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. 

Concert goers at Mid's Park.
Songs at Mirror Lake

Indie Rock Night - Stephen Clair

Songs at Mirror Lake (SAML) is a free summer concert series, held Tuesday evenings at Mid’s Park Bandshell in downtown Lake Placid.

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Concert goers at Mid's Park.
Songs at Mirror Lake

Zydeco Night - Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience

Songs at Mirror Lake (SAML) is a free summer concert series, held Tuesday evenings at Mid’s Park Bandshell in downtown Lake Placid.

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Open Sky Arts Festival

Back for the second year, the Open Sky Arts 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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I Love BBQ Festival

The home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games is hosting an international and national level barbecue and grilling competition for the 15th time to benefit the Shipman Youth Center of Lake Placid (SYC).  The competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), the world’s largest organization of barbecue and grilling enthusiasts.

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Lake Placid 2023 World University Games

The 11-day international festival and competition combines high-level sport with cultural and educational events in Lake Placid and nearby towns.

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Skier's closeup at Empire State Winter games near Peaks Resort
Empire State Winter Games

The 2022 Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day sports event hosted in Lake Placid, New York, from February 2 through February 5, 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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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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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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