The Lake George Winter Carnival opened Feb. 4. Pictured here: Sans Succi team took second place in the outhouse races, which were held at the Festival Commons in Wood Park. The Lake did freeze later in the month, but was not thick enough to support Carnival events.
Lake George Steamboat Company celebrates 200 years
The Lake George Steamboat Company launched its bicentennial year with an ice bar at the Deuce Moose Café. The yearlong celebration included special cruises, a “Rock the Dock” party on the Steel Pier and a fall festival with bounce houses and magic.
In May, law enforcement officers gathered in Lake George for seminars, recreation and camaraderie. A solemn ceremony held in Shepard Park honors fallen officers. LEO Weekend returns to Lake George June 15 – 17, 2018.
June brought the annual Americade motorcycle touring rally. This is the event's 34th year in Lake George.
More than 5,700 attend the two-day Adirondack Wine & Food Festival at the Festival Commons in Wood Park. This was the third year for the event, which brings foodies and craft beverage aficionados from across the Northeast to Lake George.
Throughout the summer and fall, Shepard Park is the place for free concerts and festivals. In July, the smell of roasting chicken filled the Village as the Lake George Volunteer Fire Department held a chicken barbecue fundraiser during a Friday Bands and Brews concert.
The first total solar eclipse to pass over the United States in more than a century didn’t miss Lake George. In this photo, sunlight filtering through trees in Shepard Park project the eclipse on the back of musician/math teacher Mac Petrequin.
Aug. 19, The Lake George Music Festival performed Stravinsky’s “A Soldier’s Tale” in Shepard Park, one of several concerts held throughout the area during the 14-day festival.
French and Indian War reenactors gathered in Lake George this past August to reenact the siege and surrender of Fort William Henry. The French set up camp on the Festival Commons and the English entrenched in Battlefield Park along with a sutler marketplace.
Chainsaw artist Paul Stark spent the summer in Lake George creating a tribute to the area’s French and Indian War history. The canoe sculpture was unveiled in September along the Lakefront Walkway on Beach Road.
Adirondack Nationals Car Show
The 29th Annual Adirondacks Nationals Car Show filled the streets with more than 1,500 pre-1980 vehicles. The event is brought to town the weekend after Labor Day by Albany Rods and Kustoms.
The half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial arrived in Bolton Landing Sept. 20, an effort of the Bolton American Legion Post #961. The wall was opened for public viewing through the morning of Sept. 25.
The Adirondack Pub & Brewery held its second Pumpkin Chunkin’ Nov. 4. The event included a midway with food and merchandise vendors, games and a comedy magic show along with an arsenal of devises to launch pumpkins and apples across a field.