette Lake for their annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday from 11:00am-1:00pm at the local Fire Hall. Enjoy delicious strawberry shortcake and mix and mingle with the community.
Hosted at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Pottersville, Worship in the Adirondacks is a two-day music festival featuring a wide range of artists, including Jeremy Camp, For King & Country, Mark Boles, and many more. The festival gates open at 11:00am each day.
Visit Lake Placid this week and see world class riders and horses participate in competitions at the North Elba Show Grounds. The action begins at 7:30am each show day, and daily admission tickets may be bought at the entrance gate.
Explore Fun Arts-Themed Events
It’s going to be a party at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake on Saturday. Highlights of the day-long event will include a yard sale extravaganza, live auction, BBQ food, dancing, and more.
This weekend, multiple artist studios in the Saranac Lake area will open their doors to the public for free tours. This is a unique opportunity to meet local artists and see their works in an intimate setting. Admission is free, and all tours are self guided.
Get Outdoors in the ADK
Hop in the car with friends and family and take on the Road Rally Scavenger Hunt in the Western Adirondacks! This thrilling activity will bring participants through the Old Forge, Inlet, Thendara, and Big Moose areas. Follow the clues and have fun on the adventure!
Are you a runner looking for a challenge? Try competing in the Whiteface Sky Races this weekend! Test your legs and enjoy the views of the Adirondacks too.