Friday, July 1, 2011

Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do July 1-3, 2011

By Diane Chase,

The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for July 1-3, 2011.

Have a great weekend from the Adirondack Park! There are a variety of activities and events happening around the Adirondack region this weekend that are great family fun! In the Adirondack High Peaks, get you BBQ on at the I LOVE BBQ Festival at the Olympic Oval or take a tour of the Lake Placid Horse Show. Find anything you’d want from the Great All American Garage Sale in Tupper Lake while it is a festival of Arts in Saranac Lake.

In the Southern Adirondacks and Lake George area participate in the Adirondack Theatre Festival or see concerts in Shepard's Park or perhaps see some ghosts at the Paranormal Expo. Boooo!!!!!!

Around Lake Champlain take FREE tours of Historic Bluff Island Lighthouse or an Radio Control show while Depot Theatre opens in full swing!

The Central Adirondacks and Inlet, Old Forge has their annual 4th of July Celebration with everything from craft, live music and Bed Races. 

Enjoy your weekend in the Adirondack Park! Family Calendar of Events July 1-3, 2011
Adirondack High Peaks/Tri-Lakes and Beyond - What to do with kids, family in Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, Malone, Paul Smiths, Bloomingdale, Gabriels, Wilmington, Jay, Upper Jay, Keene, Keene Valley New York (NY)

Central Adirondack Family Time – including What to do with kids, family in Cranberry Lake, Newcomb, Thendara , Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Long Lake, Old Forge, Northville, Caroga Lake, Star Lake, Croghan and Inlet New York (NY)

Southern Adirondack Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Schroon Lake, North Creek, Indian Lake, Whitehall and Lake George, Caroga Lake, Mayfield, Lake Luzerne, Bolton Landing, Gloversville, Thurman, Warrensburg, Hague New York (NY)

Champlain Valley, Adirondack Lakes Family Time – What to do with kids, family in Ausable Forks, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Westport, Port Henry, Elizabethtown and Keeseville, Wadams, Essex and Plattsburgh New York (NY)


High Peaks/Tri-Lakes Region and Beyond Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 7/1/11
For Art Events around the Saranac Lake area
Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage & Museum opens for the season until Columbus Day (Tuesday-Sunday 9:30 – noon, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Lake Placid Horse Show continues
Whiteface Memorial Highway is open for the season
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge opens for the season daily
11:00 &  2:00 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Lake Placid (round trip) Special events Magic Fridays
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The History of Ice at the Lake Placid History Museum Station Street,
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Paul Smith’s College VIC Butterfly House (each day/all summer)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
12:30 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Saranac Lake (round trip) Magic Fridays, 3:30 p.m. trip is one-way
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Christmas in July Craft Fair at Harriesttown Hall in Saranac Lake
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AuSable Forks Farmers’ Market Grand Opening in Riverside Park, Town of Jay Square
7:00 p.m. Wilmington Historical Society presents Amy Godine, author of “Imaging the Adirondacks” How the Adirondack Got its Face”
7:30 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents the Summer Flashback Film
L’Avventura
7:30 p.m. FREE showing of James Griebsch’s Historic Motion Pictures of Saranac Lake’s Past” at the Saranac Village at Will Rogers, Saranac Lake
8:00 p.m. First Friday Films at the 7774 Gallery, Depot Street, Saranac Lake
8:00 p.m. The Mystery of Irma Vepp at Pendragon Theatre

Saturday - 7/2/11
Lake Placid Horse Show continues
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Great American Garage Sale at Flanders Park in Tupper Lake
9:00 a.m. Adirondack Mountain Club’s Heart Lake Summer Program and Nature Museum opens for the season
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saranac Lake Farmer’s Market opens at Riverside Park
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge opens for the season open daily
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The History of Ice at the Lake Placid History Museum Station Street,
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Wild Center in Tupper Lake presents Buzzfest (family-friendly bug bash)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Paul Smith’s College VIC Butterfly House (each day/all summer)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
10:30 a.m. Saranac Lake Free Library offers story time
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. I LOVE BBQ and MUSIC FESTIVAL at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval
11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
noon Tupper Lake Fire Department Chicken BBQ $8/adults, $5/children
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid,
8:0 p.m. High Peaks Information Center at Heart Lake presents a FREE lecture “Along the Northville Placid Trail”
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents “The Mystery of Irma Vep

