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Lake George Winter Carnival Weekend 1

Weekends in February are Winter Carnival time in Lake George! Lake George Village offers a month-long celebration of winter during this annual family-friendly event.

When and where

Date and time

Today until Sunday, Feb 4, 2024
See Below for Dates & Times


Lake George, NY 12845



About this event

Winter Carnival Weekend 1: February 3 and 4, 2024

Weekends in February are Winter Carnival time in Lake George! Lake George Village offers a month-long celebration of winter during this annual family-friendly event.

Pre-Sale Tickets for Cook Offs

Pre-sale tickets will be available online for the following:

  • Chili Cook Off on February 3
  • BBQ Cook Off on February 10
  • Soup & Chowder Cook Off on February 17
  • Chicken Wing Cook Off on February 24

Buy your pre-sale tickets here:

See the schedule for this weekend below, and keep scrolling to see activities and events offered every weekend.

Saturday, February 3

9am: 2nd Annual Duck Hunt

The 2nd annual Duck Hunt has you "hunting" for ducks in Warren County.

9am: ATV Poker Run Hosted by Duffy's Tavern

10am: Storytime at Caldwell-Lake George Library

12pm: Opening Ceremonies

Join the LGWC to commence their 62nd year! There will be a blessing and speech by local dignitaries. Held on the MacDonald Pier in Shepard Park.

1pm: Chili Cook-off

Join each week as local chefs go head to head to be named the best. The event is held at Shepard Park Ampitheater and there will be a fee. It is best to buy tickets online as this sells out each weekend. There will be little available for "day of" event tickets.

2pm: Outhouse Races on the Lake

One of the continued, must-see events! $2,000 in prizes. Registration at 9:30am at the Lagoon or online at

2pm: Make Your Own Tie Dye Shirts

3:45pm: Do You Wanna Build a Snowman? Contest

4pm: LGWC Annual Parade

The annual parade that helps to kick off February weekend celebrations! This event continues to grow each year. Interested in taking part? Email 

5:30pm Until Gone: S'mores in the Park

Come and enjoy ooey-gooey s'mores while keeping warm by the fire! All are welcome. Free at the Shepard Park Amphitheater.

5:30pm Until Gone: Hot Chocolate Bar

Co-sponsored by Fort William Henry Hotel. This has become a LGWC must do. Not only do you get a LGWC souvenir mug, but you also get to put all your favorite toppings on your hot chocolate. There is a fee. There is a mug presale option online. Only a limited number of mugs will be available for sale the day of the event. 

7pm: Fireworks by Santore

An amazing and beautiful event - there is nothing more spectacular than watching fireworks over the ice of the Queen of Lakes.

Sunday, February 4

12pm Until Gone: Sundae Funday & Karaoke/Open Mic

There is nothing better than ice cream with all your favorite toppings on a Sunday afternoon and best of all, it's free. Thank you Stewart's Shops! While there, grab the mic and sing your heart out. At the Shepard Park Amphitheater. Donations are appreciated.

1pm: Cupcake Decorating

3:30pm: Warm Up Keg Toss

Come and test your strength! Do you have what it takes to be crowned this weekend's winner? Sign up at the info booth near Shepard Park Beach by 3:45pm.

4pm: Woman's Skillet Toss Sponsored by Vera Bradley at the Lake George Outlets

Come join in the fun at the fifth annual Women's Skillet Toss! Who needs a keg when you have a iron skillet? Gift to win! All ages welcome! Sign up at the info booth at Shepard Park Beach by 3:15pm.

PLUS: 2024 All Weekends: Both Days

All Day
Bonfire on the Beach

12pm to 3pm: Children's Activities
A variety of arts and crafts and games to occupy the kiddos! At Shepard Park, and additional locations to be announced.

12pm to 3pm: Pony Rides
Located in Shepard Park. There is a fee.

2:30pm: LG Dog's Got Talent Contest
Something for all the furry friends! Enter your dog in this LGWC crowd favorite. Prizes for those that get the most APAWS. Hosted by the Dog Cabin.

3pm: Polar Plunge
The LGWC is challenging you to plunge into the frigid waters of Lake George! Think you can handle it? If so, make sure to register, and don't forget your camera and towel. Plunge and registration held at the Souvenir Tent in Shepard Park.

Horse-Drawn Carriage/Sleigh Rides With Time to Remember
On Canada Street. There is a free. Call Tina for info  at 518.321.5539.

All events are weather and ice permitting, LGWC will not be held responsible for any cancelled events or races. The schedule is subject to changes. Please follow the Lake George Winter Carnival on Facebook to stay updated.

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