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Who's Ready for Winter Fun in the Adirondacks? Check Out Top Annual Winter Events

Get Ready for Carnivals, Fireworks & Fun All Season Long

Annual events are one of the best parts of winter in the Adirondacks! From Snodeo Weekend in Old Forge to the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival, there's always something going on throughout the entire season.

ADK Winter Carnivals: All Season Long

Photo credit: Charles Henry Eldridge

It's winter carnival season in Adirondack Park! These popular events take place each year all over the Adirondacks, and some of the highlights include fireworks, tours, games, and activities for families.

Snodeo Weekend

December 8 - 10, 2023

Kick off the 2023/2024 snowmobile season with a fantastic snowmobile show, raffle drawing, youth snowmobile races, and more during Old Forge's Snodeo Weekend.

North Country New Year

blue and pink fireworks

December 31, 2023

Enjoy fireworks, live music, and more family-friendly fun at North Country New Year, formerly Saranac First Night. 

Winter Birding Weekend in Long Lake

January 27 & 28, 2024

Plan a trip to Long Lake this January for the Winter Birding Weekend. Participants will get to enjoy two days of birding tours and an afternoon presentation by local birding expert Joan Collins from Adirondack Avian Expeditions.  

Empire State Winter Games

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February 1 - 4, 2024

Multiple venues in the Lake Placid Region will host the 2023 Empire State Winter Games February 2 to 5. This multi-day sports competition will feature athletes from across New York State competing in over 30 exciting winter sports events.  

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

February 2 - 11, 2024

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is sporting a theme this year is "Creepy Carnival." Get ready for the epic ice palace and fun winter activities!

Old Forge SnoFest

March 8 - 9, 2024

Head to SnoFest at Old Forge's Hiltebrant Recreation Center to try out the latest snowmobile models by Ski Doo, Yamaha, Polaris, and Arctic Cat. Discover the latest gear and start preparing for next year's snowmobile season in advance.  

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