LAKE PLACID — Summer is in full swing in New York’s Olympic Village, and this community is ready to entertain residents and visitors alike for the Fourth of July weekend…and all summer long.
¯ Mirror Lake Municipal Beach in Lake Placid is now open from 9:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. daily.
¯ High Peaks Cyclery held its first mini-triathlon of the season on Monday June 27th. These races will be held at the Mirror Lake Boat Launch on Monday evenings (register at 5:30 p.m., race starts at 6:30 p.m.) through August 1. 15; however, July 4 will have a special mini-triathlon in the morning (7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. race start). Races include a 400 yard swim, a 12 mile bike ride and a 3 mile run.
¯ The Station History Museum, operated by the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society, unveiled a new exhibit on the Northville-Placid Trail centennial on Thursday, June 23. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday until October 9.
¯ The musical series Songs at Mirror Lake began the season on Tuesday, June 28 with Americana Night. Concerts are at 7 p.m. every Tuesday through August 9 at Mid’s Park on Main Street. They are free and open to the public.
¯ The Lake Placid Horse Show kicked off Tuesday, June 28 and will run through Sunday, July 3 at the North Elba Show Grounds on State Route 73. It will be followed by the I Love New York Horse Show July 5-10.
¯ The State’s Olympic Regional Development Authority will host a star-studded ski jumping event on Saturday, July 2 at the Olympic Jumping Complex. Activities include a DJ and family activities from noon to 3 p.m.; a ski jumping competition on the HS 100 meter springboard from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.; and athletes training on the HS 20-meter, HS 100-meter and HS-128-meter springboards from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. , and free for children under 6. The admission price includes access to the Skyride experience. Visitors can also experience the Sky Flyer for an additional fee.
¯ The Lake Placid Sinfonietta will begin its season at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at Mid’s Park with a free concert. The Wednesday Park series runs until August 10. The orchestra will begin its symphonic series at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 10 at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts; this series runs until August 14th.
¯ Other local attractions include the State’s Olympic Regional Development Authority sites (Olympic Center, Olympic Jump Complex, Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, Whiteface Mountain Veterans’ Memorial Highway in Wilmington, and Olympic Sports Complex in Mount Van Hoevenberg), Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Ausable Chasm, and High Falls Gorge and Santa’s Workshop in Wilmington.
¯ The Lake Placid 4th of July Parade will begin at 5 p.m. at the Post Office and proceed up Main Street to Saranac Avenue. From 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. there will be pre-parade entertainment at Mid’s Park with free American flags. Central Garage is once again sponsoring the entry of children’s bikes. All children who wish to participate in the parade are encouraged to decorate their bikes, tricycles, carts, etc. and to participate. Central Garage will provide a prize for each child.
¯ The evening of July 4 culminates with the 34th annual Set the Night to Music fireworks display over Mirror Lake, starting at 9:30 p.m. fireworks: Lake FM, 100.7-FM and 102.1-FM; and Adirondack 105, 95.3-FM and 105.5-FM. Or listen live at www.lakefmradio.com.
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¯ The Saranac Lake 4th of July Children’s Parade begins at 10 am on July 4 at St. Bernard School. The queue is at 9:45 a.m. behind the Saint-Bernard school. The parade will move from Church Street to Main Street and end at Riverside Park. This year’s dress-up theme is red, white and blue, and people are encouraged to decorate their bike, tricycle, cart or stroller for the parade. No registration is required and the parade will take place rain or shine. Last-minute make-up and decorating will begin at 9 a.m. behind Saint-Bernard school. At Riverside Park, all children 3 and under will receive goodie bags and SnoCones from the Rotary Club of Saranac Lake. For more information on the children’s parade, contact Marty Lawthers at 518-524-6213.
¯ The Saranac Lake 4th of July fireworks will be launched at the Flower Lake boat launch at 9 p.m. on July 4th.
¯ The Willard Hanmer Guide Boat and Canoe Race at Saranac Lake returns on Sunday, July 3. People with guide boats, canoes, kayaks and SUPs are welcome. Registration at Riverside Park, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Races begin at 10:30 a.m. Festivities and picnic with local food and drink begin at 1 p.m. People can register to participate in this historic race at saranaclake.com. For more information, contact Kathy at 505-235-1268.
¯ The Pisgah Pedal Fest returns for its second year on Saturday July 9th. The free Mountain Bike Festival, held at Mount Pisgah, includes guided morning bike tours, the Cure Race, skill stations, a kids’ scavenger hunt, prizes, games, face painting and more. All ages and levels of mountain biking are welcome. Register at www.bikeadirondacks.com/events/pisgah-pedalfest.
¯ Historic walking tours of White Pine Camp, the grand historic camp in the Adirondacks that was Calvin Coolidge’s white summer home in 1926, are back this summer. Walking tours take place at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays until September 28. Tours begin at the gate of White Pine Camp at the end of White Pine Road at Paul Smiths. Tickets are $12 per adult and $6 for children under 12, and only cash is accepted. Reservations are not required and tours are weather independent. For more information, visit whitepinecamp.com or call 518-327-3030.
¯ Music on the Green, a Wednesday night music series at Berkeley Green, returns July 6. The free concerts take place every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
¯ Tupper Lake will host a 4th of July celebration, starting with live Night School music at the Sunset Stage at 4:30 p.m. Spring Street is scheduled to perform from 7-9 p.m., and the Riverpigs will face the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds at 7 p.m. at Tupper Lake City Park. The fireworks will begin at dusk at Tupper Lake City Park and can also be viewed from Flanders Park.
¯ The Tupper Lake Summer Sunset Concert Series begins with a Night School performance at the Sunset Stage at 4:30 p.m. on July 4. The series continues every Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Flanders Park on the Sunset Stage.
¯ The P-2s Irish Pub is hosting an event to celebrate 55 years in business at 3 p.m. on Saturday July 2. There will be food and drink specials, live music from the Brock Gonyea Band and a “Trinity Drawing” with profits being split between the raffle winner, the live music series and the Diabetes Association.
¯ Keene hosts its weekly music series Music from the Back Porch every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. starting July 6, with concerts scheduled until at least August 3. Concerts are held at the Holt House on Marcy Field. The rain venue is the Keene Town Pavilion, and any schedule changes should be announced on NextDoor Keene.
– Staff writer Lauren Yates contributed reporting.