Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do July 22-24, 2011


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for July 22-24, 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! 

Some event highlights: In the Adirondack High Peaks the Ironman Triathlon will take place in Lake Placid on Sunday. In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George area the Lake George Hot Rod Festival or a campire sing-a-long at the Adirondack Folk School.  Around Lake Champlain enjoy the 64th Annual Clinton County Fair (www.clintoncountyfair.com) The Central Adirondacks features Shakespeare in the Park and Adirondack Storytelling Festival! Enjoy your weekend in the Adirondack Park!

Adirondack Calendar of Events July 22-24, 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 - 7/22/11
For Art Events around the Saranac Lake area go to
Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage and Museum opens for the season until Columbus Day (Tuesday-Sunday 9:30 – noon, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Whiteface Memorial Highway is open for the season
8:00 a.m. Birdwalk with Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister at the Paul Smith’s College VIC, $20.00 contact the VIC at 327-6241
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. – 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. – 7:00 p.m. AuSable Forks Farmers’ Market Grand Opening in Riverside Park, Town of Jay Square
7:00 p.m. Lake Placid Sinfonietta will perform at the Amos and Julia Ward Theatre in Jay, $15/adults and children 4-16 FREE, 518-946-7824 for tickets
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Sweeney Todd at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

Saturday - 7/23/11
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Bloomingdale Bog Expedition with Wild Center Naturalist (FREE)
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. 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. Loon Lake Live! Chamber Music for Families FREE at the Saranac Lake Free Library
10:30 a.m. Saranac Lake Free Library offers story time
11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Bookstore Plus presents authors Matt Long and Jack Rightmyer
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid,
8:00 p.m. 8:0 p.m. High Peaks Information Center at Heart Lake presents a FREE lecture “Out of Africa with Bill Weber.
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Sweeney Todd at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

Sunday - 7/24/11
All Day – Lake Placid’s Ironman USA Triathlon
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. 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 & 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
3:00 p.m. Martha Gallagher the Adirondack Harper performs at the Red Barn Antiques and Artisan Gallery in Upper Jay, $5, 524-8003
7:30 p.m. he Lake Placid Sinfonietta at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid

Central Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 7/22/11
Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The VIEW (Art Center at Old Forge) annual Antiques Show and Sale at the Hiltebrant Rec Center on North Street in Old Forge, $6 admission for both days children 12 and under FREE
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
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Old Forge Farmers’ Market behind Old Forge Hardware

Saturday – 7/23/11
Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
ALL DAY – 10th annual Raquette lake Bass Tournament Live Weigh-in is FREE and open to the public
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is Will Moses until July 24
6:00 p.m. Town of Long Lake presents Martin Sexton in concert at the Mt. Sabattis Pavilion, $25 tickets
7:00 p.m. Sunsets By the Lake Concert Series in Arrowhead Park, Inlet Rain location Fern Park 8:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Movie Madness Cabaret 
An evening of famous movie songs performed by our talented company from the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival. At Newcomb
7:30 p.m. Midsummer Night’s Dream at Mt Sabattis Pavilion

Sunday - 7/24/11
Enjoy the 60th Central Adirondack Art Show at the Old Forge Art Center until August 7
10:00 a.m. – 4:00p .m. Old Forge Art Center open Themed Exhibition is Will Moses until July 24
noon – 2:00 p.m. Adirondack Storytelling Festival at the Forge Knoll in Old Forge
7:00 p.m. Summer concerts at the Old Forge Lakefront (each Sunday until Sept 4)
7:00 p.m. Summer concerts at the Old Forge Lakefront (each Sunday until Sept 4)
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts presents Movie Madness Cabaret 
An evening of famous movie songs performed by our talented company from the Adirondack Lakes Summer Theatre Festival. At Strand Theatre in Old Forge

Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time

Friday - 7/22/11
All Day – 64th Annual Clinton County Fair
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Adirondack Farmers’ Market behind the Adirondack Historical Museum in Elizabethtown
9:30 a.m. Tour of Champlain Underground Railroad every Friday in July, 834-510 starting at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, AuSable Chasm
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 www.thehancockhouse.org
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Arts and Craft for Kids at the North Star Underground Railroad Museum, AuSable Chasm
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Kent-DeLord Music at Dusk series at the Carriage Barn in Plattsburgh
7:30 p.m. Meadowmount School Concert in Lewis, NY
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Riffin' and Trippin'"
8:00 p.m. Essex Theatre Company presents RENT at the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh,

Saturday - 7/23/11
All Day – 64th Annual Clinton County Fair
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. – 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. Lowes Build and Grow: Children can make a FREE wooden toy
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 and Railroad Museum
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Story time at the Chazy Public Library
11:00 a.m. FREE craft at Michael’s in Plattsburgh
11:00 a.m. Story Time at Chester Public Library
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Adirondack Interpretive Center, Newcomb presents "Working Forests Working for You"
2:00 p.m. Essex Theatre Company presents RENT at the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh,
6:00 p.m. Adirodanck History Museum in Elizabethtown benefit and newest exhibition of Worked/Wild, $50, 873-6466
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Living Together"
8:00 p.m. Essex Theatre Company presents RENT at the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh,

