Looking for things to do in the Adirondacks this weekend? There are so many options; it’s going to be hard to choose! Check out weekend 1 of the Lake George Winter Carnival, or spend a cozy evening at the Campfire Adirondack Grill + Bar listening to folk tunes by the band Blessid Dirt. Keep reading for some of our other top events in the ‘Dacks!
Also back this year is the 2023 Saranac Lake Winter Carnival! Check out the curling exhibition on Saturday morning, and stick around for the lighting of the Ice Palace and Hotel Saranac’s fireworks display on Saturday evening. If you didn’t get enough of the carnival on Saturday, come back on Sunday to participate in arctic golf, ultimate frisbee games, and the ANCA Flower Ball.
The Empire State Winter Games are back and better than ever this year. Athletes of all ages and abilities will compete Friday – Sunday in over 25 winter sports, including figure skating, adaptive bobsled, speed skating, and more. This free event is one you don’t want to miss!
If this weekend is going to be too cold for you, warm up at the Campfire Adirondack Grill + Bar. Enjoy signature cocktails, the Campfire’s seasonal fare, and folk tunes from Blessid Dirt. The inviting yet sophisticated atmosphere of the grill and bar will have you feeling right at home.
Calling all chocolate lovers, this event is for you! We’ve heard of beer flights, but have you ever heard of chocolate flights? Stop by Barkeater Chocolates any time between 1-4 pm on Saturday for a sweet pick-me-up. Enjoy 3 cups of their warm beverages—Barkeater Coffee, Hot Cocoa, and Brewed Cacao—paired with decadent pieces of Marble Cake Bark, Cranberry Coastal Bark, and a Milk Chocolate Disk. Make sure you come hungry!
February 4 & 5
Come out to help kick off the first weekend of the Lake George Winter Carnival. With a slew of activities ranging from cook-offs to keg tosses, there’s no possibility of getting bored! Kids and adults alike can take part in events such as outhouse races—a fan favorite—polar plunges, dog talent contests, fireworks displays, and more.
What Else is Happening in the Area:
- Wild Lights: February 3 & 4
- The Northern Challenge Fishing Derby: February 4
- Winter Tracking Workshop at AIC: February 5
- GALLERY | Daring Descents | Presented by TPC: Through February 4
- Lake George Winterfest: Through March 5