Labor Day weekend is here, which means it’s time to get out and have some fun before summer officially ends later this month. From the I Love BBQ & Music Festival in Lake Placid to a mountain bike fest in Wilmington, see what’s happening in the ADK below!
Enjoy These Awesome Adirondack Events
Here are some highlights from the Adirondack events calendar:
- Inlet Historical Society’s Recent Photo Acquisitions: September 2
- Pendragon Theatre – Lost Lake: select days September 2 – 12
- I Love BBQ and Music Festival: September 3 – 5
- Wilmington Mountain Bike Festival: September 3
- Farm 2 Fork Festival in Saranac Lake: September 4
- Meat. Beer. Music. in Long Lake: September 4
- Remington II Canoe & Kayak Race: September 4
- Gate Lodge Tours at Camp Santanoni: September 4
- Annual NYS Lighting of Fire Towers in Paul Smiths: September 4
- Bolton Art & Craft Festival: September 4 & 5
- CAP-PY Rubber Duck Derby in Old Forge: September 5
- ididaride! Virtual Adirondack Bike Tour: through September 6
Find fireworks events over Labor Day weekend >>
See more happenings at the full events calendar >>
4 Newsy Tidbits to Know About in the ADK
The I Love BBQ & Music Festival Is This Weekend
Do not miss out on the family-friendly, three-day barbecue and music festival happening this weekend in Lake Placid. There will be barbecue competitions among restaurants and pitmasters, plenty of delicious barbecue fare and local craft beverages for guests, kid-friendly activities and entertainment including professional wrestling, and much more. And, 100% of proceeds go toward the Shipman Youth Center.
See more on what to expect at the I Love BBQ & Music Festival >>
Stickwork Sculpture Complete at The Wild Center
The previously reported on stickwork sculpture by artist Patrick Dougherty at The Wild Center in Tupper Lake is now complete and ready for guests to enjoy. The work took three weeks to finish and utilized local saplings that otherwise would have been cut for road maintenance and discarded by the side of the road.
“We are delighted to be able to extend the lifecycle of these sticks and branches and breathe new, artistic life into them,” Stephanie Ratcliffe, Wild Center Director, said in a statement. Wild Center visitors will be able to get a close look and walk through the unique sculpture.
ORDA Seeks to Modernize the Olympic Museum
The Lake Placid Olympic Museum is a must-visit attraction for local visitors because it showcases the village’s sports history. However, Lake Placid News recently reported that the Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) seeks to modernize the museum and offer a more interactive and engaging experience. ORDA’s Board of Directors voted to authorize CEO Michael Pratt to sign a $1.4 million contract with Hadley Exhibits to completely redesign the museum and its exhibits.
The Olympic Museum has a temporary Exhibit Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Conference Center on Main Street while construction is underway at the Olympic Center Link Building. Once finished, the museum is expected to return to its original home on the first floor of the building.
Old Adirondack Chair Memoir Given New Life
A Chair For All Seasons: Celebrating the Adirondack Chair, by author Kathleen Graham Kelly, was published in 2018 but has been launched into a new press campaign. Kelly uses the iconic image of the chair (there’s some great photography in the book) to take the reader through the Adirondack seasons as they learn about her life story in a brief but purposeful way. You can find the book on Amazon and through Balboa Press.
Plan an Adirondack hike during Labor Day weekend >>
- Adirondack Almanack: Memoir explores the role of Adirondack icon
- Lake Placid News: Olympic Museum overhaul to cost $1.4M