Who’s ready to have some fun during Labor Day Weekend? This holiday weekend may be one of your last opportunities for end-of-summer activities in the Adirondacks, so don’t miss out! From festivals to fireworks, music, and more, mark your calendar for these upcoming events.
Fun Festivals & Amazing Shows
Held annually in Saranac Lake, the Farm 2 Fork Festival is a showcase of the region’s bounty and offers demonstrations, workshops, and plenty of tasty food to try. If you’re a foodie, then this is one event you should definitely attend! Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Adirondack Pollinator Project, which aims to help pollinators thrive.
Want to spend the weekend with your fellow mountain bikers? Pack up your bike and sign up for the 2nd Annual Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival. You’ll find a variety of events happening in the Whiteface Region, such as group rides, parties with live music and food, and mountain bike demos.
Plan a trip to Saranac Lake’s Riverside Park on Sunday afternoon for the 10th Annual Hobofest! This free music festival celebrates the independent hobo spirit and features a diverse range of local musicians and traveling veterans. Local favorites Blind Owl Band, Crackin’ Foxy, and Bucket Ruckus are all scheduled to perform.
Head to the Village of Lake Placid this Sunday and check out the community’s 36th Annual Olympic Car Show & Parade. Cash awards, plaques, and even Olympic-style medals will be awarded to the best in show at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval. Even if you’re not showcasing a car, you will still be able to enjoy the BBQ, live entertainment, and parade of cars.
Ooooh & Aaaaah at These Sights, Sounds & Fireworks
The Labor Day festivities in Long Lake will be held a few days early on Saturday at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion. Get ready for delicious barbecue food, live music with the Fulton Chain Gang, and an awesome fireworks show to end the night.
Visit Port Henry in the Eastern Adirondacks this weekend for a two-day Labor Day Celebration full of family-friendly events. The schedule includes the popular Port Henry Regatta, fireworks at the pier, a Labor Day parade, and much more.
The Old Forge Visitors Information Center will host a Labor Day celebration this Sunday evening at the Old Forge Lakefront. Join them for a raffle drawing (for a 2018 Ford Mustang!), live music with the Paul Case Band, and then a spectacular fireworks display.
Looking for a great way to spend Labor Day? Get your tickets for a sightseeing cruise with the Raquette Lake Navigation Company in the Western Adirondacks. Say farewell to summer during a 90-minute narrated cruise on picturesque Raquette Lake.
Get Up Close & Personal With the Adirondack Arts Scene
It’s time for another monthly artist studio tour weekend hosted by Saranac Lake Artworks. From Friday through Sunday, participating artists in the Saranac Lake area will open their doors to the public, giving visitors the opportunity to see these unique work spaces up close and personal.
View Arts Center has invited artists to visit Old Forge to paint en plein air and donate a painting to the weekend’s live auction. The preview reception will be held at 4:30pm on Saturday, and the auction will take place soon after at 5:00pm. Discover a new favorite artwork to take home with you!