Halloween is right around the corner, so don’t miss out on the thrills, chills, and spook-tacular events in the Adirondacks. This weekend, a wide range of Halloween parades, lively parties, festivals, and more will take place in communities all around the region. Check out some highlights below and plan your weekend visit!
It’s Time to Get in the Halloween Spirit
Each year, Ticonderoga goes all out in celebration of the Halloween season. From Friday, October 26 through Halloween day, local businesses and organizations will host family-friendly entertainment, activities, parties, and trick-or-treating too. Admission varies by event.
Join the Old Forge Library on Friday at 2:30pm for their Annual Halloween Costume Party & Contest! This free Halloween event will have spooky treats, a craft table, Halloween Bingo, and more.
Take a trip to Inlet on Friday evening and watch as their Halloween parade travels from the church parking lot to the Town Hall. Afterwards, visitors can enjoy costume judging and sweet treats at the Inlet Volunteer Emergency Services Building.
Enter a world of Halloween fun at North Creek’s 3rd Annual Nightmare on Main Street. The community will host a free carnival on Main Street featuring trick-or-treating, games, pony rides, food, a haunted house, and much more from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Later that night, adults can attend live shows at Riverfront Park and a costume contest at The Barking Spider.
As a benefit for the Flanders Park bandshell project in Tupper Lake, there will be a Halloween Party for guests 21+ at the Knights of Columbus building on High Street. The doors will open at 5:00pm, and the celebration will include food, prizes, a costume party, and live music by Given to Fly, a tribute to Pearl Jam.
Led by the Lake George Volunteer Fire Department and Lake George High School drumline, this year’s Halloween Parade will begin at 3:00pm in front of the Lake George High School. After the parade concludes, there will be a free party in the high school gym with refreshments and games for visitors.
On Sunday from 1:30pm-4:30pm, Champlain Centre Mall in Plattsburgh will host their annual Mall-O-Ween, which will offer families safe indoor trick-or-treating, live entertainment, a costume contest, and more. Participating stores will have signage showing they will give out candy. This event is free to attend!
Events for Art Lovers in the Adirondacks
Formerly known as the Lake Placid Film Forum, the Lake Placid Film Festival will feature an amazing weekend of movie screenings at three local venues: Palace Theatre, High Peaks Resort, and Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Diversity is the theme of this year’s festival, and the goal is to provide audiences with a sense of fun, adventure, and inclusiveness through the movie lineup.
The monthly Saranac Lake ArtWorks Studio Tours are a unique opportunity for people to visit artists in their galleries/or private studios and learn about their processes, materials, inspiration, and artworks. These tours are self-guided, free to the public, and customizable, so you can choose which artists you’d like to meet.