Thursday, July 1, 2010

Adirondack Events: Independence Day July 2-4, 2010

By Diane Chase


Happy 4th of July! There are so many activities and events happening around the Adirondack this weekend from free concerts in the parks to carnivals. Of course, that doesn't even touch all the beautiful lakes, ponds and mountains we have to offer! Below are just a few of the events scheduled around the Park. Enjoy! Celebrate our Independence Day!

Tri-Lakes and Beyond - including Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley

Western Adirondack Family Time – including Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, Northville, Caroga Lake, Star Lake, Croghan and Inlet

Southern Adirondack Family Time – including, Schroon Lake, North Creek, Indian Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Warrensburg, Hague

Champlain Valley Family Time – including Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown and Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh

Tri-Lakes and Beyond


Champlain Valley Family Time

7/2/10
9:00 a.m. Elizabethtown Farmers’ Market
1:00 p..m. Ciircus Smirkus in the Plattsburgh Crete Memorial Civic Center
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Keeseville Farmers’ Market
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Ticongeroga “Best 4th of the North – carnival, rides and live music
7:00 p..m. Ciircus Smirkus in the Plattsburgh Crete Memorial Civic Center
7:30 p.m. Concert at Meadowmount School of Music, $7 for adults and $4 for students/seniors
8:00 p.m. “Hello Dolly” performance at the Seagle Memorial Theatre in Schroon Lake

7/3/10
9:00 a.m. Plattsburgh Farmers’ Market
10:00 a.m. FREE Lowe’s Build and Grow, Build a Monster Truck
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Ticonderoga Farmers’ Market
1:00 p..m. Ciircus Smirkus in the Plattsburgh Crete Memorial Civic Center
7:00 p..m. Ciircus Smirkus in the Plattsburgh Crete Memorial Civic Center
9:30 p.m. Westport Fireworks: Watch from town beach, marina docks

7/4/10
8:00 a.m. – dusk Rouses Point Independence Day Celebration with car show, BBQ, square dance, live music and parade
10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Essex Farmers’ Market
1:00 p.m. - dusk Ticonderoga Bed Race and Independence Day Celebration, Parade, Elvis in the Ticonderoga Park
2:00 p.m. – dusk: Parade and events
7:30 p.m. Concert at Meadowmount School of Music, $7 for adults and $4 for students/seniors
9:45 p.m. Ticonderoga Fireworks
DUSK: Rouses Point Fireworks
DUSK: City of Plattsburgh Fireworks
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Tri-Lakes and Beyond Adirondack Family Time

7/2/10
all day Lake Placid Horse Show – free entry if you ride the LP Trolley
all day: Lake Placid I LOVE BBQ Festival at the Olympic Speedskating Oval
2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Paul Smiths’ Farmers’ Market
4:00 p.m. FREE Freaky Friday at the Lake Placid Olympic Center
4:00 p.m. Meet author Jane Lewis of “The Color of His Blood” at Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents “Moby Dick”
8:30 p.m. First Friday FREE outdoor movie at 744 Gallery in Saranac Lake
8:30 p.m. Guided evening walks at Heart Lake with ADK MT Club, 518-523-3480

7/3/10
all day Lake Placid Horse Show – free entry if you ride the LP Trolley
all day: Ladies Day at Whiteface Mountain Bike Park
all day: Lake Placid I LOVE BBQ Festival at the Olympic Speedskating Oval
9:00 a.m. Saranac Lake Farmers’ Market
9:00 a.. Heart Lake Nature Museum opens
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Chateaugay Lakes Farmers’ Market
10:00 a.m. Saranac Lake Kidde Parade (line up begins at 9:45 a.m. at St. Bernards)
10:00 a.m. Wild Center guided walk through the Bloomingdale Bog, 518-359-7800
11:00 a.m. July 4 Celebration in Jay at Fire Station
1:00 p.m. Ski Jumping at the Olympic Jumping Complex
7:30 p.m. Saturday Night Ice Show at the 1932 Olympic Arena
8:00 p.m. Pendragon presents Moby Dick
9:00 p.m. Tupper Lake Fireworks over Municiple Park
9:00 p.m. Fireworks in Jay

