Calendar of Events

A year-round destination, Lake Placid hosts an abundance of exciting events throughout the year. With world-class sporting events at Olympic venues, festivals, elite-level equestrian competitions, and a Holiday Village Stroll weekend, there's something for everyone!

Cliffside Coaster in Lake Placid

Cliffside Coaster

Ride the longest coaster in North America! The Cliffside Coaster follows the path of Olympic history. The coaster puts you in the driver’s seat of the 1980 Olympic Sliding Track for a ride where you control the speed through sharp corners, cliffside banks and long winding track. Experience the inspiring…

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    Singing at Oktoberfest

    Oktoberfest 2023 at Whiteface Mountain

    Mark your calendars for the weekend-long, Bavarian-style celebration with authentic music, dancing, food and beer—rated one of the 5 Must-Visit Oktoberfests in North America by SKI Magazine! For all of the details click here!

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    • September 30, 2023 - 11:00AM

    Lake Placid Classic – Half Marathon & 10k

    Originally started in 1970 as a marathon run from Paul Smiths to Lake Placid, this family-friendly race has evolved into a beloved annual event featuring the beautiful Olympic Village of Lake Placid and some of the most breathtaking fall scenery in the Adirondacks. Each year an average of 550 athletes gather together…

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    • October 7, 2023
    Palace Theater in Lake Placid

    Lake Placid Film Festival

    The Lake Placid Film Festival is proud to celebrate the community of film industry amateurs, professionals, and just plain movie buffs, with award-winning shorts screenings, cutting-edge feature-length films, educational seminars, mixers, receptions, tributes, directors, producers; and you: all wrapped in the mystical, magical village of Lake Placid, NY. Join filmmakers,…

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    • October 26, 2023
    new base lodge

    FIL World Cup Luge

    Get ready for the highly anticipated opening of the FIL World Cup Season at Mt Van Hoevenberg on December 8. As Lake Placid proudly hosts the first of nine FIL tour stops, including the World Championships in Altenberg, Germany, don’t miss your opportunity to join the crowd and experience the…

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    • December 8, 2023
    A skier on snow

    Empire State Winter Games 2024

    The 2024 Empire State Winter Games is a multi-day sports event hosted in Lake Placid, New York, from February 1-4, 2024. The Games will bring together athletes from across New York state and beyond to compete in over 30 winter sports events For more information and/or to register click here!

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    • February 1, 2024
    Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jumps

    FIS Ski Jumping

    This ski jumping meet will bring the very best athletes to the Olympic Jumping Complex, a venue that has been modernized and updated in recent years by New York State for international competition.

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    • February 10, 2024
    Empty Olympic Rink

    ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship

    Lake Placid is the home of the ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship, and each year the best teams in the Eastern College Athletic Conference come to the 1980 Herb Brooks arena to claim the top spot and move on t the NCAA DI Championship For more information click here!

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    • March 22, 2024
    Eclipse Taking Place

    2024 Total Solar Eclipse

    Join us for the once in a lifetime opportunity to spectate a total solar eclipse from the beautiful Adirondacks.  The direct path of the eclipse passes mere miles from the Mirror Lake Inn making Lake Placid one of the best places to take in this celestial phenomenon. Click here for…

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    • April 8, 2024