Sunday - 7/24/11
All Day – 64th Annual Clinton County Fair
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru
1:00 p.m. FREE Bluff Point Valcour Island Lighthouse Tours (transportation not provided)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m. FREE arts and crafts for kids at Checkerhill Farms in Plattsburgh, Register 561-4589
2:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Living Together"
4:00 p.m. Author Barnet Schecter will sign copies of his book George Washington’s America: A Biography through his maps at the Fort Ticonderoga Museum Store
6:00 p.m. Essex Theatre Company presents RENT at the Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh, www.esssextheatre.org
7:30 p.m. Meadowmount School Concert in Lewis, NY
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents "Living Together"



Southern Adirondack Family Time
A bit out of the Park but still loads of fun: enjoy the Saratoga County Fair in Ballston Spa from July 19-July 24
NEW – The opening of the Train between Saratoga Springs and North Creek with flag stops at Corinth, Hadley/Luzerne, StonyCreek (1000 Acres Ranch) Thuman, Glen Hudson Campround, The Glen, Riparius/Riverside and North Creek

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

Friday - 7/22/11
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
NEW – The opening of the Train between Saratoga Springs and North Creek with flag stops at Corinth, Hadley/Luzerne, StonyCreek (1000 Acres Ranch) Thuman, Glen Hudson Campround, The Glen, Riparius/Riverside and North Creek
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lake George Hot Rod Festival 
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 Historic District Park Farmers’ Market, Warrensburg
7:00 p.m. Art in the Public Eye presents Exit Through the Gift Shop ® at the Glen’s Falls Shirt Factory h
7:00 p.m. Friday Night Concert at Shepard’s Park, Lake George
7:00 p.m. Children’s Theatre Workshop presents OLIVER at the Corinth High School
7:30 p.m. Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek presents Aniko Szokody Piano Quartet Crane School Men's Chorus,
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Theatre Festival presents Hello Out There at the Charles Wood Theatre

Saturday – 7/23/11
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
NEW – The opening of the Train between Saratoga Springs and North Creek with flag stops at Corinth, Hadley/Luzerne, StonyCreek (1000 Acres Ranch) Thuman, Glen Hudson Campround, The Glen, Riparius/Riverside and North Creek
All Day (each Saturday in June) Downhill Mountain Bike Races and Rides at West Mountain, Queensbury For More Information Call: (518) 793-6606
9:30 p.m. – all day Adirondack Pole Vault at Shepard’s Park Beach lake George (FREE to watch)
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The Sterling Renaissance Festival $24.95/adults, 14.95/under 12
10:30 a.m. Seagle Music Colony presents FREE opera Billy Goats Gruff at the Chestertown Municipal Center
noon – 2:30 p.m. Fort Ticondeoga Clambake $24/adults, $18/under 10
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Lake George Hot Rod Festival 
8:00 a.m. – noon Glens Falls Farmers’ Market at South St Pavilion Glens Falls
11:00 a.m. FREE for spectators at the Kit-N-Kin Ranch in Warrensburg, Gymkhana
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. FREE Broken Concert at the First United Methodist Church in Warrensburg,
7:00 p.m. The Bridge Theatre in Whitehall presents William Luces one-woman play “The Belle of Amherst”
7:00 p.m. Sprinkles Ice Cream and Jazz under the Stars, Queensbury
7:00 p.m. Children’s Theatre Workshop presents OLIVER at the Corinth High School
7:30 p.m. Adirondack Folk School FREE campfire sing-a-long at the outdoor Amphitheater
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Theatre Festival presents Hello Out There at the Charles Wood Theatre

Sunday - 7/24/11
NEW – The opening of the Train between Saratoga Springs and North Creek with flag stops at Corinth, Hadley/Luzerne, StonyCreek (1000 Acres Ranch) Thuman, Glen Hudson Campround, The Glen, Riparius/Riverside and North Creek
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
2:00 p.m. Children’s Theatre Workshop presents OLIVER at the Corinth High School
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) performed at Shepard Park in Lake George (adult $12, student/$10, children 12-under free)
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ADK Shakes presents A Midsummer Nights Dream at Shepard Park in Lake George Adult $12 (advance) / $15 (at the door); Seniors/Students: $10; Children 12 and under FREE

photos and content ©Diane Chase,
used with permission of the
Adirondack Family Activities Guidebook Series
Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks – July 2011
Adirondack Family Time: Adirondack Coast - Plattsburgh to Ticonderoga – July 2012
Adirondack Family Time: Central Adirondack – July 2012
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) available online or bookstores/museums July 2011. Diane is currently working on the next guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities.

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