Adirondack Calendar of Events: What to do August 19-21, 2011

By Diane Chase, 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 


The Adirondack Weekend Highlights for August 19-21, 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, try the 2nd annual Saranac Lake River Regatta Mayor’s Cup. In the southern Adirondacks and Lake George area stop by North Creek's Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival. Around Lake Champlain the last weekend of the Depot Theatre's performance of Wicked City. The Central Adirondacks features ForgeFest 2011. Enjoy your weekend in the Adirondack Park!


Family Calendar of Events August 19-21, 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, Indian Lake 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 - 8/19/11
For Art Events around the Saranac Lake area go to www.adkarts.com
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
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, 2:00 p.m. – 
3:30 p.m. trip is one-way
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Bookstore Plus presents an art demonstration with Robert Melzmuf ($5 materials fee)
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. AuSable Forks Farmers’ Market in Riverside Park, Town of Jay Square
6:00 p.m. Mayor’s Cup Kick-Off Reception
8:00 p.m. Lake Placid Center for the Arts presents the Lake Placid Sinfonietta  $22/adults, children 18-under are free
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents its annual Summer Benefit at Heaven Hill Farm


Saturday - 8/20/11
All Day: Saranac Lake Mayor’s Cup (with inner tube races, art festival and performing arts
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. Mt. Arab Masonic Flea Market at the Demars Municipal Park in Tupper Lake
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Paul Smith’s College VIC Butterfly House (each day/all summer)
10:00 a.m. The Bookstore Plus Second Saturday Storytime to celebrate Book Lovers Day
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. 11:00 a.m. Bowling opens at Romano’s Saranac Lanes in Saranac Lake
noon The Lake Placid Center for the Arts and Missoula Children’s Theatre presents The Little Mermaid
3:00 p.m. The Lake Placid Center for the Arts and Missoula Children’s Theatre presents The Little Mermaid
3:00 p.m. The Bookstore Plus presents an author singing with Jim Krause and Bernard Moran
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. FREE Adventure Movie at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House in Lake Placid, 
7:30 p.m. FREE Loon Lake Live! Chamber Concert at the Saranac Laboratory in Saranac Lake, 891-1757
8:00 p.m. 8:0 p.m. High Peaks Information Center at Heart Lake presents "Adirondack Raptors, up close and personal"
8:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Mousetrap


Sunday - 8/21/11
All Day: Saranac Lake Mayor’s Cup (with inner tube races, art festival and performing arts)
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. Mt. Arab Masonic Flea Market at the Demars Municipal Park in Tupper Lake
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
2:00 p.m. Pendragon Theatre presents Mousetrap
3:00 p.m. The Bookstore Plus presents author Sara Foster’s Southern Kitchen
7:30 p.m. FREE Loon Lake Live! Chamber Concert at the Loon Lake Jewish Center
7:30 p.m. he Lake Placid Sinfonietta at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts $22. Under 18 free. 523-2512
8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night at the Guide House in Lake Placid


Central Adirondack Family Time


Friday - 8/19/11
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Museum is open www.adkmuseum.org
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
6:30 p.m. Join the Ceilidh - Traditional Scottich dance held at Niccholls Church in Old Forge FREE


Saturday – 8/20/11
11:00 a.m. Water Ski Show at Old Moose Inn in Old Forge
noon - 10:00 p.m. ForgeFest 2011 Music festival to be held at the Hiltebrant Recreation Center on North Street in Old Forge
2:00 p.m.  The Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts presents Violet the Musical in Blue Mountain Lake
7:00 p.m. Sunsets By the Lake Concert Series in Arrowhead Park, Inlet Rain location Fern Park
8:00 p.m. Violet the Musical at The View in Old Forge


Sunday - 8/21/11
2:00 p.m. The Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts presents Violet the Musical in Newcomb
7:00 p.m. Summer concerts at the Old Forge Lakefront (each Sunday until Sept 4)
8:00 p.m.  The Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts presents Violet the Musical in Indian Lake


Lake Champlain Adirondack Family Time
Friday - 8/19/11
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. Willsboro Bandstand Summer Concert Series at the Village Pavilion
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Kent-DeLord Music at Dusk series at the Carriage Barn in Plattsburgh
7:45 p.m. FREE outdoor screening of “How to Train Your Dragon” at the Macdonough Monument
8:00 p.m. Fort Ticonderoga offers Garrison Ghost Tours
Recommended for guests 10 years and older. $35 per person. For reservation, call 585-2821.
8:00 p.m. The Depot Theatre in Westport presents Wicked City


Saturday - 8/20/11
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. – 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 craft at Michael’s in Plattsburgh
11:00 a.m. Story Time at Chester Public Library
1:00 p..m Peru Field Day with live music, raffles, food and drink to benefit local veterans held at Peru Veterans of Foreign War Memorial
2:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Wicked City
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Wicked City
7:30 p.m. Northern Lights Square Dance at the Northeastern Clinton Central High School in Champlain


Sunday - 8/21/11
2:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Wicked City
8:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Wicked City
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum Opens, River Road in Peru http://www.babbiemuseum.org/events.html
noon – 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Folk Music Festival at the Schroon Lake Boathouse FREE
1:00 p.m. FREE Bluff Point Valcour Island Lighthouse Tours (transportation not provided)
5:00 p.m. Depot Theatre presents Wicked City


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


Friday - 8/19/11
All Day Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival 
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School 
ALL DAY – Moreau Fun Day at the Moreau Recreation Park
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lake George Arts and Crafts Show
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. Friday Night Concert at Shepard’s Park, Lake George
7:00 p.m. Art in the Public Eye presents In the REalmn of the Unreal (NR) at the Glen’s Falls Shirt Factory http://www.artinthepubliceye.com/#!__outdoor-cinema
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama at the Wild West Ranch
7:30 p.m. Luzerne Music Center presents Resident Artists Perform Classical, Original and Avant-Garde Compositions in Relaxed Atmosphere
In the Lodge - Kid-Friendly - Refreshments Available, $15/adults, $8/Children (every Friday until Aug 19)
8:00 p.m. Violet the Musical at North Creek, presented by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts


Saturday – 8/20/11
All Day Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival 
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
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. - 6:00 p.m. Lake George Arts and Crafts Show
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 2nd annual Rock Extravaganza at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves FREE
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama at the Wild West Ranch
7:00 p.m. Sprinkles Ice Cream and Jazz under the Stars, Queensbury
8:00 p.m. Appluse Factory presents Ricky Nelson Remembered at the Charles Wood Theatre in Glens Falls


Sunday - 8/21/11
All Day Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival 
Check out the Saratoga and North Creek Railway 
Check out the Schedule of classes at the Adirondack Folk School
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 2nd annual Rock Extravaganza at Natural Stone Bridge and Caves FREE
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Lake George Arts and Crafts Show
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Day trips to Ridin-Hy Ranch, $30 includes lunch, horseback ride and all activities
5:00 p.m. Vespers Concert at the Seagle Colony in Schroon Lake
8:00 p.m. Adirondack Theatre Festival presents “Love Letters” at the Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing


photos and content ©Diane Chase,
used with permission of the
Adirondack Family Time Guidebook Series
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, 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 second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities.

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