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!

Lake Placid Horse Shows

One of the premier stops on the nation’s hunter-jumper horse show circuit, the 2021 Lake Placid Horse Shows, sponsored by Bainbridge Farms and presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC,  June 29–July 11, will feature more than 100 classes of competition each week awarding more than $600,000 in prize money.

Event Dates

  • June 29, 2021

Ironman Lake Placid

When you think of the world's greatest, most sought after triathlons, a very short list of events from around the world comes to mind. The best of the best-triathlon royalty. Ironman Lake Placid is one of those special events, an icon of the sport that draws in triathletes from all…

Event Dates

  • July 25, 2021

Lake Placid Summit Classic Lacrosse Tournament

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.

Event Dates

  • August 2, 2021

Open Sky Arts Festival presents Chris Thile

MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer, songwriter Chris Thile, who the Guardian calls "that rare being: an all-round musician who can settle into any style, from bluegrass to classical," and NPR calls a "genre-defying musical genius," is a founding member of the critically acclaimed bands Punch Brothers and Nickel…

Event Dates

  • August 2, 2021 - 7:00PM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents Pirate School

This riotous, interactive pirate escapade satisfies children’s universal curiosity for the briny buccaneers of yore, while promoting everyday polite behavior and social-courage. For more information visit Open Sky Art's Pirate School - This link opens in a new browser tab.

Event Dates

  • August 3, 2021 - 10:30AM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents Working: The Musical

Nominated for six Tony Awards, "Working: A Musical" features vibrant portrayals of 26 real-life American workers including a schoolteacher, trucker, housewife, fireman, and millworker played by 6 actors. The show conveys how people's relationships to their work reveal key aspects of their humanity. The musical includes songs by Tony Award-winning…

Event Dates

  • August 4, 2021 - 7:00PM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents Bubble Trouble

Bubble Trouble – A bubble volcano. Bubble roller coaster. A kid in a bubble? Jeff Boyer takes bubbles to the max in this one-man bubble extravaganza. It's the craziest, most creative bubble show around. Jeff juggles bubbles, sculpts and builds with bubbles, makes fog-filled bubbles and more. Mixing comedy, music…

Event Dates

  • August 5, 2021 - 10:30AM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents Judith Hill

She's had the distinct privilege of being one of the final musicians to be mentored by Prince who co-produced her debut album, Back In Time. Hill is an accomplished independent artist who has worked closely with legendary talents Michael Jackson, Spike Lee and George Benson, toured with Stevie Wonder, Elton…

Event Dates

  • August 5, 2021 - 7:00PM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents The Gibson Brothers’ Mockingbird

The Gibson Brothers—siblings Eric and Leigh Gibson—have already made over a dozen albums, but none quite like the new Dan Auerbach–produced Mockingbird. Their newest venture is an effortless blend of classic '70s-infused rock and timeless country, a modern twist on their traditional sound, and harmonies that will keep you wishing…

Event Dates

  • August 6, 2021 - 7:00PM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents Miko Marks

Miko Marks proves to be a bonafide maverick that has blazed an unprecedented trail in the music industry. After a long overdue hiatus from music, Marks is eager to spread not only her music, but a message for unity and outspokenness for Black musicians in country music and beyond. She…

Event Dates

  • August 8, 2021 - 2:00PM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents Masters of the Universe (1987)

This original saga portrays the heroic warrior He-Man as he battles against the evil lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull. For more information visit Open Sky Art's Masters of the Universe (1987) page - This link opens in a new browser tab.

Event Dates

  • August 9, 2021 - 7:00PM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents Yogapalooza

Yoga with a dancing bear? A giant roller coaster of kids? Welcome to Yogapalooza. Beloved family music artist and pioneering kids yoga educator, Bari Koral leads this highly interactive concert that blends imaginative songs, yoga poses, dance breaks and play. This is the most fun you can have doing yoga…

Event Dates

  • August 10, 2021 - 10:30AM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents Acrobuffos’ Waterbombs

Direct from New York City, dramatic opera music scores this hysterical battle filled with 100 flying water balloons and ridiculous comedy. With no words, Seth and Christina create a laughter-filled zone of wet fun, encouraging two audience members to be mighty gladiators. For more information visit Open Sky Art's Acrobuffos' Waterbombs page - This link…

Event Dates

  • August 11, 2021 - 2:00PM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents the Lake Placid Sinfonietta

The Lake Placid Sinfonietta is a professional chamber orchestra of twenty musicians from across the country who will share a vibrant introduction to classical performance, especially for young audience members. For more information visit Open Sky Art's Lake Placid Sinfonietta page - This link opens in a new browser tab.

Event Dates

  • August 12, 2021 - 10:30AM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents Elisa Monte Dance

Founded in 1981, Elisa Monte Dance bridges cultural barriers through the universal language of dance. From its earliest recognition on the world stage in 1982 as "Best Company" at the International Dance Festival of Paris, the company has succeeded for more than three decades. The work of Elisa Monte, a…

Event Dates

  • August 12, 2021 - 7:00PM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents Joan Osborne

Since she broke through 25 years ago with the multi-platinum Relish and its touchstone mega-smash "One of Us," the seven-time Grammy nominee has never played it safe. Osborne has followed her restless musical heart, exploring a diverse range of genres: pop rock, soul, R&B, blues, roots rock, gospel, funk, and…

Event Dates

  • August 13, 2021 - 7:00PM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Complexions' has been hailed as a "matchless American dance company" by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Led by dance icons Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions has awakened audiences to a new, exciting genre with their singular approach of reinventing dance and contemporary ballet. For more information visit Open Sky Art's Complexions Contemporary…

Event Dates

  • August 14, 2021 - 7:00PM

Open Sky Arts Festival presents Martin Sexton

Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early 90's. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs, Parenthood, Masters…

Event Dates

  • August 15, 2021 - 2:00PM