Sunday - 7/3/11
Lake Placid Horse Show continues
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Great American Garage Sale at Flanders Park in Tupper Lake
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Wild Center special program “Tweets and Treats” birding and coffee
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. High Falls Gorge open for the season
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Keene Valley Farmer’s Market at Marcy Field
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The History of Ice at the Lake Placid History Museum Station Street,
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Paul Smith’s College VIC Butterfly House (each day/all summer)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Wild Center is open
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lake Placid Olympic Museum open
11:00 a.m. Wilard Hammer Guideboat and Kayak Races at Riverside Park, Saranac Lake
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. I LOVE BBQ and MUSIC FESTIVAL at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval
11:00 & 2:00 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Lake Placid (round trip) Special events FREE ice cream Sundays
12:30 p.m. Adirondack Scenic Railroad departs Saranac Lake (round trip) FREE ice cream on Sundays, 3:30 p.m. trip is one-way
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tupper Lake Fireworks Celebration Municipal Park

Monday, 7/4/11
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Great American Garage Sale at Flanders Park in Tupper Lake
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. I LOVE BBQ and MUSIC FESTIVAL at the Lake Placid Olympic Oval
Dusk: Outdoor concert and Fireworks with Roy Hurd at Riverside Park, Saranac Lake,
FIREWORKS AT DUSK – over Lake Flower in Saranac Lake
9:30 p.m. FIREWORKS in the Village of Lake Placid

Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 7/1/11
Enjoy the opening of the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is Will Moses until July 24
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Goodsell Museum in Old Forge presents “Floating Letters: Webb’s Mail Boats”
11:00 a.m. Old Forge Library Story Time
11:15 a.m. Make a Milk Carton Bird Feeder at the Old Forge Library (children K-4) 315-369-6008, Bring a plastic gallon jug if possible.
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Old Forge Farmers’ Market behind Old Forge Hardware
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. preview of Adirondack Lakes Center for the Art Art Auction

Saturday – 7/2/11
Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Old Forge Art Centers Arts & Crafts Fair at George T Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for Art Auction
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is Will Moses until July 24
11:00 a.m. Strawberry Shortcake Social at Raquette Lake Fire Hall
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Lake’s Center for the Arts Block Party, Blue Mountain Lake, carnival games, food vendors, Art vending machine,
5:00 p.m. Long Lake Town Beach 4th of July Boat Parade (To participate meet at state boat launch at 4:30 p.m. otherwise meet at the town beach.
7:00 p.m. Bingo at Old Forge Fire Hall, children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
7:00 p.m. 18 piece Jazz Bank “Puttin’ On The Ritz” at Raquette lake’s School

Sunday - 7/3/11
Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Old Forge Art Centers Arts & Crafts Fair at George T Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is Will Moses until July 24

Monday - 7/4/11
10:00 a.m. Annual 4th of July Games at Long Lake Ball Field: treasure hunt for little ones, Egg toss and three-legged race to name a few
5:00 p.m. Bed Races in Long Lake $10/ team of 5
7:00 p.m. annual 4th of July Fireworks Display and Concert at the Old Forge Lakefront
DUSK: Fireworks on Long Lake
DUSK: Fireworks on Raquette Lake


Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 7/1/11
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Adirondack Farmers’ Market behind the Adirondack Historical Museum in Elizabethtown
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open
6:00 p.m. Patriot Flag Ceremony in Rouses Point
7:30 p.m. Meadowmount School Concert in Lewis, NY
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"


Saturday - 7/2/11
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Plattsburgh Farmers’ and Crafters’ market (Starting on June 29 there will be a Wednesday Farmer’s Market as well)
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Valley of the Giants RC Air Show at the Westport Airport (Route 22A & 9N)
9:00 a.m. Car and Motocycle Show in Rouses Point
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Crown Point State Historic Site is open for the season (Thursday – Monday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. FREE to tour the ruins and $4/adults, $3/Fr and Students, FREE children 12-under)
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga is open
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Chateaugay Lakes Farmers’ Market
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hancock House in Ticonderoga is open
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lyon Mountain Mining & Railroad Museum
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Story time at the Chazy Public Library
11:00 a.m. FREE “Fourth of July” craft at Michael’s in Plattsburgh, face painting too
11:00 a.m. Story Time at Chester Public Library
noon Parade in Westport to celebrate Independence Day, starting as Essex Fairground
1:00 p.m. FREE Bluff Point Valcour Island Lighthouse Tours (transportation not provided)
7:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"
9:30 p.m. FIREWORKS in Westport

Sunday - 7/3/11
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Valley of the Giants RC Air Show at the Westport Airport (Route 22A & 9N)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru1:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m. FREE arts & crafts for kids at Checkerhill Farms in Plattsburgh, Register 561-4589
2:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"
7:30 p.m. Meadowmount School Concert in Lewis, NY
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"

