A new festival will fill the streets of Lake George the final weekend in September, and for the first time ever, both Beach Road and a section of Canada Street will be closed to traffic to allow on-street festivities. The Village of Lake George announced in an Aug. 24 press statement that the event, a fundraiser to help fight invasive species in the lake, will be the largest festival in the area with continual live music, a craft show, food court, petting zoo, hot air balloons, amusement rides and Pedi-cab races.
The “Festival for the Lake” opens Friday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. and continues through Sunday, Sept. 29. The stages at Shepard Park and Blais Park will feature live music with Rich Ortiz and the Stony Creek Band scheduled for Friday. Saturday’s music lineup includes Out of Control Rhythm and Blues Band, Bluz House Rockers, the Big Block Blues Band and Jonathan Newell’s Band.
Artisans and crafters will set up their booths directly on Canada Street in front of Shepard Park. Adirondack Brewery and Pub and the Adirondack Winery will have tents set up offering festival goers the opportunity to try their locally produced beverages. Saturday night will feature a Moonglow and fireworks.
Admission to the festival is $10 for adults. The admission price covers the entire weekend and includes one beverage. All proceeds will be donated to the S.A.V.E. (Stop Aquatic inVasives from Entering) initiative.
- Friday, Sept. 27 – 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 28 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 29 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Beach Road and Canada Street in front of Shepard Park will be closed to traffic beginning 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27. For more information, contact the Village of Lake George at (518)668-5771.
Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream is a major sponsor of the festival. Pepsi-Cola, Alonzo Fireworks, the Lake George Steamboat Company and Shoreline Cruises have also contributed to the event. The Village is seeking additional sponsors.