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Find Info for 2021 Winter Carnivals & Festivals in the Adirondacks

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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: Be sure to double-check with each event's organizers before attending, as some of the happenings are weather-dependent or could change because of COVID guidelines. The highlights featured for each event are for a typical year - click through to the event listing for this year's info.

purple fireworks at carnival

Long Lake Winter Carnival

When: January 16, 2021
Where: Mt. Sabattis, Geiger Arena, Long Lake
Highlights: Cardboard box sled racing, snowmobile parade, ice sculptures

Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

When: February 5 - 14, 2021
Where: Saranac Lake
Highlights: Ice Palace, traditional winter sports, gala parade, non-traditional activities

Old Forge Winter Carnival

When: Please note, the 2021 Old Forge Winter Carnival has been cancelled
Where: McCauley Mountain, Old Forge
Highlights: Daredevil jumpers, torchlight skiing, parade, coronation of King & Queen, fireworks

somewhat aerial view of winter carnival on icePhoto credit: Charles Henry Eldridge

Lake George Winter Carnival

When: Please note, the 2021 Lake George Winter Carnival has been cancelled
Where: Lake George Village
Highlights: Parade, outhouse races, ATV races, fireworks

SnoCade at Indian Lake

When: Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2021
Where: Indian Lake
Highlights: Snowmobile tours and races, torch run, activities, fireworks

Krazy Downhill Derby

When: Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2021
Where: Dynamite Hill, Chestertown
Highlights: Prizes awarded for the fastest, most creative, and funniest sleds

Raquette Lake Winter Carnival

When: February 13, 2021
Where: Raquette Lake
Highlights: Please note, this is a "Lite" version of the Winter Carnival and will include only fireworks at 7pm over Raquette Lake, with a possibility of ice golf.

Adirondack White Out Weekend

When:Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2021
Where: Clifton-Fine Region
Highlights: Winter sports, live music, snow croquet, snow labyrinth, and snowshoeing

crowd on ice

Brant Lake Winter Carnival

When: Please note, this event is cancelled for 2021
Where: Ice in front of Jimbo's Club at the Point, NY-8, Brant Lake
Highlights: Hockey shootout, human foosball, curling, sledding, and more

Frozen Fire & Lights

When: February 27, 2021
Where: Inlet, NY
Highlights: Cardboard sled race, snowmobile races for kids, activities, fireworks display

Ticonderoga End of Winter Carnival

When: March 5, 2021
Where: Ticonderoga Armory, Ticonderoga, NY
Highlights: Snowmobile rides, mini-golf, broom ball, snow painting

Lake Placid Loppet

When: Please note, this event has been cancelled for 2021
Where: Lake Placid
Highlights: Skiing and racing, celebration BBQ, awards

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