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Lake George Winter Carnival Weekend 2

people on the ice
lake george winter carnival snowman sign
man doing chainsaw carvings
ATV on ice
sign for pony rides
people on ice
an ice bench scuplture
sign for hot chocolate
snowmobile on ice
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Winter Carnival Weekend 2: Feburary 12 and 13, 2022

PLEASE NOTE: Sanctioned car races have been cancelled for this weekend due to unsafe ice.

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!

New this year, pre-sale tickets will be available online for the following:

  • Chili Cook Off on February 5
  • BBQ Cook Off on February 12
  • Soup & Chowder Cook Off on February 19
  • Mac & Cheese Cook Off on February 26
  • Souvenir Mug & Hot Chocolate Bar on February 5, 12, 19, and 26

Buy your pre-sale tickets here:

Winter Carnival Schedule February 12 & 13

Saturday, February 12

9am: ATV Poker Run
ATVs must be registered and insured, bring your driver's license. Sponsored by LGWC. Registration 9am to 11:30am, for info call 518.240.0809.

12:30pm Until Gone: BBQ Cook Off
Come try what barbecue creations Lake George restaurants have come up with and vote for your favorite! At the Shepard Park Amphitheater. There is a free.

12pm to 3pm: Ice Diving Demonstration
This event is "ice dependent." Check the LGWC Facebook page for changes or cancelllations. Located off Shepard Park Beach, presented by Kraken Scuba & Waterhorse Adventures.

2pm to 4pm: MYO Snow Tie-Dyed LGWC Tee-Shirts
A family favorite, and such a unique experience using tie-dye and Lake George snow. There is a fee. While supplies and snow last! At the Souvenir Tent in Shepard Park.

5:30pm Until Gone: S'mores in the Park
Come and enjoy ewy gooey s'mores while keeping warm by the fire! All are welcome. Free at the Shepard Park Amphitheater.

7:00pm: 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 13

11am to 4pm: Sanctioned Car Races on the Lake
Come to watch the cars on the ice and see who gets the checkered flag! Hosted by Lake George Lanes & Games. Info at, Dave Burnham at 518.875.6956,

12pm Until Gone: Sundae Funday & Karaoke/Open Mic
There is nothing better than ice creme 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.

2pm: Sunday Warm-Up Keg Toss
Come and test your strength! Do you have what it takes to be crowned this weekend's winner? $50 gift certificate to the winner! All ages welcome. Sponsored by The Lagoon. Sign-ups at the Souvenir Tent at Shepard Park Beach by 1:45pm.

Both Days

All Day
Bonfire on the Beach

12pm: Cornhole Games
Grab some friends and head out for a game or two of cornhole! Hosted by Blue Thirty-Two (518.685.3539.)

12pm: Wood Carving Demos by Woodchuck the Carver
Come and be amazed at these aartistic creations made from local trees from the Adirondacks and Shepard Park.

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.

2pm: 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.

Helicopter Rides
What's better than the view from a helicopter over Lake George? There is a free. For info call Bruce at 518.361.1380. Located on the ice off 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 canceled events or races.

Please adhere to all current COVID-19 guidelines while visiting the LGWC.

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