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Top 5 Annual Events in Glens Falls

1. LARAC Fall Festival

Dozens of exhibitors from New York and New England show off their original artwork at LARAC Fall Festival each year in Glens Falls. This arts and crafts festival is open to the public and allows local residents to browse through collections and exhibits free of charge. Here you can find spectacular works of art by local and regional artists along with many unique gift items.

2. Taste of the North Country

This yearly event features some of the best restaurants, music and children's activities in the North Country. Sample food from tons of area restaurants, and you may even discover places you never knew existed! This is a great time of food, music and fun in Glens Falls. For a small admission fee, individuals and families alike can enjoy hours of festivities at this heartening event.

3. Glen Street Block Party

Vendors, music, arts and crafts, games, and other entertainment can be found each year in downtown Glens Falls during the Glen Street Block Party. Village residents, performers and vendors alike gather in celebration at the end of the summer to welcome in the crisp autumn season. This fun-filled event also serves as a preview to the upcoming Adirondack Balloon Festival.

4. Adirondack Balloon Festival

The Adirondack Balloon Festival in Glens Falls is a yearly event you don't want to miss! Dozens of hot air balloons rise into the sky, one right after the other, for a truly awe-inspiring sight. It's a great place to take the kids, and for more than just watching hot air balloons. The balloon festival also offersmusical entertainment, travel exhibits, kite flying, aircraft displays and more. This spectacular weekend festival is held in Glens Falls and surrounding areas each year and is free and open to the public.

5. Soapbox Derby

Children from all over the area congregate in Glens Falls each year for the Glens Falls Soap Box Derby. Soap box cars line Murray Street like little gray insects, marked by eager little faces of determined boys and girls. Crowds of people cheer on the cars as they race down Murray Street, inching past each other for victory. This is a thrilling and emotional event, great for both kids and adults.

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