Aerial view of people kayaking in the lake at High Peaks Resort

Events at Lake Placid, NY

Experience Breathtaking Scenery and Live Events

The breathtaking outdoor beauty of Lake Placid and the Adirondacks create an exhilarating backdrop for a wide range of events throughout the year. No matter your age or interest, something is happening for everyone. It may be a marathon or a lacrosse tournament, or maybe a horse show or summer concert. When you stay at High Peaks Resort, you will have a front-row seat to everything on the Lake Placid Event Calendar. For more information about what's going on during your visit, please contact us. 

Glass bottle of maple syrup with a wooden spoon.
Maple Weekends

Experience the rich flavor and heritage of pure maple syrup at New York State's Maple Weekend this March with tours of local sugarhouses, tastings, and fun activities for the whole family.

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Man bagging beets at a farmers market.
High Peaks Farmers Markets

Farmers markets in the Lake Placid region of the Adirondack Mountains offer a unique opportunity to support local agriculture, enjoy delicious and fresh produce, and connect with your community in a scenic outdoor setting.

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Winner of the annual Lake Placid Marathon near Peaks Resort
Lake Placid Marathon/Half Marathon

The Lake Placid Marathon & Half Marathon is a USATF-certified course whose distance has been certified for accuracy and is nationally ranked. The race is also a Boston Marathon Qualifier!

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Birds of Prey Demonstration

Join wildlife educator and rehabilitator Mark Manske for a demonstration on birds of prey found in the Adirondacks

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Knee Level shot of a Classic Lacrosse team near Peaks Resort
Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic Lacrosse

The Lake Placid Youth Classic is designed as a competitive and fun youth lacrosse tournament in the heart of the Adirondacks, with an exciting festival atmosphere. Focused on player development through increasingly balanced competition, and fun off-field activities, we often refer to the Youth Classic as a 'Lax-Cation' opportunity. 

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An equestrian at Lake Placid Horse Show near High Peaks Resort
Lake Placid and I Love NY Horse Shows

Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games, is home to two of the Nation’s most prestigious equine masterpieces – The Lake Placid and I love New York Horse Shows. Come visit our resort community and see world class riders and horses participate in championship hunter and jumper competition. Watch as they win over $560,000 in prize money and awards!

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Riders at Ironman Lake Placid tournament near High Peaks Resort
Ironman Lake Placid

On July 23, 2023, athletes from around the world will descend on the alpine village of Lake Placid to test their limits in Ironman Lake Placid. A favorite among competitors, the Lake Placid Ironman is the second oldest Ironman in North America and one of the sport's most popular courses. Click here to sign up today to compete with thousands of athletes!

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Men playing rugby at the annual Cam-Am Rugby near Peaks Resort
48th Annual Can-Am Rugby Tournament

One of the largest and best run rugby events in the world with 100+ teams converging on the Adirondacks.

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Close-up of 2 Lacrosse players at Lake Placid near Peaks Resort
Lake Placid Summit Classic Lacrosse

The event began with a modest 7 team field in 1990 playing 14 total games, and began doubling in size on an annual basis. After 27 years, the event has evolved into a week-long event with more than 250 teams playing more than 550 games.  

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Plein Air Arts Festival

Experience the beauty of art and nature intertwining at the Saranac Lake Plein Air Arts Festival, where talented artists from across the region gather to create stunning masterpieces en plein air. Immerse yourself in the captivating process as blank canvases transform into breathtaking landscapes while enjoying workshops, demonstrations, and a vibrant local art scene.

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Image of Martin Sexton in Open Sky Art Festival at Peaks Resort
Open Sky Music Festival

Back for the third year, the Open Sky Music Festival is a celebration for music lovers of any age! Explore a weekend of music, food, and fun all on the outdoor stage on the lawn behind the Theatre Building. Featuring bluegrass, rock, pop, blues, and a special performance for families - there's something for everyone under the Open Sky!

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Close-up of Lake placid theater name board at The Lake House
Lake Placid Film Festival

Join filmmakers, movie fans, and special guests for the Lake Placid Film Festival. Over four days, enjoy panel discussions, seminars on filmmaking, trivia, a range of films, and conversations with special guests.

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A group of people live singing on a stage at High Peaks Resort
Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll

A Lake Placid tradition, the Holiday Village Stroll is a family and couples weekend set in the fairy-tale winter wonderland of Lake Placid, New York. Stroll spans three days and includes events like a skating party, ugly sweater party, free movie showing, and a Santa firetruck parade.

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Seasons greeting tag with ornaments at High Peaks Resort
Holidays in the Mountains

Christmas goodies come and go and the hottest gift one year is so passé the next, but the memories shared with the ones you love never go out of style. This holiday season, High Peaks Resort will be overflowing with holly and jolly! Celebrate with events and activities, everything needed to create memories you'll cherish for a lifetime.

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Skier's close-up at Empire State Winter games near Peaks Resort
Empire State Winter Games

The 2024 Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day sports event hosted in Lake Placid, New York, from February 1 through February 4, 2023. The Games will bring together athletes from across New York State and beyond to compete in over 30 winter sports events.

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Unicyclists in the Saranac Lake Carnival near High Peaks Resort
Saranac Lake Winter Carnival

The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival is one of the oldest and most popular winter carnivals in the state, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

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Presidents Week

Presidents' Week in Lake Placid promises adventure, family-friendly fun, and lots of snowy selfies!

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Total Solar Eclipse

Get ready to witness the astronomical event of the decade! Lake Placid, NY will be the prime location for the Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024, and you won't want to miss a second of this celestial showstopper.

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