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A whole lot of shakin’, and other events, going on in Lake George this weekend

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Take a cruise with Elvis, have drinks and dinner with him or watch several Elvis tribute artists compete in concert. The 11th annual Lake George Elvis Festival kicked off this Wednesday and will continue through the weekend. The Festival, sponsored by LakeGeorge.com, Elvis Presley Enterprises and several area businesses, offers Elvis-themed events throughout the Village, some free, some require a ticket purchase. For a full schedule of activities and ticket information, visit the Elvis Festival website where “The King of Rock ‘n Roll meets The Queen of American Lakes.”

Other area events this weekend:

Empire State Towing and Recovery Association (ESTRA) Tow Show

Check out the most beautiful wreckers you’ll ever see on the lawn of Fort William Henry Resort on Canada Street. There will be vendors, demonstrations and training classes Friday, 6-10 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Admission to the show is free.

St. James’ Spring Fair, St James' Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa Street, Lake George, 668-2001

Stop by the church on the corner of Ottawa and Montcalm for soup, chili, sandwiches or perhaps a bite from the “Heavenly Hot Dog Wagon.” The fair includes vendors with specialty items, handmade crafts, quilts, annual and perennial plants. The fair runs Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A portion of sales will be donated to the Church Outreach.

The Great Plant Trade-in Event, the Lake George Association, 2392 Route 9N, Lake George

Are unruly, invasive plants taking over your yard? Dig them up and trade them in for a free plant that is native to the Lake George watershed. The trade-in will be on Saturday, 3 – 7 p.m. at the Lake George Association’s offices on 9N, just west of the exit 21 ramp. Call the Association at 668-3558 for more information.

After a pleasant weekend of gyrating hips, over-the-top tow trucks, heavenly hotdogs and invasive plant eradication, visitors to Lake George can look forward to the Americade Motorcycle Touring Rally, which begins Monday, June 2, and continues through Saturday, June 7.

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