Monday – 7/4/11
2:00 p.m. City of Plattsburgh Celebration Parade from the Elks Club on Cumberland Ave to Pine Street
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"
9:30 p.m. Fireworks on Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh

Southern Adirondack Family Time
Circle B Ranch in Chestertown is open on holidays and weekends, 518-494-4888 -

Friday - 7/1/11
All Day SummerFest at Shepard Park in Lake George
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA at Great Escape (Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m.)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Warrenburgh Mills Mistoric District Park Farmers’ Market, Warrensburg
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Lake George Forum presents "The Servant of Two Masters" every Friday and Saturday night in July (adult $25, senior/military/student $15 under 14 years free with purchase of adult ticket) with G.J. Ruggiero Productions the professional wing of World Theatre of Children
7:00 p.m. Friday Night Concert at Shepard’s Park, Lake George
7:00 p.m. Art in the Public Eye presents FREE Outdoor Cinema at The Shirt Factory, Glens Falls with a showing of Grey Gardens (NR)
7:30 p.m. Luzerne Music Center presents Resident Artists Perform Classical, Original &Avant-Garde Compositions in Relaxed Atmosphere
In the Lodge - Kid-Friendly - Refreshments Available, $15/adults, $8/Cihildren
8:00 p.m. The K of D, an urban legend presented as part of the Adirondack Theatre Festival,

Saturday – 7/2/11
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
All Day – North Creek Ski Bowl Fourth of July Celebration
All Day (each Saturday in June) Downhill Mountain Bike Races and Rides at West Mountain, Queensbury For More Information Call: (518) 793-6606
8:00 a.m. – noon Glens Falls Farmers’ Market at South St Pavilion Glens Falls
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Northwest Bay Marsh paddle at the Bolton Landing
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lake Geoge Paranormal Expo at Fort William Henry’s Towers Hall in Lake George (The Paranormal EXPO is your chance to learn all about the paranormal in a fun, family friendly environment), $12/adults, $7/students 12-under FREE
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. FIREWORKS at Lanzi’s On the Lake, Northville
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Lake George Forum presents "The Servant of Two Masters" every Friday and Saturday night in July (adult $25, senior/military/student $15 under 14 years free with purchase of adult ticket) with G.J. Ruggiero Productions the professional wing of World Theatre of Children
8:00 p.m. The K of D, an urban legend presented as part of the Adirondack Theatre Festival,
DUSK: FIREWORKS North Creek Ski Bowl
8:45 p.m. FIREWORKS at Donnelly Beach in Minera, NY
8:45 p.m. FIREWORKS at Sprot Island Pub in Northville
9:30 p.m. FIREWORKS at the public beach in Speculator

Sunday - 7/3/11
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
7:30 a.m. 35th annual Adirondack Distance Run at Lake George Fire House, 10-mile run to Bolton Landing
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Spring day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Bolton Landing Arts & Crafts Festival
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lake George Paranormal Expo at Fort William Henry’s Towers Hall in Lake George (The Paranormal EXPO is your chance to learn all about the paranormal in a fun, family friendly environment), $12/adults, $7/students 12-under FREE
4:00 p.m. Luzerne Music Center CANADIAN BRASS CONCERT and INDEPENDENCE DAY BBQ - Lawn Seating: $10/Adult & $5/Children and Students with ID. BBQ, $10 per person
7:00 p.m. Sprinkles Ice Cream and Jazz under the Stars, Queensbury
DUSK: Fireworks at Ski Bowl Park in North Creek

Monday – 7/4/11
DUSK Indian Lake FIREWORKS
7:00 p.m. FREE Monday Night Concert Series starts in Thurman
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. FIREWORKS at Rogers Memorial Park in Bolton Landing (with face painting, magicians)
9:00 p.m. FIREWORKS in Thurman
9:45 p.m. Ticonderoga Fireworks

photos and content ©Diane Chase, used with permission of the
Adirondack Family Time Guidebook Series and Apps
Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes & High Peaks – July 2011
Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga – July 2012
Adirondack Family Time: Central Adirondack – July 2013
Adirondack Family Time: Southern Adirondacks – Lake George July 2013


Diane Chase is the author of the book Adirondack Family Time High Peaks/Tri-Lakes: Your Four-Season Guide to over 300 activities, $17.95 available online and bookstore July 2011


© Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks : Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities (with GPS coordinates) available online or bookstores/museums. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook and app. in the four book series of Adirondack Family Activities.

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