Live Music Venues in Lake George
Free Concerts in Shepard Park
Jazz, rock, country, classical, funk, Zydeco — there is no limit to the variety of music genres played on the Shepard Park stage. The original amphitheatre was dedicated in 1917 by the Lake George community to honor the memory of prominent citizen Edward Morse Shepard. Over the ensuing century, the original Greek columns were removed and replaced with a modern stage complete with lighting and a sound system. Tiered natural seating overlooks the stage and dance floor.
Throughout the summer, a regular schedule of shows draws thousands to the amphitheatre to sing, dance and enjoy the music under a summer sky. Shepard Park is dog-friendly and smoke-free. There is a playground for the kids and a beach. Metered parking is available on surrounding streets and in nearby public parking lots.
2017 Fireworks over the Lake
Saturday, June 17 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 1 at 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 13 at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 20 at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 27 at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 3 at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 10 at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 17 at 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 24 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 2 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 9 at 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 23 at 8:30 p.m.
Lake George Festivals
The Lake George Winter Carnival, the Volunteer Fire Company’s Arts & Crafts fairs and the Lake George Arts Project’s Jazz at the Lake have been attracting crowds to the Village for decades. Over the years, new festivals have been added to Lake George calendar.
The September 2014 opening of the Charles R. Wood Festival Commons launched a whole new era in the Lake George festival scene. The two-acre commons are able to accommodate thousands at its location on the Southern tip of Lake George. Built on the former Gaslight Village theme park grounds, the lawns host music festivals, car shows and a major wine and food festival. New events are added each year.
The Festival Commons are adjacent to a children’s adventure playground and the Lake George Skate Plaza. It has permanent restroom facilities. Metered parking is available on nearby streets and in public parking lots. Private parking lots near the park generally charge between $10 and $15 for all-day parking. The Charles R. Wood Park is smoke-free.
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