7/4/10
all day Lake Placid Horse Show – free entry if you ride the LP Trolley
all day: Lake Placid I LOVE BBQ Festival at the Olympic Speedskating Oval
9:30 a.m. Keene/Keene Valley Farmers’ Market
9:30 a.m. Willard Hanmer Guideboat Races/Ralph Morrow Canoe and Kayak Races in Saranac Lake
1:00 p.m. Patriotic Boat Parade on Lake Flower Saranac Lake
1:00 p.m. FREE band “Inisheer” at Lake Placid’s Mid Park
5:00 p.m. FREE concert at Riverside Park Saranac Lake
5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Independence Day Celebration with parade
9:00 p.m. Lake Placid Fireworks
9:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Fireworks
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Southern Adirondack Family Time

7/2/10
1:00 p.m. Up Yonda Farm and Environmental Education Center
3:00 p.m. Warrensburg Riverfront Farmers’ Market
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Theatre Festival at Woods Theatre, glens Falls
8:00 p.m. Luzerne Music Faculty Concert, Lake Luzerne

7/3/10
8:00 a.m. Gloversville Farmers’ Market
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. FREE Kids’ Fishing Derby (for children under 16) held at Indian Lake Byron Park
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Strawberry Festival at Community Methodist Church in Chestertown
1:00 p.m. Up Yonda Farm and Environmental Education Center
7:30 p.m. FREE student Chamber Music Luzerne Music Center, Lake Luzerne
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Theatre Festival at Woods Theatre, Glens Falls
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE open house at Horicon Historical Museum in Brant Lake
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. FREE 4th Celebration in Hague at Town Park
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. FREE concert at Byron Park Indian Lake
7:30 p.m. FREE Movies on the Hill in Thurman
7:00 p.m. FREE Sprinkles Ice Cream Shoppe Sunday Jazz
DUSK: North Creek BBQ and Fireworks

7/4/10
2:00 p.m. FREE concert at Luzerne Music Center in Lake Luzerne
6:00 pm. – 9:00 p.m. Indian Lake Independence Day Celebration from Strawberry Festival to parade
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Rogers’ Memorial Park Independenee Day Celebration in Bolton Landing
7:00 p.m. Glens Falls Symphony at Crandall Park
DUSK: Fireworks at Byron Park Indian Lake 518-648-5828
7:00 p.m. $ Summer Jam and Fireworks at the East Field in Glens Falls
9:30 p.m. Lake George FIREWORKS Shepard Park
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Western Adirondack Family Time

7/2/10
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. FREE historic Waling Tour in Old Forge every Friday in July, 315-369-3838
1:00 p.m. Guided trail walk at the Newcomb VIC
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Old Forge Farmers’ Market
4:00 p.m. Old Forge Art Walk – First Fridays June October
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. FREE concert “Joe Bolton Band at Old Forge Lakefront
7:30 p.m. Camp Sagamore Concerts: Poet Sandwich: Performances by Andrea Gibson, Chris Pureka & Adam Shenk.

7/3/10
10:00 a.m. Old Forge Craft Fair at North St Rec Center
10:00 a.m. :00 p.m. Zwanzigstein Fest at the Adirondack Mennonite Heritage Farm
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Old Forge Craft Fair at North Street Rec Center
7:00 p.m. Concert – Al Nathan and Bluestreak at Arrowhead Park in Inlet
7:30 p.m. Camp Sagamore Conerts: Patty Larkin in Concert

7/4/10
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Old Forge Craft Fair at North Street Rec Center
11:00 a.m. Kids Games at Long Lake Ball Field
1:00 p.m. Ping Pong Ball Drop at Fern Park in Inlet (balls dropped from seaplane and children 12 and under collect three for prizes)
4:00 p.m. Long Lake Independence Day Celebration with all sorts of children’s activities
6:00 p.m. Long Lake Bed Races
7:00 p.m. FREE concert “Floyd Community Instrumental Ensemble at the Old Forge Lakefront followed by
DUSK: Fireworks at Old Forge Lakefront
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