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The Holidays May Be Over but Festive & Fun Events Are Not!

Find Info for 2023 Winter Carnivals & Festivals in the Adirondacks

Winter is a magical time in the Adirondacks when communities come together to celebrate all that the region has to offer! Below, you'll find a list of the many winter carnivals and festivals that take place each winter. Most include competitions, games, food, fireworks, and family-friendly fun!

Please note, we're continuing to update this page as details are announced.

purple fireworks at carnival

Long Lake Winter Carnival

When: January 14, 2023
Where: Mt. Sabattis, Geiger Arena, Long Lake
Highlights: Cardboard Sled Races, Mena's Caber Toss, Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Fireworks

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

When: February 2 - 12, 2023
Where: Saranac Lake
Highlights: Ice Palace, Gala Parade, Fireworks

Old Forge Winter Carnival

When: February 10 - 12, 2023 (details forthcoming)
Where: McCauley Mountain, Old Forge
Highlights: Olympic Parade, Snowflake Derby, Daredevil Jumpbers, Cardboard Sled Race, Snow Sculpture Contest, Fireworks

somewhat aerial view of winter carnival on ice

Photo credit: Charles Henry Eldridge

Lake George Winter Carnival

When: Every Weekend in February
Where: Lake George Village
Highlights: Parade, Outhouse Races, Sanctioned Car Races, Cook-Offs, Fireworks

SnoCade at Indian Lake

When: (stay tuned for 2023 dates)
Where: Indian Lake
Highlights: Snowmobile Tours & Races, Torch Run, Fireworks

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival

When: February 18 & 19, 2023
Where: Raquette Lake
Highlights: Ladies Frying Pan Toss, Golf on the Lake, Fireworks

Adirondack White Out Weekend

When: (stay tuned for 2023 dates - traditionally held on President's Day Weekend)
Where: Clifton-Fine Region
Highlights: Snow Croquet, Snow Labyrinth, Snowshoeing

crowd on ice

Brant Lake Winter Carnival

When:  February 18, 2023
Where: Ice in front of Jimbo's Club at the Point, NY-8, Brant Lake
Highlights: Hockey Shootout, Human Fooseball, Curling

Adirondack Winter Fest (formerly Adirondack Snowshoe Fest)

When: (stay tuned for 2023 dates)
Where: Saranac Lake, NY
Highlights: Snowshoeing 

Frozen Fire & Lights

When: February 25, 2023
Where: Inlet, NY
Highlights: Cardboard Sled Race, Outhouse Races, Kids Snowmobile Races, Fireworks

Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival

When: (stay tuned for 2023 dates)
Where: Ticonderoga Armory, Ticonderoga, NY
Highlights: Snowmobile Rides, Broom Ball, Snow Painting

Lake Placid Loppet

When: (stay tuned for 2023 dates)
Where: Lake Placid
Highlights: Skiing & Racing, Celebration BBQ, Awards

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